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Poplar Lodge
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33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Perfect spot to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2010

We stayed in Arrowtown for two nights. We had the self contained flat with bedroom, lounge/kitchen and bathroom. Very pleased with the accommodation. All you needed for self catering and a lovely quiet spot on the edge of historic Arrowtown. Would thoroughly recommend this location.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2010

This is now the only hostel in Arrowtown with the closure of Riverdown - but Adin and Jackie are keeping the standards high! The hostel is converted and enlarged from a house and is in an amazing position a minutes walk from the historic central street of Arrowtown, yet really quiet and peaceful. There's a rose garden and it is right next door to public open space. There's parking for about six cars.

We stayed in a standard double and I do recommend the upstairs room as you don't get elephantine footsteps. Showers and toilets are modern and clean with great shower pressure, and the kitchen is also good, nothing flash but all you need. The lounge is really comfortable and although there is a tv it isn't intrusive. There is wifi and a computer for use.

Adin is a great host and also runs tours of the area, and Jackie is really nice too.

I have been warned off even the better-rated Queenstown hostels due to the late night rowdiness (there's a five nights a week pub crawl) but Arrowtown was perfectly peaceful as it doesn't attract the party types. Book ahead.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2010

Poplar Lodge in Arrowtown was really a romantic place, with roses everywhere in the garden. We had an ensuite unit (of which they have two) which was outside of the main house, so although it was a backpacker hostel with dorms as well, we still had total privacy and our own mini terrace in front of our unit.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Staxi
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England
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2010

We ended up in this hostel as all of the ones in Wanaka were full up, and after arriving we were really pleased that was the case.
This is a fantastic hostel, to almost bed and breakfast standard, with lovely rooms and a fanastic atmosphere. I would recommend this to anyone, it was enjoyable to stay in Arrowtown after the crowds had left.
The hostel was comfortable and cosy, with great outdoor space and a clean kitchen and very helpful staff that dealt with any queries that were put to them.
Fantastic hostel

  • Stayed February 2010, 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 chokbik
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Canada
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72 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2009

Poplar lodge is probably the cleanest place i stayed at while in NZ. Its conveniently close to everything (well, its arrowtown,so everything is close to everything..). Was able to sit in the backyard and listen to the Jazz festival concerts in town..
Adin is a great host - go on one of his Adventure Tours!
No complaints.

  • Stayed October 2008, 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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Thank NadiaH84
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No_fixed_abode
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2007

What a lovely little place. The guys managing it are really friendly and will go out of their way to help you with anything they can. The place is really clean, warm and in a beautiful location. Comfy beds and with a good lay out. The lodge is a backpackers (although one of the better one’s I’ve stayed in – check out the BBH for a comprehensive list of some of the best backpackers in NZ – follow the ratings!!) and they also have a brand new unit which is beautiful and more 5* hotelish!! We were lucky enough to get shown round the new ‘cottage’ and it really was beautiful. Brand new, GREAT value and again beautifully laid out. (One is an en-suite and the other unit is more like a one bedroom apartment).

Arrowtown is definitely the place to stay to get a real feel of this area (over Queenstown). If you like things a little more sedate and quiet but near enough to the action to be able to appreciate it – but then escape!! BEAUTIFUL place, some great walks and very friendly people. Some really amazing restaurants too. Give it a couple of nights at least if you have time, you won’t be sorry!!!

  • Liked — Lovely staff, and great location.
  • Disliked — Clean, great value, and quiet and near arrowriver and local walks
  • Stayed October 2007, 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Phillippa_and_Rob
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Additional Information about Poplar Lodge

Property: Poplar Lodge
Address: 4 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Arrowtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Poplar Lodge is now a holiday home, offering clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in historic Arrowtown. With 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms there is space for everyone! Central heating,electric blankets, large garden, BBQ. A minute walk from the town, the river and tracks to the hills. Poplar Lodge is the ideal base for summer or winter activities. ... more   less 

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