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Edgewater Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   52 Lakefront Dr.,, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Umkomaas, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one night at Edgewater motel in September 2014. The rooms were neat, clean and quite spacious. The motel is across the road from the lake, and early morning or evening strolls are quite pleasant. We walked into town, which was really just a few blokes away. The manager was pleasant and friendly. He gave us some good tips... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I was booked into this motel for one night while in te anau for work. Upon arrival at about 3.30pm I was told the room "might not be ready". The lovely lady at the desk said she would follow me up to the room to check. I asked for a gst receipt, which she told me wasn't possible at the... More

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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

We were sorry to read that you were disappointed with your accommodation at Edgewater. The Manager had checked your room after you phoned to indicate the light was not working in the kitchen. The bulb was fine and as this is operated by a two way switch, she left it on to show the way it worked and also to... More

Bath
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A lovely welcome made this stay a bit special nothing too fancy just good friendly service at realistic rates, very clean and comfortable. The host was very helpful in recommending places to eat and visit. Mush appreciated electric blankets on a winters night was most welcome,the location overlooking the lake and close to the town centre

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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Edgewater and that you were looked after well by the Staff. Thanks for your feedback More

Leipzig, Germany
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12 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We originally booked the backpackers but got moved into here for our two nights stay. Te Anau was part of our Milford Sound-trip. We really enjoyed staying here as the room was very spacious and could accommodate all four of us easily. The location was right near the lake and about a 10 minute walk into the town center. Our... More

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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Edgewater and that Manager Wayne was able to provide help with your Vehicle. We aim to please !! More

Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We checked in to this motel around 6pm for an overnight stay before heading to Wanaka. On walking into the Villa the first thing I noticed was the horrible smell that was right through the entire place. It smelled as if someone had cleaned a heap of prawns and not disposed of the waste for a couple of days. We... More

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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

Whilst you indicate in your feed back that the Manager was polite and the Villa neat and tidy it is hugely disappointing for us that you encountered any problems at all with the accommodation you booked. An alternate unit should have been offered to you immediately along with an apology. We take on board your comments and would like the... More

Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed for a night in Edgewater Motel in late April 2014 and were happy with the service and clean rooms. There are amenities like wifi, a hair dryer, bathroom and room heater which is good enough for me. A convenient place to stay if you are planning to pop into Milford Sound as its about 2 hours drive to... More

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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

Delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that everything was to your satisfaction More

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9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Stayed her for 2 nights heading into Milford Sound. The place was fine, no frills. I would stay here again if it were just 2 people, but we had 4 and it was just a bit cramped. No where to sit, so we each cuddled on one of the single beds to watch TV and talk after dark. One single... More

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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Edgewater does have larger 2 bedroom units which may have suited your party better for this stay. We are pleased that the staff were accommodating and that you found the location and garden setting to your liking. More

Victoria, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

We would have liked to stay at this motel and in fact made an effort to check in. But when we went into the office, after seeing the Vacancy sign, we found the man at reception was busy talking on the phone. He did not acknowledge us at all, but carried on with the phone call. It sounded like he... More

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lyon82, Manager at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

The Manager has indicated that he was attending to another customer and confirming their itinerary at the time you stepped in and out of the Office. The customer had very poor english and the Manager spent longer on the telephone than expected. As you can see by previous reviews, guests are more than happy with the service provided by staff... More

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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Spend two nights at the motel. Check in: no problems, considering that I arrived quite late after reception hours. No extra charge also. Rooms: (number 7). Basic interior, a little bit old furniture. Well equipped kitchenette. Not too noisy. Separate bedroom, spacious. Too little wardrobe space. Service: friendly, rooms always clean.

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Thankyou for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us More

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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Edgewater. Wayne in the office was very friendly and helpful. He was able to book our tours of the glow-worm caves and the Milford Sound cruise for us and give useful advice about best times to travel etc. The rooms are of a vintage style and scrupulously clean. Everything you could want to use... More

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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

Lovely that you enjoyed your stay at Edgewater . We are pleased that you found the Manager helpful with planning your sightseeing. Edgewater has a great location handy to both the town and the lakeshore . More

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Address: 52 Lakefront Dr.,, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Edgewater Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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