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“Wonderful service, clean and very comfortable”
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Village Inn Hotel
Ranked #21 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
429 reviews
108 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful service, clean and very comfortable”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

We were fortunate to stay at the Village Inn with our teenage children and also extended family. The units were awesome. Really comfortable beds, baths, great shower. The staff were really helpful and friendly. They were happy to store our gear while we were on tour. The units were also really quiet so we got a great sleep. They are only a few minutes walk across the park to the main shopping area - petrol station is nearby and lake at the end of the street. I highly recommend. And it was fun with the village like setting. But don't be fooled from the outside. The units are very nice inside.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

The facade of being a town village on the front of the rooms is exceedingly cute. Loved this about the place.

Other than that, its just your average motel (not hotel standard). Everything is quite dated and needs some love. It was really annoying to hear the hot water cyclinder heating, and plumbing through the walls. had to put in ear plugs in the end it was so annoying. The bed is comfortable and the rooms clean, so what else can you ask for.

The breakfast isn't too bad (we got a combo deal thru grabone.co.nz), and the staff in the morning were quite friendly.

If you get it cheap, its a decent place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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New Zealand
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2012

My husband and I spend the New Year in the Fiordlands and made The Village Inn our based as we managed a summer deal, which also included breakfast. We stayed in a spacious hotel room near the back section so it was quiet. Albeit everything is dated (as if everything was kept and maintained from the 1970s), Linen, towels and carpets were clean. We slept well here, probably also from a busy day of exploring! TV was small and have one movie channel with local cable, but who needs a TV when you're in the Fiords? Continental breakfast was brilliant - a buffet of cereal, muesli, canned fruit, toasts, tea and coffee. There is the option of cooked breakfast menu for additional fee. Town centre and the waterfront is only 10min walk away. The only negative for me was the lighting in the room as it was very dim (power saver light bulbs with insufficient watts for room size).

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sunshine Coast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2012

We stayed here before and after doing the Milford Track, so we were not looking for a fancy hotel. The beds were comfortable and clean, the bathrooms adequate and the staff accommodated our requests to store our "non-trek" luggage. A laundry room was available, which was very handy to wash our gear after the trek. Slightly off the main drag, the hotel was quiet and within walking distance to the cafes and shops of the main street. We had 2 rooms next to each other to accommodate our family group of adults and teenagers. This hotel was booked online for the 1st night but we were happy to rebook for the night after our return from the walk. Slightly quirky themed hotel-only on the outside, in a town otherwise full of average hotels, this one at least offered some imagination and probably would be fun for a family with small kids.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Surrey
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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Sussex
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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.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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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 Hotel Te Anau
Village Inn Hotel Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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