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Settlers Cottage Motel
Ranked #5 of 12 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

When we first reached the compound of this motel, we just like it so much. It is surrounded by beautiful garden and greenery. As we were two hours early for check in time, the motel operator offer us to leaved our luggage with him and he promised to transfer it to our room once he finished with the house keeping meanwhile we can go and spend our great time in the historic Arrowtown. He is just a nice and friendly host. When we came back later, everything was done and we were overjoyed to see what was presented to us, the room is so well decorated and the bedroom looked so romantic! I was so delighted to have chosen this motel as we were celebrating our 36th anniversary this year, thanks to Settlers Cottage Motel as our wonderful host.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice and comfortable, it depends on your choice.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell everyone of your experience while staying with us, it really is fantastic to get this feedback from our guests, hopefully we will see you again.

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Stayed with friend for 3 nights in November. Great value in a beautiful town. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Very easy walk to the centre of the town, the nicest town In New Zealand in my opinion. My only complaint would be that mattress was too soft.....

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2014

Thank you for your great comments.

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Reviewed 25 December 2013

We arrived later than expected as delayed through the Haast pass but all in order when arrived wonderfully quiet for 3 days before Christmas and a great atmosphere , would highly recommend very short walk in to Arrowtown township for coffee and cake , very comfortable, certainly my taste of old world charm. Much better option than the very busy noisy Queenstown .

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kobejohn, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

Thank you so much for your positive comments, glad to hear you had a great stay with us and hopefully we will see you again soon. Pete and Michelle

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Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Arrowtown and staying at Settlers Cottage Motel. Our room was lovely and clean and comfortable. It was in a lovely quite setting and in easy walk into town. The owners were very friendly.

We were there for a wedding at Millbrook and was also able to arrange a shuttle to and from the wedding. Bike tracks were great.

This was our first stay in Arrowtown and will be back and will be diffently be staying at Settlers Cottage Motel. Would recommend this motel to everyone.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Kobejohn, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2013

It is great that you took the time to give us the positive comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay, Thank you

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Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

We only had one night here which was a huge shame.

The accommodation is lovely, very comfortable and in a good location being only 5 mins walk from the town centre.

Its not ultra modern or high tec but that's the charm. You get all the facilities you would need and its lovely and quiet.



Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Kobejohn, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2013

Thank you so much for the great feedback, it is truly appreciated..

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Reviewed 20 December 2013

There is a window that is held open by a 4" block of wood. You cannot open it any further or close it. It is the ONLY ventilation for a fairly large room, without leaving a door open. The bathroom is really tired looking, but clean. The kitchenette is adequate and the mattress is better than most. The carpet is a little creepy (I wore flip flops the whole time) and there are virtually no outlets without unplugging lamps or appliances (evidence of failure to modernize or recognize how people travel nowadays). Maybe the owners think this is a good way to pay homage to the settlers/miners whose history is evident in Arrowtown.

Personally, I have a more utilitarian view of hotel accommodations - they need to be comfortable and functional above all else. On that count, this place fails.

Room Tip: We were in a cottage with a queen bed and a futon/sofa. I did not see the other accommodations.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Kobejohn, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2013

While Cottages are not a style that suit everyone it is pleasing to us that your opinion is in the minority , I apologized for the window as I am waiting for new springs, it is difficult to keep everything old and original. Not sure what to say about Flip Flops and the carpet as I just find that very strange.... Oh I counted the plugs in the cottage and there is 7, so not sure how many is needed and in case you missed the latest LCD TV and Sky Television ( Just a couple of modern amenties we put in as owners). Maybe a modern bland motel would be more suited for your needs.........

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Reviewed 13 December 2013

Very comfortable accommodation in garden setting. Hosts couldn't be more friendly and made our stay very enjoyable. They advised us of all the key places to visit and how to get there. We would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kobejohn, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2013

Thank you and we hope to see you back here to stay here again, Thanks, Pete and Michelle.

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Additional Information about Settlers Cottage Motel

Address: 22 Hertford Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Arrowtown
Price Range: £77 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Settlers Cottage Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amongst a 1/2 acre of beautiful cottage gardens, the cottages all have an "Old World Charm" but with all the modern amenities you would expect. ... more   less 
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