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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Great. Friendly managers and really comfortable beds. Hot tub was wonderful. Facilities were good. We had a two bedroom unit. Close to everything. Good facilities for skiiers and snowboarders as close to Cardrona and Treble Cone.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
Thank Lyndelle B
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

A great place to stay close to town and pet friendly as well. Our wee pooch enjoyed her stay here as we did. Comfortable room with a great bed. The units are getting a bit tired and in need of a bit of refurbishing, in particular the shower, but still good value for money.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Murray A
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Very tired. Curtains off hooks, very old everything, shower scungy and useless. Our group of 5 jammed into what should be a 2 BR unit. Towels must have come from an op shop! At the price, it is a joke! But I guess Wanaka is busy, so it gets away with it.

Room Tip: pick another motel!
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stayed two nights in a chalet here and I was very impressed. The chalet was very spacious and had a queen bed and a single bed, full kitchen (-oven), bathroom and lounge area. It was clean tidy and well maintained. The motel is a short walk away from the city centre although be aware that it is uphill on the way back but nothing too steep. The kitchen was stoked with an adequate set of plates, cups, cutlery and other utensils and would be fine for cooking meals. The staff were friendly and very helpful as well. My only complaint is that the exhaust fan in the bathroom didn't work however we just opened the window. All in all I was very impressed with our chalet especially for the price and I will definitely be staying again next time I am in Wanaka.

Room Tip: If you don't want to walk up a hill make sure you have a car
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank lochlann a
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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you for your feedback we really appreciate your thoughts. Lots of positive comments so we are pleased on that count. We do not have many guests at all without cars these days but we are very happy to pick you up- we just need to know in advance:-) We already have transfer fans in the bathroom ceiling but we do wish to change these. It is a big job to install a whole new system to vent air & steam outside and can only be done when it is quiet.We are always looking to upgrade and change the units & facilities. As you will have experienced we invested in all new King beds which are more expensive than the standard hotel beds but with really good support in the mattress design .We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay.Warmest regards Bridgit & Paul

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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Serviceable rooms for the price. Slow wi-fi with 500mb quota. Unpaved driveway with unshaded parking in front of each unit. Very comfortable beds though as well as functional kitchens. Coin laundrette available.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank meaninglessmovement
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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Thank you for your review we always appreciate your opinions and experience. We give all our studio guests 1/2 gigabyte of free Wi-Fi automatically. It does not mean its the quota. It is more that 90% of guests for 1 or 2 people for one night that is more than adequate. If staying 2 nights we usually give our couples or guests 1 GB to get started. Bigger units get 1GB automatically- even for one night. To be honest in Wanaka we do not have too many options for ultrafast Internet outside the very central business and we use an alternative to broadband Netspeed which is often faster and less affected by how many users - especially with many people in town or in the motel.I am not sure where one would expect to get covered shaded car parking outside your unit- very rarely I imagine but with our 30 trees in our driveway we often have our guests parked under the shade of these- so we feel we offer something extra for shade. All our units have a covered outdoor verandah.Sealing our driveway would be wonderful but it is not economic as we are 2 acres and the cost prohibitive.We have been here 10 years and the money all goes into priority areas first. Our beds we do invest in comfort & sleep experience and are a priority so thank you for appreciating the difference. We wish you all the best for the rest of your trip.You did not mention your staff interactions or experiences which would have been nice to know of as well. Warmest regards Bridgit & Paul

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