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Parklands Motel

3.0 of 5
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16 Mokoroa St., Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #18 of 24 Hotels in Te Anau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015
Paul B Yeppoon, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Yeppoon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

All the previous reviews are correct. Great value motel, close to town centre and lake. We stayed 5 nights as there is so much to see here apart from a day trip to Milford Sound. Beautiful walks in all directions. Hosts are friendly and informative. You can't do better in Te Anau then the Parklands. Just a tip - see... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had second floor apartment with balcony overlooking a park. Large lounge/kitchen, small TV with limited channels & DVD player. Dining table, settee armchair. Small bathroom with shower (wet room). No drawers, wardrobe. Well equipped kitchen; microwave, toaster, cooker, kettle.

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Dalby, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great, clean accommodation for our family on a budget. Friendly hosts, laundry facilities and shared kitchen with at least two of everything you need. Plenty of room for a family of four. I would happily return and stay any time.

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We spent three nights in Te Anau at the Parklands and had a lovely experience! We checked in in the early afternoon and our reception was friendly and helpful and remained so during our stay. The motel is located across the street from the park, a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance to shops and restaurants. We are presently on a... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Lovely room, great hosts. We arrived at Parklands in a broken down hire car - our hosts were very friendly and went out of their way to help get our car sorted while we walked the Milford Track. We couldn't ask for more, thank you!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The tone of a motel stay is often set with the check in process and unfortunately the woman that settled us into our room did not demonstrate any interest in anything other than giving us our key and showing us how to use it. The room itself was nice, basic and definitely in need of some updating. There was a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Doesn't pretend to be anything more than it is. Currently in the middle of refurbishing, the motel is quite basic. It really is exactly what it says on the tin. We had booked a one bedroom apartment - true, there were two separate living areas though the decor is in desperate need of the refurb the rest of the place... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

One block back from the main street which is perfect, very close to the Lake. Brilliant Park across the road, beautiful gardens. Check-in was friendly & quick. Not sure what other people have noticed as we found all staff to be friendly. Room was clean & tidy large in size. Great sleep as no noise. Bathroom a little dated, nice... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I recently stayed two nights here. For the first five minutes we stood while the motelier complained about the commission booking agencies charged. He appeared quite put out that we had not booked directly, thereby saving him money. There was no enquiry as to our day, our travels etc. we were provided with a small jug of... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night only, and had a good stay. Comfy bed. Kitchen was fairly well equipped, thankfully there is a big shared kitchen in the next block you can borrow some bits from. We had a studio room, no stovetop just a Microwave, toaster & kettle. Owner let me clean my car with his hose & stuff... More 

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