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Settlers Cottage Motel
Ranked #5 of 11 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rangiora, New Zealand
1 review
“Could not be better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Second time we have stayed here, and will not be the last. We used this motel as a base for our daughters wedding. Away from the bustle and parking problems of Queenstown, but near enough to visit. A short stroll to the facilities in Arrowtown (especially the Fork and Tap.) We had a great 4 days, even the rain and snow could not spoil things. Top class facility at a good price.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

I found this to be a 'home away from home.' A great location to ski from, site see, walks, easy access to other areas. Superb mountain views and very restful. An ideal location for singles, couples, and families. Karen W.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

we have just returned home from our stay here.this motel is amazing olde world charm in the heart of arrowtown.forget the big brand names around the lakes district,settlers cottage has them shot to bits.super clean,spacious unit.hosts are down to earth people{even for an ocker}nothing was a problem,happy to oblige,have a yarn & offer local knowledge.We had a bucket list trip which was so smooth,even had an extremely late checkout time for which my offer for payment was declined.I cant say enough about our time here.best motel we have ever stayed at,a big fat thumbs up from the bottom of our hearts.totally recommend to all,you wont regret it.
warren & sue,nelson

Room Tip: all rooms are quite due to the location,any room we would happily have again
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank wazzac1
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Kobejohn, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Warren and Sue, boy I am not sure how to reply to such a great review, we are so pleased that everything went so well for you both and that you enjoyed your stay with us so much.
We work hard at providing a great product and experience for our guests, I don't let all of them know I am an Ocker!! but i guess they will all know now..... Thank you and all the best to you both.
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Great motel to stay in when visiting Arrowtown. You step back in time to and ld fasioned well equipped cottage. Suits the surrounding old style arrowtown which you can walk to. The host was friendly and very informaive. Not far from Queenstown and Coronet Peak. Well worth staying here instead of Queenstown.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kelly B
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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments it is always really appreciated. Regards,

Pete
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Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

Settlers Cottage Motel provided a perfect base to explore the gorgeous colours of Autumn in Arrowtown. The motel is really in keeping with the style of the town and the room whilst a bit worn around the edges is clean and comfortable and we loved it! We arrived a bit early to a closed reception but a nice note pointing us in the right direction meant we could ditch our bags and make the most of our day. We then checked in with Pete later who was really friendly and interesting to talk to. Having researched extensively before booking it seems like this motel is the best value in Arrowtown, yes you can pay 3 times the amount for " a boutique hotel/b&b" but just save your money and stay here for an authentic boutique experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kobejohn, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you for your great feedback, we hope to see you back again soon.
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Orewa, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Pretty old worldly cottages. Very nice setting. Would be beautiful in the summer to sit outside under the whisteria. An easy walk to town. Plenty of room in the one bedroom units. Studios quite adequate though. Limited cooking but okay for breakfasts.

Room Tip: Studios adequate. One bedrooms units quite roomy.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Robin_the_organist
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Kobejohn, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you for your great commenst they are appreciated..
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

As a regular visitor to NZ on business, I always make a point of staying with Pete & Michelle, I love the cottages and friendly atmosphere, there is something about sitting on the veranda under the Wisteria and lavender bush's with a bowl of Pete’s home-made Pumpkin soup, overlooking the the beautiful cottage gardens. I always look forward to coming back.. Highly recommended !!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Thanks Col for once again taking the time to put something on Trip Advisor, it is always a pleasure to have you stay, maybe i should learn how to make a different style of soup.....
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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 11 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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