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Lakeside Motel & Apartments
Ranked #10 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stayed two nights in Te Anau. The Lakeside Motel was conveniently placed on the Lakeside Drive, just a few minutes from the centre of the small town of Te Anau. The apartment was comfortable and clean and well equipped. There is no doubt that on our tour of New Zealand the view from the apartment was the best we came across. Our hosts were helpful and listed their choice of restaurants in Te Anau. Should we ever visit again we would certainly consider a further stay at the Lakeside Motel.

Should you be motoring to Te Anau do take care on the Route 94 the Castlerock to Mossburn road, for there be Senior Constable David Cherry who lies in wait for you with his radar gun. He greeted me with a gruff "get this car off the road". His target is tourists to New Zealand who exceed the speed limit and drive on the wrong side of the road. I was deemed to be exceeding the limit and fined NZ$120.00 for my sin. The road is flat and straight and it easy to exceed the 100 kph in a car without cruise control. Do bear this in mind otherwise you may be stopped by one of New Zealand's finest in the rather portly shape of Dave. In fact you may make Dave's day! Please be warned.

Room Tip: When booking arrange to have an upstairs apartment, which gives a better view of the lake.
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stayed here 3 nights. Pros are nice position, clean and spacious room with a good shower. Cons are... Toilet takes 30 mins to refill, only a few TV channels with mainly infomercials most times, heater in room almost as noisy as a lawnmower (this was changed to a less noisy unit), and a 1950's style basin with either scalding hot or icy cold water. The internet cut out due to a small allowance and was quite slow (NZ wide problem with mainly 3rd world internet) and impossible to download a video etc. Manager was also quite rude when I asked for the noisy heater to be fixed. We paid about double equivalent room in US or Australia and would have expected better TV, internet and hand basin. 3 star max.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

Great location, 5 min walk to the main street. Set right on the lakeside. Room was very clean and had everything you would need. You get your own outside area with table and chairs. Would definitely recommend and would stay again.

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Reviewed March 13, 2014

This was one of the best places we stayed on our 5 week trip around New Zealand. The room was set in lovely gardens and we had our own place to sit outside. it was also right on the lakeside. We could park right in front of the room and it was only a short walk in to the centre of Te Anau. The apartment had everything we wanted and it was clean. There were 2 cooking rings as well as a toaster, microwave and kettle. We ate out one night and self catered for the other 2 nights.
It is an ideal base from which to visit Milford Sound.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Location and views of Lake Te Anau are all excellent. Jodi and Greg are most helpful in arranging tours in the area. There are rooms with a kitchen and lounge for travellers who wish to make their own breakfast and dinner.

Room Tip: Not all units are the same. Some units have two bedrooms and two bathrooms if needed, plus kitchen a...
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Had a good sleep, even the street is in front of the Hotel. But there is no traffic during the night. Good quality beds, units perfectly clean. The washbasin in the bathroom is way too small. Friendly and helpful service for tour bookings.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights in 1 bedroom apt. rooms are clean and comfortable. Stayed on the 1st floor, balcony is walk through for all the apts on the floor, not much privacy. Garden is lovely, motel is in great position overlooking the lake and within easy walking distance to town. Receptionist was lovely. Would recommend to friends.

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Additional Information about Lakeside Motel & Apartments

Address: 36 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#11 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: $84 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lakeside Motel & Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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