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Lakeside Motel & Apartments

36 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600 New Zealand
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#11 of 22 hotels in Te Anau
Travellers' Choice

See why so many travellers make Lakeside Motel & Apartments their motel of choice when visiting Te Anau. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Lakeside Motel & Apartments Hotel is a motel offering a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The motel features baggage storage. Plus, guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Te Anau. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to some of Te Anau's most popular landmarks, such as Punanga Manu o Te Anau (0.8 mi) and Te Anau Lion Lookout Point (2.6 mi), Lakeside Motel & Apartments Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

While staying in Te Anau, you can get some delicious tapas at Black Dog Bar, which is a short distance from Lakeside Motel & Apartments.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Lakeside Motel & Apartments as you experience all of the things Te Anau has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Canoeing offsite
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Michael C wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions
Very friendly staff, with family friendly facilities. Were always helpful, and a very comfortable place to stay. Loved having a full kitchen, as well as netflix etc to keep son happy, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
KazSydAustralia wrote a review Sep 2021
Sydney, Australia141 contributions71 helpful votes
The Te Anau Lakeside is one of the very few hotels/motels around the globe that lives up to its name. It is right across the pristine, 91 mile long, Lake Te Anau and proudly sits in one of the largest and most beautifully manicured garden settings in the world. Consequently the visitors enjoy spectacular views from almost every room. Lakeside offers a variety of accommodations, rooms or apartments to suit whatever your need, wish or want. A quick check of their website will give you a clear idea of the available choices. Every unit is fully self contained and serviced daily. This literally means that you have everything you need for totally independent living, cutlery, plates, stove, micro…the whole caboodle. A mobile barbeceue is available, as is Free Wifi.. . Lakeside has an added bonus. It is a pioneering family owned and run business with at least 3 generations experience in the hospitality industry. Hosts Greg and Jodi are not just managers. They are gracious and generous hosts, keen to share their knowledge with the guests. They are both, with their 2 young daughters, also experienced, intrepid travelers and sightseers including local camping and fully understand the challenges of travel. Consequently the managers intimate knowledge and understanding of Te Anau and surrounds is passionate and unique, a love they are keen to share with their guests to fully enjoįy. Hosts Greg and Jodi are not just managers. They are gracious and generous hosts keen to share their knowledge with the guests. They are both, with their 2 young daughters, also intrepid travelers, including local camping and fully understand the challenges of travel. I write this review following three decades of annual travel to and stays in Te Anau. I have stayed in most places in Te Anau but finally settled on Lakeside for its uniquely high quality accommodation and personal service qualities. I have recommended Lakeside to my many friends and everyone has happily enjoyed their stays. Lakeside is located within a comfortable five minute walk to the town centre. The beautifully kept business centre has everything available in large cities. Two very competitive supermarkets, an abundance of high quality restaurants and everything in between.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Almost all rooms have excellent views but Main building rooms face the lake and the snow capped...
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Helen Polley wrote a review Aug 2021
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We are NZ travellers & this motel was great value for money. We had a 1 bedroom suite overlooking the lake, spectacular scenery & the suite was spacious & had eveything we needed. Staying here means you are slightly removed from the noise of the main street but its an easy 5 min walk( that's a pretty slow walk!). Best of both worlds, close to amenities without noise but with a spectacular view.
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Date of stay: August 2021
RhAdey wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions
Had a night here whilst exploring. We had the upstairs lake view apartment which was perfect for our family of 4. Very clean with everything we needed. Perfect location for the info centre and trips - just a walk along the lakeside.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
ranch100 wrote a review Jul 2021
Melbourne, Australia131 contributions55 helpful votes
Very friendly greeting and excellent suggestions for meals. Rooms were comfortable with king and single bed, kitchenette and seperate bathroom and toilet. Car parking at no cost. The views of the lake were spectacular and the walk to the town and activity departures were less than 10 minutes. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$65 - US$214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lakeside Motel & Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Lakeside Motel & Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Fiordland Cinema (0.8 km), Lake Te Anau (0.6 km), and Fiordland Escapes (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lakeside Motel & Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Lakeside Motel & Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lakeside Motel & Apartments?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lakeside Motel & Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lakeside Motel & Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bao Now, Redcliff Restaurant & Bar, and Sandfly Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lakeside Motel & Apartments?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Lakeside Motel & Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Lakeside Motel & Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.