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Anchorage Motel Apartments
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by Te Anau for our 3 day stay and the Anchorage Motel offered spacious, well equipped, quiet accommodation with fabulous cotton sheets! Good wi-fi with BBQ on veranda. Short walk to town and all amenities. Boat trip over Lake Manapouri, the HEP station and then Doubtful Sound is a must.

Room Tip: All the basics that the traveller could need.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Anchorage has all the basics to satisfy the simple traveler - kitchen, TV in living area, small patio outside, free wifi, within a short walking distance to the lake and to the town centre. But after coming from our very nice and modern accommodations in Queenstown with very friendly service, this motel fell short with its drab and outdated decor and OK service. If you're just looking for a place to sleep and shower, Anchorage is great. If you're looking for a more relaxing, somewhat swanky stay, you might want to see what your other options are.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank emTel
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Hi emTel,
It it disappointing that we did not live up to your expectations. We do try to please all our guests and offer a free booking service as mentioned by many other guests. We are only too happy to answer any queries and offer free independent local advise as to the best options for experiencing our area. We do not however offer any incentives to book trips as you have mentioned about the other place you compare us to. Perhaps this is something that we may consider in the future? Thank you for taking the time to review us.
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Nigel Fiona

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

140 NZD per night, in quiet surroundings, 1 block from the lake.

We like :
- Quiet area, good soundproof number 8 room, bright daylight anytime of the day. Can reach any part of Te Anau on your own little feet.
- Very comfortable, E-VE-RY-Thing a simple traveller may need is here : so comfortable bed, complete kitchen with cooker
- Spa lovers welcome, private little terrace to the back, unlimited internet for 2 devices

Don't like :
- nothing so far

So, not easy to choose between tens of choices in this town, but this is a good choice to us

Room Tip: Any seems to be a good room
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Hi BeepFromParis,
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to do a review. It is great that you enjoyed your experience with us and chose to stay in Te Anau to enjoy the great scenery that Fiordland offers. All the best for the remainder of your world travels.
Thanks
Nigel & Fiona

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We were very happy with this modern and very comfortable motel. The rooms are about the same size you get in Australia but of course, with a kitchenette. We were supplied with everything we needed and more. The staff were very welcoming and offered very sound advice on the sights. Amazing and reasonable.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Hi Lillymarleen49,
It is great to be above the level of your expectations and pleasing that you found everything that you needed. We try to provide everything that you would need and all the home comforts. Our advise is free and we are only too happy to advise you as to what the best option's are for experiencing Fiordland.
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Nigel & Fiona

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Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We spent a single night in a two room apartment. These are modern rooms with tvs in each room. The bathroom had a heated floor - awesome. And a modern shower (with a modern tap n showerhead) with enough room for my husband to not knock his elbows on the walls. Luxury indeed.
Located close enough to main street to walk into dinner or head to the te anua glow worm tour.
Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank greenaussie72
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Thank you for your review and your positive comments. We aim to please all our guests and are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and noticed the little xtra's that we provide.

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Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Room 13. Wow. What a high tech hub of a room. Tv in both bedrooms and lounge area. Tablet and free wi-fi. Great after a long drive when 3yo still wants peppa pig and the hubby and wife want peace and quiet. Room was excellent. Location good. Lots of places to eat in town. Watch the weather forecasts as road to Milford Sound not always open.
Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to do this review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our innovations in the room and used our tablet with the guest information. This is a new innovation developed by us and we are excited about being able to offer this in room. The weather has not been favorable this spring however it dose make Milford Sound very spectacular and hopefully you will want to cone back in the future and chance some different weather.
Thank you for staying.
Nigel & Fiona.

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Reviewed October 9, 2013

These motel rooms are like little palaces, a home from home. Plus point was the unlimited wifi, a real benefit. Room a bit smaller than some but well equipped and furnished. Large range of channels on excellent TV. A few maintenance issues where things needed tightening up. Lovely thick white towels and good shower and heating.

An extra thumbs up to the man in the Photo Centre who solved my mobile phone charging problem.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Hi Blackcat2york,
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. It is always a pleasure to host visitors from all around the world and we are thrilled that you felt at home here. It was great that you were warm and comfortable. We do aim to provide the extras with free unlimited wifi and the full selection of digital TV channels. It was also great that you enjoyed good service in our town.
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Additional Information about Anchorage Motel Apartments

Address: 47 Quintin Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand (Formerly Anchorage Motel - Golden Chain)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#10 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: $83 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchorage Motel Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Anchorage Motel - Golden Chain Hotel Te Anau
Anchorage Motel Te Anau
Anchorage Hotel Te Anau
Anchorage Motel Apartments Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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