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Aden Motel

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Some of the place was a bit old, but don't let that put you off. The hospitality was way above any that I've gotten previously. Place was warm and in our case quiet. I wouldn't look at anywhere else when we come back to this area.

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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for such a lovely review we dont like to call it old but more retro as the motel was built in 1973 and we like to keep some of its character but with a modern touch and I like to make my guests feel at home with us so the apartments have a warm cosy feel... More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

On arrival, we were welcomed with a plate of freshly baked muffins. Our unit was warm and well furnished, but the waterfall feature wall was rather gloomy on a grey day, especially when combined with the dim light from the Eco bulbs. However, everything else about this motel was warm and welcoming, especially our hosts- we especially liked the book... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Like many motels in New Zealand, the Aden Motel isn't the most modern amenities wise. Hot and cold water taps are built separately (bit inconvenient if you like washing your face with lukewarm water), the water closet likely dates back to the 70s and the shower area is an all-metal sort of cuboid fixture. However, everything was in excellent condition... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

The manager provided great service and were very accommodating to our needs. We arrived late around 7pm and the manager showed us to our room carrying welcome cupcakes and jug of milk, walked inside and explained how everything worked (plus in room wifi) before leaving us to enjoy our quiet night of rest after a full day of driving. We... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

This Motel was just perfect! We (two friends) enjoyed our stay at Aden Motel a lot. The rooms were large and came with a table we could work on. The owners are lovely and commited. We got fresh milk and chocolate cupcakes:) This motel made our Milford Sound visit perfect!

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We had traveled quite a few miles when we arrived in TeAnau. We had checked Trip Advisor and they had recommended Aden Motel. The reception was great - very nice & friendly. She gave us our milk for tea and walked us to our room. It had been updated recently with a sitting area w/kitchenette, separate bedroom - Qn bed,... More 

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

A large comfortable suite with kitchenette, 2 beds, dining area; a wonderfully helpful manager in Irene Benfell, who, as we checked in and before we even asked, kind-ly offered to help with bookings and directions to area attractions; convenient parking; guest laundry; in-room functional wifi; a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. For the price, there can't be a better place in... More 

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Thank calinurse
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

You don't receive the service anywhere like we did here. Complementary cupcakes, lots of milk and any coffee and tea sachet possible. Comfy as beds! The best part was we had our stuff stored for free while on the Kepler Track!! If staying in Te Anu you have to stay here for a comfy stay!

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Adelaide, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We stayed for two nights here, and found it a slightly dated but comfy and friendly motel. There was a sound of water running/knocking after toilet flushing, but we quickly got used to this. The bed was warm and comfortable, and everything as it should be. Very close to the lakeside and a pleasant walk into town. Quiet at night.... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

It was a great stay at Aden motel for couple of nights. Irene was helpful in planning our one day trip to Milford Sound. She provided directions and maps as well as what activities we could do within a day. The motel has been maintained really well and there is a clear communication on every aspect leaving out any doubts... More 

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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review

Its always lovely first thing in the morning to read a lovely review from a guest whom has enjoyed their stay with us and also taken the time to give a review. We have a staying that local knowledge is always the best and to prove this we had guests leave today who said to me that boat company in... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aden Motels have 12 ground floor Apartments with 1 & 2 bedroom plus studio Apartments.Free Wifi. Quiet location with ample parking even for a boat. Childrens playground, BBQ area, Guest Vege patch,guest laundry. Chemical Free and eviromentally friendly. "Come and rest and relax". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aden Motel

Address: 57-59 Quintin Drive | Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: $70 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aden Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Aden Motel Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Te Anau
#2 Best Value Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#9 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
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