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Anchorage Motel Apartments
Ranked #14 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau
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Reviewed 10 November 2007

Very comfortable and roomy in 1 bedroom apt. Modern decor, comfortable bed & nice bathroom. Kitchen was adequate for our requirements.

Stayed: November 2007
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Reviewed 16 May 2007

Booked by our agent (who only uses Golden Chain) we wished we'd looked for ourselves. Our 2 bedroom unit was very tired, and needs serious refurbishment, though I don't know how they overcome the separate unit at the back which is only feet away and completely overlooked our windows. Not cheap ($165 a night), and not the claimed 4 star (you'd have to be generous to even give 3 stars).

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled with family
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2  Thank wartling
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smalltownlad, Owner & mamager at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2009

Just a quick response that all these units have been extensively refurbished and I invite the guest to stay next time they are in NZ of to at least come and have a look. I am sure they will not be dissapointed. Photos of two beroom units give a indication as to what they are like now. Thanks and all feedback is welcome.

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Reviewed 12 March 2007

We arrived at Te Anau in driving rain...but the Anchorage Motel was a great base from which to go on our Milford Sound cruise and Glow Worm cave tour.

The room was clean, comfortable and had good amenities.

The owners were friendly and gave good information and hints/tips that assisted us when we had to make the 2 hr journey to and from Milford Sound.

Access to internet and email on site made it easier for us to keep in touch with family and friends.

Stayed: March 2007
3  Thank Thirko
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Reviewed 19 January 2006

A small motel complex just one street up from the lake. Very well run with the owners on site. I guess each room might be a little different, but mine came with a kitchenette, jacuzzi and both a front and rear door. When I arrived I was given the choice of either whole milk or low fat to use with my tea or coffee. The premises offer up a guest laundry, several gas barbecues, as well as a trampoline for those with overactive hormones. From my perspective, Te Anau is a far better location for exploring Milford and Doubtful Sounds and the myriad of mountain trails in the area than is Queenstown. This is a small village that shuts down fairly early but has a decent range of eateries and gear shops. Local outfitters can set you up with all you need to explore the region, including trailhead return transport. Intercity and Newman's stop in the village center and usually pick up and drop at the motel with advance notice. I suggest you cut some days out of Queenstown and apply them to Te Anau.

  • Stayed: December 2005
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Reviewed 15 December 2005

This motel is excellent - clean, well appointed and great value ($80/night). The kitchen is fully equipped, the suites are spacious and bathrooms modern and bright (suspect it has been renovated since the previous reviewer visited).
We stayed one night before heading off on a kayaking trip to Doubtful Sound (with Fiordland Sea Kayaks who are only a few doors away) and arranged to come back two days later - Nigel arranged for us to have the private bungalow complete with spa bath.
Put simply, its great value and convenient location make it an excellent base.

Stayed: November 2005
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Reviewed 18 March 2005

Stayed two nights. Booked a one bedroom unit with kitchen and they put us in the cottage they had attached to the motel. The motel looks old and a bit run down but it was quite clean. Good location for visiting Milford Sound. Can ask at the reception for cooking equipment eg fry pan, baking trays. If going for a few days I would rather stay at one of the newer motels in Te Anau though.

4  Thank loopy_74
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smalltownlad, Owner/mamager at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2009

Motel has been extensively refurbished since then and all units in the motel complex are modern and comfortable.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Anchorage Motel Apartments

Address: 47 Quintin Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand (Formerly Anchorage Motel - Golden Chain)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#10 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: £81 - £173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchorage Motel Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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Anchorage Motel - Golden Chain Hotel Te Anau
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