It is about a 10-minute walk from The Hermitage, which is the main hub. But you still get nice views and luxurious furnishings at a very reasonable price. It appears newer than the other accommodation options in the area, so the room looks fresh and just cosy, especially with the spa bath. If you have a car, you can park right outside your door or close by. I took the shuttle from Lake Tekapo and asked to be dropped off at the YHA, which is just across the street from the motel. Too bad I was only there for one night.