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Lakeside Motel & Apartments

36 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Bucks
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96 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed two nights here either side of an overnight trip on Doubtful sound. The rooms are basic, a bit dated but comfortable. The location on the lake front is good, a short walk to the facilities of the town. The wifi is terrible. Probably the worst we encountered in New Zealand. It keeps logging out and is very intermittent.... More 

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Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a garden room with no lake view, but the garden setting was lovely to sit outside on afternoon, and just a stroll across the road you can walk along lake. We stayed in the 1 bedroom, with another single bed in sitting room - 2 nights. It is compact and small, but it is an ideal place for... More 

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Ngongotaha, New Zealand
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124 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found our unit to be comfortable and very clean, but the decor (we had a blue room!) is dated. Our towels were nice and fluffy, and the kitchenette was very well equipped. The bed was comfortable and large too. The motel is located right on the lake front, which is beautiful. The front garden is also very well kept... More 

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Shellharbour, Australia
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68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed as a group of six in one apartment. It was very clean and staff were very friendly. As in most places we had found in NZ the furnishings were on the older side and the building stood alone and was more of a caravan park type cabin. There was one room with a queen bed and another room... More 

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Vancouver
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the upper level a lakeview room with 2 beds. The room is a bit crowded. While we noticed most of the rooms they have chairs or sofas next to the sliding glass door facing the common corridor/balcony and the lake, our room's layout is different where one bed is almost next to the sliding glass door so... More 

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Ireland
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56 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed a comfortable bed and bath after the Routeburn Track and returned to the Lakeside where we stayed last year. We booked a one-bedroom unit with a spa bath and it turned out to also have the best view on the site, looking straight out to the Lake. Everything was as good as last year - if not better... More 

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Thank irishrover
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent three nights here. The views from the room are spectacular. I think you pay a little extra for the rooms with a view but it's definitely worth it. The room is spacious with self catering facilities. Good bed, pillows and linen. This is very good three star accommodation. It's a ten minute walk to the centre of town.

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New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It is average as far as accommodation goes. Bit dated, but really clean. There is gravel around the motel units, which can be noisy when people walk or drive on it early. Nice gardens to sit in, great location, and yes... the rooms are all quite different. They have free wifi, but it is terrible.... worse than the days of... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The Lakeside is a great little motel with comfortable rooms and a perfect location. We had a ton with lake views (how could you not) and were rewarded with inspiring vistas over the lake. The rooms are a bit tired and in need of an upgrade but they were clean and comfortable. There is plenty of parking. The staff were... More 

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Baulkham Hills, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Stay in room 14 during this xmas. Found it is no oven. But saw room next to it has. Few reviews said it is better to have second floor. But you need to carry all your luggage up. Low floor apartment still have a good view, if I need to visit te anau, I will still stay in low floor... More 

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