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Shades of Arrowtown
Ranked #3 of 12 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We very much enjoyed our stay at Shades of Arrowtown. The location is fantastic-so close to town. Our unit was immaculate, with modern fixtures and fittings, and the setting is delightful. We are hoping to return again next year.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Hi Peter,
We are very happy that you both enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to your return.
Cheers Tom and Lorica

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

All the amenities you need here, plus: just a couple blocks from the center of town, but still very quiet because it's on a small street with a large front courtyard. (Of course, this was off-season, but it seems Arrowtown turns into a small village once the tourist buses leave.) Very friendly hosts, and inexpensive. We'd planned for one night, stayed two.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank hidey-holer
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Hi,
Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and for you to add another nights stay means that you your happy and comfortable.
I hope that if you are ever back in New Zealand that we may met you both again some time.
Thanks Lorica

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

This motel is great value..its clean modern and comfortable. i was a bit worried what the place would be like for such a low nightly rate.. being local we know the standard can sometime not be worth the price but Shades was a pleasant surprise and we will be going back.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Hi Debby,
Thank you for taking the time to review us, I a happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to your next visit with us.
Thanks Lorica

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We were really happy to have choosen Shades of Arrowtown. Although the regular owners were away the night we arrived we received a really kind welcome from the replacement staff. I really liked how close the hotel was to the main street - about a 2 minute walk. Arrowtown is small so anywhere is quite close but I was impressed with value for money at how close this was to the centre of town. My sister and I stayed in a 1 bedroom cabin with a separate bedroom and a queen bed in the kitchen/ lounge area. It was perfect for us. We chose to eat out but you could easily eat form home with their kitchenette!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank J C
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Hi,
Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am pleased that my friend was here to help you and your sister when you checked in. I am also very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you both again some time.
Many thanks Lorica

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Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

What a lovely find! Spotless rooms, huge comfortable bed and crisp sheets. Lovely, peaceful setting, with lawn, crunchy gravel paths and huge Lombardy poplars and just perfectly located to enjoy gorgeous Arrowtown. Will be back for sure!

Stayed: April 2014
Thank rockkote
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

HI Guys,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It was nice to meet you both and I am very pleased that you enjoyed staying with us. I look forward to meeting you again in the future.

Cheers Lorica

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We were thrilled with our accomodation at Shades, the units were lovely...spotless, not to mention a very comfortable bed, as was the private setting amongst the trees. walking distance to all the local restaurants, bars etc which was an unexpected bonus.We really enjoyed the company of our hosts, and will be returning!

Room Tip: We had the spa bath......wonderful
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Deidre E
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Hi Richard and Deidre,

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased that you enjoyed staying with us and getting to know you a little, look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Thanks Lorica

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Only stayed 2 nights. Down in Arrowtown for the summer Gibbston Valley concert. Great units with good ammenities and very clean and comfortable. 4 of us had one unit with a pull down bed in the lounge which was excellent. Handy to the shops and dining and very handy place to stay for access to the concert. Right on the main road but you felt like you were a world away from everything with lovely gardens - very relaxing and peaceful. Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Monique R
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Hi Monique,

Thanks you for taking the time to review us. It was nice to get to know you all a little over concert weekend. I look forward to meeting you again next time you are down this way.

Thanks Lorica

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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 12 B&Bs / Inns in Arrowtown
Price Range: £78 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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