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Edgewater Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   52 Lakefront Dr.,, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
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Edgewater Motel

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Ranked #18 of 24 hotels in Te Anau
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Rating summary
  • 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

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

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Wayne and Linda made this stop great. We were there for 6 nights. They were very helpful and accomodating. Location of the hotel is good as it is a 5 min walk to town. Nice outdoor sitting area. Rooms were very well stocked with cookware.

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Thank you for taking time to place feedback for Edgewater. Fantastic that you enjoyed your stay and that Linda and Wayne were there to help you also. Enjoy your travels More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Edgewater was in a great location, walking distance to everything and right on the lakefront. However, the motel itself was simplistic in its furnishings, but in saying that, neat, with all the necessities. The rooms and furnishings reminded us of the 70's but it had a cute beach shack kind of feel. It was good for what we required, and... More

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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Edgewater . Thank you for your feedback. As you indicate, the rooms provide all the necessities are clean and placed well close to both Lake and the town centre More

Timaru, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Great value for money, and everything you'd want in a motel. Buildings are getting on a bit, but are well maintained and cleaned. Very, very friendly reception, and most if not all staff are local, knowledgeable and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble - we needed a later check-out (to dry off after tramping!), and this was gladly provided (without... More

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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Edgewater and the service of Staff. Customer satisfaction and cleanliness is hugely important to us, and we are pleased that we made your stay enjoyable. We hope to see you again in the future. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The hotel is located right on the main lake which is pretty handy for a walk. The rooms are spacious and neat and clean. They have all amenities like mini fridge, Microwave, utensils etc, which a motel should have. Both Linda and Wayne are nice and welcoming hosts. City centre is also a short walk away. if you love cats,... More

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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review and we take on board your comments. We are pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay and the facilities Edgewater provides More

Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The Edgewater Motel is located on the foreshore with a lovely view of Lake Te Anau. IT is easy walking distance to the town centre and supermarket. I was the best appointed of all the motels we stayed in while travelling the South Island. The room was large, spacious and clean. On arrival we were welcomed and the friendly environment,... More

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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are please you enjoyed your stay with us and we ticked all the boxes for you. There is a coin operated washing machine and dryer along with hand washing tub in the Motel Laundry for guests use. Our two bedroom units are popular with families as you outline and... More

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Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
46 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Simple, basic, clean rooms, as a hotel would be rated between one and two stars (it needs renovation from the buildings all the way to the cutlery in the kitchens). Staff is friendly and nice....when available. Every time (check in, questions, etc.) there was nobody at the reception and had to ring/page/wait relatively long for somebody to come (but than... More

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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review

We were disappointed that you found your stay less than satisfactory. The Manager is onsite and at this busy time of year if not in the Office is either cleaning or gardening and is not far away from reception if required. On the positive side you did relate that the manager was friendly and the rooms clean. We shall continue... More

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Additional Information about Edgewater Motel

Also Known As:
Edgewater Hotel
Edgewater Hotel Te Anau
Edgewater Motel Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: 52 Lakefront Dr.,, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Fiordland > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #18 of 24 hotels in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Edgewater Motel 3.5*
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