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Settlers Cottage Motel
Ranked #5 of 12 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

Overall cleanness was fine, however, there was some sort of energy that I felt, as though my arrival created disturbance. It was quite an adventurous and busy sleep for myself.

Overall room was tidy and establishment has its own charms. A quiet neighborhood it seems and the flowers were pretty. Interior would need a bit of updating and choice of decoration definitely reflected a sense of historical and old settlement.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2014

Unbelievable that you could give us such a low rating because your imagination went wild!!!

Our property was purpose built in 1990 not built on top of some ancient burial ground like the movies, stop watching scary movies and you will sleep better, your comments defy belief!!!!!

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Although the host was very friendly and the place was clean this was definitely the bottom of the pile of all the motels we have stayed in during our visit to S. Island. Perhaps we were unlucky in our allocated room but it was very dark, dingy and fusty. Old sofa covered with a blanket. Needed the light on the whole time to see even though it was mid summer! Overgrown canopy kept the only window in the dark.
The location was great for walking into Arrowtown.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Sorry you felt the room was "dark and dingy" clearly just about everyone else that stays with us does not feel that way, if your vision was 20/20 not only would you not have needed the light on all the time in the cottage but you would have seen the beautiful Wysteria surrounding the whole of the front Verandah. instead you could only see it as overgrown....................... Cup 1/2 full or 1/2 EMPTY.........

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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Beautiful cottages. The lovely owners were very helpful, a short stroll to the unique little shops and restaurants, great surroundings. Cosy and comfy beds and rooms. Warm and homely. Short drive to Queenstown. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you so much for your wondeful, positive comments they are greatly appreciated. come back and stay again.

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Stayed here for one night with family in December, was absolutely perfect. We had a two bedroom clean, comfortable unit that suited our needs perfectly. Friendly owner and surroundings just wonderful. The cottage was within easy walking distance to every where we wanted to be. Would definitely stay here again .

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

It great to hear such positive feedback, the cottages and surroundings are very relaxing and we work hard at keeping it that way, The Wysteria growing all over the front balcony and the Clementis (not sure I spelt that right) over the Two bedroom balconys all adds to the feeling.
Come back and stay again.

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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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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 - £152 (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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