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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Aden Motel

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Aden Motel
Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
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117 reviews
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“Close to Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

Really liked this place for its location, friendliness, garden seats and free internet (well done – one of the very few in NZ). It's located in a quiet part of town yet is only a short walk to the main street of Te Anau where all of the shops and restaurants etc are to be found. There is also a handy little cut through that takes you straight to the lake front. The owners are really helpful - they even phoned Real Journeys for us to confirm the 3 trips we had booked with them.
One of the best places we stopped on our whole trip and we would certainly stay here again if in the area.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, 11 May 2013
Thankyou for your review not perfect but like the guest to feel at home and have a wonderful time with us but a lovely feedback. Please we were able to make your stay perfect for you.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

the room allocated to us was very pleasant, opposite the garden and the kitchen was extremely well equipped. The bathroom was small but quite adequate and the new owners were extremely friendly and helpful. All in all I would recommend this motel as being good value for money. I wish we had had an extra night in the area.

Room Tip: Ask to see the rooms as I think some were larger than others
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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adenmotel, Owner at Aden Motel, responded to this review, 18 March 2013
Thanks for you lovely review of our Motel and yes alot of people say they wished they had another night or two in Te Anau its a quiet place to stay with so many things to do and see and one day is never long enough we just have to educate travel agents to let guests stay longer in Te Anau.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

We spent two nights at the Aden Motel, our greating was friendly and advise where to visit was helpfull,glow worm caves a must.Our room was a good size and clean nice comfy bed.
The town was not to far to walk,the lake even closer.We had a problem when we washed our
clothes as the people before us washed something fluffy or box of tissues,the owner was was
brill when we told her she took all our clothes and rewashed them in her own machine and gave them back to us the next day in perfect condition.A big thank you.

Room Tip: All rooms were of good standard
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, 9 March 2013
To Chris a big Thankyou and we try very hard to make sure our guests have the best stay possible and leave us with great memories of their stay and going away with clothing covered in white fluff isnt nice so it was no problem to re wash and dry the clothing for the guest its called giving service and we take pride in looking after our guests.
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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

We stayed 3 nights at the aden motel. It's very close to the lake but is very quiete located. The rooms are spacious. On our last evening there was a problem with a heating pump, making noise on the roof of our apartment. The lady from the motel called a plumper to fix it and after 30 minutes everything was solved and we could have a quiete rest that night.
Thank you very much for the pleasant stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sandra999B
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adenmotel, Owner at Aden Motel, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
Thankyou to my lovely guest please you found our service helpful and friendly as we try to make our guest feel at home and offer as much help as we can to make there stay a very enjoyable one
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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

We spent only one night at the Aden Motel but wished we had planned for more. Our 2 bedroom family unit was large and well appointed. Nice size rooms, perfectly adequate kitchen and large bathroom. Everything was spotlessly clean. The hostess was friendly and very helpful.

If you go, enjoy the glow worm cave and the beautiful lake. The town is small but has a couple of lovely eating establishments like the SandFly Cafe and the Olive Tree.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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adenmotel, Owner at Aden Motel, responded to this review, 16 February 2013
Comfortable yes well that is our aim to make people feel at home on holiday and make people as comfortable as possible and our room are a good size thanks for your comments.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013 via mobile

We stayed here before and returned which is a recommendation in itself. It is a short walk to the centre of town and an even shorter walk to the shore. The rooms are clean perhaps a little dated but have modern TVs and free WIFI.

For us on a longish trip it's a good place to spend a couple of days and slow the rate of spend without too much compromise.

The new owner Irene gave us a cheerful welcome on arrival. A much appreciated touch was on our second day, which was my wife's birthday, I had brought some cards from the UK for her to open so we left them on the table whilst we went to do one of the many walks near the motel. On our return we were welcomed with the present of a bottle of wine. That gesture is testament to how guests are regarded.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank united33
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adenmotel, Owner at Aden Motel, responded to this review, 6 February 2013
Well its great to get 4 C"s but compeditive would have been nicer than cheaps we try to be realistic with our prices and fit into peoples budgets but also compeditive with other motels around us. Thanks for the great comments we try to make it homely!!
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

We were at the Souther Discoveries information centre. Requested some informations and this motel was recommended by Marie .
The self contained unit we had, has 2 bedroom 1 lounge and a full equiped kitchen. Beautiful garden at the back of the kitchen. The unit is clean and tidy ( most important). We washed our car direct infront of our unit. Surroundings were all motels and beautiful street with bloomed flowers and green trees...........Beautiful!!!! The rate was not high we paid 160NZ$ per night. Worth!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank shirleyliulee
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IreneBenfell, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Great to get a fantastic review for the motel and very pleased that you were so impressed with our Motel we are working very hard to make it a great place for our guest but not totally commercial as we like our guests to feel comfortable and at home. This year we are working hard to improve our garden and the flowers within them for our guests. Thanks hope you had a wonderful holiday
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Property: Aden Motel
Address: 57-59 Quintin Drive | Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#9 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aden Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aden Motels have 12 ground floor Apartments with 1 & 2 bedroom plus studio Apartments.Free Wifi. Quiet location with ample parking even for a boat. Childrens playground, BBQ area, Guest Vege patch,guest laundry. Chemical Free and eviromentally friendly. "Come and rest and relax". ... more   less 
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