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Lakeside Motel & Apartments
Ranked #10 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Great location, 5 min walk to the main street. Set right on the lakeside. Room was very clean and had everything you would need. You get your own outside area with table and chairs. Would definitely recommend and would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014

This was one of the best places we stayed on our 5 week trip around New Zealand. The room was set in lovely gardens and we had our own place to sit outside. it was also right on the lakeside. We could park right in front of the room and it was only a short walk in to the centre of Te Anau. The apartment had everything we wanted and it was clean. There were 2 cooking rings as well as a toaster, microwave and kettle. We ate out one night and self catered for the other 2 nights.
It is an ideal base from which to visit Milford Sound.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Location and views of Lake Te Anau are all excellent. Jodi and Greg are most helpful in arranging tours in the area. There are rooms with a kitchen and lounge for travellers who wish to make their own breakfast and dinner.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Had a good sleep, even the street is in front of the Hotel. But there is no traffic during the night. Good quality beds, units perfectly clean. The washbasin in the bathroom is way too small. Friendly and helpful service for tour bookings.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights in 1 bedroom apt. rooms are clean and comfortable. Stayed on the 1st floor, balcony is walk through for all the apts on the floor, not much privacy. Garden is lovely, motel is in great position overlooking the lake and within easy walking distance to town. Receptionist was lovely. Would recommend to friends.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a 1 bed apartment with beds for 5.

Pros
Good price
Clean
Good location
Easy checkin
Acceptable wifi speeds

Cons
Tired
Lots of brown everywhere
Soft and wobbly beds.
Wifi limited to one device per room
Weird layout with two bathroom doors that could not be locked

Stayed February 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014

i have never had a worse customer service experience in new zealand or any other country. we showed up late in the day with only a booking.com confirmation number. the receptionist told us we did not have a reservation. we thought there might have been a mix up as we had only booked the night before. she insisted she was not mistaken, she would not have had availability at the time we booked. she told us repeatedly that our booking.com problem was not her problem. when i asked if she could help us find a room, she flat out said, "no." she finally agreed to let us use her wifi so we could view the details of our reservation. as it turned out, we had booked at the lakeVIEW motel, next door, where we enjoyed great customer service and a nicer room. i know the room is nicer because our friends stayed at the lakeSIDE motel and i saw their room.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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JodiGreg, Owner at Lakeside Motel & Apartments, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Hello worldtravelmatters

Thank you for your review. However, I do find it EXTREMELY Unfair!
I would like to thank your husband/partner for apologising and your lovely friends for their kind note and chocolates.

Kind regards
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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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