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“Comfortable Room but Ghost Town Atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Village Inn Hotel

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Village Inn Hotel
Ranked #21 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Surrey
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“Comfortable Room but Ghost Town Atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2011

Stop on NZ touring holiday. Motel design like a Wild West Town but on our stopover like a Ghost Town. Only two other cars in sight. Restaurant and bar closed so walk into town to eat.

Room comfortable but dated. Motel advantage of car right outside room for unloading. As a one night stop it served its purpose.

In summary, no cause for complaint but wouldn't rush back either!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2011

Good location 5 mins walk from the town centre and the lake. Car parking right outside the door. Large bedroom and kitchen/dining area. Good cooking facilities with a fridge, microwave, toaster, 2 hotplates, electric frying pan but no oven. Bathroom with bath and separate wc (which is accessed via the bathroom) is a bit dated. Fairly quiet area but some noise can be heard from trucks on the main road. Motel practically empty when we were there but it does have coach parties at times. The buildings have been done up and resemble a wild west film set which is a bit tacky. We booked this motel on the internet and had to pay the full amount in advance and they charge $25 admin fee when you cancel or make any alterations to the booking so beware. There are lots of nice motels in Te Anau so I would probably look elsewhere next time for a non chain motel.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Santiago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2011

Loved the themed buildings. Added frivolity to the trip. Personnel were helpful beforehand and at the time. Easily walked to restaurants and boat to glowworm caves. Sorry to read negative comments. It was funky and fun as it was different than most motels.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2011

The Village Inn was clean, quiet and comfy enough. Had a double room for 2 nights through a "Last Minute" online site and tariff was very reasonable. This property is quite dated so don't expect ambience. Our room had 2 double beds which made it rather crowded, however the bed we used was OK. Everything was very clean and for those who like to soak - the bathroom set-up is shower over bathtub.
One thing let this property down - the guest laundry. The Hotel charges $5 per load of laundry and $5 per dryer cycle - more than double any other property over 3 weeks - plus I had to wait until Hotel staff finished using it as supplement to the main laundry. Consequently declined to use any facility other than room so cannot comment on quality of restaurant which offered breakfast and dinner.
In short this property is adequate for a night, maybe two, but I'd try somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2011

Booked on line via Wotif - stayed two nights 10 & 11 Feb 2011
Very clean, comfortable room - slept well - no room safe - reception assisted when required

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Messingham
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2010

A very unique hotel, well more like a motel as all the rooms are single story cabins made to look like a village street with each room being a different business such as a hairdressers, General store, Post office, Bank etc' . The food in the restaurant is quite good (table d hote) although served as if it was Basil Faulty's hotel. Nothing to complain about & we thought it great fun. Stay there if you are light hearted and not picky. By the way its a great base for a trip to Milford sound & Fiorjdland. The town has an absolutely stunning lake surrounded by mountains and is worth an hour or two's stroll along its shores

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kincardine Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2010

The only issue I had with the Inn was the lack of internet. Rooms were a great size , every thing worked, attached restaurant was real good , the bar had every thing any one would want. It is close to the CBD if you would want to eat some place else or shop. Te Anau is a good stop over between Queenstown and Dunedin. Nice place give it a try and you will not be disappointed .

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Village Inn Hotel

Property: Village Inn Hotel
Address: 9 Mokoroa Street | P.O. Box 195, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Village Inn Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This modern and unique hotel creates a feeling of 'stepping back in time' with its carefully recreated Pioneer Village facades and is within walking distance of the lake shore and town centre. Options include studio rooms, deluxe rooms, family units with kitchens and inter-connecting rooms, a disabled access unit and luxury penthouse honeymoon suite complete with spa bath and stereo system. There is also a laundry room for guest use, restaurant and bar and ample car parking. ... more   less 
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Village Inn Hotel Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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