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Edgewater Motel

3.5 of 5
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arrival the host was friendly and welcoming. He walked us to our room.The room was suitable for what we needed, it was a separate bedroom with kitchenette and lounge area. We enjoy having breakfast and some meals in our room so the kitchenette was ideal. I would definitely stay here again.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night on way to Milford Sound. Very friendly welcome at reception, and reasonable price ($140/night). Decor in room was old and tired but perfectly adequate. In particular the kitchenette was fantastic with everything we needed and made self catering very easy. The queen bed was a disappointment as it had a huge sag in the middle... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We enjoyed staying here, at the edge of Lake Te Anu, with a perfect position for walking into town, close to shops and restaurants, and the jetty where the boats leave from to visit the Glow-worm caves. Our room was comfortable, quiet, and the resident proprietor is very good at seeing everything is kept nice, and in welcoming his guests.

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St Albans UK
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This place is very close to the lake and has friendly helpful staff. The units are quite adequate and there are nice gardens to sit in. The walk into town is only short and there are several good restaurants there. The motel will book trips for you in advance and we were very pleased with our Milford Sound Cruise. We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I stayed in the villa / house for two nights on a recent trip to Te Anau. The villa is a great option or those wanting more space than the typical motel room or for a family. The villa is well appointed with a full modern kitchen and bathrooms and off street parking. Rooms are spacious and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We (4 adults) stayed in 2 bedroomed motel unit after finishing the Milford Track. The staff were super friendly and attentive (Emily). Our room was spacious, clean and lovely comfortable beds. Short walk (5 mins) to restaurants/bars. Good basic facilities for cooking. Great value. Would certainly stay again!

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This was a great motel. We had a room overlooking the lake with spectacular views.The room was clean and tidy, and well appointed, and great value for money. Would highly recommend to other travellers. ' We also did Doubtful sound which was superb.

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed on a self drive holiday because we had booked an early cruise at Milford. Overall rated as average - service was friendly and attentive. Te Anau is a great place to base yourself from - accommodation is more reasonable here and more choices for food than what is available in Milford Sound. Wifi facilities are terrible even though... More 

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