Mackenzie Units Motel
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Mackenzie Units Motel

126 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel 7901 New Zealand

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4.5
#2 of 2 motels in Twizel
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Looking for a place to stay in Twizel? Then look no further than Mackenzie Units Motel, a charming motel that brings the best of Twizel to your doorstep.

As your “home away from home,” the motel rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator.

Guests have access to room service while staying at Mackenzie Units Motel.

While staying at Mackenzie Units Motel, visitors can check out High Country Salmon (2.7 mi), which is a popular Twizel attraction.

While visiting Twizel, you may want to try some burritos at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Poppies Cafe.

If you are interested in exploring Twizel, check out a garden, such as New Zealand Alpine Lavender.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Mackenzie Units Motel as you experience everything Twizel has to offer.

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Property amenities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Mid-range

Location

126 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel 7901 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 48 out of 100
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Christchurch Intl Airport
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AK907nomad wrote a review Mar 2014
Soldotna, Alaska18 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is a rare find. We have stayed in Twizel before, but the hotel we normally stayed at was booked and more expensive than our last visit. Everything in Twizel seemed booked or were slightly more expensive than we wanted to pay. So we booked this unit for 3 nights. The owner Maren is awesome! She is so sweet and accommodating. The value for the money we paid is unbelievable. We had lots of room, ample full kitchen and utensils (saved money shopping and making our own dinners with having a stove!) We had 2 nights booked in Lake Tekapo (less than an hour away) and decided to cancel it and stay 2 more nights in Twizel since the price was great and the drive to do Tekapo stuff, short. Free Wifi and a small washing machine makes this place really homey! We loved it and will stay again and recommend to everybody. Thank you Maren!
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Date of stay: March 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Twizel is centrally located for many great things to see and do. Lake Tekapo (more touristy, busy...
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Lynne B wrote a review Dec 2016
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom109 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for three nights on our tour of the South Island of New Zealand. The units had recently changed hands and were now being managed by Twizel Holiday Home. The unit we stayed in had 2 bedrooms and a really great wet room and a full kitchen. There was a large living room open plan with the kitchen and a decent dining table too. It also came with a really good air conditioning unit that gave out a decent amount of heat when needed. For those if us travelling around there was also a washing machine. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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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Ingrid wrote a review Feb 2014
Melbourne, Australia277 contributions147 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our two nights in the Mackenzie units. The staff could not have been more helpful even finding me an iron when I needed one. The bed was super "comfy" giving us two great nights of sleep. There was a large living room with kitchen including a full sized stove as well as a microwave. We headed the warnings about the hot water and so had shorter showers and consequently did not have a problem. Having free wifi was great as was having a washing machine to do our washing. There was also helpful travel information available. Both heating and cooling worked well. We would most definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There are only two units both identical. Sorry no fitness centre...could not undo one I had...
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ianHenham wrote a review Dec 2013
henham50 contributions17 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were near to the end of our hols in NZ and were booked in to stay in this hotel...motel ..nearly all the accomadation we had in NZ was excellent only to be let down. By this one only good things were large room and was clean. No safe in the room no water in the fridge no wifi in the room and have to pay 5dollors for wifi there was a bad smell in the corridors all the staff seemed to have been badly trained,resturant was ok ,breakfast was poor,and badly organised
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Date of stay: December 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Delux were all large and clean
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jl_ck wrote a review Jul 2013
Darwin, Australia129 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stumbled on these units unexpectedly. Initially we had looked at the motel when you just enter Twizel, but didn't like the look of them and saw these as we were driving around. There are only two units, but they are large, have everything you need and are very clean. the wifi was quite slow and you need to use the hot water carefully or it will go cold but otherwise was fantastic.
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Linda A wrote a review Oct 2015
Glasgow, United Kingdom41 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We wanted to break the journey from Christchurch to Dunedin and decided to stop in Twizel. These apartments are a great find, the owners are really welcoming and the apartments are spotless and very comfortable. They come with the addition of a washing machine which comes in very handy when you are travelling. We liked them so much that we decided to stop again on the way back up and were disappointed to find that they were both booked, however, Meren managed to get us other accommodation in Twizel that they also have which was just as good. They are very handy for Mount Cook.
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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EuleRichard wrote a review Apr 2013
Hamburg, Germany38 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were looking for an accommodation near the Mount Cook area and found it in Twizel: the Mackenzie Units. The rate cannot be beaten. Our unit had a very big living room with kitchen (with everything you need), two bedrooms and a simple clean bath with washing machine. The bed was good, also the WIFI. We recommend to buy fresh salmon e.g. at High Country Salmon Farm south of Twizel. Thanks our lovely host lady Claire for everything.
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Date of stay: February 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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yosef e wrote a review Jan 2013
kerem-maharal32 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
after a month travelling in new zealands roads, we came to twizel , as a base exploring mt.cook- and found these wanderful units. the units are big,very well equiped ,very very clean-just a perfect place.
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Date of stay: January 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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estherstone5 wrote a review Dec 2012
Whangarei, New Zealand53 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came to Twizel for 2 weeks to go fishing and explore the area. We had 2 young children with us, and Mackenzie Units was just the perfect place for us. The unit was serviced to very high standards on a daily basis; sheets changed every few days, and any leftover dishes were also cleaned. It was great to have a washing mashine there with washing powder provided!
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Date of stay: April 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Duncan W wrote a review Dec 2010
Wellington, New Zealand352 contributions194 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
There isn't a great range of accommodation options in Twizel. These motel units are next door to a larger complex, however these units are very modern and comfortable. Plenty of space for one - enough room for a family. I'd pick these small units over a larger establishment any time - just get in quick because these will book up quickly over summer.
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Date of stay: December 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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AK907nomad wrote a tip Mar 2014
Soldotna, Alaska18 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Twizel is centrally located for many great things to see and do. Lake Tekapo (more touristy, busy and expensive to stay there), Mt Cook/Aoraki, and a Lord of the Rings tour (One Ring Tours). The scenery is stunning, life is quiet and laid back."
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Ingrid wrote a tip Feb 2014
Melbourne, Australia277 contributions147 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are only two units both identical. Sorry no fitness centre...could not undo one I had touched the buttons."
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ianHenham wrote a tip Dec 2013
henham50 contributions17 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Delux were all large and clean"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mackenzie Units Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Mackenzie Units Motel?
Nearby attractions include The Twizel Bookshop (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mackenzie Units Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include room service, kids activities, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Mackenzie Units Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What are some restaurants close to Mackenzie Units Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery, Mint Folk & Co, and Fishtail Restaurant and Bar.
Is Mackenzie Units Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Twizel.
Is Mackenzie Units Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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