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Mountain Chalet Motels
3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Wairepo Road | Canterbury, Twizel, New Zealand   |  
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Auckland
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“Quiet and clean - loved our stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I love the fact that they are individual chalets therefore you dont have any neighbour noise! The chalets are well designed and clean. They have a variety of sized chalets - we had a one bedroomed one, and saw our friends two bedroomed, two storied chalet. The beds are comfy and their is a hot water/airing cupboard to dry any damp outdoor clothing/boots out overnight. It is a short stroll to the local supermarket, shops and restaurants. Good value for money.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We've stayed here before and just enjoyed two nights here again. We had 4 children with us, aged 12 to 14. We stayed in the A shaped chalets. It easily slept 6 of us in total and the boys love the upstairs area.
There is excellent play areas for younger or older children right outside your door.
Best part is the beds are very comfortable, its very quiet and clean and everything you need is in the chalet, oven, fridge, microwave etc etc
Thanks to the friendly hosts Kyle and Glenna they really make you feel relaxed.
We'll definitely be back :)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Spent 2 nights here. Lovely 'alpine lodge' type of chalet, well equipped, clean and comfortable.

We were close to town but far enough away to not be disturbed by noise etc.

Twizel is an ex industrial town that appears to exist only because of it's proximity to Mount Cook so don't expect too much.

This motel is the one to stay at though! Good location at a good price!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 1 night in the smallest A frame 'Doll's House' which was small but clean and comfortable. Friendly hosts, very quiet and a comfy bed. Had delicious hot smoked salmon for dinner from the Lake Pukaki visitors centre. An enjoyable stay in peaceful Twizel.

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

Annie my friend and myself stayed at the A frame chalet for several weeks! We did not plan our trip this way but we felt so much at home, we got the best service and care and had great time so we stayed more! We used the motel as "a home away from home" and from there went on trips in the area, did interesting shopping sprees, ate at the local friendly restaurants, watched birds and flowers, walked some beautiful trails at the Mt Cook area, stayed "home" and cooked and did some work, and even invited friends to join us! All in all we had the best work-holiday at the most gorgeous end of the world!!! Everyone was so nice, so helpful, so friendly - we fell in love with our chalet and we promised ourselves that we will come back one day... very much recommended by Galia and Annie!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We were put into a large family chalet when we were only a couple, so we did not use the upstairs area of the chalet, but it would be good accommodation for a family. The downstairs area was large and well equipped. It was good having a full size kitchen. Bed was comfortable however the TV only picked up local channels. We only spent one night.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Thanks for a comfortable stay, I was travelling with my 92 year old grandfather so needed something on the ground floor for him, your chalets were perfect all we needed. Close to town and close to Mt Cook and all that the Twizel area offers...Would definately stay here again

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Wairepo Road | Canterbury, Twizel, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty lodging in Twizel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mountain Chalet Motels 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mountain Chalets is situated in Twizel, 40 minutes’ drive from Mount Cook, on State Highway 8 between Christchurch and Queenstown. This picturesque site is on the doorstep to some of New Zealand’s finest scenery. Located in the Mackenzie Country. ... more   less 
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