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Aden Motel
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
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Evanston, Illinois
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place for a stay”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Cons: Low water pressure in shower. Location is fine if you are willing to walk (or drive) a bit to town center. Is not on waterfront - but does have a very short walk access to waterfront.
Pros: Friendly. Unlimited wifi (but you need to ask for a new account after 1gb which is not convenient if it runs out outside of their office hours). Nice kitchenette. Nice cupcakes as a greeting. Nice selection of movies to borrow.
Good for family, or anyone else.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Thanks for your review even with Pros and Cons its a great review. Water Pressure well we are working on this but being older motels some things are beyond our control but again its what we are used to in our homes. Yes we are not on the lake front and there are several advantages to this its much quieter, less mozzies, less wind, safer for kids are a few things but the biggest advantage you pay less. Our Pro's were fantastic yes we are friendly as we want our guests to have the best stay possible with us and remember us not just for the Motel but our friendly manner at having a few laughs together and enjoying what our guest have been doing while they stayed or what they have enjoyed on their travels. All our rooms have Kitchens which is a great advantage to save on the pocket by being able to cook sometime with our lovely NZ meats. Cupcakes are our welcome as some many people have told us how homely the place is so home make cupcakes are apart of our friendly welcome upon arrival. Wifi is offered free at 1GB per room but we do renew the password if this is used for free and we are looking at altering this system to allow guests to update themselves in the near future as systems update. Nice to see your family enjoyed Te Anau and Aden Motel and Thanks
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

Lovely motel, not flash but very clean and well equipped. We had self catered 1 beddie. Meet with stunning little cupcakes on arrival to enjoy with our cup of tea. Very friendly, wif fi available (free 10MB). Definitely recommend and we will be back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Thankyou for a great review on our Motel we were very pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much that you would return to us and we look forward to yourselves or family and friends coming. We may not be flash but we are homely and that's what we pride ourselves on making people feel at home with us as one guest said this morning its just like having our own wee house everything we need to feel at home!!. We offer free Wifi giving 1GB upon arrival but more is available should it be required as we like our guests to keep in touch with family and friends on the net. Cupcakes are just our homely welcome and guest enjoy them upon arrival with a nice cuppa to settle themselves in. Look forward to a future visit and Thanks
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Southland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Please to share our positive experience at Aden Motel.It is very clean and comfortable. Very close to the lake front, Everything is within walking distance. Irene and her staff are very helpful,they will go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need.

Room Tip: If you want a real down to earth service this is the place to go. Been to a lot of motels over New Z...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
What a lovely review on our motel and us thank you very much and we are pleased you had a great stay and hope to see you on a return visit. Down to earth is what we are yes thats true we enjoy our guests very much and like their stay with us to be as good as we can provide to them with hopefully a few laughs along the way to remember us by. We do hope to see you in the future being what we call a local Southlander.
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

A lot of love has obviously been poured into this motel, from the welcome cakes and bottled milk, to the retaining of vintage fixtures and old-fashioned hospitality. If you like being transported back in time a bit, this is your place. A basic motel layout with one-story buildings and parking adjacent. Every room has a tiny patio decorated with pots of flowering plants. There is a vegetable garden on-site. Our room was large and adequately furnished. There was a kitchenette with a hot plate, fridge, etc. There is a big emphasis put on recycling with separate bins for all waste materials. Guests are encouraged to feed the birds any leftover scraps of bread. There are several printed warnings posted against sitting on the patio table, putting luggage on the bed, etc. which was off-putting and a little excessive, we thought. Bathroom and kitchen faucets had separate hot and cold knobs. Shower enclosure was extremely small. Location was good, in a quiet area within a few blocks of the lakeside as well as downtown Te Anau.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Great review and Thank you for taking the time to write a great review of your stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed our homely feel about the place and this is what we work hard on to make our guests feel at home so they can be comfortable. Our notices we have to have for safety reasons so that we are protected. Glass top tables look great but can be easily broken with hot dishes etc. put on them. Suitcases on beds not only dirty the covers which so many people do this but also can be behind bed bugs and we never want those things so sometime a wee note just helps to remind people to help us look after the rooms. Yes Lettuces were very popular out of the garden this year but no one found my pea patch to eat them so I was lucky. We are very much into Eco friendly and its surprises me each day how much waste we take out of the rooms from guests but we recycle all we can to help keep out beautiful environment cleaner for the next generation which includes our flower garden our Roses give out beautiful smells while making it homely for the guests to wonder around and have a look at. Nice to have you stay with us while enjoying our beautiful scenery.
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Basic motel 1970's style. Fully equipped with Wi-Fi. All ground floor units, with parking spaces outside the rooms. Drive into spot, but must back out to street as there is no room to turn around. Worked Ok though as there was little traffic. Unit not particularly well-cleaned and showing some signs of wear and tear. friendly hosts. Extremely small shower. No significant negatives - adequate.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Thanks Robert for your review on our motel as I have read some of your other Motel reviews I see that most places in NZ have been 4 - 4star plus Motels which are often more modern looking and guess when you come to our 3 star plus this is why you have awarded us 3 marks only compared to you other stays. We market ourselves as 3 star plus but we are clean, comfortable with a Retro feel. Some things as Mangers we can change and somethings we cannot that is up to the owners but we make sure our guest are happy, comfortable and given service with a smile and even a few laughs . We have only been here in the motel now 18 months and it does take time and money to refurbish rooms but some have been completed and some more this winter but we are keeping our Retro look as we like to have a different style that suits the Motels age. Thanks for your review and great to see that the sleep got full marks !! as its a lovely quiet place to come.
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Queenstown
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

I am pleased to share my very positive experience at the Aden Motel. It is clean, comfortable, centrally located and of particular relevance to me, my beautiful Golden Retriever was welcomed with open arms. She was also a star and enjoyed by many of the other motel guests given her lovely and well mannered behaviour. The owner Irene is a delight and if you have a pet and want a very nice motel to stay at whilst in Te Anau I certainly highly recommend the Aden Motel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Its great to get your feedback being one of the people who have stayed and brought their loving pet with them and yes we are pet friendly with restrictions as we have to consider our other guests but you both and Breeze were fantastic guests to have Breeze with her friendly manner helping to make other guests welcome as so many on holiday leave there treasured pets at home. We would welcome both you and Breeze back anytime and thanks for the great conversations too.
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Waterford, Wisconsin
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stayed one night before heading into the bush. Rooms were clean and well equipped. Bit of a trek to our meeting spot, but easy. Best of all were the ladies at the front desk. You gotta love the Kiwis!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Ya got to smile "Love those Ladies" well yes of course we like to make people feel at home from when they walk in the door and its great to have guests that have a great sense of humor that like a laugh or two with us. Both myself (Irene) and my helper Debz do our best to make the welcome the best we can and give the best service possible to look after our guests while they stay with us. Its also great to see guest talking and laughing with other guests while they stay makes for a happy stay at Aden Motel. Some guests just like to keep to themselves and thats fine but we try to get a smile from them before they leave. We are a bit bothered that you had a wee trek to your pick up point to go bush but guess it was the warm before the track. So pleased you had a lovely stay but sad it was so short and and we hope you may return for another trek and come stay again.
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Property: Aden Motel
Address: 57-59 Quintin Drive | Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#9 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aden Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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