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Explorer Motel & Apartments
Ranked #10 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

Very cosy and comfortable hotel. Most important the management is super warm and helpful. Strongly recommend. I only wish the hotel was closer to the lake but otherwise a super place. The lady in charge was very very energetic and would solve all requests with lightning speed. The suite we had a cute kitchen area which was very helpful. The verandah with the room had a fantastic view of the hotel lawn and the road leading to the hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

I had a very nice two night stay here during a tour of the South Island. Good location, large clean rooms, and a good value. The owners/operators are very accommodating and friendly. Location is within walking distance of the main drag, with restaurants and shopping.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Justin H
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MJ M, Owner at Explorer Motel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2013

Many thanks for your kind review. Am pleased you had a lovely time visiting our beautiful region. - MJ

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Reviewed 17 January 2013

Stayed here twice while in Te Anau doing the Kepler and Milford Tracks. Was the perfect place to rest after 3 days hiking. Rooms were very clean, spacious and excellent value for money. The best think though was the owner she was extremely helpful and allowed us to leave our car and some valuables with her for safe keeping while we were hiking. I cant speak highly enough of the explorer and would definitely recommend you stay here while in Te Anau

Room Tip: All rooms were really clean and tidy. Deluxe rooms were more modern and more expensive. Standard roo...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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MJ M, Owner at Explorer Motel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2013

Thank you for your kind review - the rooms are lovely and spacious - a real bonus when travelling or hiking as gives you an opportunity to have a re sort and repack! - We are more than happy to look after valuables and cars whilst our guest are away enjoying the region!

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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.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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MJ M, Owner at Explorer Motel & Apartments, 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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MJ M, Owner at Explorer Motel & Apartments, 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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Additional Information about Explorer Motel & Apartments

Address: Corner of Mokoroa and Cleddau Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#12 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: £60 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Explorer Motel & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Explorer Motel & Apartments offer warm spacious apartments with spectacular mountain & park views,free wifi and friendly service. All apartments are self contained with the choice of studios or one and two bedroom apartments. We can accommodate singles, couples, families, corporate travellers or small groups. We have a movie/games room & communal kitchen with an extensive range of equipment (i.e. rice cookers, woks & hotplates), as well as a laundry with washers and dryers for guests use. Explorer Motel & Apartments is set in a park like gardens with guest BBQ area, it is a great place for relaxing in the evenings, after a long day visiting Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound or Fiordland National Park. ... more   less 
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Explorer Hotel Te Anau
Comfort Inn Te Anau

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