I traveled 10 days around the South Island with my husband and this was the worst motel we stayed in. First of all, we arrived there at 2:15 pm and although check in was at 2:00 pm, the receptionist asked us to wait an hour for our room to be ready. After an hour, the housekeepers were still in our room. They even forgot to put toilet papers in the bathroom. When I wanted to take a shower, there was no hot water because they were doing some reparations around the hotel. Again, we had to wait an hour before being able to use the bathroom. The bedroom was really poor, it felt more like a $60 room max, everything was very old and the beds not comfortable. We were so happy we only booked one night. Usually, I would speak to the management to express my disappointment directly, but because the service was so bad, I did not even bother because you could see the staff really did not care. The day after, we drove to Queenstown, and for a similar price, we had a room that was so much better, cleaner and more comfortable. I would not recommend staying in Lake Manapouri. The lake is very nice, but avoid to spend a night in the area. Accomodation is very overpriced and the quality is average to poor. Te Anau is slightly better, Wanaka or Queenstown are much better options.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Manapouri is New Zealand's best kept secret, situated 15 mins scenic drive from Te Anau, which is the departure point for Doubtful Sound trips. The Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn is the ideal base for all Fiordland activities and a preferred staying accommodation for all those wishing to enjoy an accomplishing and satisfying holiday experience. Guests staying at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn get the best opportunity to visit some of the mostrenowned tourist places in New Zealand. Some of the famous tourist attractions near the hotel are Doubtful Sound, Lake Te Anau, Te Anau Caves, Milford Track, Lake Manapouri Southern Scenic Route, Kepler Track, Routeburn Track, Queenstown and Fiordland National Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manapouri Lakeview Motor Hotel Manapouri