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Red Tussock Motel

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3.5 of 5
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10 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Robin, the owner of the Red Tussock Motel, was a true gem. He was incredibly generous and friendly, giving us recommendations and helping us plan our time in Te Anau. The accommodations were very comfortable, with a nice kitchen space, great bathroom (really good water pressure in the shower) and electric blankets on each of the beds! The wifi was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to a detailed overview of everything from Robin and were delighted our room had been upgraded. The room was clean and had everything we needed although a little dated in decor. The beds (a single and a queen) were very comfortable with electric blankets. Overall the unit was warm, had everything we needed and heating was turned on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stayed here for two nights. In my request I asked for a view room. We arrived at 10:30 AM and Robyn the Manager/Owner upgraded us to the best room they have. Upstairs with a small balcony. Honestly the hotel does not have any room with proper lake view but this room has some lake view. If you want real... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Welcomed by Robin and given clear instructions about parking and the room equipment. He checked we had booked the cruise we needed and provided extra info about how long to expect to take to arrive at Milford Sound and which sights to stop at on the outbound and inbound drives. The room was excellent with plenty of space to sit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The place is not in any way quaint, charming, or romantic, but very clean and quiet. We stayed in Unit 2, which had one queen bed and one twin. Very well equipped, with a little kitchen so we could do our own cooking. The owner was very helpful and immediately contacted the company with which we had booked a tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

First of all commentary on the motel. This will be followed by comments on the owner/manager. The motel is located 1.3 km from the town centre. It is a level, easy walk with part of it being alongside Lake Te Anau. The process of checking in and out was simple and quick. The unit allocated to my wife and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Found our host friendly and helpful and the room excellent. Stayed an extra night. Our host even put the heating on for us in the afternoon so we would come back to a warm room. Lovely spot quiet a short stroll to all you could want.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stayed here on 8th and 9th April 2015. We were welcomed by Robin Campbell who gave us all the necessary to minute details about the motel, information about Te Anau shops and restaurants and most importantly Robin provided us significantly important information on Milford Sound. Room 1 given to us was noisy from early morning 6am and as late as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Modern, well appointed room with good kitchen facilities. Robin was very attentive to our needs and the rooms and grounds were well maintained. Close to shopping centre and lake.and easy access to Milford Sound and restaurants in Te Anu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were recommended this motel by the I-Site in Wanaka, and we were really happy with it. It's a nice location close to the lake and just 15 mins stroll into town. We stayed 2 separate nights either side of an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound and were very happy with our ground floor one bedroom apartments. They were spacious,... More 

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