Mackenzie Motels
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Mackenzie Motels

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4.5
#2 of 4 guest houses in Fairlie
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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As new owners, Cynthia and Kevin Hessell welcome you to MacKenzie Motel, at 12 School Road, in the heart of Fairlie. We offer warm and affordable hospitality to ensure you enjoy your stay in Fairlie the gateway to the Mackenzie basin. Our renovated motel units are situated in the heart of Fairlie, just 44km from Lake Tekapo. There is the choice of 4 studio units with ensuite, new beds and heaters, mini kitchenette and free WiFi. There are flatscreen TVs with Freeview. All units have a private deck and courtyard plus a covered carpark.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Golf course
Skiing
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Sofa
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

12 School Road, Fairlie 7925 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Stazirae R wrote a review Nov 2020
9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the best experience with the owners going out of their way to make arriving at an awkward time easy. Everything was sparkly clean and fresh, our room was warm with heat pump preset before we arrived, the shower had awesome pressure and the bed was super comfy!
And what’s more it was reasonably priced, we would stay again for sure.
Plus it’s located close to town for an easy stroll dinner and breakfast 1/2 a block away.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SteveOnVacation wrote a review Nov 2023
vancouver29 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable place. Really love the location, quiet street, just off the main drag. The room seem quite well soundproofed, and the place has good quality drapes to keep the morning springtime sun from interrupting your sleep. What a great place. Owner is nice too.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KellyWhittleston wrote a review Jun 2020
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand16 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped here on our way to Queenstown and it was great. We booked and arrived late and the owner very kindly had the heaters and lights on for us when we arrived. It was freezing outside but the room was nice and toasty. The motel was very clean and tidy with nice comfortable beds and very reasonably priced. We would definitely stay again and recommend this place to others.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Carol Blue Mountains wrote a review Nov 2023
Blue Mountains, Australia399 contributions176 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Fairlie was a convenient stop on a long drive and Fairlie a nice country town. Glad I chose the Mackenzie as it is one of the nicest motel rooms, do not be fooled by the exterior. Microwave, fridge and simple crockery were useful and the verandah at the rear was lovely to relax on after a long drive. Highly recommended and only a short drive to Lake Tekapo.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: As others have mentioned, reception is across the road.
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David Guild wrote a review Dec 2022
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg12 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a lot of motels in our trip to New Zealand. This was the best by a long way. The room was extremely large, well furnished and clean. It also had a deligthful garden/sitting out area.

Fairlie is a good place to spend the night if you want to split the journey between Wanaka or Queenstown and Christchurch. It has a good restaurant (the Old Library) and a well-known bakery which makes excellent pies (the Fairlie Bakehouse). If you add this motel, I'd strongly recommend it for a stay.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Waynedvh wrote a review Jul 2023
Hokitika, New Zealand4,155 contributions146 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great base very handy to the town center, restaurants, cafes etc. Units have been done up very clean, tidy, private deck area with unit. Have the basics for cooking but the local dining is cheaper than cooking. Always enjoy visiting Farlie winter or summer worth having a look.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Peter and Jitka wrote a review Jan 2020
Calgary, Canada80 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Conveniently located and a good value for money. The owner was friendly and welcoming . Our room was super clean and bed was comfortable. It had everything what we needed for our overnight stay. Tip: Great food at “Eat cafe and bar” close by.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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travelsaroundUSA wrote a review Feb 2020
Cambridge, Massachusetts101 contributions97 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You check in across the street from the rooms. The rooms themselves each have their own parking spot. The rooms are big, clean, well decorated, and very comfortable. The wifi worked very well. The hotel is right in the center of this small town.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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EMR77 wrote a review Sept 2019
Sunshine Coast15 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome value for money, especially for families. Super comfortable, clean, warm, modern inside, friendly staff and amazing pizza just around the corner. Perfect place for ski holiday stay, will be back, without the broken arm. 🙂
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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breeeyan wrote a review Apr 2018
11 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean and neat. deserves more credit.
a good place to stay if you're stopping by Fairlie.

it's off the main street so you do not get street noise.

and they've got 4 heating contraption to keep warm in winter. heater in bathroom, heater in the bedroom, airconditioner, electric blanket.

the lamp outside the unit was either not working or i couldn't find the switch. try not to check in too late.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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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Carol Blue Mountains wrote a tip Nov 2023
Blue Mountains, Australia399 contributions176 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"As others have mentioned, reception is across the road."
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PRICE RANGE
$138 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictFairlie
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mackenzie Motels
Which popular attractions are close to Mackenzie Motels?
Nearby attractions include Gem Alpaca Stud (1.0 km), Fairlie Heritage Museum (0.7 km), and Honey and the bee (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mackenzie Motels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Mackenzie Motels?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mackenzie Motels?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Mackenzie Motels?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mackenzie Motels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fairlie Bakehouse, Farm Barn Cafe, and Carnegies Restaurant & Bar.
Is Mackenzie Motels located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Fairlie.
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