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Shades of Arrowtown

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place with good parking. The property is charming but the rooms are dated and small. The staff was helpful with our late check-in. Overall it was a nice stay but a little on the pricy side for what you get.

Thank Colorado_Traveller81
Billings, Montana
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful hosts were very gracious and accommodating. The rooms were Clean and Efficient! We loved the larger sized shower. The kitchen was clean and had all of the necessary utensils. Gardens were lovely and we liked the proximity to the town . We are already planning another trip to New Zealand and this will be a longer stop for us... More 

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Thank mogulmonster7
Gladstone, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights at this awesome motel. Beautiful gardens, well designed and equipped self contained accommodation. A short stroll to town. Will definitely stay again when we return to New Zealand.

Thank Carolyn B
Invercargill, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stayed for a couple of nights & was really pleased with the room, conditions & service. Although the owners were away for the weekend the lady looking after things did a wonderful job of keeping us happy. Would recommend the Motel to anyone.

Thank gusgus2016
Glenmore Park, Australia
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lovely cottages in a pretty garden setting, extremely close to the hub of town. Our host was extremely friendly & helpful. We were sorry we'd booked the following night in advance in Queenstown as would have been more than happy to stay here longer

Thank Judi F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

This motel is an absolute charmer. The setting is fantastic and the rooms are awesome. The units are spread around the grounds, with lawn, trees and flowers all around. It is a very short walk to town; across the road, through the park and you're there. I stayed in a king unit which had cooking facilities, huge bed, a spa... More 

Thank bruzer99
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Excellent location in the heart of Arrowtown set in spacious garden surrounds. Self contained cabin style accommodation so you can enjoy a quiet meal 'at home' or take a leisurely stroll into town for an evening meal. Will definitely stay at 'Shades' when we next visit Arrowtown.

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Thank Rowlyn
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in a studio unit and couldn't speak highly enough of this place. The owner was so friendly and accommodating. The room seemed newly renovated, was extremely clean and well equipped. Bed was very comfy with comfy pillows too. There was a heater in the room as well as electric blankets. The shower was awesome with... More 

Thank brayney
Hamilton, New Zealand
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536 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night at this wonderful motel in the heart of Arrowtown. It comprises a series of units which are each like small cottages set in idyllic park-like grounds. The motel is only a short stroll into the main street of the village. Our host was most welcoming and informative. Excellent heating was in our unit and electric blankets... More 

Thank Marque01
Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. Welcoming friendly host. Lovely setting and only a very short walk to shops and restaurants. Rooms have heatpumps and our bathroom had a spa bath! Room was small but fine for a couple. Only problem would be the bathrooms created a lot of condensation after showers, even with fan and window open, was very cold... More 

Thank Tracey M

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Shades of Arrowtown

Address: 9 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Price Range: $150 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Separate lounge & cooking facilities available”
 of 5 bubbles 427judif, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I think all cabins would be great as they are set off the main road so passing traffic does not present any problem. ”
 of 5 bubbles Rowlyn, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“They have rooms to accommodate everyone.”
 of 5 bubbles brayney, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No complaints”
 of 5 bubbles donne2016, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Free wifi, great location and good sized family room.”
 of 5 bubbles 97sarys, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
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