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Village Inn Hotel
Ranked #21 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Dunedin, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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“Great stay”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

We just stayed a single night. I really couldn't say anything negative about this place. The service at check-in was warm & friendly, the room was VERY clean and the beds really comfortable. We didn't use the restaurant so can't comment on that. We stayed in a room with two queen beds, there was a decent sized TV and a reasonable amount of room.

All in all - this was great value for money and I would happily come back again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

My wife and I spent two nights here as part of a three week tour of NZ. We bought the tour as a package - so although we saw lots of hotels we can't comment on individual hotel's value.

The Village Inn is a motel style establishment in a quiet area about 150yds from the shops and also from the lake front. The motel is styled to look like a village with a series of 'shopfronts' over each unit and a fake well in the middle of the car park. My wife thought it nice, but I felt that it needed a coat of paint - things looked faded by the sun.

Inside the units are spacious and comfortably furmished - not luxury but they had everything we needed. Our unit had a kitchenette which proved useful. Everything was clean and tidy but nothing out of the ordinary. I felt it could do with updating but my wife wondered if they were consciously mimicing the '50s.

But we had a couple of comfortable nights, the shower worked well, water was hot and the bed was comfy. There were lots of energy saving lights - perhaps the overall effect was a little dim though.

We weren't disturbed by noise from the other units. The second night, the Village inn seemed relatively empty but the first night there seemed to be a couple of coach parties in - but they had no impact on us.

We didn't use the restaurant. The first night it was closed and breakfast was too late for us to comfortably catch our early trip start. Instead we had a pleasant walk across the park to the shopping area where there are plenty of restaurants.

Check in/out was very quick. The single member of staff we spoke to was pleasant and friendly. Service was fine therefore although they forgot our wake up call.

So a decision on whether this is the right place for you depends on the price you're quoted: there are plenty of alternatives if it's not good.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Derby, England
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

Arrived on a very wet and windy day. Rooms very spacious and with full bathroom and lots of kitchen facilities. Short walk into Te Anau, a quiet street away from any crowds. We didn't eat in the restaurant as it was quite pricey, pity they didn't do bar type meals or some lighter options as we would then have used them rather than walk into town. Because of how it is set up you don't really see any of the staff or other guests unless you go over to the main building.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

We read varying reviews on the Village Inn Hotel so wasn't sure what to expect be happy to say we found it excellent. Clean, comfortable, close to lake and shops. Comfortable bed and quiet location. Very good value with basic early birds breakfast included in cost of $120 per night room rate. Lovely welcome at reception and dining area. Would definitely recommend and stay there again ourselves.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Stay a night at the The Village Inn. It probably rates as a 3 star. It was good value for money with the room tidy, the bed comfortable and the staff very friendly. The Village Inn is laid out as a frontier town with each room having a different store front.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

A very clean motel, located in a quiet are of the town. The rooms are large, adequately fitted out, ours had a kitchenette. However, they are a bit dated. It does feel a bit like stepping back in time to 1965.

The location is good, just 3 minutes walk from the lake or the centre of town where there are plenty of restaurants to choose from.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

We were fortunate to stay at the Village Inn with our teenage children and also extended family. The units were awesome. Really comfortable beds, baths, great shower. The staff were really helpful and friendly. They were happy to store our gear while we were on tour. The units were also really quiet so we got a great sleep. They are only a few minutes walk across the park to the main shopping area - petrol station is nearby and lake at the end of the street. I highly recommend. And it was fun with the village like setting. But don't be fooled from the outside. The units are very nice inside.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Village Inn Hotel
Address: 9 Mokoroa Street | P.O. Box 195, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Village Inn Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This modern and unique hotel creates a feeling of 'stepping back in time' with its carefully recreated Pioneer Village facades and is within walking distance of the lake shore and town centre. Options include studio rooms, deluxe rooms, family units with kitchens and inter-connecting rooms, a disabled access unit and luxury penthouse honeymoon suite complete with spa bath and stereo system. There is also a laundry room for guest use, restaurant and bar and ample car parking. ... more   less 
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