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“Arrowtown is delightful”
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New Orleans Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Arrowtown
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Arrowtown is delightful and the New Orleans is right in the centre, full of character. It was a pub room so don't expect too much, fairly small and there was a problem with our shower cubicle but quite adequate. Friendly helpful service, good food and being a pub there was a good choice of beer. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Stayed for 2 nights and ate the first night in the Hotel restaurant. the roast was good value and tasty. The second night I ate down stairs in the Pizza Bar and drank $5 Guinness Pints with a very affordable pizza Yummy

Room Tip: Book early and ask for a front room with a view. Great views
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Hi we stayed 1 night in room 10 and it was average . every hour the fridge starts up in your room and is very loud . as per below in a june comment here the room still hasn't been finished been painted .half done job . theres a hole in the toilet wall hasent been covered up at all . tv has bad reception . then went up for breakfast after a big night on the beers and the big breakfast had beer battered bread didn't say this on the menu and we all no with a hang ova that's the last thing you want . Sort this out its super average . we will never stay here again

Room Tip: never get big breakfast and never eva get room 10 , make sure you have a look at a room before you g...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Arrowtown is such a cute wee place and the New Orleans Hotel is right in the heart of it. Even though it was winter we were toasty warm with our heater on, and it was great having the bar right there for yummy breakfasts in the morning. Downstairs is Mickey Finn's, an Irish pub owned by the same guy which does great value pizza's and pints. Friendly atmosphere and all-in-all a very fun place to stay!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

We were genuinely impressed by the 'deluxe' room we got at New Orleans Hotel. The decor was really quite classy, the room was very clean and had a view out over the riverbed behind the main street. Double glazed windows meant our room stayed toasty warm all night. An extra blanket was provided just in case. Tea/coffee equipment was good quality and all very clean and nicely presented. The accomodation part is set off to the side of the pub/restaurant so we had no problem with noise at all, and its main street location made it so simple to wander the township.The price was great too - we had stayed at a hotel in Queenstown the night before which was more than double the price which was very disappointing by comparison.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Good clean room, thoughtful staff and very Eco- friendly power saving room. Just enjoy the tranquility of the mini town and have a good view outside the window , thought nothing but relax. It's a hotel with legacy. Also there is a bar and pool downstairs.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

We would first like to say that the staff here are wonderful, the food was reasonably prices, to portions generous and the food tasty.

However, the room (room 10 in ourcase) was cramped with three beds in the room, two pushed together to form a double and the single blocking the toilet door.
The decor was, we can only assume, was in the process of being updated since someone had painted a ring around the light fittings near the door
There was a nasty looking stain on the carpet by the bed.
And like previously mentioned you had to hop over the single bed to get into the bathroom (which was large, spacious, and bright!?!)

But NONE of this matters because of the noise. We're not sure what makes so much noise but we thought it might be the extractor fans from the kitchen but that doesn't explain what piece of machinery keeps trundling into life every hour during the night, that is covered by some wooden fencing outside room 10's door. It is so loud that we did not get a proper nights sleep on any of the three nights we were staying. Not great for a romantic long weekend.

The location is great, the hotel is nice but the noise will put us off reccomending the hotel or staying again

Room Tip: "Room ten is NOISY"
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about New Orleans Hotel

Address: 27 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Arrowtown
Price Range: £67 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — New Orleans Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in beautiful Arrowtown on famous Buckingham Street, The New Orleans (New O, as the locals call it) is one of the last historical running hotels in New Zealand. We pride ourselves on providing simple, honest old fashioned hospitality. The hotel has 9 well appointed rooms all featuring free wifi, new furniture, bedding and decor (updated 2012). Our award winning Bistro and Bar featuring local seafood, extensive wine list, NZ Craft Beer and much, much more is open 7 days from 8am. Recently we have extended our premises to Include Little Micky Finns, Arrowtown's very own Irish and Gourmet Pizza Bar. Featuring genuine Emerald Isle Memorabilia and boasting the best Whiskey collection in town. Book now. ... more   less 
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