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Anchorage Motel Apartments
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We were extremely pleased with this this motel! The room was very spacious - great for re-organising luggage after being on the road for over a week, and everything was spotlessly clean with very attractive and new looking decor. It was cold at the time we stayed in Te Anau so the underfloor heating, heated towel rail in the bathroom and huge spa bath were greatly appreciated. We did a lot of self catering during our 15 day tour through South Island and we found the kitchen here to be well equipped and larger than average: Even the table and chairs were generous in size and we didn't have to manouvre around them sideways for easy passage! The managers have thoughtfully provided outdoor BBQs for guests as well. We thought this was a place was great value for money - far out-stripping some of the more pretentious and "named" accommodations we encountered elsewhere. The host was pleasant and helpful and we recommend this motel with confidence!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank brucie12
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

Thank you for your feedback - we are pleased that we lived up to your expectations and that you enjoyed staying here. Do come back again, as we are always looking at ways to improve what our customers expierance while staying with us.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Anchorage Motel has spacious rooms which ensure you will be warm (heated tile floors, towel warmer, electric blankets, heat pump...) and comfortable. The room was clean, the kitchen well-equipped, and you can borrow free DVDs from the front office to watch in the rooms. There was free wifi, which is quite rare in New Zealand. While it was perfectly comfortable, the beds seemed a bit old and the location is not prime (not on the waterfront, about 10 min walk to town).

Pros: Free WIFI, warm, spacious, cozy
Cons: location, older beds

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

Thank you for your feedback. Te Anau is a small place and everything is within easy walking distance.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Just what we needed, rooms were lovely and clean. Easy walk to town. Great facilities, rooms spacious and bathroom was quite modern. Overall we were pleasantly surprised. Would stay here again, wish we had stayed for two nights rather than one now.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

I recently stayed at the Anchorage for 4 nights whilst exploring the Te Anau and Milford Sound regions.

The motel was ideally located one street back from the lake - the lack of lack views did not bother me because if I wanted a view I would be outside at the lake and not in my room! The area, which appeared quite residential, was very quiet which was great. Each room had its own parking space and there was street parking if your vehicle was too big.

My room was spacious and had everything I needed - a large comfy bed, a table, two comfy chairs, a kitchenette (microwave, two hobs, fridge, toaster, kettle, ample crockery and cutlery), and a bathroom with shower and spa bath. Good size TV and DVD player (various DVDs freely available from reception). The heating could be controlled easily which meant it was always comfortable in there, whatever the weather was doing.

There were chairs and a table outside both the front and back of my room, so plenty of places to sit if I wanted to stay in. There is also a laundry on site (most welcome!), bicycles for hire in exchange for a donation to charity, a BBQ, and a trampoline on the front lawn.

I found the hosts here to be friendly and helpful and really welcomed the free wi-fi.

Town is a short stroll away where there are the usual collection of souvenir shops, cafes, supermarkets and a post office. There isn't a great deal in the way of shops, but then who comes to Te Anau for its shopping! So many lovely walks around the area, and Milford Sound was under two hours drive (I left at 7am and got there in 1hr45m, including stops, but then I only encountered 5 other vehicles all the way there!). Great time of year to visit the Sound!

Would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

After initially wishing we had booked something right on the lakefront, we decided that this place was just what we needed after all. Everything worked. Room was clean and spacious. Easy walk to everything needed. They have a few pushbikes and we hired 2 for a measly 5 bucks each and kept them all afternoon. Pedalled all over town, shops and lakefront. Did all our laundry. Free wifi unlike many more expensive hotels. Bed was good. Nice natural soaps, shampoo etc. good heaters.

Room Tip: We booked a room with a spa
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tina S
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do try to provide a range of guest amanties that help to make their stay with us a memorable one. The money collected from the bike hire is donated to a local conservation trust to help with the Kiwi population. Te Anau is a great place to bike around on our bikes and we are pleased you used them.
Thanks for making your contribution to local conservation.

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