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Archway Motels

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#17 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Oamaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to stay close to town and pet friendly as well. Our wee pooch enjoyed her stay here as we did. Comfortable room with a great bed. The units are getting a bit tired and in need of a bit of refurbishing, in particular the shower, but still good value for money.

Thank Murray A
Tasman, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very tired. Curtains off hooks, very old everything, shower scungy and useless. Our group of 5 jammed into what should be a 2 BR unit. Towels must have come from an op shop! At the price, it is a joke! But I guess Wanaka is busy, so it gets away with it.

Thank grapeman
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stayed two nights in a chalet here and I was very impressed. The chalet was very spacious and had a queen bed and a single bed, full kitchen (-oven), bathroom and lounge area. It was clean tidy and well maintained. The motel is a short walk away from the city centre although be aware that it is uphill on...

Thank lochlann a
Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback we really appreciate your thoughts. Lots of positive comments so we are pleased on that count. We do not have many guests at all without cars these days but we are very happy to pick you up- we just need to know in advance:-) We already have transfer fans in the bathroom ceiling but we...

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Serviceable rooms for the price. Slow wi-fi with 500mb quota. Unpaved driveway with unshaded parking in front of each unit. Very comfortable beds though as well as functional kitchens. Coin laundrette available.

Thank meaninglessmovement
Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we always appreciate your opinions and experience. We give all our studio guests 1/2 gigabyte of free Wi-Fi automatically. It does not mean its the quota. It is more that 90% of guests for 1 or 2 people for one night that is more than adequate. If staying 2 nights we usually give our couples...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We stayed here one night on a recent motorbike tour of the south island. We had stayed in this motel a few years ago and knew it was quite dated, but it had previously been clean and tidy and comfortable so we were looking forward to our stay. However, this time, the state of the family unit we stayed in...

1Thank Linz J
Feilding, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Motel is in a great location to walk into town for drinks and dinner. Everything was clean and owners and cat very friendly. Also unit was a very good size. We booked a cedar pool for $30 for an hour was lovely and relaxing however I think they could be improved by trimming the trees to deck level so there...

Thank Eva N
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Can't fault it!!!! The hospitality from Paul & Bridgit was fantastic, and the room was clean and had everything we could need. The hot tubs after skiing were awesome - room was made up every day - my daughter (9 yrs) loved playing in the play area and around the gardens. Our room was quiet, but also close to the...

Thank Murray S
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We booked two chalets for one night, both containing a double and single bed. As people have already said the decor is somewhat dated but the chalets are spacious and comfortable. When we arrived the heaters were already on and electric blankets were provided so we were nice and cosy. We also had a problem with the wifi running out...

1Thank Daredevilmick
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is an older style motel but the rooms are very clean (serviced daily) and we had everything we needed. Paul & Bridgit were the epitome of kiwi hospitality. I definitely recommend a visit to the hot tubs, especially after a day of skiing!

Thank Sarshy
Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

How lovely to read your honest & positive review. We are very up front about being an older motel and we are set in 2 acres of land so always plenty to do. We do try to update & upgrade as & when profits permit us to.Mostly new beds,up dating curtains & some exterior Painting have been recent aims &...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I booked the motel for a work trip and though the signage outside is pretty retro, the rooms are renovated and very attractive. I didn't want for anything with the space heater, iron, reading lamp, heated towel rack, and the equipment in the kitchenette. The room was spotlessly clean and I had clean towels and a made up bed every...

Thank JJ P
Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments and we do appreciate the little niggling issues to be highlighted as well. We are getting a whole new lock for that door this week as the original key did get lost and only a second hand copy could be made- not perfect. as for the Wi-Fi the only reason we can think of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Archway Motels

Address: 64 Hedditch Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $112 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Archway Motels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“pick another motel!”
grapeman, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you don't want to walk up a hill make sure you have a car”
lochlanna, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the family unit nearest the office.”
linzj2014, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Our room was towards the back and was very quiet.”
, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you check that the wifi key works first before the owners settle in for the night.”
manic_cornflakes, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
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