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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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Bermagui, New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a last minute booking as various functions in the surrounding area meant there was limited choice. Our unit was clean and comfortable but we felt the 8 pages of rules/ housekeeping were a little over the top and slightly intimidating,particularly for overseas visitors.

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Pinewoodmotels, Owner at Pinewood Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are very sorry that you found the Guest Information folder "over the top". We have written it in good faith, to provide helpful information and answers to questions that guests may have. Topics range from dealing with an emergency, where you can store bicycles, borrow a bible, how the hot water is heated, facilities... More 

Wiltshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Even though this motel is located by the side of the main road it was very quiet and comfortable.Everything was clean and we had a warm friendly welcome from Brenda. Its location is very good, only a short level walk into town and the various takeaways, restaurants and supermarket. We enjoyed our stay and thought the motel was reasonably priced.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for a one-night stopover on route to Christchurch from Queenstown. It is located by the side of the main road into Fairlie, some 800 metres from the town centre, where there is a supermarket and plenty of take-away food outlets. We had a good welcome from the hosts and the room has everything that... More 

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Pinewoodmotels, Owner at Pinewood Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We now have heated lamps in all of the bathrooms. Towels are always changed daily, so will be dry when used. We do provide extra heating in the form of a portable fan heater in all units, and this could be used if required. We work hard at... More 

Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you want a comfortable, warm motel after a long drive that offers good value for money, this is the place for you. Tekapo may have lovely views but is overpriced when it comes to accommodation and this motel was very reasonable. Friendly and informative welcome from Brenda, and all questions are answered in the motel compendium. An easy walk... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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Pinewoodmotels, Owner at Pinewood Motels, responded to this review

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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