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Shades of Arrowtown
Ranked #3 of 12 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 30, 2013

There were many things I enjoyed about my stay at Shades of Arrowtown. One was the proximity to the village, another was the cleanliness of my accommodation, the warm welcome from Lorica and the delightful grounds. I'm fussy about where I stay and I will definitely stay again next time I am in Arrowtown.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Hi Beth,
Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and yes Tom does a great job with the grounds, Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Tom and Lorica

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We have stayed at Shades 3 or 4 times over the past few years and always found the location excellent with it being so close to cafes etc in Arrowtown. Last time we stayed Lorica had taken over and what a difference. She was very friendly and obliging and the units were very clean & tidy. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank papples55
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Hi Kerri,
Thank you for writing your review, we are very pleased that you enjoy your time here at The Shades with us, we very much look forward to your next visit.
Lorica

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Arriving a bit early, our busy hostess simply put us into one of their recently refurbished self-contained cottages, making us feel welcome and seeing to our settling in. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about their beautiful town and surrounding attractions, they were the most welcoming hosts we came across during our three week trip around NZ. The spring garden was an absolute delight. We decided to stay an extra night rather than go on to Queenstown and definitely made the right choice, a perfect place to rest at the halfway point of our holiday. The pretty town was right there, easy strolling and lingering.

Room Tip: The self-contained rooms are excellent for a longer stay.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Hi Dianne and Noel,
Thank you for writing a review, we really enjoyed meeting you both and getting you know you a little. We are very pleased that you enjoyed staying with us. Hope the rest of your trip was great.
Tom and Lorica

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

recently taken over by Tom and Lorica. Very friendly and helpfull couple.
We had an ensuite room with a small kitchen for 2 nights very clean and a comfortable bed. Perfect for
cooking a meal but close enough to walk down to the pub for a drink.
arrowtown is only a short drive to Queenstown but is not so busy. Plenty
shops and places to eat. Pets are allowed at the motel. Would definately
use it again if we ever afford the trip ! Dianne and Martin from Scotland

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Hi Dianne and Martin,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we certainly look forward to meeting you again in the future.
Tom and Lorica

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We arrived here later in the evening - no problem. The 4 of us were given a really warm greeting!! She told me my parents had called earlier wanting to talk to us and the next morning made sure I had gotten in touch with them (my parents later said what a nice, pleasant and helpful lady she was). It's one block from a terrific pub and 2 blocks from the main street filled with shops and restaurants. They don't provide breakfast but within 5 minutes are many cafes. My only regret is we only stayed overnight and had to rush the next morning and couldn't enjoy Arrowtown more.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank lanamom
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

HI,
Thank you for staying with us here at The Shades, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we might see you all again in the future.
Lorica

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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

A group of 5 of us spent a very enjoyable week here during a ski trip in early August. The lady owner could not have been more helpful and the rooms were warm and comfortable. Great setting and just across the road from the Provisions cafe which would have to be the best in town.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank JLB81
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Hi,

Thank you for your lovely words, we very much enjoyed you staying with us and hopefully next year there will be a little more snow around. Thank you for taking the time to review us and we look forward to seeing you again next winter.
Lorica

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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights during autumn. What a lovely setting with all the autumn leaves around and so close to picturesque Arrowtown. The room, although compact was all we needed and it was clean and inviting. We got down to zero degrees at night but the wall heater soon heated up the room. Shades is so close to town and the owners very friendly and helpful. I would recommend staying there and would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank emma m
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Hi Emma,
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and look forward to meeting you again in the future.
Lorica

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Address: 9 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
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Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Arrowtown
Price Range: $103 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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