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“Good location, but not right on the water” 4 of 5 stars
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Alpine View Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   15 Quintin Drive,, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #13 of 24 hotels in Te Anau
Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good location, but not right on the water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Booked this room via lastminute.com for around the $80 mark (give or take).
Good sized apartment with lounge and kitchen then separate main bedroom and separate bathroom. Tv is in the lounge so you cant watch from bed.
Shower was hot and bathroom clean.
We were given a portable heater to add to the room heating. We kept this on in the main bedroom with the door closed and were glad we did - the main heating system automatically turns off during the night and it was really cold! The extra heater helped keep the bedroom warm though. Early morning, the main heating came back on and we nearly suffocated with the heat! LOL!
Kitchen had everything we needed but we dialled a pizza and had it delivered.
A good sized apartment with plenty of space in the main bedroom for luggage.

Tip: Make sure you do the Glow Worm Cave Tour. It's a real experience and well worth it. If you are claustophobic or scared of the dark however, best not go. The cave is really dark with the lights out! Cost was approx $75 per adult. Best viewing is in Summer however we went in Winter and still saw hundreds of glow worms.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Brisbane
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89 hotel reviews
Reviews in 116 cities Reviews in 116 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We came into Te Anau as a base to visit Milford Sound. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful as to local attractions and local restaurants. Our room was a one-bedroom unit with a separate loung/dining area and kitchen. There was a spare bed in the lounge area which would be great for a family or two couples travelling together. Free internet was available. A guest laundry was available. The tariff was reasonably priced and although not right on the lake front, it was only one street back and therefore only a two minute walk.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

We had a room upstairs in the main building which gave us a good view across the very pretty garden and onwards down towards the lake.The room itself was spacious,clean and comfortable and the decor pleasant.The owners were helpful & friendly. The laundry room was very useful when you have been travelling for a couple of weeks. Te Anau is a lovely town with plenty of restaurants,small shops & supermarkets. We used it as a base when we visited Milford Sound. An enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Alpine Motel. Tony made us very welcome and it was a good base in Te Anau as we travelled up through the South Island. The room was very comfortable and well equipped with a view over the garden and a little patio. Very good value for money also. Def would recommend,

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful.
For kids it's great, they have a play area at the back which our 4yo really enjoyed.
My main criticism is the view, there is none.
I would definitely recommend staying lakeside in Te Anau.
For some reason I thought we had booked a lakeside motel but I was wrong, my fault, not theirs.
The rooms are basic, a little dated, and quite small but useable.
Very clean and all the facilities you could need. Again, would like to see a white net as well as curtain to allow light to come in but not peering eyes - this is a recommendation for many Motels we stayed in this holiday.
Recommended? Yes, but not if you want to see the lake from your room.

Room Tip: Do you want Lake? If yes, go elsewhere, you are one block away from the lake.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Drove from queenstown and stayed here for one night. The room was large and divided into lounge and bed. Tv was in the lounge room so you cant watch it from bed. Very clean and had everything we needed. Guest laundry was very welcome indeed ( coins needed).

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This motel is not 5 star but was very nice. It was the only motel we stayed at in Te Anau so no point of reference to compare versus the others. I doubt paying more for a lake view would be worth it. We stayed in the family rooms, which were almost like a chalet as there were brick walls between units. There is a nice grass area in front of the room with a picnic table for each unit and a playground in the back. There was tons of light in the day coming in. We had to ask for shampoo. not sure if it was standard. If not the owners could consider installing a shower jell dispenser.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Alpine View Motel Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: 15 Quintin Drive,, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Fiordland > Te Anau
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Alpine View Motel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alpine View Motel is situated in a quiet location 150m from the lakefront of Te Anau. The shopping Centre, Restaurants, Movie Theatre and Sports Stadium are a 5 minute walk through a lovely park. We offer a selection of self contained, warm and comfortable studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units with King, Queen or Single beds and have lake view and access units also available. Wireless internet is available in each room. We provide 12 channels of Freeview and Sky TV. We have a spacious guest’s laundry with a free internet kiosk available in the laundry only. ... more   less 
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