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Shades of Arrowtown

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Overview of Shades of Arrowtown

Shades of Arrowtown

3.5-star property
Arrowtown motel in mountains

9.4/10 Exceptional

146 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
9 MERIONETH STREET, Arrowtown, Otago, 9302

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Wanaka (WKA) - 62 min drive


  • The Fork And Tap - 2 min walk
  • La Rumbla - 2 min walk
  • Postmasters - 3 min walk
  • Fish and chips - 3 min walk
  • Laneway - 3 min walk

About this property

Shades of Arrowtown

Enjoy your visit to Arrowtown with a stay at Shades of Arrowtown. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby downhill skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers like the location and shopping.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 7:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

What to do

  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Shades Arrowtown Motel
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Shades of Arrowtown Motel
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Frequently asked questions

Does Shades of Arrowtown offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Shades of Arrowtown does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Shades of Arrowtown?
As of 31 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Shades of Arrowtown on 6 February 2023 start from NZ$175, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Shades of Arrowtown?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Shades of Arrowtown?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Shades of Arrowtown?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Shades of Arrowtown?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Shades of Arrowtown?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but SKYCITY Wharf Casino (21-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Shades of Arrowtown and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities such as ice skating, downhill skiing and snowboarding. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Shades of Arrowtown?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Laneway (3-min walk), Slow Cuts (3-min walk) and The Chop Shop Food Merchants (4-min walk).
What's the area around Shades of Arrowtown like?
Shades of Arrowtown is a short 6-minute walk from Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and 7 minutes' walk from Crown Range. Travellers say that the area is very quiet, and great for skiing.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Great location, very quiet and wonderful hosts.
Andy, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Sheryl, 3-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved the quiet setting and the location was so close to the township. Room was lovely and shower was amazing. Would definitely recommend this property for a stay.
Susannah L, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had a very easy and nice stay. Very relaxed place but spotless.
Penny, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Brenda was extremely friendly & very helpful, knowledgeable not only about the town but also the surrounding area & the South Island in general. Very happy with the unit we had & how we were looked after - every chance in recommending Shades of Arrowtown
John, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everything was great, lovely staff
Simone, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous friendly service, lovely decorated room. Amazing shower.
Shelley, 1-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location
Susan, 2-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Simple, clean and so close to Arrowtown!
Great being so close to arrowtown to walk host gave us a blow up mattress and blankets for a night party up the mountain, was very helpful and friendly. simple clean and perfect for what we were wanting. thank you so much.
3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I would highly recommend staying at this lovely motel. So close to town and such lovely people
Jan, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review