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Explorer Motel Te Anau
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

We had a really warm welcome from the present owner who is most knowledgable about the area and offered great tips on what to do and where best to eat. We stopped two nights in a clean and tidy room which had an outside seating area. I will stop here again on our next visit. Roger I.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

Absolutely fantastic...We arrived soaking wet and feeling very sorry for ourselves to a wonderful welcome from the hotel owner of the Explorer Motel & Apartments who seeing our sorry state offered us a great room rate and a much-needed glass of wine. Unsurpassable friendliness and a great location I would recommend this as a stop off for any traveller through Te Anau. We would like to say Thank You so much and look forward to staying again in the future.

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite on the ground floor with its own bathroom and kitchen. This was great as we were self-catering and we needed to pitch our tent out the front to dry it out. Very spacious with all cutlery and crockery provided. Laundry was just down the way which was good as we had quite a few loads to do!
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

The Explorer Motel has nothing outstandingly bad or good. Our room was spacious and reasonably comfortable. The kitchen was functional, but without a cooktop. The shower/toilet area was a bit dated, but everything worked okay. The service was generally helpful and friendly, but our room was not serviced on the first day. Bookings to attractions were efficient.

Room Tip: The area is very quiet, so noise is not a problem.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

There is no lake-view room, but have free wife. Staff is quite friendly and location is ok. Two bedroom suite could be supplied for the whole family. It's 5 mins walk to the lake. If you book the tour through the reception, they could give you some discount.

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Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in January and found the new owner to be very helpfully and knowledgeable on places to visit. Details on current weather and road conditions are displayed. The rooms are comfortable clean and well equipped at a reasonable price. No restaurant but good ones close by recommended by host.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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MJ M, Owner at Explorer Motel Te Anau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2013

Many thanks for your lovely review - We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful region.

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