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Anchorage Motel Apartments
Ranked #14 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Great stay for location and facilities”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful motel. The rooms are spacious, well equipped and clean. The rooms have kitchenette facilities which are great for simple meals. It is a few minutes walk to the center of town and to the lakeshore. Internet is included which is very refreshing and most helpful. Also provided is a TV package with numerous Sky channels which was nice even though I didn't have time to take advantage of them. The loan of an umbrella to walk into town was appreciated too. Only issue with the site is that the parking spaces are pretty small and my neighbors made it very challenging to get into a space.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised when we entered the motel room. Anchorage was actually the cheapest hotel we've booked in both the North and South islands, and it is easily one of the best we've stayed in. It is clean and modern, and is in a good location close to town. We would happily go back when we visit te anau again.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We stayed here in March 2014 in a one bedroom cottage located to the side of the main motel units. Spacious, clean and very quiet. Good kitchen with everything we needed and a large bathroom with a spa bath in addition to the shower. Short 10min walk along the lakeside to the centre of Te Anau. Free wi-fi was available which is always welcome. The only small downside was the lack of storage space in the bedroom. Overall an excellent place to stay when visiting Fiordland.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Even though this hotel filled up, it was very quiet and we slept great! It is within easy walking distance of everything in town. We enjoyed walking around the town. I was glad I made the decision to stay a block off the water instead of paying for a view over a roadway to the lake.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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437 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Stayed one night prior to doing the Hollyford Track; large spacious room with useable kitchen, small glass table with 2 chairs ; huge bathroom with shower over a spa bath; in ceiling fan heaters. Only $115/n - good value. Short 10 minute stroll through the park to town. Quiet, clean, no complaints. Might be cold in winter in the bathroom which is fully tiled and no underfloor heating? Sky TV and free wifi.

Room Tip: we stayed in room 7, in the middle at the rea.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We unfortuneately booked an ensuite studio room which was a disabled unit and very small.
We viewed the other 1 bedroom units which did look very nice with plenty of room but we could not upgrade as they were all full, so our stay was a disappointment. The garden outside was pleasant and the motel only a short walk to Te Anau township.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Maybe this time you will accept my true experience of this motel. I have no idea how this venue achieved 4+ stars

Having stayed in an 'apartment room' with bedroom/living room separate, this particular room Number 9 was not up to scratch. The bed was at least comfortable. The bathroom was bare of shelving so wetpack had to be stowed on floor. The showerdoor didn't close, the showerhead at 7' was immoveable in any way. The toilet cistern was not attached to the wall, giving rise to movement. Yes the towel rail was heated. There was no bathroom ventilation other than to open the window.

Room Tip: Do not accept Room 9! It also is near a barking dog! Other studio rooms appear to be improved. I saw...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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smalltownlad, Owner at Anchorage Motel Apartments, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay and please accept our apologies for not living up to your expectations. We hope you enjoy the rest of your NZ holiday.
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
Anchorage Motel Te Anau
Anchorage Hotel Te Anau

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