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“Comfy bed, no frills room - but lovely jacuzzi!” 4 of 5 stars
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Fiordland Hotel/Motel
2.0 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
Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Comfy bed, no frills room - but lovely jacuzzi!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed here on a budget. Room was all we needed - bathroom a bit tatty, but lots of things to do downstairs bar & big games room & the jacuzzis in the glass poolhouse were brilliant! Great value for money i'd say!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in a room just a few metres away from the main complex. We had our own small kitchen area and balcony looking towards the lake & mountains. The bathroom area was a bit cramped and dated but for what we paid we can have no complaints. It was about a 10-15 minute walk to the main area for food etc. Overall very good value.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
123 hotel reviews
Reviews in 110 cities Reviews in 110 cities
56 helpful votes 56 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 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 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about Fiordland Hotel/Motel

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:2 star — Fiordland Hotel/Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 94
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Also Known As:
Fiordland Hotel/ Hotel Te Anau
Fiordland Hotel/Motel Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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