We managed to book into Cambpell AutoLodge on fairly short notice for the dates we were visiting. After reading the reviews about the property being a bit dated, we were a little worried, but since most of the reviews were positive and it was one of the few places which had rooms available, we decided to go for it.
In short, we were glad we did. Yes, the paint colors and some of the furniture seem to hearken back to the mid-70's, but if you can get past those humorously retro details, it really is a quite nice place to stay. The owners are very helpful and gracious and the accommodation is nicely situated with beautiful lake-front views and a short walk to town.
Campbell AutoLodge also boasted several amenities which we were happy to discover: both wired and wireless internet access (at no extra charge!), laundry facilities (only cost is for dryer time), and a kitchenette for when you just want a light meal at "home" instead of dining out for the umpteenth night in a row. You can sit out on the front lawn enjoying the lake view while sipping some tasty wine from Marlborough or Hawke's Bay. Rooms are spacious and clean. Beds are quite comfortable.
If and when we return to Te Anau, we might try one of the B&B's that we found to be already booked before going back to Campbell's, but would certainly consider it as our fall-back option if we, once again, fail to book early enough to get into one of the more upscale properties.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All apartments have been recently refurbished, has Ample Heating, Flat Screen LCD TVs with Sky television and Telephones in every apartment. The Bathrooms include a Shower and a full Bath with a separate Toilet. Free wireless internet and 24 hour guest laundry. All trips in the Fiordland Area can be arranged at no extra charge. Friendly Service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fiordland Lakeview Motel And Apartments Hotel Te Anau
- Campbells On The Lake Hotel