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Alpenhorn Motel
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   35 Quintin Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #7 of 24 Hotels in Te Anau
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Wessex
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good value stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We really liked our stay here and thought it was good value. We stayed overnight prior to driving to Milford Sound; the lake in Te Anau is beautiful early morning. It only took us a couple of minutes to walk to the lakeside from the motel, and the lakeside stroll (5 mins) to the main street for dinner was lovely (plenty of choice of restaurants).
We thought it was a quaint, characterful motel with a friendly owner. Bed was comfy, good water pressure in the shower and room was spacious and clean. We enjoyed sitting on the patio space outside our unit for a pre-dinner drink on arriving. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed February 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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KL
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152 reviews 152 reviews
88 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This motel is on the 2nd road from the lake and does look more non-descript than its neighbours. It is slightly dated but does offer decent prices and internet. The owner was helpful about touring destinations, routes etc.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We spent 3 nights in the Alpenhorn and were very pleased with the accommodation. Great Value, the room was very clean and spacious, and the owner, Tony, was very helpful with booking us the Milford trip and showing us what there is to do in Te Anau. We had a great time here… Thank You!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuching, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly host, the place was clean and looked new, with comfy bed, got everything we needed, we were especially happy with the good wifi. A place I would recommend to stay during the Milford Sound trip.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Stayed in a studio for 2 nights. It is spacious and clean with a shared backyard. The owner/staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. He recommended the cruise on Milford Sound and we really enjoyed it. One more thing, besides shampoo and conditioner, make-up removers are also provided. Very impressed.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Ocean Grove, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is a simple motel that has everything you need while in Te Anau - small kitchen, nice sized main room, it is close to shops, restaurants and the lake. The property is older, but well kept, and the host is wonderful. We stayed 4 nights. Tony helped us book our trips to Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound, he even cancelled one of our previous bookings for us. He recommended an excellent bush walk for us and even gave us advice on things to see in our next destination. If I return to Te Anau, I will stay here again without hesitation.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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85 hotel reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This was probably the oldest of the motels we stayed at during our two weeks in the South Island, but was still fine for our overnight stay.

The main room was spacious and comfortable, even if the lights were a little misplaced (I think the bed had been moved from its original location) and the separate kitchenette was well equipped.

Everything was clean and well-cared for, and the owner was a cheerful soul when we checked in and out.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 35 Quintin Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#9 Family Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Alpenhorn Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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