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Reviewed June 21, 2017

This is a hard to find location on the way to Milford Sound. the room was fairly clean, but the kitchen was poorly set up and not quite enough cookware. If you choose to stay here with plans to visit Milford Sound, make sure that you have a full tank of gas and that you have been to the grocery store. There are no services near to the motel.

Room Tip: Fill your fuel tank in Te Anau before you drive
  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled with friends
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Ryan H, Owner at Fiordland National Park Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2017

Thank you for your review.
As the new owners of Fiordland National Park Lodge we are working hard to make improvements.
Since your stay we have put in a new kitchen into the Backpackers. We are looking to improve the room standards as well as the signage to make Fiordland National Park Lodge easier to find.
We appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed March 31, 2017

When we booked two nights here we did not realise how far from the town it is (more than 20 km's) so if you intend to eat or drink out then prepare foe a drive. The hotel has a snack bar but this is extremely limited. The manager will let you use the backpackers kitchen. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. Why do I recommend staying here? The location is stunning! If you have a lake view room you will wake to a sight you will never forget. The location also gives you a head start if you are on your way to Milford Sound.

Room Tip: You are more likely to get a lake view room if you stay for more than one night.
  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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Ryan H, Owner at Fiordland National Park Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2017

Thank your for your review. We also believe it is a very special location with amazing views. You have given some good advice for future customers as we are located approximately 30kms from Te Anau on the way to Miford Sound. We are looking to increasing the range of food available in the snack bar but as it has it's limits we do recommend that guests come prepared with their own food.

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Reviewed March 22, 2017

We had to stay here because we hadn't booked a hotel and there was nowhere else. It looks like it was built in the 70s and hasn't been updated since - but the bed was comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. The duvet cover was very faded and the furnishings damaged. The bathroom was in a very poor state but everything worked ok. It is shocking that this place can get away with charging $20 per night more than a really lovely motel just because of it's position. My recommendation would be to book a quadruple room and just go in expecting the worst - then you won't be disappointed!

Room Tip: No such thing I'm afraid. Quadruple room probably the safest choice.
  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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Ryan H, Owner at Fiordland National Park Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2017

Thank you for your review.
As the new owners we are working hard to upgrade and update all areas of of Fiordland National Park Lodge.
We have made some improvements already, that address some of your comments. We will continue to make improvements in the future.

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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a double room. This lodge is in need of TLC. The outside lights have not been cleaned in years and are full of webs, the gardens need weeding and tyding up. Inside is comfortable but could do with a revamp. Bed linen is old and needs to be replaced. No cell phone connectivity or WiFi. Must have been a great resort in its hey day.

Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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Ryan H, Owner at Fiordland National Park Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2017

Thank you for your feedback.
We are pleased to let you know that since purchasing Fiordland National Park Lodge we have been working hard to make improvements, many of which were brought up in your review.
There is now WiFi available throughout the Lodge and Backpackers (1GB free per night). We are working on extending this to the Motel rooms. We are updating the rooms and have begun tidying the outside spaces.

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Reviewed March 19, 2017

The title says it all. PLEASE DO NOT GO HERE!. Wifi is n't working, only if you sit near the reception. We took a shower in a bathroom that riekt of urine. The beds were sagging, in short a terrible place. Thank God we only stayed here for one night. Rest asured, iff we visit Te Anau again, we will never again visit this place. A bloody shame!

Room Tip: do not go!
  • Stayed: December 2016, traveled as a couple
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Ryan H, Owner at Fiordland National Park Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2017

Thank you for your feedback.
As the new owners we are working hard to improve all areas of Fiordland National Park Lodge. We are updating the rooms and are prioritising cleanliness throughout the premises. We have upgraded the WiFi and it is now available in the Lodge and Backpacker rooms (1GB free per night).

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