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Mt Earnslaw Motel

89 Oban St, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
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Mt Earnslaw Motel
Ranked #3 of 4 Glenorchy B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cypress, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

First of all, we debated about going to Glenorchy at all but are so glad we did. The drive along Lake Wakatipu is beautiful, and Glenorchy is a peaceful alternative to busy Queenstown. The motel itself did look rundown from the outside and made us wonder whether or not we had made a wise choice, but the rooms were clean... More

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Bromsgrove, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

First impressions from the outside were that the Motel was a little bit tired but our room was clean, comfortable, well equipped and well presented and we're very glad we chose to stay there. There were even proper Lazeeboy reclining chairs in our room. There are two or three places within a few minutes walk for something to eat and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We have recently spent 4 nights here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The lady owner was very friendly to us and helpful when we needed help. Our room was basic but extremely clean. and was tidied and the bins emptied every day. The motel is in an excellent position to do walks both short and extended and there are 2... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

we booked 14th to the 18th feb 2014 for 6 rooms out of the 7 rooms for 4 days for a wedding group of couples all aged 50 = 60s owners were arrogant got told to go to bed 2 of the 4 nights we stayed there as we were enjoying our selves coming from Australia to celebrate the wedding... More

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Farmgirl47, Owner at Mt Earnslaw Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and I certainly understand your desire to celebrate the wedding event. However we do have a policy at our motel to keep noise down for the sake of other guests. The other unit was a family with young children and you were asked (nicely) to take your party inside after 12 o'clock on the second... More

Sacramento, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The motel looks neglected, but the rooms are fairly clean. It is odd that the manager/owner hides up in her second story home and makes no effort to interact with the guests. The sauna is filled with blankets and laundry so the one amenity that they have is unusable. We stayed for four nights and were given one 30 minute... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We arrived to be greeted by, a phoned 'your key is in the door and I will catch up with you later.' 90 minutes passed. Nothing. First time in NZ not offered milk and trying to get the advertised free internet was like pulling teeth and required unnecessary insistance on my part. This is a shame as Glenorchy is a... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Our first impression of the Mt Earnslaw Motel was that the exterior needed a good clean up. Looked very tired. The motel is on the market so perhaps the owners interest has waned somewhat. However to our relief the room itself was was very clean, spacious and comfortable. It had a well equipped kitchen, breakfast bar, large bed, couch and... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Spent 2 nights in October 2013. Glenorchy is surrounded by spectacular scenery at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu. Lots of good walking tracks. We spent a day walking the first part of the Routeburn track, which was good. Glenorchy Cafe highly recommended for breakfast and lunch. Motel room was clean, simple but adequate, with well equipped kitchen for self... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

It was as the other reviews said it would be. Good. As a motel it is very simple, basic kitchen and bathroom, everything was clean and worked. I recommended it if you a planning a couple of days in glenorchy. Simple but effective.

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at the Mt Earnslaw motel in November 2013 as an extension to our Queenstown holiday. Glenorchy is a small quiet town with some magnificent views and provides a great base for some wonderful walking tracks, including the Routeburn track. My partner and I did the first day of the Routeburn as a day trip and thoroughly... More

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Address: 89 Oban St, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Glenorchy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Seven comfortable studio units close to the centre of Glenorchy. Units have super king sized beds, en-suite, kitchen, TV heat pump air conditioning and are serviced daily. ... more   less 
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