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Shades of Arrowtown
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Lovely, friendly management, gorgeous room - we stayed an extra night it was so good! We were intending on staying somewhere else, but the owner wasn't to be seen, so we cam across Shades and they were available and very welcoming - so it was an easy decision. Very pleased we found it!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Caroline F
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Thank you Caroline,
I am pleased that you found us! Very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future.
Lorica

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed during December, a really busy time and the owners were really accommodating. - We arrived early. Extremely clean, tidy well presented. Would definitely recommend as a beautiful relaxing place to stay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Shades is in a very pleasant location on a tree-shaded avenue, centrally situated in delightful Arrowtown. Lorica and Tom were wonderful hosts for whom nothing was too much trouble. The comfortable, fully-equipped chalets are set in a pretty garden. Arrowtown is an elegant and peaceful place with a fascinating history. If you are not self-catering there are some good eating places within easy strolling distance. Altogether well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ian B
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

HI Ian,
Thank you for a great review and taking that time to do so. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and I look forward to meeting you again in the future. Lorica

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Comfortable, quiet, a lovely place to stay. We would recommend it without reservation. It pays to book because it is popular. Walk to Arrowtown (one minute!) but within easy reach of Wanaka, Cromwell and Cromwell which are all bigger and noisier. We stay there every time we visit Arrowtown as it enables me to combine business trips with a few days down time.

Room Tip: I have stayed in all of them. The smaller rooms are fine if you plan to be out all day, but if, like us, you want to spend some time in the unit as well it is more comfortable to go for a bigger one. Good for watching tv or doing a jigsaw if the weather turns wild.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Thanks Jo for taking the time to give a review. We are pleased that you enjoy coming to stay with us, and I look forward to the next time.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

We had a superior room , very cosy with pleasant small verandah and lawn .The location is only a few minutes from the central streets where all the restaurants and bars are situated . Arrowtown is a delightful place to stay, much nicer I think than Queenstown which seemed noisier and more spread out . Friendly and helpful new owners.
Pretty drive up to Lake Wanaka via Cardrona Hotel which is well worth a stop. It is also a pretty drive around the lake towards Mount Aspiring.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Thank you so much for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing again in the future.

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