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“Friendly staff, average accommodation”
Review of Edgewater Motel

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Edgewater Motel
Ranked #15 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Stayed her for 2 nights heading into Milford Sound. The place was fine, no frills. I would stay here again if it were just 2 people, but we had 4 and it was just a bit cramped. No where to sit, so we each cuddled on one of the single beds to watch TV and talk after dark. One single bed was really soft to where you couldn't even sit on the edge, so just made it hard to "hang out". It is a nice location, just 5 minute walk into the town center. There was a nice outdoor space to have a glass of wine before dinner. Overall it does it's job as basic accommodation or as an overnight stopover.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2014

Thank you for your feedback. Edgewater does have larger 2 bedroom units which may have suited your party better for this stay. We are pleased that the staff were accommodating and that you found the location and garden setting to your liking.

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We would have liked to stay at this motel and in fact made an effort to check in. But when we went into the office, after seeing the Vacancy sign, we found the man at reception was busy talking on the phone. He did not acknowledge us at all, but carried on with the phone call. It sounded like he was ordering something from a web site, and apparently that was more important than serving customers. He continued to ignore us for nearly five minutes, so we left. He did not interrupt his phone conversation to try to get us back. So he lost a customer and gets a bad review from me!

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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lyon82, Manager at Edgewater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

The Manager has indicated that he was attending to another customer and confirming their itinerary at the time you stepped in and out of the Office. The customer had very poor english and the Manager spent longer on the telephone than expected.
As you can see by previous reviews, guests are more than happy with the service provided by staff on site and it is unfortunate that you did not get to enjoy this hospitality in this instance.
Enjoy your travels

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Spend two nights at the motel.

Check in: no problems, considering that I arrived quite late after reception hours. No extra charge also.
Rooms: (number 7). Basic interior, a little bit old furniture. Well equipped kitchenette. Not too noisy. Separate bedroom, spacious. Too little wardrobe space.
Service: friendly, rooms always clean.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Thankyou for your feedback.
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Edgewater. Wayne in the office was very friendly and helpful. He was able to book our tours of the glow-worm caves and the Milford Sound cruise for us and give useful advice about best times to travel etc. The rooms are of a vintage style and scrupulously clean. Everything you could want to use was in the small but adequate kitchen. We enjoyed a visit from the resident cat, made me feel quite at home! The motel is situated just a short walk from the town, where we found a number of restaurants, which were all very good. We really enjoyed our stay. The only (small) issue was that the wifi in town isn't very good. I was not able to connect anywhere during our stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Lovely that you enjoyed your stay at Edgewater . We are pleased that you found the Manager helpful with planning your sightseeing. Edgewater has a great location handy to both the town and the lakeshore .

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Wayne and Linda made this stop great. We were there for 6 nights. They were very helpful and accomodating. Location of the hotel is good as it is a 5 min walk to town. Nice outdoor sitting area. Rooms were very well stocked with cookware.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Thank you for taking time to place feedback for Edgewater. Fantastic that you enjoyed your stay and that Linda and Wayne were there to help you also. Enjoy your travels

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Edgewater was in a great location, walking distance to everything and right on the lakefront. However, the motel itself was simplistic in its furnishings, but in saying that, neat, with all the necessities. The rooms and furnishings reminded us of the 70's but it had a cute beach shack kind of feel. It was good for what we required, and comfortable.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Edgewater . Thank you for your feedback.
As you indicate, the rooms provide all the necessities are clean and placed well close to both Lake and the town centre

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Great value for money, and everything you'd want in a motel. Buildings are getting on a bit, but are well maintained and cleaned. Very, very friendly reception, and most if not all staff are local, knowledgeable and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble - we needed a later check-out (to dry off after tramping!), and this was gladly provided (without charge).
Lakeside position is handy too. Not far from town - very easy walk - and even handier for the DoC centre.
Definitely will use again, and we go to Te Anau quite often (but not as often as I'd like!!).

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

Thank you for your review.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Edgewater and the service of Staff.
Customer satisfaction and cleanliness is hugely important to us, and we are pleased that we made your stay enjoyable. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Additional Information about Edgewater Motel

Address: 52 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #15 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau
Price Range: $97 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edgewater Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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