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Lakeside Motel & Apartments
Ranked #10 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Australia
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82 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great choice with beautiful views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable stay in an upstairs room with lake views. The room was very well presented and clean. Loved the beautiful spacious gardens in which the motel is set and all the wonderful views from our room - morning reflections on the lake, lake shrouded in cloud and lifting up the mountains and a stunning sunset. What more could you want in a place to stay. The hosts were friendly and happy to accommodate our car whilst we did an overnight cruise. Also close to the shops so we walked to restaurants etc.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

We are family of 5, found the upstairs unit to be lovely.
Quiet, peaceful, and tranquil.
Clean and tidy.
Just a little cramped in the bedroom and with the beds in the lounge.
Friendly hosts.
Trampoline for the kids.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Southland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Thanks to the team at Lakeside we had a wonderful break away. The motel was clean and spacious and a short walk to town. The highlight was to pull the curtains back to a stunning lake view. Thank you Jodi will be back.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Montreal
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

Stayed only 2 nights. Perfect middle point to Milford Sound between Queenstown and the Fjords. Perfect location, lake views from the room, beds very comfortable. can do laundry, no noise from road, staff very nice and did answer all questions. Wifi was good and free. Recommend the place.
Do Milford Sound and Routeburntrack key summit hike

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Iowa City, IA
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465 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

A great buy for the location. It's on the lake, the owners are responsive, reliable, and kind. It is both on the Te Anau Lake, near the Department of Conservation Bird Sanctuary and a few blocks from the town center.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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chelmsford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

I am one of the older relatives that swignz mentioned in his review so he has done my job for me.I can only agree with what has been said this was a very large detatched property with good views to the lake. Would stay here again as it is an easy walk into the centre of Te Anau with its good selection of food outlets and bars. Also this is a good stopover on the way to Milford Sound a must see if you are in this part of NZ.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

We travelled to Te Anau with older relatives who were visiting from the UK. We booked online and requested a two bedroom apartment with a nice view and were not disappointed upon arrival. Jodi (one of the managers there) put us in a separate two bedroom cottage, adjacent to the main motel complex and the lake. The cottage could not be faulted (it even came with it's own visiting cat!) and the view was outstanding. We were able to park right outside and the accommodation had all the motel facilities you need. We also dealt with Jodi at reception, she was friendly, efficient and helpful. We felt it was a shame we were only staying for one night, we would have liked to stay for longer. The motel is an easy 5 minute walk to the cluster of pubs and restaurants in the township. Highly recommended, we will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lakeside Motel & Apartments

Property: Lakeside Motel & Apartments
Address: 36 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#11 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lakeside Motel & Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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