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“Right on the doorstep of Arrowtown”

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Shades of Arrowtown
Ranked #2 of 11 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
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Orewa, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Right on the doorstep of Arrowtown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights during autumn. What a lovely setting with all the autumn leaves around and so close to picturesque Arrowtown. The room, although compact was all we needed and it was clean and inviting. We got down to zero degrees at night but the wall heater soon heated up the room. Shades is so close to town and the owners very friendly and helpful. I would recommend staying there and would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Hi Emma,
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and look forward to meeting you again in the future.
Lorica
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

We stayed in this well appointed motel set in absolutely beautiful grounds, and found the owners extremely hospitable and most helpful. The motel is located near excellent cafes and restaurants, and although near the centre of town, was quiet and peaceful. We thoroughly recommend this as a great place to stay in beautiful Arrowtown.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Hello,
Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to meeting you again in the future.
Lorica
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

After many visits to Arrowtown this was the first stay over, very convenient to town, plus comfortable and friendly. You could not wish for better. Excellent base for visits to Queenstown.
Recently converted well appointed rooms, with small kitchen unit should you need it, as you are very close to excellent restautrants.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Quantummike
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Hi,
Thank you for reviewing us on Trip advisor, we are very pleased that you stayed with us and enjoyed your time here. We look forward to meeting you again next time you are here in Arrowtown.
Lorica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

This was our third stay in Arrowtown, and we've stayed at Shades of Arrowtown each time. Change of ownership since we stayed a couple of years ago, but still really good, nicely appointed rooms complete with the most important thing - coffee plunger and ground coffee!! Decent beds, good bedding, central heating as well as radiators in the rooms (very important as the weather gets colder!) and beautiful surroundings! Really relaxing

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank kiwiBek
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to meeting you again in the future.
Lorica
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

lovely shady garden setting so close to everything and very well appointed at reasonable cost; much better than the business of Queenstown yet so close; small kitchen if you like to make your own snacks;

Room Tip: we have stayed several times in different rooms and all excellent
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
HI Peter and Katherine,
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very pleased that you enjoy your stays with us that you keep coming back, we thank you very much and look forward to the next time you are down.
Lorica
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

This is a Return Trip for us.
We were initially here in 2009. While there are now new owners, it did not disappoint.
My family, as well as my Sister's family and our Parents stayed at Shades for 7 nights as a base for Queenstown some 15-20 minutes drive away while celebrating Fathers 80th Birthday.
Excellent range of accomodation; up to a family 3 bedroom apartment (with unique outdoor BBQ area with lawn, as well as private Lounge/Kitchen/SpaBath-Shower/Laundry) where my Parents stayed with my sisters family.
Our unit had access to seperate shared BBQ picnic facilities available in a seperate shared space.
We used a seperate shared Laundry which worked well.
Wireless broadband available and fine for email/browsing; is now pay-per-use (Sadly due to previous customer abuse). Connection was good enough to skype if required.
A/Con generally not available, but not required even on warm days of ~30C as the evenings cooled off.
Still not used to no fly screens on windows, but this is normal for most of New Zealand.
Fresh Soaps/Towels /Paper every day.
Remarkable oasis of peace and tranquility in the middle of town despite weddings and a music festival at a winery in the area. Area opens to park and Pub's/Eateries.
Excellent range of local activities too: Walks. Cycling, Horses, Swimming (Municipal) within walking distance, Golf Courses and Wineries available nearby.
Same overall quality means we will continue to be regulars there every time we return to Queenstown.

Room Tip: Not all rooms have baths if you don't want one. Some rooms have various levels of Kitchen.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Charles F
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Hi Charles,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We really enjoyed meeting you and your family and hope mum and dad are doing well. We look forward to meeting you all again next time you are over here.
Lorica
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Keith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

We enjoyed a very comfortable stay at Shades of Arrowtown. After a long haul flight from Scotland ,it was just what we needed . Very helpful owners , excellent accommodation and first class location , the best location of any motel in the whole of New zealand.
I would recommend this motel to any traveller .

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Rachel R
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Hi Rachel,
Thank you for taking the time to review us, It was very nice to meet you both and hope that you had a very nice holiday in New Zealand. Hope all is well with you both. I hope that we get the chance to meet you again.

Lorica
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Property: Shades of Arrowtown
Address: 9 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
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Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Arrowtown
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Number of rooms: 11
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