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Lakeside Motel

18 Lake Esplanade,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Newcastle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed one night here on a return visit to Queenstown. The motel is very dated - our room had new carpet and had a recent paint job which was poorly done. The beds were ok and everything functioned ok but was very old. However the view is superb and so is the location.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family stayed at this hotel 2 nights. Good location near shopping and food restaurant. You can walk to good sourveniors shops and many restaurants near there. You can walk to 3 i-sites near it about 10-15 mins walk. Very beautiful view from your room. But poor service from officer and Poor "pay wifi" that very, very poor. Bathroom has... More 

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Auckland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is the first time in NZ we have seen a motel which has not been updated for 50 years or so. In addition benches, doors etc were sticky to touch, bathroom facilities terrible, and the flooring dirty. As it was Easter we endured for 2 nights, checking out the previously booked additional night. Such a shame as the view... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Mixture of 60s to 90s decor. Kitchen and bathroom still stuck in 1965. Desperately needs an update. Overpriced for the standard of the room. Awful compact fluro lights everywhere. Oven/stove also is an antique from the late 60s. Cannot recommend.

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ALASTAIR L, Front Office Manager at Lakeside Motel, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our motel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. We appreciate your comments about aspects of the room that need updating. It is a pleasure to announce that we will be implementing many of these... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The place was just okay. I wouldn't have minded if it were cheaper than what we paid for it - however it was way over priced. Outdated and musky rooms. It was good that you could buy 100GBs of wireless for $5, was in a good location close to town and had a lovely view of the lake.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We were cycling around NZ and didn't book ahead because we didn't know when we were going to arrive. All the backpackers which other travellers had recommended were fully booked and this place was the only place that had a bed. The positive about the place: the location is amazing and the view from the verandah is lovely and it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The view is amazing,is really well located only a few minutes walk from town, friendly staff, and they have surprisingly good internet, which I wasn't expecting. (1TB for a week, I didn't use it all). Very noisy from the street front though, the blinds barely make any difference. For what you pay ($1100 for 8 nights) the following doesn't surprise... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The view is the only thing going for it. The carpets were stained, the bathroom was dreadful and I could not bring myself to use the kitchen at all. There were unemptied ashtrays on the balcony, so even the view was compromised! The oldest TV ever, with 4 channels only. Very poor .

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Denver, Colorado
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Very nice views of the lake and mountains out the big windows with chairs on the balcony out front. In room space heater, coffee and full kitchen is nice extras. Room is a bit dated but spacious with a couch and dining table. In hindsight (with over 2 weeks in NZ), I don't think the price ($150/night) was too outrageous.... More 

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Christchurch
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31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Didn't stay in the end--- Booked through Booking.com. Information said cable TV. Three channels only on free to view. This Motel was up to date round 1975 and nothing has been done to it. It feels grubby. The carpet is old and worn the bathroom is old and delapidated the kitchen has seen better days. No sheer curtains on the... More 

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