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Explorer Motel Te Anau
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

I found the presentation to be of a poor standard. A dead pot plant in the parking area is not a welcoming sight. The carpet was stained, there was a cob web on the internal window frame and generally the room although spascious could have done with a better clean. The TV must be about 20 years old without a remote control that worked. I feel for the price charged it needed to be of a better quality.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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MJ M, Owner at Explorer Motel Te Anau, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2013

Thank you for your review.
I took over this motel 5 months ago and there are things that we are working on - I decided on takeover that offering guest excellent quality free wifi was more of a priority than brand new flat screen TVs, however 80% of the rooms have already been upgraded with flatscreen TVs - and the final rooms will be done later this year.

I am sorry the dead pot plants offended you - these have been left to die off as they are to be repotted up with fresh soil and bulbs for spring - unfortunately they were too heavy for me to move out of the carpark and out of guests view!

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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.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kevin G
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