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Explorer Motel Te Anau
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

My room was spacious.

The location was very convenient. Located in a side street away from noise but within minutes walk of Main Street restaurants and shops.

The TV was an older type. This is the only feature that was disappointing.

I did not use the pool.

Room Tip: Ask for upstairs.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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MJ M, Owner at Explorer Motel Te Anau, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2013

Thank you for your kind review - the TVs are slowly being upgraded - we took over this motel late last year and are in the process of updating old TVs - and other old fixtures and fittings. All our superior units have 32 flat screen TVs already.

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Reviewed 7 January 2013

Room is clean and spacious, and location is excellent.
But what i want and value most in any motel is friendly and helpful service.
This certainly is true of our host at Explorer Motel.
Glad we stayed 2 nights.
Wonderful experience!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

My Sister, Dad and I stayed here after driving from Queenstown to do the Milford Track. By far the cheapest place we found but not due to a lack of quality. The room was massiver, the manager was lovely and extremely helpful. If we'd been staying another night in Te Anau, definitely would stay here and will again in the future. Walked into the centre of town in under 5 minutes and is right near the waterfront. Great Choice of Motel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

The room was very clean and within walking distance of the town and the waterfront. The manager was very helpful and friendly, she even offered for us to borrow her kayak. Their new puppy was very cute & friendly! We were originally only going to stay one night, but we liked the place so much we ended up staying another night. Great gardens with BBQ facilities. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank chocpineapple
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MJ M, Owner at Explorer Motel Te Anau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2013

Thank you for your lovely review - Yes many people book for one night and end up staying 2 or 3 with us! Te Anau is a great base for exploring Fiordland, we love sharing our beautiful region with people, happy to loan out the kayak and the puppy!!!

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Reviewed 25 December 2012

This motel is one street away from the waterfront, its quiet, close to town and very clean. The owner is extremely helpful and very warm and welcoming. I am blown away by how clean everything is in the motel and specially the rooms. The room size is very generous and I would recommend people to first look at staying here even though they are use to staying in the bigger hotels. I think the attention to detail, cleanliness and the warmth is second to none. Greatly impressed. There is also a laundry on premises and free wi fi.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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MJ M, Owner at Explorer Motel Te Anau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2013

Pleased you enjoyed your stay - thank you for the lovely review, our spacious rooms are very popular - as they give people room to move, unpack and reorganise!

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