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Arrowtown Motel Apartments
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Arrowtown
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“Lovely renovated rooms”
Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

Lovely rooms. MASSIVE super comfortable bed and amazing shower with awesome water pressure. Loved that you guys had cartoon network on the sky to keep the kids quiet for a bit while we relaxed after a very busy day. Would recommend to any of our friends and would definitely stay there again. Great value for money too we paid $140 for a massive deluxe family room

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Arrowtown M, Owner at Arrowtown Motel Apartments, responded to this review, 3 November 2013
Thanks for your lovely review. Much appreciated and was a pleasure to have you!
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Bowral, Australia
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Very average motel in arrowtown. We were not warned that they were in the midst of renovating nor did they apologise when we arrived . It looked like a bomb site . The room was freezing when we arrived despite having advised them of our arrival time. Very hard to recommend . We have stayed in much better places in arrowtown that were better located and better priced. I know the owners are reasonably new and are trying to improve the motel BUT they have a long way to go in a country that has some very good motels

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Arrowtown M, Owner at Arrowtown Motel Apartments, responded to this review, 25 August 2013
Tks for your feedback. We are truly sorry that you were not happy with the accommodation. As new owners, comments like that cut like a knife but in saying that are also a wake up call. We have had such wonderfully positive comments from other customers who are only too happy to see some improvements happening here that perhaps we didn't realise how it would effect others negatively. No-one likes renovations and the mess they create (especially since we replaced an entire front entrance and staircase and gutted 4 rooms) but we tried to avoid having guests anywhere near the units we were working on. As for a cold room - our apologies for this - we normally put the heaters on for late arrivals as we lock up for the night as the units don't take long to warm up, so I suspect you arrived before we had left in which case they wouldn't have been done yet. Yes we agree we DO have a long way to go yet but Rome wasn't built in a day either, we will get there eventually with a much better product to offer our guests in the future. We hope you will return to stay with us again and 'hopefully' be pleasantly surprised with the improvements!
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

We were a slightly disappointed with the motel room although to be fair we did pay the lowest rate. The room was a little dated although the bedlinen was good (and clean). The bathroom was dated although clean enough (except for the toilet which had been used!).

Although we woke to a frost we had slept very warm and soundly throughout the night.

The motel is a short 10 minute walk to the main street. The motel currently has some building work going on so it is obviously in the middle of an upgrade.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Arrowtown M, Owner at Arrowtown Motel Apartments, responded to this review, 25 August 2013
Thanks kindly for your feedback. We totally agree with you about the units and bathrooms being dated. As with a lot of motels in New Zealand that were built in the 70's, we are in the same predicament but as new owners, we are busy renovating all of our 9 units along with updating the grounds and facilities. It's a huge project and won't happen overnight but you can be assured that by the time you next visit Arrowtown, you will have a modern, tidy, clean unit with a brand new bathroom, strong shower pressure, new bedding and in some cases a new bed, fabulous outside BBQ area and a safe kid's playground. Actually everything you should expect of a motel unit in this day and age. We have tried to set our rates to reflect the standard expected by a guest as well as remaining competitive with other similar star-rating accommodation available in Arrowtown. We trust you "got what you paid for" and it sounds like there were some positives to your stay with us which is a huge relief! Hopefully we'll see you again...
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

We had tickets to the concert in the gibson valley and we stayed at this motel for 2 nights. It is very well located in Arrowtown, short walk to the town centre. The motel is very well laid out, has great views of the sourounding mountains. The room itself was clean, and had all the things you would need for a short to mid term stay. The bathroom facilities are in a need of a make over, but for the money that we paid for this room and in this area of central Otago it is a fair price. There is a shop, dairy just around the corner. It is also very close to many walking tracks, just a 5 minute walk away.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Siem Reap
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

This was a great motel for us, plenty of room for the 4 of us in the 1 bedroom apartment with room to spread and rot out all our gear ( we were returning from a 4 day tramp / hike). Not fancy but clean and roomy. Would recommend especially for families. Good laundry abilities and a playground for the kds.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

Having stayed here previously we were disappointed to find the motel had not kept up its excellent standard. The grounds were unkept, the stairs broken up and felt unsafe. Having originally booked a groundfloor unit we received a request to move to the upstairs 1 bedroom unit, we had agreed to this in order to avoid inconveniencing other guests. There was no on site manager other than in the mornings. The manager was helpful and friendly and told us the place was up for tender, it was time to move on. Maybe she was as tired as the business had beome. Hopefully the new owners can bring it back up to its good standard for our next visit.

Room Tip: I would request a room with a view near the back it feels less 'hotel like'
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Orleans, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights, to recharge our batteries and to be not too far from Queenstown.
We chose a 1-bedroom unit upstairs. It suited our needs perfectly as the price reflected a slightly dated place, though very functional.
The kitchenette has a 2-hob stove, microwave oven, fridge and enought utensils and pots/pans for our stay. The bathroom had a modern shower (with hand-shower which I prefer) and towels were changed daily. The bedroom had a queen-size bed with heating pad and was quite comfortable. The lounge with 2 sofas and TV (not many channels though) looked out on front patio and rosebushes.Laundry room downstairs had 3 washers ($3 incl soap) and 2 dryers ($2 coin) and 2 large outside clotheslines.BBQ. Children's playground. Walking distance to small dairy-shop.
Quiet street and not far from wineries or picturesque Arrowtown.

Room Tip: This motel is in a residential area, so peace and quiet are guaranteed.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Arrowtown Motel Apartments
Address: 48 Adamson Drive, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand (Formerly Golden View Motel)
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Arrowtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arrowtown Motel Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We provide fresh, modern, clean, spacious accommodation in the heart of Arrowtown. With sunny motel units ranging from studios to 1, and 2 bedroom. Existing units have en-suite bathrooms, flat screen TVs, dining table and chairs, comfortable seating, kitchenettes with a 2 plate hob, microwave, electric frying pan, toaster and mini fridge and a patio area with outdoor table seating. We have recently completed extensions to the property and now offer 2 new studio deluxe units with tea/coffee making facilities but NO KITCHENS. We offer free unlimited wifi, free parking, and a communal laundry facility (charges apply). Situated in quiet surroundings and a short 10-15 minute walk to Arrowtown's village centre. We are a block away from a Four-Square convenience store which is also the pick up/drop off for the Connectabus to Queenstown and Frankton. ... more   less 
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