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Edgewater Motel
Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Basic motel”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Spend two nights at the motel.

Check in: no problems, considering that I arrived quite late after reception hours. No extra charge also.
Rooms: (number 7). Basic interior, a little bit old furniture. Well equipped kitchenette. Not too noisy. Separate bedroom, spacious. Too little wardrobe space.
Service: friendly, rooms always clean.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Thankyou for your feedback.
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Edgewater. Wayne in the office was very friendly and helpful. He was able to book our tours of the glow-worm caves and the Milford Sound cruise for us and give useful advice about best times to travel etc. The rooms are of a vintage style and scrupulously clean. Everything you could want to use was in the small but adequate kitchen. We enjoyed a visit from the resident cat, made me feel quite at home! The motel is situated just a short walk from the town, where we found a number of restaurants, which were all very good. We really enjoyed our stay. The only (small) issue was that the wifi in town isn't very good. I was not able to connect anywhere during our stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Lovely that you enjoyed your stay at Edgewater . We are pleased that you found the Manager helpful with planning your sightseeing. Edgewater has a great location handy to both the town and the lakeshore .
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

Wayne and Linda made this stop great. We were there for 6 nights. They were very helpful and accomodating. Location of the hotel is good as it is a 5 min walk to town. Nice outdoor sitting area. Rooms were very well stocked with cookware.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Patrick D
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Thank you for taking time to place feedback for Edgewater. Fantastic that you enjoyed your stay and that Linda and Wayne were there to help you also. Enjoy your travels
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Edgewater was in a great location, walking distance to everything and right on the lakefront. However, the motel itself was simplistic in its furnishings, but in saying that, neat, with all the necessities. The rooms and furnishings reminded us of the 70's but it had a cute beach shack kind of feel. It was good for what we required, and comfortable.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Alexandra L
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Edgewater . Thank you for your feedback.
As you indicate, the rooms provide all the necessities are clean and placed well close to both Lake and the town centre
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Timaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Great value for money, and everything you'd want in a motel. Buildings are getting on a bit, but are well maintained and cleaned. Very, very friendly reception, and most if not all staff are local, knowledgeable and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble - we needed a later check-out (to dry off after tramping!), and this was gladly provided (without charge).
Lakeside position is handy too. Not far from town - very easy walk - and even handier for the DoC centre.
Definitely will use again, and we go to Te Anau quite often (but not as often as I'd like!!).

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
Thank you for your review.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Edgewater and the service of Staff.
Customer satisfaction and cleanliness is hugely important to us, and we are pleased that we made your stay enjoyable. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

The hotel is located right on the main lake which is pretty handy for a walk. The rooms are spacious and neat and clean. They have all amenities like mini fridge, Microwave, utensils etc, which a motel should have. Both Linda and Wayne are nice and welcoming hosts. City centre is also a short walk away. if you love cats, there is a cat always hanging around there. there is also a coin operated facility and even a facility to wash your dirty cars.

Reason for 4 stars and not 5: Well the internet connectivity is poor, which Wayne promised to get corrected the next time i visit. Also, in the bathroom the hot and cold water taps are separate which is a bit of nuisance if you are looking for warm water. baring these 2 minor irritants, everything else was awesome. really recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank hunkvicky
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Thankyou for your review and we take on board your comments. We are pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay and the facilities Edgewater provides
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

The Edgewater Motel is located on the foreshore with a lovely view of Lake Te Anau. IT is easy walking distance to the town centre and supermarket. I was the best appointed of all the motels we stayed in while travelling the South Island. The room was large, spacious and clean. On arrival we were welcomed and the friendly environment, including the local cat, was enjoyable. There are limited facilities for washing but there is a very good facility in the town if you need to do washing and cant wait. Te Anau is an ideal stop over if you are planning on doing the Doubtful Sound day cruise from Manapouri which is only 20 minutes away. I would recommend the Edgewater Motel to anyone but particularly to families and the rooms are well suited to the needs of a family traveling with young children.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Vanessa G
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lyon82, Owner at Edgewater Motel, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are please you enjoyed your stay with us and we ticked all the boxes for you.
There is a coin operated washing machine and dryer along with hand washing tub in the Motel Laundry for guests use. Our two bedroom units are popular with families as you outline and the proximity to both Lake and town make it an ideal spot to stay.
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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Edgewater Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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