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Anchorage Motel Apartments
Ranked #14 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
Gold Coast
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51 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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“Neat and Tidy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2010

A comfortable hotel with a large kitchen. Good owners and reception , laundry available for a small fee. The rooms are a good size but there was no room for storing luggage or no luggage racks. Hotel is within walking distance to town and the town has a good variety of places to eat. Friends told us about the Fiorland Cinema in town where you can see Ata Whenua, the local area on film for $10 a ticket. It was a great film but if you stay at the Anchorage Motel you get to see it for free on their home channel. Wish we knew this before we paid !!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this review, October 31, 2010
Thank you for your review - we welcome all feedback and do try to please our Guests and are thrilled that you were happy. Just something that needs to be corrected - we only play the preview for the Movie - to see the full one, you must still go the the cinema and it is worth every cent. We do have the full DVD for some to see if they cant get to the cinema because it is closed however while it is open, we will not play the full DVD - just the trailer.
Thanks
NIgel & Fiona
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights , the man on the counter was not what I would describe as welcoming or even friendly. Had no advice on the town or area to offer. The room was okay, the paint had been slapped on to cover damp/mould, the spa bathroom was dirty, black hairs on the floor and in the toilet, the bath was dusty and there was black mould under the spa controls. The kitchen didn't have a dishcloth or towel on the first night and the toilet roll and tissues were not replenished on the last day. The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet and warm, but this is supposed to be a 4 star plus establishment and I would struggle to rate it above three. Parking was very tight too.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this review, October 24, 2010
Thanks you for this feedback and rainsing these points. We try to please all of our guests however we obviously fell short on this ocassion. The points that have been raised will be used for some ongoing staff training and we are sorry that you were not happy. Unfortually the weather was not the best when this guest stayed with us and there were some issues with access to Milford Sound - this is something that we cant control and do offer some alternatives if asked - we try to keep out guests informed as to what is happening.
If the man at the office was not what you expected, this may have had something to do with the fact that he had just had a policeman in the office a few minutes beforehand talling him that a close relative had passed away. We apologise that you did not get the full help that you wanted and have also learned from this expierance. We do try to help all our guests and treat them as valued customers.
We can only hope that you read the other positive reviews and come and expierance us for yourselves. If we fall short - come and tell us and we can also learn - it is a ongoing part of our business.

Thanks
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2010

The motel had a full kitchen (microwave, crockery, kettle but no oven), a great bathroom with heated floor, king size bed and tv. However, it is a bit cramped as a studio.

What especially impressed me was the heated bathroom floor - the first time I have come across a bathroom of this nature. The toiletres provided were of good quality (Nature Earth brand).

For the amount we paid, it was very good value for a motel. When we booked it via Wotif, it was mentioned that 1 hour free internet access is provided. The manager said that it was an old package (we booked in April 2010) but nevertheless gave us the free hour albeit it seemed to me reluctantly.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank jenyap
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Moss Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2010

I liked this place. It was simple, it had a great little kitchen & it was pretty darn quiet for being so full. At first I was a bit worried, as our neighbors had an infant that cried for a bit, but during the night I never heard it cry once. Our room was pretty spacious, comfortable & clean. Nice little laundry room, too & they even supply the laundry soap! Yup, I'd stay here, again!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2010

We stayed at the anchorage on our trip out to milford sound, not a lot to do in the town of Te Anau but a good place to stay for the night. After a long (cold and wet) day out at Milford sound I was so happy to come back to the motel for a long hot shower... and what a great bathroom it was! The room was pretty modern and above expectations and great value for money! Would stay again!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Huggles_83
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Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2010

very friendly staff would highly recommend. the Units were in a very tidy state and very clean. If your are looking for a great place to stay this is the ticket.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Thank ChrisWarren221545
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PERTH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2010

The motel is located in an excellent location, close to the Te Anau lake and town centre.

The rooms are beautifully renovated, comfortable, cozy, clean and tidy.

Both Nigel and Fiona are very hospitable, welcoming, and very helpful.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank JMO123Perth
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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
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