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Glenorchy Motels

Suite 8 - tea & coffee making facilities and a private ensuite
Traveller (27)
King size suite
Room & Suite (8)
Local beach 5 minutes walk from our Motels
Pool & Beach (2)

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4.0
#2 of 2 small hotels in Glenorchy
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
Eight comfortable studio suites close to the center of Glenorchy. Suites have configurations of either super king sized beds or king/queen beds some with an additional 1-2 single beds, en-suite, kitchen (except room 8), TV heat pump air conditioning and are serviced daily.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Golf course
Fishing
Spa
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Clothes rack
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English
75Reviews1Q+A14Room tips

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Tina T wrote a review Jan 2021
Maramarua, New Zealand249 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Quite basic room although you can see the new owners are doing things as there were new linen and wall decorations.
Free washing machine and $4 for the dryer which was massive.
There is a spa pool but it cost $10 per person extra which would have been $40 for our family so we didn’t use it.
Kids loved the owners dog and said hi to him.
Could walk to restaurants.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kristina H wrote a review Jan 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand134 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped over at Glenorchy for a night and stayed at Glenorchy Motel. It was a lovely motel, with friendly staff. Centrally located, it was a short walk down to the lake or to the shops. A beautiful view of mountains from front and behind the motel. Comfortable beds with electric blankets and a heater in the room, which was appreciated on the 7°C “summer” day we had last week!!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Peter M wrote a review Feb 2012
Flintshire, United Kingdom80 contributions97 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked our room at the Tourist information in Queenstown without knowing what the Motel was like.
On arrival we were pleased with the choice. The room was quite large, clean and comfortable.

Unfortunately we had to vacate the room by ten oclock the following morning. I did try and get a later time, because my wife was going horse riding until about 12:30, and it would have been nice if she could have a shower before travelling on.

It was made clear that this was not possible! I wouldnt have minded if the place was full, but from what I could tell there were only another two rooms occupied.
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Date of stay: February 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RaibeartAlba wrote a review Feb 2020
Scotland217 contributions223 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
While this motel is in one of the most beautiful parts of NZ, the motel has dropped in standards since the previous owners had it. We have stayed here many times over the years. The current owners are however, very friendly. The room was not clean with nail clippings by the bed and generally the unit was needing a good clean eg dead spider in one of the kitchen drawers. Overpriced and a total rip off being charged an additional 3% for using a credit card. This should not be allowed. There was a plethora of unnecessary cushions all over the beds and tasteless artificial 'plants'. Disappointed.
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Date of stay: January 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Shop around and refuse to pay credit card surcharges
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anne w wrote a review Jun 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand29 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The entrance was jumble of chairs and table. Each room seemed to have two and it was a cold, wet winter. We had to pick our way between them, plus a pile of building materials . Inside no hooks to hang anything. Bathroom freezing, no heater and cold fan went on with the light.
Worst of all, beds covered in black cushions that are not washed between guests. There are covid times. I had slobber all over mine. Ugh.
The owner has given up. She is on the market and more or less told us she just doesn't care any more. our room was not even serviced. She told us the staff had not turned up but she did not bother doing it herself.
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Date of stay: June 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All the same, no views. I make a habit of not writing bad reviews but this was just too awful
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sarah a wrote a review Dec 2016
88 contributions5 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Good stay in Glenorchy. clean and spacious room. My only complaint was that the bed was SO old and uncomfortable. I hardly slept the 3 nights we spent here. free wifi but the wifi had to be reconnected to probably every 30 mins or so.
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Date of stay: November 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Jul 2017
Dear Sarah, thank you for your review and we are very sorry that you had an issue with the bed in your Suite. You should have contacted us after the first night and we would have moved you to another suite or provided an alternative arrangement. Since the owners bought the motels in April of the same year, there were a few teething problems and updates that were required. I'm happy to say that all beds have had quality control and been updated where required. The Wifi has since been updated and is now continuous. Safe travels and a welcome return. Lyndal
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MonSur15 wrote a review Aug 2018
Jakarta, Indonesia49 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The unit is a little old but warm and cozy (however the studio unit was a little tight for 4 adults), also the owners are great! Great wifi connection in the room (not always the case in NZ especially in smaller towns). We stayed for 2 nights and had no complaints, even took advantage of the laundry (cold water wash is free, and $4 for the very huge tumble dry which was quite reasonable). Thank you for the hospitality Kath! Just across the street is a general store, which stocks our favourite pie from Fairlie!

However, room and bathroom especially needs more storage / hanging spot.
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Date of stay: August 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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stephanie_sandiego1 wrote a review Feb 2018
Melbourne, Australia245 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There aren't a lot of choices in a small town like Glenorchy, but you can't go wrong with this spot. The owner was super friendly and had everything sorted for out late arrival just in case she wasn't readily available. You can park right outside the room, which is incredibly convenient. The accommodation is simple and comfortable; everything we needed for a one night stay.
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Date of stay: January 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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coober wrote a review Jan 2018
Kathmandu, Nepal67 contributions83 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived fairly late but were checked in and in our rooms within 5 minutes.
Parking is in front of the rooms, so not far to carry the luggage. Rooms are large and ours had a fully set up kitchen which was great, we cooked our meal that night as most restaurant kitchens had closed by the time we arrived. Very comfortable bed with nice hot showers, the rooms were spotless and very close to some good breakfast options in the morning. Good value!
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Date of stay: January 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kath C, Owner at Glenorchy Motels
Responded 19 Jan 2018
Hi thankyou for your nice review . We love everyone enjoying their stay and hope you will visit again. Cheers Kath
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Chris R wrote a review Jan 2015
Sydney, Australia4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently stayed at this motel, in a very large room with a very clean and modern bathroom. The room was quiet, had some nice seating outside, and was located centrally in Glenorchy. We were surprised to find the motel in such a good state, since LP describes it as 'dated'. I can only disagree with that and highly recommend this motel for Glenorchy. Glenorchy itself is a very relaxing place and a good basis for the many walks in the area.
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Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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anne w wrote a tip Jun 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand29 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the same, no views. I make a habit of not writing bad reviews but this was just too awful"
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RaibeartAlba wrote a tip Feb 2020
Scotland217 contributions223 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Shop around and refuse to pay credit card surcharges"
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catherineh99 wrote a tip Apr 2018
Hong Kong Island, China11 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Correspond and let Kath know your requirements"
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ENone99 wrote a tip Mar 2017
Kihei, Hawaii21 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms with bigger numbers are better. #1 is right by the "highway" (Highway in the Glenorchy sense isn't an issue)."
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Rob W wrote a tip Mar 2016
Australia23 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Allo rooms are private and quiet."
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Mt. Earnslaw Motel
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionGlenorchy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glenorchy Motels
Which popular attractions are close to Glenorchy Motels?
Nearby attractions include Glenorchy Animal Experience (2.0 km), Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk (0.4 km), and Mrs Woolly's General Store (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Glenorchy Motels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Glenorchy Motels?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Glenorchy Motels?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Glenorchy Motels?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glenorchy Motels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Akin, Kinloch Wilderness Retreat Restaurant, and Glenorchy Hotel Ltd Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Glenorchy Motels?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Glenorchy Motels located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 km away from the centre of Glenorchy.
Are any cleaning services offered at Glenorchy Motels?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Glenorchy Motels accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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