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Red Tussock Motel

#11 of 24 Hotels in Te Anau
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10 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well equipped and comfortable studio. Very clean & well looked after. Robin the manager was helpful & super efficient. His cleaning team were brilliant. He kindly let us leave our car there overnight whilst we did the Doubtful Sound cruise. It was safe as houses with him & his very docile dog!

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a great little motel in Te Anau. The proprietor, Robin, appears to live on-site and is around to look after everything. We arrived a little before 8pm and he had already stepped out for dinner, but he left a sign on the office door for us letting us know how to get a hold of him. Be sure... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a fantastic stay there with all satisfaction!, best location, wi-fi is great, offers free parking for overnight cruise goers. Fantastic room layout. All facilities are clever designed and work well in kitchen and bathroom.

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Padstow, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience at the red tussock motel. Our room was clean and perfect for our big family. The owner, robin, was so friendly and extremely helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. He gave us great recommendations for dinner and activities. Our room had a lovely view. We had a very short walk along the lake to the... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will start out withe the positive aspects: The room spotlessly clean (albeit dated) and the outside area was tidy and inviting. Now for the negative: Robin, the owner. I must have caught him on a very bad day. Check in was a nightmare. First I received the hard sell for all the places he receives a referral fee from.... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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279 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location for access to lakeside trails, just across the street from the DOC center. Excellent running and walking along a multitude of trails, along the lake in both directions, as well as up into Ivon Wilson Park. Only about a 10-15min walk into the town center along the lake – a beautiful walk! We chose this hotel as it... More 

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Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Stayed one night in an upstairs room. Decor dated but it was clean and relatively comfortable. Shower was really good. The rain couldn't be helped ( but it did mean the view was limited. A couple of things - there was a drip that went right through the night. We think it wasn't connected to the rain. The towels were... More 

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Brereton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The Red Tussock is a comfortable and welcoming motel in Te Anau, an excellent base for exploring Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound. Good walks along the lake front by the motel. Robin, owner/manager was entirely helpful offering advice on where to go and what to see. Warm, fairly quiet, parking adjacent, the Superior room on the first floor was worth... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The title of the review is taken from commentary by swimmer123jcc and very accurately sums up the place. Upon check-in we were informed that due to a medical issue with guests in the unit intended for us, we had to be moved from a unit with a lake view to a larger two bedroom unit in the back. As a... More 

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

our family of 5 had a great stay at the Red Tussock. we were kindly upgraded to a very spacious apartment that was warm, very clean and comfortable. The youngest member of the family really appreciated the trampoline and swings. we appreciated the good advice about getting to and from milford sound.

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