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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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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located in a great position facing the lake, this motel is reasonably comfortable and clean but lets itself down with very dated decor. It's quite obvious that the owners aren't really willing to spend anything above the bare essentials to keep it ticking over. The decor is probably 70's or 80's and hasn't been changed since. This includes the electrical... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want the flashiest motel in town, don't stay here. If you want good, friendly service and value for money this is the place to be. The units are dated and basic, but in saying that, they're warm and functional. The motel is located close to the shops and restaurants and is right across the road from the lake.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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 May 31, 2015

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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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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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
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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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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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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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