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Aorangi Motel

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26 Denmark Street, Fairlie 7925, 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
    5 of 5 stars
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sydney
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

A very quiet pretty town away from CHRISTCHURCH THE motel room was very very clean and the owner very helpful WE ONLY STAYED ONE NIGHT BECAUSE WE WERE EN ROUTE BUT WE WOULD DEFINTELY LIKE TO STAY AND SPEND MORE TIME THERE OUR unit was 2 bedrooms large lounge didning room and a kitchen parking located right outside the unit

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

Located roughly about 25 minutes from Lake Tekapo. This motel is easily spotted on the right side if driving to fairlie from geraldine. We book the 1 bedroom with 1 single bed in the lounge. The price was average and affordable. It was a grey, chilly day during our visit in the late autumn but when we stepped in the... More 

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Buncrana, Ireland
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34 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

We stayed 2 nights in this motel, located just off main road between Christchurch & Queenstown. I guess it 'does what it says on the tin' - it is indeed clean, dry & warm - not always a given in NZ. I'm afraid there really isn't a lot else to get excited about. The decor is minimal & very dated.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

The hotel is nothing special, very basic but good value for money. I would recommend heaters in every room as NZ can be cold . The underfloor heating is not doing the job straight away so having it on before the customers come will be good. Free wireless internet is a bonus.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

Small motel but good place to stay between Christchurch and Tekapo. 10$ charge for breakfast which was more than adequate. Free Wifi which is always a bonus.

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Australia
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2011

We stayed here towards the end of our trip as it was striking distance from Christchurch on our last day. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating and the motel is very clean and well kept. It’s an older motel but has been well maintained and updated with flat screen tvs and free wifi. Our unit was spacious and well... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

We stayed in Fairlie for one night at Aorangi Motel. Had read about it on trip adviser and the motel didn't disappoint. Lovely host, excellent spacious room in a quiet location complete with beautiful roses at your front door. Close to the main street of town, recommend the Gladstone Hotel for a good lamb roast. All in all the motel... More 

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NZ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

We stayed at Aorangi Motel on the way to Central Otago from Marlborough and were very pleased we did. The motels were the best we stayed at on this break and would thoroughly recommend them. Although they are not modern, they are quiet, clean, comfortable and spacious with very pleasant and helpful owners. We would certainly use them again. Abby

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Adelaide, Australia
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48 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2010

We stayed here in the family unit for the first night out of Christchurch on our way south. We were pleased to find a clean, well equpped unit and slept well in the comfortable beds with minimum traffic noise. This is an ideal place to break a trip out of Christchurch. Fairlie is a pretty place to walk around.

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Geelong
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

I selected this motel based on its location between Queenstown and Christchurch as I wanted to stay in a smaller town on the weekend in order to go to a couple of markets in the area. The motel and its room were of good quality and certainly good value. The manager was both pleasant and efficient. The town itself was... More 

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