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Review of Anchorage Motel Apartments

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Anchorage Motel Apartments
Ranked #14 of 24 Hotels in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely, great character”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

Very impressed with this place. Lovely flowers, lovely room, great kitchenette. Easy walking distance to the main drag. Staff was incredibly nice and friendly. Free DVDs to borrow. Great value. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sandy, Utah
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

We stayed here in April of 2013. The hosts were very nice and the room was a lot bigger than we expected. Great central location. Easy to find. Our experience in Te Anau changed our opinion of this place now we love it! We will stay here again!!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We LoVE te Anau and this wasn't the first time we stayed at Anchorage, because it was a good stay last time... and this time was even better. The room had been recently referbished (not that it was bad last time at all! so I guess they just keep it up to date) and every thing was clean and mordern and felt pretty new too. it was a really comfortable unit with great CLEAN facilities, which was REALLY reassuring with a brand new baby as well as an into-everything toddler.
And the people were nice too, obviously, thats why we chose them again.
We recommend! And we will stay there again for certain.

Room Tip: we had a two bedroom unit and it was really good as a family but I also heard they have spa baths in...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by Te Anau for our 3 day stay and the Anchorage Motel offered spacious, well equipped, quiet accommodation with fabulous cotton sheets! Good wi-fi with BBQ on veranda. Short walk to town and all amenities. Boat trip over Lake Manapouri, the HEP station and then Doubtful Sound is a must.

Room Tip: All the basics that the traveller could need.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vienna, Virginia
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

Anchorage has all the basics to satisfy the simple traveler - kitchen, TV in living area, small patio outside, free wifi, within a short walking distance to the lake and to the town centre. But after coming from our very nice and modern accommodations in Queenstown with very friendly service, this motel fell short with its drab and outdated decor and OK service. If you're just looking for a place to sleep and shower, Anchorage is great. If you're looking for a more relaxing, somewhat swanky stay, you might want to see what your other options are.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Hi emTel,
It it disappointing that we did not live up to your expectations. We do try to please all our guests and offer a free booking service as mentioned by many other guests. We are only too happy to answer any queries and offer free independent local advise as to the best options for experiencing our area. We do not however offer any incentives to book trips as you have mentioned about the other place you compare us to. Perhaps this is something that we may consider in the future? Thank you for taking the time to review us.
Thanks
Nigel Fiona
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Paris, France
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189 reviews
186 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

140 NZD per night, in quiet surroundings, 1 block from the lake.

We like :
- Quiet area, good soundproof number 8 room, bright daylight anytime of the day. Can reach any part of Te Anau on your own little feet.
- Very comfortable, E-VE-RY-Thing a simple traveller may need is here : so comfortable bed, complete kitchen with cooker
- Spa lovers welcome, private little terrace to the back, unlimited internet for 2 devices

Don't like :
- nothing so far

So, not easy to choose between tens of choices in this town, but this is a good choice to us

Room Tip: Any seems to be a good room
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Hi BeepFromParis,
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to do a review. It is great that you enjoyed your experience with us and chose to stay in Te Anau to enjoy the great scenery that Fiordland offers. All the best for the remainder of your world travels.
Thanks
Nigel & Fiona
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Mansfield, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

We were very happy with this modern and very comfortable motel. The rooms are about the same size you get in Australia but of course, with a kitchenette. We were supplied with everything we needed and more. The staff were very welcoming and offered very sound advice on the sights. Amazing and reasonable.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Hi Lillymarleen49,
It is great to be above the level of your expectations and pleasing that you found everything that you needed. We try to provide everything that you would need and all the home comforts. Our advise is free and we are only too happy to advise you as to what the best option's are for experiencing Fiordland.
Thanks
Nigel & Fiona
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Additional Information about Anchorage Motel Apartments

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchorage Motel Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Anchorage Motel - Golden Chain Hotel Te Anau
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Anchorage Hotel Te Anau

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