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“Warm, comfortable and convenient” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shades of Arrowtown

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Shades of Arrowtown
Ranked #2 of 11 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Southland
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239 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Warm, comfortable and convenient”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

A lovely place to stay and very convenient to town. We had a king size bed in our room, kitchenette and shower over a spa bath so everything we needed. Walked to town for an evening meal and brunch in the morning although there is an in room breakfast option. Very friendly and welcoming owners. The only downside is that you can hear people in the room next door.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Hi,
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, we are sorry that you could hear noise from the next room but unfortunately we can not control the amount of noise from other people. Hoping that this will not stop you from visiting us again in the future.
Thanks Lorica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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geelong
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed at Shades on the recommendation of a fellow traveller and what a treat it was..lovely cottages in nice gardens next to a lovely park and the village. The owners were friendly and very helpful.. It was so nice that we stayed 3 nights. I would recommend Arrowtown and Shades as an alternative to Queenstown (20 mins away). The village is a standout.. It is like going back in time.. Great restaurants and a couple of pubs and a great mix of shops.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GeelongMarg
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Thank you for spending the time to review us, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us and we hopefully may see you again in the future.

Lorica
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Had a lovely stay. Nicely refurbished cottages, comfortable, cosy and clean! Couldn't get much closer to town than there. Lorica and hubby very friendly and were great hosts and went the extra mile for sure in looking after me. Had the most relaxing, fun time ever. Great value for money. Fantastic service. The bed was better than mine at home. I didn't want to leave and was hoping I would get snowed in so I could stay longer. Keep up the great work guys. See you next year.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sharon R
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Hi Sharon,
Thank you for reviewing us, I enjoyed meeting and talking with you, I look forward to seeing you again in March, I will have your unit no 9 all sorted for you just let me know your dates.

Merry Christmas
Lorica
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

I was travelling with my 92 year old Grandfather and required a unit with seperate rooms. We had a lovely stay at your motel, it was very comfortable and the hosts were fantastic. Short stroll to the main street of Arrowtown and all the amenities. Will be back one day and will certainly tell all my friends to stay next time they are in Arrowtown

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alibeare001
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Hi Alison,
Thank you for spending the time to review us, I was lovely to get to know you a little and I really look forward to seeing you again.
Cheers Lorica
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bethmackay
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 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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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank papples55
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 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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Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dianne s
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 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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Property: Shades of Arrowtown
Address: 9 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Arrowtown
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Number of rooms: 11
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