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Invercargill, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for a couple of nights & was really pleased with the room, conditions & service. Although the owners were away for the weekend the lady looking after things did a wonderful job of keeping us happy. Would recommend the Motel to anyone.

Thank gusgus2016
Glenmore Park, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely cottages in a pretty garden setting, extremely close to the hub of town. Our host was extremely friendly & helpful. We were sorry we'd booked the following night in advance in Queenstown as would have been more than happy to stay here longer

Thank Judi F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel is an absolute charmer. The setting is fantastic and the rooms are awesome. The units are spread around the grounds, with lawn, trees and flowers all around. It is a very short walk to town; across the road, through the park and you're there. I stayed in a king unit which had cooking facilities, huge bed, a spa... More 

Thank bruzer99
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location in the heart of Arrowtown set in spacious garden surrounds. Self contained cabin style accommodation so you can enjoy a quiet meal 'at home' or take a leisurely stroll into town for an evening meal. Will definitely stay at 'Shades' when we next visit Arrowtown.

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Thank Rowlyn
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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514 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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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81 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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84 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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61 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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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
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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