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Archway Motels
Ranked #16 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Oamaru
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A great place to relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

We stayed at Archway over the weekend of the 11/12 May 2013 our hosts Bridgit and Paul were very helpful with advice on visiting Wanaka. We found the room had everything you needed if you wanted to self cater, even BBQ's. The room was large and warm, the bed was very comfortable which made it difficult, having to get up in the morning. We visited the Transport & Toy Museum and found it very interesting and great value a must if you are visiting Wanaka.

Room Tip: We had No 14 chalet, nice and quiet
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Dave C
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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Thank you Dave,

It was wonderful to meet you both and a pleasure to have you experience our updated new king bed-triple-sheeted concept in our chalet studio. We are trying out new ideas and now wish to proceed to adding more King beds & the new bedding concept to our other chalets over time. As you comment on-these units are privately positioned, set back and very quiet. The favourite part of our hosting role is helping guests with enjoying the town & region as much as possible. We look forward to seeing you both another time- See you in Oamaru perhaps as well. Warm regards Bridgit & Paul
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicester
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116 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Nice spacious unit in very pleasant grounds and with great facilities.
Handy for either walk into town or out to Eely Point - a nice evening stroll.
Really liked the relaxed atmosphere in Wanaka itself too - perhaps 'cause not really on the tourist map as such but found it so much nicer than Queenstown.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TCMike54
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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you for your positive feedback..We especially were pleased to read your comments about how much you enjoyed Wanaka. It certainly is a special hidden place not just as a stop-over but as a base from which to do-day trips- the news is finally getting out there. We look forward to hosting you another time. Warm regards Bridgit & Paul
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Canberra, Australia
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272 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We had a 2 bedroom apartment and although old it was very warm and comfortable. A lovely short walk into town centre and very helpful service. Definitely recommend this place if you don't want super up market and modern accommodation.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank leonemoff
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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you as always for your time taken to provide valuable feedback. We are an older motel but as you commented on- we have attempted to upgrade the units and facilities to allow our guests to easily self-cater and provide necessary facilities & services. We also have the few little luxury extras as you suggest with the dishwasher & fridge-freezer in your unit. Our hillside cedar hot tubs are another example of a more-"up-market" unique eco-experience. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip & welcome you back to Archway & Wanaka in the future.
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Edinburgh
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114 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

We had an overnight here on the way through the South Island, arriving late and were made to feel very welcome. The accommodation was comfortable and well equipped and Brigitte arranged the next leg of our journey, a motel and cruise in Doubtful Sound which was very helpful.

  • Stayed April 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 Ruth W
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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you Ruth for your lovely comments and we feel an important part of the hosting role that we find the most rewarding is the helping guests to enjoy not only the current property and place but to also forward book or advise to ensure you get to experience everything that best suits your needs and also potentially avoid disappointment of a full trip or miss a wonderful walk or museum. All the very best of wishes. Warm regards Bridgit & Paul
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Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

The motel was on the outskirts coming in to Wanaka, across the main road from the DoC Information Centre. In a tree-filled setting, it was quiet, spacious, and the owners attentive enough. Sufficient utensils to self-cater, and even though it was autumn we still needed the electric blanket provided. Good value and even relatively romantic.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank GerryNZ_11
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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you Gerry, we really appreciate your comments & positive feedback. We do try to escort all our guests to their units and give you a quick tour of the facilities as well as provide & highlight resources for local & Archway information. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Wanaka. We hope to see you another time. Warm regards Bridgit & Paul
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London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

My husband and I stayed here two separate nights before and after a camping trip. The host and hostess were delightful, and the rooms spacious and modern. The motel is also well located for walking into town for dinner- I'd definitely stay here again on a future trip to Wanaka.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Helpful?
Thank Emily A
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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank You for your lovely comments & feedback Emily. We are always encouraging our guests to share their experiences- especially directly where we can respond to your views immediately and elaborate on our plans etc.We look forward to hosting you again so please contact us ahead of time- especially in busy seasons to guarantee we can accommodate you.Warm regards Bridgit & Paul
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207 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

The Archway is not luxurious but the owners have done an excellent job of providing all that one might need for a self catering stay with them. The motel is also well back from the road and is quiet. There is a nice place out side the room to have a meal or just sit and relax. The motel is also not too far from stores, restaurants and the lake. We went for a nice walk along the lake after our meal. Nice way to end the day. Would come back again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank mrsboll
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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Welcome & thank you for your positive comments. As a 3 star plus property luxury is not really our priority focus although we are adding little touches of luxury all the time. However based on your comments- we are pleased that the positive features of Archway were very much appreciated and we are always looking for ways to keep our guests, comfortable & satisfied. We really look forward to looking after you next time. Warm regards Bridgit & Paul
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Property: Archway Motels
Address: 64 Hedditch Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Archway Motels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to your-"Home away from Home" Archway motel is set in 2 acres of grounds and tree-lined hillside. Only 5 minutes walk to the lake- we offer quiet, comfortable & spacious accommodation with mountain and bush outlooks.All units are ground-floor,non-smoking, are self-contained (kitchens/bathrooms), serviced daily and offer a range of studio- king, Queen & single bed units-many redecorated and enjoy our private rustic chalets. We also have 4 2/3 bedroom family units with King/Queen beds along with 3/4 single beds.Services & facilities include-Free Wi-Fi allocation,Internet computer with Skype also available, office/business services, DVDs & free DVD library. Large grounds/outdoor seating areas, 8 BBQ's,large playground.Soak & relax in New hillside cedar hot tubs with bush or panoramic views of the surrounding mountains & golf-course.(Fee normally applies but watch for inclusive offers/ package deals)Experience warm, southern hospitality with your Hosts- Bridgit & Paul. We are here to help make your visit the best it can be! ... more   less 
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