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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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Gladstone, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

We had a 2 night stop over in Fairlie and stayed at the Aorangi Motel in October 2011. We were greeted by the owners Kathy & John who were wonderful. A lovely 2 bedroom, self contained unit which was spotless. Great clean kitchen facilities, underfloor heating, spot free bathroom, comfortable lounges and beds! Very reasonable tarrif and quiet location. Free... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

A very clean motel, with very warm welcome. We were upgraded to a larger room for no extra charge. The underfloor heating in the bathroom and kitchen is great, and the 32inch TV with extra channels. There were two large velour sofas and a separate table with 4 chairs in the lounge. The walls seemed to be thick, as no... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

2 night stop over in August 2011, I have never seen a more pristine apartment. Even the copper bottomed pans in the kitchen were tarnish free, not a speck of dust anywhere, and very friendly proprietors! Excellent value and free WiFi.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

I can only support other reviewers with this motel. Absolutely spotless despite being about 30 years old & well maintained. The lounge (we had a 2-bedroom unit) was very large with two comfortable sofas and included a 32" TV. Best points: **quiet location **one of the best beds we've had in a motel/hotel - we had a great sleep **the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

Just came back from our holiday in South Island New Zealand. It’s free & easy; drove to our destinations without any bookings for accommodation. So when we stayed in Aorangi Motel, it was a pleasant surprise to see a well maintained, very clean, spacious room for the price we paid for. And among all the different motels we stayed in... More 

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sydney
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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