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Review of Shades of Arrowtown

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Shades of Arrowtown
Ranked #3 of 11 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“kiwi now living in Oz”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Beautiful gardens, excellent location and helpful owners. However, make sure you check the type of room you are booking. We stayed for 2 nights and ended up with very small end room next to ? (possibly backpackers or something?) and our bathroom window opened onto theirs. There was no where to hang items or store baggage. This was the only downfall of the property

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank donna b
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stayed for 3 nights over Christmas. Located right in the centre of town the courtyard provided a relaxed, laid back setting and met our needs perfectly.
The owners are friendly and helpful, and our stay was reasonably priced. The only downside was some noise from adjacent rooms - however this may have been a bit of symptom of this time of the year. Would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tinks04
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to meeting you again sometime. We are sorry about the noise, however we are addressing these issues as the units are upgraded.
Thanks Lorica
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Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

We always stay here when visiting Arrowtown. Even better since new owners took over. Very peaceful surroundings and clean, modern units that have retained the character of the building. I just love it. We generally eat at La Ramblas or Mantra, then go to Dorothy Browns to watch a movie. Next day stroll round the shops, have brunch and walk down by the river. Enjoy!

Room Tip: We have just about tried them all, but go back more regularly to unit 1 because it is the cheapest...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank babymammouth
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Thank you so much for spending the time to review us, we are very pleased that you enjoy your stays with us, and we very much look forward to the next time you are here.

Thanks Again
Lorica
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Southland
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239 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

A lovely place to stay and very convenient to town. We had a king size bed in our room, kitchenette and shower over a spa bath so everything we needed. Walked to town for an evening meal and brunch in the morning although there is an in room breakfast option. Very friendly and welcoming owners. The only downside is that you can hear people in the room next door.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank NZTraveller20
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Hi,
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, we are sorry that you could hear noise from the next room but unfortunately we can not control the amount of noise from other people. Hoping that this will not stop you from visiting us again in the future.
Thanks Lorica
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geelong
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

We stayed at Shades on the recommendation of a fellow traveller and what a treat it was..lovely cottages in nice gardens next to a lovely park and the village. The owners were friendly and very helpful.. It was so nice that we stayed 3 nights. I would recommend Arrowtown and Shades as an alternative to Queenstown (20 mins away). The village is a standout.. It is like going back in time.. Great restaurants and a couple of pubs and a great mix of shops.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GeelongMarg
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Thank you for spending the time to review us, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us and we hopefully may see you again in the future.

Lorica
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Had a lovely stay. Nicely refurbished cottages, comfortable, cosy and clean! Couldn't get much closer to town than there. Lorica and hubby very friendly and were great hosts and went the extra mile for sure in looking after me. Had the most relaxing, fun time ever. Great value for money. Fantastic service. The bed was better than mine at home. I didn't want to leave and was hoping I would get snowed in so I could stay longer. Keep up the great work guys. See you next year.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sharon R
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
Hi Sharon,
Thank you for reviewing us, I enjoyed meeting and talking with you, I look forward to seeing you again in March, I will have your unit no 9 all sorted for you just let me know your dates.

Merry Christmas
Lorica
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Nelson, New Zealand
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30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

I was travelling with my 92 year old Grandfather and required a unit with seperate rooms. We had a lovely stay at your motel, it was very comfortable and the hosts were fantastic. Short stroll to the main street of Arrowtown and all the amenities. Will be back one day and will certainly tell all my friends to stay next time they are in Arrowtown

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alibeare001
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Lorica H, Manager at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
Hi Alison,
Thank you for spending the time to review us, I was lovely to get to know you a little and I really look forward to seeing you again.
Cheers 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 #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Arrowtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 11
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