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“Lovely setting, but a bit old-fashioned inside”

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Mountain Chalet Motels
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14 hotel reviews
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“Lovely setting, but a bit old-fashioned inside”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

We spent one night in sleepy Twizel and enjoyed the Mountain Chalet Motels. The group of chalets is lovely to look at and conveniently located beside SH8. Our studio chalet was clean and comfortable. The carpet and couch were a bit old-fashioned and could need a replacement. However, if we ever come through Twizel again, we'll come back to this motel.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst visiting the area.

Owners very friendly - gave us details of walks in the local area.
Room was clean & tidy.
Restaurants are just a short walk away.

Would stay here again

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fox Glacier
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

We stayed at the Mountain Chalet Motel in June. It is an icon of Twizel so it was the only place we could think of! Yes it is an older motel but it is very clean! I was happy to let my daughter crawl around the unit with no problems! Great having the sleeping space upstairs and the other bedroom downstairs. Bathroom was a little cold but that was more down to the frost outside!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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New Zealand
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

We stayed in a 2 bedroom chalet. The upstairs room had 3 single beds, and downstairs was a double/queen size.
The unit was cold when we arrived, but once the heat pump was on, it warmed up nicely.
The only thing I would say to be aware of is the upstairs room is not closed off, it has a mesanine floor. But if everyone goes to bed at the same time not a biggie.
I liked the fact you don't get the noise of neighbours banging around beside you, being all separated stand alone units.
They are also pet friendly.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

The staff were friendly. The unit was very cold. The heat pump didn't appear to be strong enough to heat the unit. We ended up going out for dinner to get warm. Reasonable price.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

The two storey chalets were great - with 3 single beds on the top and one double bed on the first floor. Kitchen was great for cooking and the sole toilet was clean. Good selection of TV channels.

It is less than 5 minutes from the town centre by car, and you must know that it is a small but cosy town. We ate at the Alpine Takeaway - servings of Fish and Chips were large and freshly cooked upon placing our orders. We also dined at Poppies - show your room key and get a 10% discount. Food was good.

We bought some groceries from their local supermarket and it has a good selection.

Great view of the night sky and natural terrain.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Johor, Malaysia
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

We took a family unit with a double bed and a single bed. Room is big and beds are comfortable. Bed heater is provided which is great for a very cold night. Free wifi but only 20mb. Very near to the petrol station and the town with supermarkets and restaurants. Definitely the best place for a stopover from Lake Pukaki and to Mount Cook NAtional Park. Recommended to stay there.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Mountain Chalet Motels
Address: Wairepo Road | Canterbury, Twizel, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Twizel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mountain Chalet Motels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mountain Chalets is situated in Twizel, 40 minutes’ drive from Mount Cook, on State Highway 8 between Christchurch and Queenstown. This picturesque site is on the doorstep to some of New Zealand’s finest scenery. Located in the Mackenzie Country. ... more   less 
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