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Archway Motels

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The location is great. Very central. The whole unit is generous size especially the living room and the kitchen area (we booked the 2 bedrooms unit). But I think the bed is very old, and when you lie on it, it dips very low. Not good if you have any back problem. The wifi is a bit on the stingy...

1Thank Kathy_Houtami
Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank You Kathy for your constructive feedback we always take our guests views seriously. We are sorry to hear you found the bed dipping as you are the first to comment- but we appreciate it. That bed we want to upgrade to a new king bed like 75% of the units already. The bed currently does have a $140 luxury...

Reviewed 9 February 2016

When planning our trip we tried to find accommodation in Queenstown but availability was nil. Found this spot instead and I'm so thrilled that we did. Lake Wanaka, 5 mins walk is stunning. Bars and eateries abound in lakefront locations. Really laid back feel to the place and nowhere near as busy as Queenstown Archway Motels provided a beautifully equipped...

Thank John G
Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you John, We appreciate your comments. We are so pleased you made the most of Wanaka & staying at Archway Motel. We are finding that many visitors have stayed in Wanaka because they cannot get accommodation in Wanaka. They also experience the same thing. Wanaka has always been a very special place- got everything you need - as they...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We stayed in one of the chalets, well equipped and comfortable and within easy reach of the town. Quiet and we had a good night's rest. Owners knew the area well and were able to recommend good places to eat.

Thank mag1
Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed the quiet yet handy location of the motels and especially the chalets set up the back. We hope you enjoyed your whole trip and that 2016 is a memorable and happy one for you. Warm regards Your Archway Hosts - Bridgit & Paul

Reviewed 2 February 2016

Great location, just on the edge of town means its easy to get to by car, nice and quiet setting but still only 10 minutes walk to the edge of the lake. There is a small supermarket just 5 minutes walk away too. The rooms are a good size, clean and have a good shower. There was also a well...

Thank jimmyt7
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Accommodation in this area can get pretty pricey but this was very nice. The rooms were clean, tidy, and spacious, with parking right outside. I would say the location is great, but every location in Wanaka is fairly central. Walking distance to the town is always easy. Very friendly service there as well.

Thank Morgan M
Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank You for your feedback & positive comments- always appreciated. You are correct- in Wanaka there are very few Motels actually right in the middle of the township- which is actually quite nice as it is quieter & only a short walk anyway. We have tried to keep our 2 acre property as natural and as environmentally eco-friendly as possible...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

We were somewhat disappointed on arrival. We had a 'superior' two bedroom unit booked for three of us, a couple and a friend from overseas. After travelling for some time we have plenty of experience with other places. This one has lots of positives. The unit has plenty of space including another two beds in a curtained off area in...

Thank Reynard1
Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank You for your comments and we rally appreciate your feedback. Yes our original older units in the main complex are 20 years old- even older and we are planning upgrades to both our extra spacious family units- they are next to have the bathrooms our focus. We do not have superior family units only standard & extra spacious- superior...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2016

A lovely owner-operated motel in Wanaka. Conveniently located close to the town centre, coffee strip, and the lake. Although very quiet. Everything is within walking distance. We were welcomed by the owners and introduced to available amenities. The room was cozy and comfortable with a large bed and a fully set up kitchen. The only thing that we didn't like...

Thank PPerth
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Our family of 6 pulled into the darkened Archway Motel after 9pm expecting, once again, to be told there were no rooms available (why hadn't we booked?). However, we were lucky! Someone had booked on the wrong day and we were given their 2 bedroom chalet! It was like walking into a palace....so much room! The bathroom was basic, but...

Thank LeBirch
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Nice rooms within walking distance of town (5 min). We stayed in one of the Chalets. Paul and Bridget were wonderful, they made us feel welcome and helped find things to do with our 12 yr old son. He spent a bit of time playing with their cat Archie ;-) Wanaka is a calmer version of Queenstown, we would have...

Thank Christian S
Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you Christian, We really enjoyed having you stay at Archway and to get to know you all. We really appreciate your feedback and it is always a highlight to have very happy and satisfied guests whom have had some great experiences. We know you loved Wanaka and heard from Jill that you absolutely loved the Helicopter trip to Mt...

Thika, Kenya
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Home away from home. Excellent facillities, walking distance to town, biking and hiking tracks. Charming owners who are very helpful. Nice ladscaping, electric blankets for the cold, great cooking facilities.

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

Thank you so much for your feedback & comments. We really enjoyed getting to meet you all and spend time over 2 days. It's lovely guests such as yourselves that make our hosting so worthwhile. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & New Year 2016.

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  • Free Parking
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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
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  • 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: ₹ 6,145 - ₹ 10,549 (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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“Our room was towards the back and was very quiet.”
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