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Arrowtown Motel Apartments
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Tired and neglected - disappointed”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Having stayed here previously we were disappointed to find the motel had not kept up its excellent standard. The grounds were unkept, the stairs broken up and felt unsafe. Having originally booked a groundfloor unit we received a request to move to the upstairs 1 bedroom unit, we had agreed to this in order to avoid inconveniencing other guests. There was no on site manager other than in the mornings. The manager was helpful and friendly and told us the place was up for tender, it was time to move on. Maybe she was as tired as the business had beome. Hopefully the new owners can bring it back up to its good standard for our next visit.

Room Tip: I would request a room with a view near the back it feels less 'hotel like'
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Orleans, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights, to recharge our batteries and to be not too far from Queenstown.
We chose a 1-bedroom unit upstairs. It suited our needs perfectly as the price reflected a slightly dated place, though very functional.
The kitchenette has a 2-hob stove, microwave oven, fridge and enought utensils and pots/pans for our stay. The bathroom had a modern shower (with hand-shower which I prefer) and towels were changed daily. The bedroom had a queen-size bed with heating pad and was quite comfortable. The lounge with 2 sofas and TV (not many channels though) looked out on front patio and rosebushes.Laundry room downstairs had 3 washers ($3 incl soap) and 2 dryers ($2 coin) and 2 large outside clotheslines.BBQ. Children's playground. Walking distance to small dairy-shop.
Quiet street and not far from wineries or picturesque Arrowtown.

Room Tip: This motel is in a residential area, so peace and quiet are guaranteed.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

We used this motel as a base for visiting Queenstown, for which it is quite convenient. We had a first floor, one bedroomed unit which was spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The parking is a short distance from the units but this wasn't a problem for us. We stayed for two nights and found it very pleasant and relaxing.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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brisbane
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Reviewed April 20, 2011

We travelled for 2 weeks through the south island and this was the only accomodation we were disapointed with. Was $210 a night for three bedrooms which was most expensive place we stayed. Motel was small and old. WHen we asked the lady in reception what to do in arrowtown, she suggested we go to Queenstown instead. Very long walk to town. Arrowtown is beautiful though

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed February 12, 2010

NZ is full of fine small motels and motor lodges with new well kept rooms. The Golden View is not one of them. When you walk in you'll find that the sidewalks are old, cracked, and falling apart. The gardens have seen much better days. The room I was in was generously sized, but very worn. The walls of the bathroom had holes and cracks and weren't exceptionally clean. The bed was OK, but the linens were obviously old. The Wi-Fi was $6/hour and exceptionally slow - it appeared to be throttled to 30kbs. I came away from my stay at the Golden View feeling like the owners were charging as much as the market would bear, but not investing anything back into their property.

If you want to save money and stay in the area, you'll probably get a better deal in nearby Queenstown. If you want to stay in Arrowtown, spend a few more dollars and stay someplace nicer.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Arrowtown Motel Apartments
Address: 48 Adamson Drive, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand (Formerly Golden View Motel)
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Arrowtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arrowtown Motel Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We provide fresh, modern, clean, spacious accommodation in the heart of Arrowtown. With sunny motel units ranging from studios to 1, and 2 bedroom. Existing units have en-suite bathrooms, flat screen TVs, dining table and chairs, comfortable seating, kitchenettes with a 2 plate hob, microwave, electric frying pan, toaster and mini fridge and a patio area with outdoor table seating. We have recently completed extensions to the property and now offer 2 new studio deluxe units with tea/coffee making facilities but NO KITCHENS. We offer free unlimited wifi, free parking, and a communal laundry facility (charges apply). Situated in quiet surroundings and a short 10-15 minute walk to Arrowtown's village centre. We are a block away from a Four-Square convenience store which is also the pick up/drop off for the Connectabus to Queenstown and Frankton. ... more   less 
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