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“Home away from home”
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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Invercargill
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9 reviews
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“Home away from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

This motel was so clean and tidy and the room was big enough to sleep a family. Lovely, friendly welcoming host. Would without a doubt stay here again. The self contained kitchen facilities we found great and the bathroom was of decent size.Beds were super comfy!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
What a great start to my morning a wonderful review to read it make you appreciate the hard work that goes into making our guests feel comfortable and at home with us. It would be a pleasure to have you return to stay with us in the future. Our rooms are decorated to make them more homely than the commercial look of other motel this is our difference but we can see this works well. Beds as we understand are a very personal thing but pleased you found our super comfy a lot of people; say its the best night sleep of their whole holiday the mattress are of a medium support which seem to suit the biggest majority of people. Thanks so much for the great review and look forward to seeing you in the future
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Cypress, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This motel was our second in NZ. The room was large with a couch and table that seated four and full-sized kitchen. The room was clean, and the location was within a short walk to restaurants and shops. The TV service included a travel channel dedicated to sites in NZ, which we found helpful. A breakfast menu was available when we check in with breakfast served the night before.
What made this motel unique was the personal and kind service by the owners. We arrived on March 17th and were welcomed with two St. Patrick Day cupcakes. That was just the beginning. The lobby was filled with excellent information, even a webcam on Milford Sound. The owners supplied us with a discount coupon to a local restaurant and filled us in on the area with a map and suggestions.
We had trouble with our credit card, which was the fault of the motel’s machine. In the meantime, I had to call our credit card to double check that there was no problem on their end. The motel provided a long-distance service at a very reasonable rate, but because the calls were motivated by a problem with their machine, we weren’t charged.
While the rooms were not fancy and didn’t include a view, the helpfulness and kindness of the owners was stellar. When I commented on this as we checked out, she commented, “I like to put myself in the place of the traveler and ask, ‘What would I like?’.”

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Wow Thank you for a fabulous review and a very honest one at that as I'm sure other guests will experience this. Yes it true we have Mountain views but not a lake view and our prices do reflect this but we have lovely gardens which are improving all the time now looking forward to spring bulbs flowering in Sept 14 that we have planted. We have been in the Motel now 20 months so things take time to make changes but we are redecorating 4 rooms again this winter with some great new ideas to make our guests feel at home with us when they stay we like people to feel comfortable and relaxed to stay and nothing is a problem to us when it comes to our guest as long as they let us know we try hard to make their stay at Aden Motel a great memory for them. We do cupcakes as part of our homely welcome better than a commercial biscuit any day. Eft post machine is now replace since you were here earlier in the year. Its so nice to read how much our guests have appreciated the things we do so Thank you again.
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Very Friendly staff, nice quite tidy rooms, quite modern, very much exceeded expectations of a 3.5 star Motel, really impressed! Recommend to All as I know we will be back. Thanks again. We were in Te Anau for a ladies weekend and all the women raved about this Motel and My Hubby our 3 children and I will be returning here as very child friendly as well double bonus.
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Room Tip: The unit the girls and I were in was fantastic we fitted 7 women in and had loads of room for really...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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adenmotel, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Wow that's a great review from a lovely group of ladies who come for a special weekend away together its a great idea and our rooms can take up to 5-7 people just a nice size. Any time you or any of the other ladies would like to come back it would be great to have you all. We have had different groups staying so it nice to be able to keep everyone together either in the same room or so the apartments are next to each other. Yes we are only 3.5 star rating so please you thought the quality of our room was excellent as its one of our redecorated ones with another 3-4 getting started soon. Look forward to seeing you in the future for another visit or two. Nice place to get away for a weekend but not far from home.
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Whangaroa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed only for one night, and enjoyed a comfortable unit after a long day of the Milford sound trip. There was five of us and there was enough space, one in the lounge but that wasn't a problem. The host was very friendly and welcoming. They let us park our car there all day whilst we did the coach trip and were very accomodatinng. The unit was comfortable and warm, with heaters and electric blankets. Would recommend for a comfortable short stay.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Melbourne Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Cannot recommend this place, Stayed in unit 6 and i had to buy my own air freshener because of smelly carpets and kitchen(did not even use the kitchen because of this),very old units need updating.oil heater makes noise at night and luckily stopped before midnight.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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IreneBenfell, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Thankyou for your review I would like to explain a few things the carpet had just been freshly cleaned a few days before by a professional carpet cleaner using chemical free treatment so this may be the smell you are talking about. As you can read by our other reviews our Apartments are very clean and yes perhaps a bit dated and this Apartment we sell at a budget price to reflect this so not sure if you were looking for 5 star but the price was quite a bit less than a $100 per night perhaps next time you book somewhere look at the price you are paying. This apartment is getting a facelift very soon but this will reflect the price and sometimes people want something cheep just for a place to sleep that is still clean, tidy and comfortable. If guest have any problems with there room I like it when they come and tell me as sometimes I can relocate them to a different room if space provides for this. We try to make all our guests as comfortable as possible while they stay with us but some just expect more than they are prepare to pay for a 3 star motel but dont want to pay 5 star prices making it harder on the poor motelier.
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Kuching, Sarawak
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed in the two-bedroom family room. The motel is clean and cozy, can see that the owner has put in lots of effort in maintaining the place (by the way, love the red flowers they planted in from of the room). Cons: low water pressure, limited kitchen space (but it has everything that we need, functional). Other than that, we were happy with our stay. Would definitely return :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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IreneBenfell, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thankyou for taking the time to give us a lovely review of your stay here at Aden Motel in one of our Two family apartments. Yes we do take pride in our apartments each year doing up an average of 4 and the one you stayed in is soon to get a new re-decoration with a large mural going into it. Both of our family apartments are good in size but yes the one you are in had a limited bench space against a modern home now a days for a family. Its nice to read great reviews that guests that are looking at us can read from someone who has stayed with us. Hope the rest of your New Zealand trip went well and have lots of photos to take home to family and friends to make them want to come.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Thought that the room that we had was a little run down and when I look at the photos on the motel website I think I am right.
The lady who checked us in was lovely and full of information and suggestions.
We were only one block away from the lake which was lovely to walk around.
Drove into the main street for dinner which was very nice.
We were given the room near the laundry and therefore didn't get any sun in the room at all, whereas all the other rooms have a sunny disposition.
The room was quiet and there was no street noise which was lovely.
Would I stay there again…of course.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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IreneBenfell, Manager at Aden Motel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thanks for your review and choosing to stay with us at Aden Motel. the room which you booked to stay in is one of our more budget rooms on offer so the price also reflects this again one of our redecorated room which are of more value but sometime people are only staying one night and looking for a cheaper room and the one you stayed in is one of these but should you have booked a 1 bedroom or a studio these are not as dated. We are looking at re-decorating another 4 rooms over this winter again to upgrade them. Our street is very quiet most of the time as we are off the lakefront so away from the general traffic but we do not have lake views but we do have mountain view which at the moment look amazing with the snow on them,making for a quiet and comfortable nights sleep Thankyou for marking us high on the service which we try to make our guest feel at home.Cleanliness is high on our list as we are 100% chemical free cleaning so guests are not inhailing any cleaning chemical that alot of our motels use. All our rooms are shown on our website and are updated after each room has been decorated.
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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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