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Aden Motel

3.5 of 5 57-59 Quintin Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at Aden Motel for 3 nights at the start of January. Pros: Shower had a high pressure which is really awesome and relaxing after a day hike at the kepler track! Thick towels were provided too! Comfortable beds with electric blankets. Bed might have been a bit towards the soft side but that's really subjective. Wifi. The unit was... More 

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United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sadly we were only able to stay one night, would have liked to stay longer. Our room was very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. The bed was the most comfortable I had slept in since arriving in New Zealand. Unfortunately we missed out on the cup cakes but we have been promised double quantities when we return.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival we were greeted by a lovely couple who provided us all with little cupcakes...they were delicious. The room was very dated and felt like we stepped back into the 70's. The kitchen was not well equipped and you need to go to the office if you wanted a frying pan or any trays. The shower was the worst... More 

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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review

. Well guess a response is need to these guests after coming from a 5 star Motel like the Glebe Apartments in Queenstown to a 3 star Motel of course there is going to be a large difference. We market ourselves on our website as Retro Boutique not as a five star Motel. Our Kitchen are very well equipped with... More 

Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an older style motel, however was clean, quiet and comfortable. We stayed in the two bedroom room which had a queen bed in one room and two singles in the other, as well as a lounge room with small dining table, a small kitchen and one bathroom. The owner was very friendly giving us lots of tips about... More 

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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for you great review and in response to your comments. Our family Apartment no 12 we have decorated this season to an earthy look as our beautiful waterfall mural in the living area is showing a very earthy scene of browns and greens so this is why the décor matches the room is not the 1970 look although... More 

Novosibirsk, Russia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there in January for 3 days. Nice rooms. Maybe a little noisy, but in general ok. All kitchen facilities in place. Laundry & drying facilities in place. Very nice service. Hotel owner kept my booking and changed the details at least 2 or 3 times, keeping the reasonable price. I really appreciate that, as I was on track, and... More 

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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review and yes its not so easy to get around Te Anau is see a lot of great things or to even do a walk outside of town like the Kepler track. When it is raining its not so nice without a car as a 10min walk into town is horrible but on a lovely... More 

Wetherby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights, encouraged by good reviews and were not disappointed. While other motels offered fresh milk on arrival, Irene goes one better and also provides lovely little cupcakes. We had a studio room and it was quite spacious enough, the kitchenette was fairly well equipped and the shower room spacious. Everything was clean, the bed very... More 

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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review

Wow what a fantastic review on our Motel and taking the time to do so as a lot of people really like staying here but for that reason we don't always get reviews and some people just like to find things to comment on that are not so good when they expect better but want to pay less for it.... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night here at end of trip but would come back for a longer stay. Isn't flash but is a short walk from lakefront and town centre, is clean, comfortable and has everything you need to cook a meal. Owners were friendly and eager to share their local knowledge. Cupcakes were a welcome treat after finishing the Routeburn.

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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review

A great comment and yes we have a lot of track walkers coming to stay some for 2-3 days to relax and recover but it was great to host you at our Motel and yes we do hope you come back and stay longer or come back to enjoy another on of our great walking tracks. We store luggage and... More 

Portland, Oregon
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and a comfortable room. Not flash, but the hospitality makes up for it. Great play area for the kids, complete with trampoline, and a nice area to BBQ and dine outdoors. Nice to be able to cook in and not eat out; we'd certainly come back!

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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review

its great to read a lovely review after a hard days working today. We like to talk with our guests about their trips and plans within NZ but often we like to hear about their home country as well. We are pleased you found us comfortable as this is what we try to market, we want people to feel at... More 

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends and I stayed at Aden Motel for two nights and I found the place to be quite charming. Irene and her family were absolutely lovely to us - They let us sit inside the reception area while we waited for the bus to Doubtful Sound to pick us up, even though it was 7 in the morning on Sunday... More 

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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review

People like you make all the hard work worth while as some people dont understand the 24/7 day a week you do plus getting up at 6am for people on buses going to Milford or Doubtful sound and then going to be at 11pm for the people who arrive late due to the big distance they drive, phone rings at... More 

York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here at the end of December for 2 nights, and fjordland tours picked us up for a tour to Milford sound. The place was easy to find and Te Anau is a nice place on the lake. The rooms had all the cooking facilities you would need, including an oven as well as microwave. The supermarket is open... More 

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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review

Yes have to admit Te Anau is the best base for both Milford and Doubtful Sounds as to why people would drive from Queenstown and waste over 2 hours each way driving before they get to Te Anau making a very long day all up about 10 hours against 2 hour drive each way from Te Anau is just silly... More 

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Address: 57-59 Quintin Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aden Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Aden Motel Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
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#11 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#11 Family Hotel in Te Anau

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