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Reviewed 3 January 2024

One of the best decisions we will have made this trip to NZ is staying here at The Chalet Motel! One of the owners, Walter, welcomed us on our arrival and couldn’t do more to help out or answer our questions. We are travelling with our teenage son, so a one bedroom apartment with king bed for us and a fold out sofa for him was all that we needed. Views of the lake are spectacular and it is SO quiet! The main area with shops and restaurants is a five min drive away so close enough to get takeaway and bring it back for a meal with a view! Couldn’t recommend highly enough if you are like us and just want a couple of days away from our normal busy lives…

Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Goldie05
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

We would give this 10 stars if we could. After having to cancel a trip to New Zealand 10 years ago and canceled staying here we finally made it. This was the best and favorite hotel we stayed at out of 7 of our trip. #1 was Walter and his wife's warmth and making there place a home away from home perhaps better. We stayed in the Henkel Hut overlooking a fabulous view of the lake. Quiet and a short walk to town. The Hut is spacious and outfitted with anything you might need. Clean, warm and homey. There are lots of places to stay with views but don't think twice. Walter also arranged a perfect sky for our dark sky viewing the day after rain and gale force winds which were supposed to linger (Walter won't take credit but somehow we think his love of the lake and sky made it possible)

Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Highly recommend this motel. Our host, Walter, was friendly, knowledgeable and gave us some good options on what to see/do while we were there. Our unit was immaculately clean and well presented. Had everything we needed for our stay. We stayed in unit 3 and the garden view was lovely and the room was nice and sunny. Location was perfect being right opposite the lake.

Date of stay: October 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Ruth G
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Excellent stay at The Henkel Hut. Everything was just wonderful from the welcome and helpfulness from Walter & Zita to the design, peace and quiet of the accommodation. Very close to the village and even closer to The Church of The Good Shepherd. The village has plenty of places for meals gifts etc. Highly recommended

Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Don S
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Reviewed 12 October 2023 via mobile

We first stayed here in 2014 and our second time did not disappoint! The owners Zita and Walter are very helpful and friendly and very passionate about making sure their guests are comfortable and happy. We stayed in unit 1 which is a one-bedroom unit with a lake view. You can literally walk out of the unit, cross the road and you are at the lake. The unit is comfortable and has under floor heating in one area. Even though it was October, we found it still a bit cool and were very glad for the heating. We were very comfortable and had everything we needed. It is a short walk into the village.

Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank SuzW66
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