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Shades of Arrowtown

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 nights in a studio unit and couldn't speak highly enough of this place. The owner was so friendly and accommodating. The room seemed newly renovated, was extremely clean and well equipped. Bed was very comfy with comfy pillows too. There was a heater in the room as well as electric blankets. The shower was awesome with... More 

Thank brayney
Hamilton, New Zealand
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48 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for one night at this wonderful motel in the heart of Arrowtown. It comprises a series of units which are each like small cottages set in idyllic park-like grounds. The motel is only a short stroll into the main street of the village. Our host was most welcoming and informative. Excellent heating was in our unit and electric blankets... More 

Thank Marque01
Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. Welcoming friendly host. Lovely setting and only a very short walk to shops and restaurants. Rooms have heatpumps and our bathroom had a spa bath! Room was small but fine for a couple. Only problem would be the bathrooms created a lot of condensation after showers, even with fan and window open, was very cold... More 

Thank Tracey M
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 8 nights and could not speak more highly of Shades of Arrowtown. Location was ideally close to everything. The accommodation was perfect and met our needs. Cosy, warm, comfortable and great value. The owners we lovely and friendly. Highly recommend the motel and would stay again.

Thank Vanessa G
Queenstown, New Zealand
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here as a couple overnight travelling with a day bag only. Room was comfortable, clean and warm. Staff friendly and helpful. Good location. Easily accessible and quiet. Parking on site next to room. Happy to come here again.

Thank NZBeerMonster
Wellington, New Zealand
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Brilliant location right in the middle of Arrowtown, nice modern units with good heating, essential for the winter cold! Friendly proprietors and internet worked well. Can't really beat this place if you're staying in the Queenstown area.

Thank wellyontour
Invercargill, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Have stayed here often. Very very quiet and super clean .great friendly owners willing to please. Our room also had a bath. Small units but compact with everything you need and little kitchen units. Close to all great cafes and restaurants , especially one right across the road. 3 mins walk and you in the wee township. Can sit on... More 

Thank suziPierce
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

very friendly staff. comfortable beds. spacious bathrooms (no bath tub). kitchen is present. continental breakfast is served. wifi available. magazines available inside the room. very reasonable rates. fortunate to be booked here. lovely view outside of historic arrowtown

Thank LesY965
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Ideal location, close to cafes, pubs & shops. So happy I chose Arrowtown rather than Queenstown. So much history to the town. Cottage neat, clean & private. Would liked to have more than just a microwave in the kitchen so we didn't have to eat out all the time. Charge applied for washer & dryer in laundry.

Thank Robin C
Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I mulled over this decision, so maybe this will help others: Queenstown has a beautiful setting on gorgeous Lake Wakatipu, but it's very much a busy and crowded tourist town. Nothing wrong with that...but if you instead want a calm, lovely and local village setting to start and finish your day, I'd recommend Arrowtown as base for the area, and... More 

Thank calinurse
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Shades of Arrowtown

Address: 9 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Price Range: $105 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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