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Fiordland Hotel/Motel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   91 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #22 of 24 Hotels in Te Anau
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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129 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“great night for a special deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

this place surprised me,after staying here years ago,it has been refitted etc and is awesome now and competes with all the rest in town,modern style rooms flat screen tvs good outlook from our room,was going to have breakfast her at $12.50 per person but e mail came back to say book now as breakfast very busy on a friday and it was $15,well i cancelled that as breakfasts in the town are around $10,from what i saw the breakfast was not even on on friday as only 2 lots in the whole complex,i know the road was shut but even so we not on a tour must be treated equally as we here on business and can be repeat business,great for a special deal

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Fiordland motel is not fancy and does need renovating, but it was clean and comfortable - ticked the boxes...
It's on outskirts of town, so a car is useful.
Great views over the mountains and close to the lake.
It's not somewhere to spend the day relaxing in the room / hotel, but for a base while travelling to Milford Sound or around Lake Te Anu it's ideal.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
155 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I stayed for one night - in the hotel section, where the room had obviously been recently refurbished and was clean with good quality bed linen - pretty basic facilities, but nothing even remotely similar to the last 2 reviews. The place was dead, about 6 cars total - the hotel public areas were clean but deserted. Don't stay here for any atmosphere - I stayed as the rate via a web booking site was tremendous value and I just needed a clean bed for the night.

Easy walk/ drive into town for a range of places to eat.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This place was awful, it looked nothing like the pictures on the internet. I can not even begin to say how much I disliked this place. The room smelt bad, furniture very very old and the room looked dirty. I was so discusted I couldn't even go back and ask for our money back we walked out and went and stayed somewhere else.

I am no princess and dont mind roughing it a bit but this pushed me over the edge.

I would recomend driving straight past this place and not looking back.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

What a nasty place this is.The owners have just let it go to the dogs and should just give up running this place.Very outdated rooms, sliding doors that take almost 2 people to open it and wake up everyone within earshot, to a bathroom fan that takes 20 minutes to turn off at night.The tv gets one channel and there is no cutlery or anything.The alarm clock was straight from 1979 that didn't work.The biggest gripe was the fact that they didn't clean our room over 4 days, their idea of cleaning was just pulling up the sheets, no new sheets or anything.Dirty cups that we used the day before still sat with the left over coffee in them for days.Absolute lazy amatuers here in this dive.They didn't even clean or wipe the benches or toilet.Never have I stayed in such a hole as this.Even if this was the last motel lefted in town, I would rather stay in my car than stay here.This place needs a bulldozer

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stayed in a studio with a kitchen. The room was fine..had a very old look. The bathroom & toilet were very small. Overall, it looked a little outdated. But it was one of the cheaper ones we stayed during our trip. It is fine for an overnight halt. The receptionist answered our questions but did not come forward with helpful information. We enquired about the milford sound cruise and she gave the price & timings. But did not tell us that the last cruise doesn't give the option to do the underwater observatory. It was too late by the time we got there & we missed it. We personally felt it could have been better.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

A group of 36 stayed at the Fiordland for 3 nights arriving on the 22/2/2013..It served our needs and in fact the staff and management truely went out of their way to ensure this...totally awesome, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were adequate as were the breakfasts. Their was a free shuttle to take you to and from town etc, which was a bonus after a few drinks. The location is ok, plenty of parking. Its an annual get together and the staff were amazing and at the end of the day that goes along way...Thanks.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 91 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 24 Hotels in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fiordland Hotel/Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 94
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Fiordland Hotel/Motel Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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