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“A hidden gem with wonderful hosts, not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Old Villa

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The Old Villa
Ranked #6 of 11 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
Hong Kong, China
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“A hidden gem with wonderful hosts, not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2011

This place is hidden gem, and we're so glad we stayed here. It was wonderful meeting June and Arch, who were the most warm and caring hosts we met during our stay in NZ. June's breakfast was the best we had in NZ, everything made from fresh vegetables plucked from her garden. The house is also close to some amazing restaurants, and a wonderful one-night stop while visiting Queenstown.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2010

Our 3 nights at the Old Villa in Arowtown were wonderful. June and Arch made us feel right at home greeting us warmly when we first arrived and when we returned at the end of each day. The Old Villa is quiet and relaxing yet only a few minutes walk from the shops and restaurants of this unique, lovely little town. Breakfasts were great and the room was comfortable. Thanks to June and Arch, the Old Villa seemed like a home away from home.
Ron and Marvel, Victoria, Canada

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2010

We stayed for two nights whilst visiting the picturesque little township of Arrowtown. The town is a popular day trip from Queenstown but staying there enabled us to see it at a more relaxed pace.
Our room (for three people) was beautifully decorated and furnished as was the whole property.
Our hosts June and Archie made us feel more like friends than paying guests throughout our stay, starting with a welcome drink on arrival.

The highlight though has to be the breakfast. Just fantastic. June, you are an angel.

I picked this accommodation because of the Tripadvisor reviews which put the Old Villa at No. 1 for B&B's in Arrowtown. The reviews were right. In fact you would struggle to get better for the price anywhere, not just Arrowtown.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2010

We had a two night stay at the Old Villa and really enjoyed our breakfasts. The owners, Arch and June, were very helpful. We borrowed their gold panning equipment, something I've always wanted to try, had no success but had fun! Charming bedroom with a patio leading to the garden. Biscuits and tea making facilities. Easy walk to the town centre and many restaurants to choose from.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2010

A warm welcome, nice bed and delicious self made breakfast. We had a great time, very hospitable people with also providing fit-for-purpose advise on activities for us to undertake.
We would strongly recommend the Old Villa to others.

Julia & Friso

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Old Villa
Address: 13 Anglesea Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #6 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Arrowtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:1 star — The Old Villa 1*
Number of rooms: 2
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