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“Great location! Old, but no real complaints!”
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Edgewater Motel
Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
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5 reviews
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“Great location! Old, but no real complaints!”
Reviewed 26 January 2013 via mobile

Just back from a 3 night stay here. We were surprised with the generous size of the rooms, with a kitchenette, an separate lounge area. A little run down and furnishings could do with an update. Only real complaint would be re the bed, very small for two ppl and very uncomfortable!

  • Stayed January 2013
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review, 28 January 2013
Thank you for your review of our Property.
The Unit you occupied has a Queen in bedroom 1 and a single and a double bed in bedroom 2. All other Units have Queen Size beds. We will definitely check this bed if you believe it was uncomfortable.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and overall found the place to be adequate. Our unit and 2 rooms with one barthroom and a lounge/kitchen area. Since we had 4 ppl with us at time it felt cramped, but this wasn't a major issue since we didn't come to Te Anau to stay inside. Interior is somewhat dates but it was all kept nice and clean. Management is very helpful and informative. Wifi was expensive to use and unfortunately couldn't access data on 2 degrees on my phone.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review, 14 January 2013
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the Staff were helpful for you.
It can be difficult over Public Holiday time to quickly fix problems that require a tradesman and we apologise for this. The offending heater has been repaired .Enjoy your travels.
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 21 December 2012

We weren't sure if we were able to make it to the check-in on time however Linda was nice to leave a short message for us regarding our postponed trip to Milford Sound. The motel is a bit dated just I like it that way gives it a 'cabin' feel right close to the lake. Just 5-10min walk to the restaurants. Only downside was the heater in our bathroom was not working and didn't get fixed because the electrician was away but it's only a small problem.Would like to have more than 1 hour complimentary wifi though, the other motels I stayed in provide 2 hours a day, Overall an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review, 26 December 2012
Thank you for your review of our property. Weare pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that the Staff were helpful. Safe Travels
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

we stayed at this motel in te anau for one night. as mentioned by previous reviewers, it is very dated. we saw a lot of similar motels on our trip to NZ and this did seem to be one of the more dated ones, but it was comfortable. lots of wood paneling, making it feel like a cabin.

te anau is small and it was a very easy walk from the motel into town. the room had a kitchenette with an electric burner so we got groceries from the store in town and made dinner one night. our room had two rooms -- the bedroom and the front room with kitchen, table, couch, and tv. it felt spacious.

the highlight for us is that the owners have both a dog and cat. the cat misty roams around and was quite friendly and sweet.

the one downside was that the parking lane (parallel to the building) appears to sometimes be used as a short cut alleyway -- sometimes big trucks would drive through, causing some noise, and it wasn't clear that these trucks were making any sort of delivery to the motel.

Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank lisach
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review, 9 December 2012
Thank you for providing a review for our property.
We are pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay. The only trucks that should go through the Motels are the Vans picking up the Laundry every second day. In November we were upgading one of the Units, so possibly this was the Builder or the electricians vechicles.
Edgewater will continue upgrading Units over the coming year.
The property is rated 3 Sar plus,and this is reflected in the Tariff.
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Australia
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

The room (apartment) was quite generous and airy, with separate bedroom and bathroom. It was also well equiped in terms of the variety of facilities. However the decor and equipment looked tired and from a former era. Almost all electrical wiring looked tacked on, with multiple plugs in one socket, quite dangerous for young children. Windows were fogged up and running with moisture each morning, a problem with colder climes and no double glazing. It must be said that the place was very clean and the owner was most attentive and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review, 15 November 2012
Thank you for your review of our property. Most of the Units have had an upgrade of carpets,curtains and furniture and this is ongoing. We are also going through the units and tidying up the wiring which is not dangerous, but we agree unsightly. We are pleased that you enjoyed the our hospitality and the cleanliness of the rooms.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Had a great two nights stay at the villa of this motel. We actually arrived rather late on the first night (took the scenic route and we got lost!) and was grateful that Wayne waited up for us. The villa is spacious, even for our family of 5, and was really well equipped. The location of the motel is less than 5 minutes drive to main street of Te Anau. All of us agreed that if we were not running on a schedule, we would have definitely extended our stay there and probably spend most of the time staying in!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review, 3 October 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Edgewater Motel.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay along with the reception provided by Wayne.
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

This motel was booked for an overnight stopover, prior to going on a 7 day Discovery cruise around Fjordland with Real Journeys. The motel was located on the lake front drive, within easy walking distance to the main shops in Te Anau. Sadly, no lake views, but this was not a problem as we were only transiting through. Exceptionally clean motel, with all facilties required for an overnight stay. the motel had plenty of parking and laundry facilities. Very good value for money

Room Tip: Not sure if there are rooms with lake views
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review, 2 September 2012
Thank you, we appreciate your feedback and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Edgewater
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Property: Edgewater Motel
Address: 52 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
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Hotel Class:3 star — Edgewater Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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