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Edgewater Motel

52 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This motel is very easy to locate along the lakefront drive. The lakeview room we booked has great views of the lake. Rooms were very clean and the manager, Wayne, was very friendly and helpful. Would love to visit again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid less than $100 per night to stay, and for that kind of money couldn't complain. The furnishing was old, but more modern would obviously put the price up. The room we had was spacious, with a separate lounge. The shower water mixer was a bit hit and miss with a very fine line of the right temp water... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stayed there on the way back from Milford Sounds. The customer service was great and friendly. We had booked a 2 bedroom unit. The rooms were decent size. However, the apartment had an odd odour which just wouldn't go away. The carpets probably need a wash. The building, electrical equipment and furnishing is dated and in need of some refurbishment.... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I booked this room late at night and when I was tired and perhaps careless. We arrived after having spent a fabulous afternoon at Milford Sound so discovering what I had booked was such an anti-climax. We had no view, the furniture was grubby, the bathroom was small and the shower tiny. We couldn't go out and close the drapes... More 

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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

Most dismayed to receive this review and disappointed that your concerns were not addressed at the time of stay with the Manager. There is indeed a view of the lake from your balcony and the drapes can easily be drawn on entry and exit. The offending cord has been repaired as the coax had slipped down. The wifi has been... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had an enjoyable stay at the Edgewater Motel in May 2015. The room was large, clean, well maintained but quite dated in appearance. The stove looked like it was out the the 1950s but it worked a treat (this is not meant as a criticism). The Motel is directly opposite the lake and a short walk to the centre... More 

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dubai
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Enjoyable stay despite the initial issues with the rooms. Would love to visit again! Thanks to host Wayne and team (including the resident cat which kept meowing in the corridor but is obedient enough not to enter the room) :) - sui

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New Zealand
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18 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The motel rooms have all you need, they are basic and clean. The rooms are partly updated and are clean and tidy. The kitchen is well stocked if you want to self cater. The staff are very helpful. The location is great. You can walk into the center of town in about 2 minutes if you want to eat out.

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Geelong, Australia
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32 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The stairway to the apartment was not a highlight, that is until we saw the view which was nothing short of sensational. The apartment was large, well appointed and comfortable, and in the morning we watched a float plane do a warm up, pick up passengers and take off across Lake Te Anau. The hosts were very friendly and easy... More 

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Dortmund,Germany
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55 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Travelling from Glenorchie to Milford Sound you may not want to arrive when all the tour boats have already returned to the harbour. So stopping over in Te Anau is more than a good idea when there are comfortable and peaceful motel rooms available right on the lakefront in Te Anau. The two room apartments are well-equipped and cosily furbished.... More 

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Hamburg, NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a pleasant budget motel. The host and hostess are friendly and very helpful. The kitchen was well stocked with everything needed for self-catering. The laundry facility was great. The room was light and airy with a full window wall across the front. Parking is free. WiFi was a bit slow, but adequate. The bed was comfortable; bath was... More 

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