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Shades of Arrowtown
Ranked #2 of 11 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
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billericay
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25 reviews
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“Faultless”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Shades is the perfect place to stay whilst exploring quaint Arrowtown.
The unit was spacious, spotless and met all of our requirements.
It is set in a lovely, quiet tree lined road.
The hosts were very friendly and helpful.
Recommended.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time here at the Shades, we look forward to meeting you again in the future.

Thanks Lorica
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Shades was the best motel we have ever stayed in, especially with two young children. The Cottage was perfect, very modern, spacious, quiet and with a private courtyard. Great gardens to sit in and the children had fun running round the paths. The hosts were friendly and very helpful. Can't wait to stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us and very much look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Arrowtown.

Thanks Lorica
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

Yet again we had a wonderful time at Shades, this time with my brother and his wife visiting from Australia. The unit was well appointed, all 4 of us very comfortable in the unit. Staff even loaned us a electric frypan so we could cook our tea.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Hi Peter and Katherine,

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very pleased that you have returned to stay with us and bring along family. Hope to see you again next time you are here.

Thanks Lorica
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

Just had a fantastic week staying at Shades of Arrowtown. Excellent accommodation, everything we could have wished for, and the hosts were superb. Would recommend this to everyone for a stay in the beautiful location which is Arrowtown. Just a short stroll from the town itself, where there are quaint shops, cafes and a friendly atmosphere.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Beverly and Johnny, I am so happy that you came to stay with us, we had a great time getting to know you both a little. Very pleased that you enjoyed The Shades and Arrowtown and I hope to meet you both again next time you are here in New Zealand.

Cheers Lorica
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

Super location and great hosts, nothing too much trouble, so friendly and ready with useful information.
Rooms well appointed and with everything you need, including individual outside seating overlooking the wonderful garden.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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 very pleased that you enjoyed you stay with us. Hoping that you will come and visit us again in the future.

Lorica
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Mittagong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

A wonderful retreat from the buzz of Queenstown. Our hosts Tom and Lorica were easy going, efficient and very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Excellent location, very well appointed rooms and beautiful grounds. Just fantastic.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thanks Heather for taking the time to review us. I am very pleased that you both enjoyed your stay with us, and hopefully 1 day we may be able to help you out again.

Cheers Lorica
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We had a studio unit next to the managers quarters. Unfortunately that particular unit allowed a lot of sound thru from next door. However when we made them aware of our concerns they were very helpful in rectifying the problem.
The unit was warm and comfortable with the basics for what we needed.
The location is great because everywhere is a healthy short stroll and the setting is so pretty.
Being a Studio unit it was a bit too small for us but we should've booked a larger suite.
I can't fault the efforts of management to accommodate our needs.
Overall we enjoyed our stay in Arrowtown.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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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
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Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Arrowtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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