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Pinewood Motels

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25 Mount Cook Road, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never seen a rule book of Do’s and Dont’s as long as the one which was kept here. Also, it has special instructions for Asian guests :-) with a mention that this is borne out of bad experience of the motel owner. Its far away from Lake Tekapo, and is good only for a overnight sleep. Nothing wrong... More 

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Privately owned Motels in NZ are more similar to a NZ home (with opening windows) than a multi-storey Hotel (without). Clearly you should have paid 2-3 times the tariff to stay in Tekapo on the night, as travelling 43kms an hour (in a 100km zone) is not safe for anyone. The journey takes 25-30 mins. The un-lit rural roads assist... More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stopped here on our way from Tekapo. Fairlie is a quaint town but has good amenities including a four square if you need to stock up on any supplies. We stayed in a studio unit and at $110.00 this was exceptional value. The unit was very clean and spacious and bathroom was also a good size. Good laundry facilities... More 

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Christchurch
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A friendly welcome in a small village half an hours drive from Tekapo is a good start. Manager Brenda quickly had our needs sorted with helpful local advice. The large studio unit was spotlessly clean, effectively furnished, had a large walk-in shower and a very clear explicit room compendium on what was expected from both host and client. A selection... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great motel friendly host and very clean and spacious 2 bedroom unit with access for elderly or disabled...UNit had everything we needed for a one night stay ......would recommend for anyone travelling the to Tekapo,

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Wow, this was a superb stay in a super clean motel with super friendly owners. Brenda welcomed us with a big smile, recommended some activities we could do in town before showing us our room. We had a big sized 2 bedroom apartment with all facilities we needed. We would always come back and can only recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Even if for just one night, we really enjoyed staying at Pinewood Motel. The room is really nice: spacious and extremely clean. It looks more like a mini-flat than a motel room! Big bathroom w body cleaner and shampoo provided, very comfy bed, big screen tv w Sky channels, perfect Internet connection, table and chairs and las t but not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

only stayed there for one night - the proprietors were great and helpful with maps and dinning opportunities. .. in Fairlie itself there is not really anything to do - (but they do have a great coffee and bakery that opens every ay (even sundays) at 7 am - great coffee and great sandwiches. from there to mount cook its... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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234 reviews 234 reviews
48 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stayed 9 different accommodations in New Zealand, and quite frankly, they were all very similar in room layout, age, and cost. Unlike most North American motels, most of the units we stayed in had a kitchen unit with cooking utensils and cutlery, usually along with a toaster and coffee maker. All of the units provided a few sachets of... More 

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Pinewoodmotels, Owner at Pinewood Motels, responded to this review

It is good reward to have people notice the effort we put into cleaning. Thank-you. We are sorry you could not connect to the Wi-Fi system at Pinewood Motels. We checked the Wi-Fi immediately after you informed us at check-out that you could not connect. It seemed fine, and no other guest mentioned it. It was a shame you didn't... More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed a night at Pinewood and we were late for check in. Gave a call to the motel and the hosts were so kind to wait for our registration even they do normally close at 8.30pm. On our arrival, we were welcomed with a big broad smile and the host already had our room warmed up. The room was... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed two nights at Pinewood in Fairlie as we couldn't get accommodation in Lake Tepako and so glad we did. We're coming to the end of our trip in NZ and staying here was what we needed. It was spotless, comfortable and quiet. We both slept well and felt so welcome there. I wanted to watch the NRL finals... More 

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