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Alison08
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Great choice! We’d definitely stay here again

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 Nov 2023via mobile
The motel is in a great location with views directly across the lake to the mountains beyond. The front gardens are immaculate, with a wide variety of flowers and plants. We received a friendly welcome at reception.

We booked a ground floor King studio with lake view. It was a lovely room, with a well equipped kitchen, bathroom and separate toilet. It was well decorated and maintained. The bed was comfortable. The room was a good temperature, and on the one evening it became a bit chilly the heater warmed it very quickly. We had a table and chairs on the little patio outside our room.

There are nice walks in both directions along the lake side. It’s only 10 minutes or so walk to the village centre with a good choice of restaurants/bars/cafes/shops and two supermarkets.

We had booked a Milford Sound tour with Trips and Tramps, and they picked us up right outside the door.

There is a bird sanctuary just a five minute drive away (no admission charge but you can make a donation).

We were very happy with our choice of accommodation and if we ever make it back to Te Anau would stay there again.
Date of stay: November 2023
Room Tip: There is a bird sanctuary a 5 minute drive up the road (free admission but you can make a...
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

Really, really great experience for the price. We chose a lakeside room and it was a lovely view. The room was clean and spacious, with all the utensils needed in the kitchen, and a nice, easy walk into town for anything and everything we needed. The only negative was the wi-fi, which was extremely unreliable.

Date of stay: October 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

We spent two nights here as part of an organised cycle tour (Around the Mountain). We were stoked to be dropped off here after having cycled 50km + from Walter Peak station.

The motel is situated right on the waterfront and truely lives up to its name. The unit we stayed in was on the ground floor and the gardens out our front door were stunning. The unit itself was very clean and tidy and had all that you needed for a couple of days or longer (I’d happily still be there). You could comfortably cook in these facilities or there are any number of restaurants just a short walk away.

The staff are friendly and there is a wee garage where you can store bikes and that sort of gear should you need to. All in all it’s a lovely place to stay.

Date of stay: November 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 May 2023

Good location. Lake view. Beautiful in the early morning. Feels good to walk by the lake. Hotel is clean. Warm floor at the bathroom. Clean kitchen. We arrive late and couldn’t see the entrance driveway. Not light on and no sign .

Date of stay: April 2023
Thank Sobaisudon
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Reviewed 9 February 2023

Would thoroughly recommend this well located place. This was our third stay here and, again, we were completely satisfied with every aspect of our visit. The apartment was clean, well stocked with all the essentials, and had a perfect view over Lake Te Anau. The price was, by a considerable margin, the best value for money of all the places we stayed during our 5-week New Zealand holiday. Feel certain the negative reviews dating back to 2018 must relate to when the place was under different ownership. The staff we encountered were welcoming, efficient, and ready and willing to deal with any questions or queries. If booking, would recommend specifically requesting a first floor apartment with lake view.

Date of stay: January 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023

We had booked a studio unit, and were very impressed that it was the biggest studio we have ever stayed in - queen bed plus a single and full kitchen. Only thing I would suggest is that they shift the TV from above the wardrobe - where I couldn't see it to the blank wall in front of the couch.

Date of stay: January 2023
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