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Maple Valley, Washington
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room is clean but definitely in need of some updating. The room has a kitchen which was a nice feature, however not all the supplies (pots and pans) were serviceable (warped frying pan). The layout was nice to allow a separate sleeping area for the kids. The hot water has to be managed - no back to back showers... More 

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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review

Hello firstly thank you for taking the time to give us a review on our Motel and thank you for choosing to stay with us. As you stayed in one of our 1 Bedroom Apartments which are due to get new bathrooms in September so not so far away now yes I have to agree they did need updating. The... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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90 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 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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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review yes I know we cannot always have bright sunny days in a rain forest area but we do try and it is winter but the snow does look amazing on the mountain tops. We have so many wonderful comments on that waterfall guests just love it but perhaps on a grey day it might be... More 

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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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your review on our Motel We say on our Web site we are RETRO & BOUTIQUE so we have character of the 1973 when it was built. We can tell you stay in one of our 1 Bedroom apartments due to the shower which is going to be replaced in September 2016 so not long it... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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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7 hotel reviews
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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210 reviews
126 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
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
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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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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
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  • 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: $71 - $137 (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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Aden Motel Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#9 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
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