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“Really nice, friendly and well located”
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Arran Motel
Ranked #13 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Nice big unit with separate bedroom, bathroom and living/kitchenette. Nothing too much trouble for Mary .. always available to help. Nice quiet location within easy walking distance of town center. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pat M
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Good to know your stay at Arran Motel was an enjoyable one.Pleased I could help with your requests.

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Reviewed December 21, 2013

On arrival in Te Anau we had some difficulty finding two consecutive night's accommodation and after checking quite a few motels we were lucky enough to pull into Arran Motel and found they had accommodation available.

Room was good, had a queen bed and a single bed, kitchen facilities, free wi fi, spacious bathroom and a nice little outdoor area to sit and enjoy a relaxing drink. We were also given a discount on rates for a 2-night stay. It was a short walk to the main street for meals and the lake. Reception were very helpful and organised our Milford Sound tour with pick up/drop off right at the front door.

It is an older motel and not as plush as some of the newer, more expensive abodes but it is very comfortable and very quiet and peaceful.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank morris80
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Thanks for your review.
Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Arran Motel.

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Reviewed November 29, 2013

This motel is located in a quiet street and takes approx 5 minutes to stroll into the town centre. Cars can park directly out the front of the motel rooms. Our motel room was clean and comfortable. The shower was awesome. Sitting out the front of the motel room enjoying a drink and some peace and quiet was very relaxing. Offering free milk and wifi is an added bonus. The motel has a guest laundry and for $6 you can wash and dry a load of washing. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

Glad you enjoyed your stay at Arran Motel.Thanks for taking the time to write a review and pass on your comments and photo's.

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

We stayed there in Sept 2013 and we enjoyed our brief stay at this motel. The room was clean and comfy plus it offers unlimited wifi internet access. The motel is located quite near to the lake and near to nice restaurant.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

The location of Arran Motel which is close to the Lake and restaurants,and is sheltered from Lake breezes is a good option .Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for submitting a review.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in late October 2013. We were traveling with our adult daughter and booked a double with a single. The room was very clean and came with a microwave. We were able to have breakfasts, prepare a picnic lunch and also a light dinner. The hotel is well situated and was very comfortable. We would stay here again and recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: Would recommend to anyone.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Karma S
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Our units cater for all tastes and I am pleased that we ticked all the boxes for you.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of October in a studio room which was very large, impeccably clean, and had everything I needed including microwave, fridge, electric blanket, best shower with instant hot water and definitely value for money. Mary (owner/manager) new I was arriving from the tropics and it was snowing on the afternoon of my arrival and Mary kindly had my room temperature set to a lovingly warm temperature. It's the little things like this which make small motels stand out from the rest. Because of Mary's prior phone conversation when booking and the warm greeting, I trusted Mary to suggest which companies to use for my day trips to Doubtful Sound (Go Orange) and the following day with a small group tour to Milford sound (Trips & Tramps) and I was not disappointed with her choices. I look forward to my next visit at the Arran Motel.

Room Tip: Any room here would be perfect. Very easy walk to the lake or into the centre of town
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Thanks for the glowing review.Was great to meet you and share our knowledge of the beautiful Fiordland area with you.We strive to present our units to a very high standard and like to offer a personal touch to make your stay a memorable one.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We loved staying at the Arran Motel in Te Anau. With our family group of 9 it isnt easy but with the extra space with living rooms and loung chairs etc Aaran Motel is awesome. Aaran Motel is spotless and the rooms are neat and tidy. the Bathrooms are brand new. Fantastic showers. Free internet was great to allow us to get a little bit of work done. Lovely quite location.
Thanks for taking care of all the family needs1

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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MezTeAnau, Manager at Arran Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2013

Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated what Arran Motel has to offer.

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Additional Information about Arran Motel

Address: 64 Quintin 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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#9 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#10 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: $118 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Arran Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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Arran Motel Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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