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Fiordland Lakeview Motel and Apartments
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

We stayed at Fiordland Lakeview Motel in Te Anau for 4-nights in April during a tour of New Zealand. We had booked a 1-bedroom apartment on the internet a number of months in advance of our visit. On arrival we met Grant who answered our lengthy questions about suitable tours etc. and then helped by booking them for us. He had allocated apartment 12 on the first floor to us and gave us maps and a carton of fresh milk which is a nice touch.

The best thing about the apartment has to be the amazing view over the lake - we enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the helicopter and float plane take off. At night the road is very quiet but as the bedroom is at the back of the apartment there was no noticeable noise at all.

The apartment is a very good size with a bedroom at the back, separate toilet and bathroom (shower over a bath with plenty of hot water) and a very big living area with kitchen at the front facing the lake. The kitchen is well equipped with everything needed for a break including fresh coffee and a range of teas. The room is very comfortable at the end of a day with reclining comfy seats. In addition, free WiFi is included which is of a good speed and consistent signal. Some people have commented that the decoration is a bit tired or dated in the apartment which perhaps it is compared to other motels we have stayed in, but its location, comfort and size easily outweigh this and having such a helpful owner as Grant is a real benefit.

During our time we drove to Milford Sound and took the nature watching boat trip, went on an organised tour to Doubtful Sound (arranged by Grant) which was excellent and on our first night we visited the glowworm caves (also booked by Grant for us) which I would recommend for anyone (make sure you wear insect repellent on the island though - sandflies are everywhere but NOT in Te Anau).

We ate at 3-restaurants during our stay and self-catered on one evening (easy to do in the apartment). We’d recommend Keplers for fish, The Redcliff for steaks and The Fat Duck for an excellent roast lamb meal for two!

If you are in any doubt over where to stay in Te Anau - stop worrying and book an apartment at the Fiordland Lakeview Motel.

Room Tip: Ask for a first floor apartment to really enjoy the view over the lake
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

We just spent 2 nights in a lovely 5 star 2 bedroom apartment was totally amazing, staff were lovely. would so stay again

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

We spent two nights at Fiordland Lakeview Motel. The rooms were spacious and very clean. The price was reasonable. The office staff was extremely helpful with a left item. It was a good choice for us to stay there.

Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for four nights. It is quite an old hotel which has had some work done to improve the rooms. The view from the room was fantastic. The room was large, but a bit tired looking with a few problems. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

Couldn't fault it. Two nights 3 days apart spanning a kayaking trip. Excellent both times

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Reviewed March 9, 2012

We spent 3 nights in Te Anau and were really pleased with this accommodation. The rooms were big and the bed was huge. At the end of a busy day sightseeing it was great to put our feet up in the leather recliners with a glass of wine and look at the beautiful view. The kitchen area was well equipped and everything was spotlessly clean. Plenty of parking space and a good guests laundry facility. The staff were incredibly helpful and booked trips for us and even gave us the weather forecast for the next few days. Nice well kept front garden area. A perfect stay.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

We recently spent a few nights in Te Anau and were pleased with our choice of accommodation. The Fiordland Lakeview Motel & Apartments occupy premium real estate opposite Lake Te Anau. The spacious, slightly older-style apartment we stayed in was immaculately clean with all the facilities, including a full kitchen. We particularly enjoyed reclining in the living room chairs enjoying the view over the lake at the end of each day. Our upstairs unit also had a nice-sized balcony with a glass front that doesn't obscure that great outlook.

Room Tip: If staying again I would ensure that I booked an upstairs room.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fiordland Lakeview Motel and Apartments

Address: 42 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand (Formerly Campbell's on the Lake)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#3 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#5 Family Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: $147 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fiordland Lakeview Motel and Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All apartments have been recently refurbished, has Ample Heating, Flat Screen LCD TVs with Sky television and Telephones in every apartment. The Bathrooms include a Shower and a full Bath with a separate Toilet. Free wireless internet and 24 hour guest laundry. All trips in the Fiordland Area can be arranged at no extra charge. Friendly Service. ... more   less 
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Fiordland Lakeview Motel And Apartments Hotel Te Anau
Campbells On The Lake Hotel
Fiordland Lakeview Motel And Apartments Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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