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Lakeside Motel & Apartments

36 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #14 of 24 hotels in Te Anau
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived in Te Anau after a long drive to find this lovely town a little piece of Heaven on Earth. The hotel is well positoned on the Lake with the Snow capped mountains in the distance gracing us with their presence. Very quiet. The facilities in this hotel in particular the kitchen equipment, excellent quality. Very spacious and comfortable unit.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lovely big warm unit, I think even the bathroom/toilet floors were heated. Great on a cold winter night. Uninterrupted lake views. Really good for families, spacious with full kitchen. Would definitely recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We arrived at Te Anau and checked in. When we got into the room, it was very hot and we couldn't turn down the under-floor heating. This made for two very hot, uncomfortable nights despite the weather outside being quite cool. The WiFi was also not working, and we could not contact the reception despite numerous attempts. A shame, becuase... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A wonderful night. Television and radio and wifi worked simply. I felt safe and it was so quiet!! The view of the lake and distant mountains was soothing. I was warm, yet able to sleep with an open window!! Very comfortable bed. Great kitchen equipment!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The Lakeside Motel is the apparently older part of the Lakeside complex, previously a separate business. Approaching from the Town Centre, the first entrance on the left leads to reception; the furthest entrance on the right leads to the motel units. Our unit (#30) was right near the back, nearly at the street behind, with an outlook to the rear... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I stayed here with my family for 2 nights on a trip to Milford Sound. We arrived from Queenstown just after 6 and the lake was beautiful at dusk. Checking in was very quick and easy. We had 2 rooms due to having 8 of us, which were very comfortable, although one of the rooms smelled like someone had smoked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Stayed here for two nights with my family. We had a comfortable stay and the room had sufficient facilities and a great view of the lake. But what I've come here to say is thank you. I left my camera memory stick in the motel room and the staff was very kind to send it back to me. It's arrived... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Spent a night here en route to Milford Sound. It was our second visit to Lakeside having previously stayed there five years ago. The motel has lovely views of the lake and is conveniently located near the little township of Te Anau. It is a great place to break the journey between Queenstown and Te Anau. The owners were helpful... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights at $130 a night, location is right on the lakefront, but so are a lot of the motels. My partner booked the room, but I found out much later, he in fact meant to book Lakefront Lodge. The room is a little dated, but we found very clean. They do not have Sky TV, but they... More

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muenchen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Awesome motel at a great price. Stay here if your going to Te Anau. We were going to Doubtful sound the day after we arrived so we stayed in a motel down in Manapouri, not many options down there and we were spewing we booked down there! We came back to Te anau for the next couple nights and found... More

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Address: 36 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
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