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Archway Motels

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Feilding, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Motel is in a great location to walk into town for drinks and dinner. Everything was clean and owners and cat very friendly. Also unit was a very good size. We booked a cedar pool for $30 for an hour was lovely and relaxing however I think they could be improved by trimming the trees to deck level so there...

Thank Eva N
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Can't fault it!!!! The hospitality from Paul & Bridgit was fantastic, and the room was clean and had everything we could need. The hot tubs after skiing were awesome - room was made up every day - my daughter (9 yrs) loved playing in the play area and around the gardens. Our room was quiet, but also close to the...

Thank Murray S
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We booked two chalets for one night, both containing a double and single bed. As people have already said the decor is somewhat dated but the chalets are spacious and comfortable. When we arrived the heaters were already on and electric blankets were provided so we were nice and cosy. We also had a problem with the wifi running out...

1Thank Daredevilmick
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is an older style motel but the rooms are very clean (serviced daily) and we had everything we needed. Paul & Bridgit were the epitome of kiwi hospitality. I definitely recommend a visit to the hot tubs, especially after a day of skiing!

Thank Sarshy
Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

How lovely to read your honest & positive review. We are very up front about being an older motel and we are set in 2 acres of land so always plenty to do. We do try to update & upgrade as & when profits permit us to.Mostly new beds,up dating curtains & some exterior Painting have been recent aims &...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I booked the motel for a work trip and though the signage outside is pretty retro, the rooms are renovated and very attractive. I didn't want for anything with the space heater, iron, reading lamp, heated towel rack, and the equipment in the kitchenette. The room was spotlessly clean and I had clean towels and a made up bed every...

Thank JJ P
Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments and we do appreciate the little niggling issues to be highlighted as well. We are getting a whole new lock for that door this week as the original key did get lost and only a second hand copy could be made- not perfect. as for the Wi-Fi the only reason we can think of...

Dronfield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Very friendly welcome! Very old fashioned accommodation to look at but comfortable and clean. Spacious room and good facilities. Well situated to visit Warbirds museum and Puzzling World. Supermarket fairly close. Wi-fi free.

Thank Clare B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service from the hosts great location older units but everything you need for a comfortable stay within walking distance to Lake and township. Highly recommended for those looking for reasonable priced accommodation will definitely be going back.

Thank Chris S
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Although a little pricey, motel was clean, comfortable, well equipped, in walking distance to town, with nice owners and a friendly cat. We also got 500mb of free data which would have been great had the Wifi key worked for us. However, would stay here again.

Thank manic_cornflakes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Stayed 2 nights whilst on a month long road trip in NZ..Only booked a few days in advance which meant was pricey in the peak season and could only get the 2 bedroom unit for 2 of us.Therefore lots of space but in common with others we stayed at was a bit tired and could do with some improvement.Helpful owners...

2Thank Ianmcllondon
Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback & helpful comments. You will have read perhaps in our responses that the property was built mostly 35+ years ago and with only 15 units on 2 acres of land in an expensive resort & hot tubs etc we have very high overheads and costs. To upgrade all the units at once is not possible...

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Great place to stay, within easy walking of all the attractions of lovely Wanaka. The owners know and love the area and are full of advice. The room was comfortable, well equipped and clean, there was a clean BBQ too, hoorah!! Would heartily recommend this accommodation.

Thank Barbara L

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to your-"Home away from Home" Archway motel is set in 2 acres of grounds and tree-lined hillside. Only 5 minutes walk to the lake- we offer quiet, comfortable & spacious accommodation with mountain and bush outlooks.All units are ground-floor,non-smoking, are self-contained (kitchens/bathrooms), serviced daily and offer a range of studio- king, Queen & single bed units-many redecorated and enjoy our private rustic chalets. We also have 4 2/3 bedroom family units with King/Queen beds along with 3/4 single beds.Services & facilities include-Free Wi-Fi allocation,Internet computer with Skype also available, office/business services, DVDs & free DVD library. Large grounds/outdoor seating areas, 8 BBQ's,large playground.Soak & relax in New hillside cedar hot tubs with bush or panoramic views of the surrounding mountains & golf-course.(Fee normally applies but watch for inclusive offers/ package deals)Experience warm, southern hospitality with your Hosts- Bridgit & Paul. We are here to help make your visit the best it can be! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Archway Motels

Address: 64 Hedditch Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $121 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Archway Motels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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