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Settlers Cottage Motel
Ranked #5 of 12 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Great place”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed in Unit 7. Great room, lovely,clean and peaceful Great location and great hosts. Not sure what "Beware" reviewer is talking about. Road is hardly noisy!!!. We will be back as soon as we can.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thanks so much for your comments, that cottage is great for families, I always love seeing people sitting under the big Cherry tree and enjoying their holiday's, the two bedroom/ two ensuite cottage as you said is roomy and a fantastic cottage for families.

We are also perplexed by "Beware" I am sure the court will see who the actual problem is!!

Hope to see you back with us again soon.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We booked a great house (River Cottage) in Blenheim at Christmas time 2011 , but this year we had a terrible experience, with Settlers Cottage, in Arrowtown.

We booked 4 nights, but after inspection of the interior (bad bathrooms, small living area and garden fronting onto busy road) we were not satisfied.
We tried to negotiate a 2 night stay as a compromise , but this came to naught, and after a very unpleasant conversation with the owner, we moved onto better accommodation.
After not so much as enjoying a cup of tea at the cottage, the full account was deducted off my credit card = $880 Gratis!
We have subsequently been refunded for the one 1 bedroom rate of $150 (as a night was sold at this rate), but that is all.
I realise there are cancellation policies in place, but we were not satisfied with the accommodation, surely the money cannot just be 'taken?'
We are now taking the matter up with the Disputes Tribunal.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Mr Andrew Joe Makin lost his court case on Feb the 21st, his "Litany of Lies" about Settlers Cottage being on a noisy road and small bathrooms were all dismissed. BEWARE Mr Maikin just wants your Bacon!!!!

Technically speaking he should not be able to make a comment becuase he did not stay here!!!!!
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Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

This motel is in a fabulous location just a stroll from the main shops. Spacious room which was pretty well equipped. Decor a little much for my tastes but does add to the whole Arrowtown experience. The gardens are very pretty and really added to my enjoyment. Stand out feature was the great service, owner helped us with the laundry and even offered to hang our washing so could get out and enjoy the area. I really felt that they were willing to go above and beyond.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Myrtleford, Australia
1 review
Reviewed May 20, 2012

The difference between a house & a home is LOVE
The difference between other motels and Settlers Cottage Motel is LOVE.
The 2 bedroom cottage we stayed in was just perfect.
Period Style with modern conveniences.
Comfortable.
Very Clean.
Lots of hot water.
Very comfortable beds.
Spacious.
The best VALUE for your money.
The best SERVICE (EVER) from both Michelle & Pete.
And a BEAUTIFUL PLACE to be.
My rating for this cottage & the motel would be no less than "ABSOLUTELY THE BEST" I would prefer to stay at Settlers Cottage Motel anytime than any famous hotel anywhere in the world.
Congratulations Michelle & Pete
ps. if there is ever a competition you are entering in for the best Motel, let me know and I will put in my vote.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Dallas S
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Suffolk, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2012

We had a two bedroom unit here in March 2012 for 4 nights - spotlessly clean, wonderful setting and sweet vintage style . Pete and Michelle were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Just 5 minutes stroll into Arrowtown centre, and surrounded by mountains - perfect! We'll be back!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

We and our friends have stayed here three times, most recently for 8 nights, and wouldn't hesitate to return when next in Arrowtown. We feel very much at home at Settlers. It has a lovely personal feel, is quiet and comfortable, within easy walking distance of the town, and Pete and Michelle couldn't be more helpful.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed March 22, 2012

We stayed at the Arrowtown Settlers Cottages in February on two occassions. Good spacious cottages, very clean, comfortable beds, good bathrooms. Fabulous location, only a 5 minute walk to the village. Great hospitality from a lovely family. We will be back.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Jo W
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Property: Settlers Cottage Motel
Address: 22 Hertford Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Arrowtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Settlers Cottage Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amongst a 1/2 acre of beautiful cottage gardens, the cottages all have an "Old World Charm" but with all the modern amenities you would expect. ... more   less 
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