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Lakeside Motel & Apartments

36 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an up grade to a 2bedroom house which was very spacious & well equipped. My girls(9&13) were very excited about getting a queen size bed each! Seperate toilet to bathroom was great. The views across the lake was fantastic. Unfortunately Hallway was always cold so we dashed between lounge/kitchen to bedrooms. The wooden steps are very slippery when icy... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got a a lovely big room with great facilities overlooking the lake. Couldn't have asked for much more to be honest for such a good price. It was great to have a couch as well as a big couch and good kitchen area. Would definitely stay here again!

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Austin, Texas
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely one bedroom suite overlooking the lake. Kitchenette was very convenient. They gave us an early checking hours in advance which was great to offload our bags and get refreshed for our early afternoon tours. We enjoyed Te Anau

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New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights as we were visiting Milford Sound and didn't fancy the 12-13 return drive from Queenstown! We were upgraded to a lake view room from a garden view room, which was really nice, as the views from our room and the balcony were wonderful as we looked out over Lake Te Anau with snowcapped mountains. The... More 

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Mumbai, Maharastra, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The 2 bedroom cottage costed us $300 a night......... for the same price we got to stay at very modern and almost 5-7 star standard apartments in Mt Cook, Wanaka and Queenstown......... the cottage looked like it was built in the 1970's very dated....... we left very early on the second day to avoid all the infamous traffic to Milford... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were welcomed by a very informative and friendly owner who helped us with some restaurant recommendations (you must go to Redcliff in town! amazing food!) and milford sound cruises. Very well situated right on the lake front and easy walking distance into the main part of town. We booked a one bedroom apartment with a garden view. The room... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights on our trip to Te Anau. The motel is an easy 10 minute walk to town with a nice view of the lake. The kitchenette came in very handy as we had to make lunch to take on our outings to both Milford and Doubtful Sound, both which had early starts. The apartment was... More 

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Eye, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This motel has a lovely setting with views over Lake Te Anau. However, the view from the bedroom is terrible as it looks out onto a solid concrete (or similar) wall just a metre away from the glass. The bedroom itself is very small in fact quite claustrophobic. So narrow that there wasn't room for a bedside table or lamp... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The hotel is beautifully located on the lakeside, and only a very short walk from the several eating possibilities of Te Anau. Although the studio was clean and with everything we needed, it was unfortunately facing the rear parking and not the lake, and the illumination and the furniture may benefit from a freshen up. Free but slow wifi. All-in-all,... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We liked having a view of the lake & not being right in the middle of town but still close. We had a one bedroom apartment. The bedroom was small but fine for our needs. We were only 2 people but the apartment would have slept 5-6 people. There is a kitchenette & french press for coffee. We were right... More 

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