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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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Toronto, ON, Canada
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A hidden little gem in the little town of Fairlie... newly renovated modern room with tasteful decorations, good sized flat screen TV, VERY warm room with 2 heaters (one digital on the wall, one small portable), electric blankets, very well equipped kitchenette, free WiFi, very clean room, very clean bathroom, plenty of information on restaurants in the area inside room... More 

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Pinewoodmotels, Owner at Pinewood Motels, responded to this review

Hi Maria. Thank you for your kind words. So sorry that you travelled all this way to find the ski field closed but glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you had a great day at Porters Ski Field and look forward to seeing you again next time you're passing through. Chris. More 

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143 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We loved our stay at this cozy motel. In our opinion, whenever the owners are actually taking care of the property (which is the case here), the stay will certainly be pleasant. The room was very clean and the kitchen was incredibly organized and tidy (in a way, for instance, I will never be able to replicate at home). We... More 

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Bermagui, New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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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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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 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
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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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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