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Explorer Motel Te Anau
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We received a friendly reception even though we were the last arrivals of the day. The room we were shown to was larger than we expected with a good size bed. The bathroom was a good size and had a bath with an over shower. Plenty of hot water available although the bath was not the most comfortable I have ever been in. It was clean and had free wi-fi which was very useful to us.
It was in a good quiet location and not far from the lake and local ameneties. All in all an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

My partner and I stayed there, we were so happy to have a spacious room with a kitchenette and separate loo and shower. The staff are very happy to help in anything you want. And they booked a trip to Milford Fiord as well which was excellent. The room was very clean as well.

Room Tip: they have studio apartments, 1 and 2 bedrooms as well. The gardens are excellent with outside little balcanies or patios for afternoon drinkies or coffee
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MJ M, Owner at Explorer Motel Te Anau, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2013

Thank you for you lovely review - it was a pleasure hosting you here in Te Anau.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

I found the presentation to be of a poor standard. A dead pot plant in the parking area is not a welcoming sight. The carpet was stained, there was a cob web on the internal window frame and generally the room although spascious could have done with a better clean. The TV must be about 20 years old without a remote control that worked. I feel for the price charged it needed to be of a better quality.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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MJ M, Owner at Explorer Motel Te Anau, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2013

Thank you for your review.
I took over this motel 5 months ago and there are things that we are working on - I decided on takeover that offering guest excellent quality free wifi was more of a priority than brand new flat screen TVs, however 80% of the rooms have already been upgraded with flatscreen TVs - and the final rooms will be done later this year.

I am sorry the dead pot plants offended you - these have been left to die off as they are to be repotted up with fresh soil and bulbs for spring - unfortunately they were too heavy for me to move out of the carpark and out of guests view!

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We had a really warm welcome from the present owner who is most knowledgable about the area and offered great tips on what to do and where best to eat. We stopped two nights in a clean and tidy room which had an outside seating area. I will stop here again on our next visit. Roger I.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Absolutely fantastic...We arrived soaking wet and feeling very sorry for ourselves to a wonderful welcome from the hotel owner of the Explorer Motel & Apartments who seeing our sorry state offered us a great room rate and a much-needed glass of wine. Unsurpassable friendliness and a great location I would recommend this as a stop off for any traveller through Te Anau. We would like to say Thank You so much and look forward to staying again in the future.

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite on the ground floor with its own bathroom and kitchen. This was great as we were self-catering and we needed to pitch our tent out the front to dry it out. Very spacious with all cutlery and crockery provided. Laundry was just down the way which was good as we had quite a few loads to do!
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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