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“Great location, great service”
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Arran Motel
Ranked #13 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge
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20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Great location, great service”
Reviewed 11 March 2013

We stayed at the Arran for one night during a recent motorcycle tour of the South Island. We chose the motel as a being a good location for a ride out to Milford Sound and take the guided tour of Doubtful Sound. Our twin room was clean and comfortable with all the amenities you’d expect and free Wi-Fi. The Arran is two minutes walk from the shores of Lake Te Anau and from there it’s a very easy walk to the town centre. What made our stay memorable was the warm welcome and great service from the proprietors Mary and Rennie, we’d have no hesitation in booking here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank MikefromMelbourn
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this review, 13 March 2013
Thanks guys,glad you enjoyed your stay.Fellow bikers are always welcome.
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

Very spacious rooms. Very clean. Excellent bathroom. Free wifi. Free parking. Good TV. Excellent service. Very friendly staff. Within walking distance of the main street with stores and restaurants. Would stay there again in a heartbeat. This was the best motel we stayed at during our trip through the South Island.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this review, 10 March 2013
Pleased to know that our attention to the customers comfort and needs are appreciated.Thanks
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

Just had a marvelous week in this motel. Spacious light and airy unit, Very handy to lake shore, a couple of minutes walk away. The units are quiet, double glazed and one road back from the lake front, so no traffic noise.
Very helpful owner, Mary.
Watch out for Biddy, she's 17, deaf and has right of way. Oh, and she's a fox terrier.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Thank PeterGJohnson
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this review, 10 March 2013
Thanks so much for your review.It was a delight to have you stay and we hope to see you again in the future.Bid also says Hi.
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

Really nice clean friendly motel, with an awesome shower. Laneway takes you through to Lake Esplanade. Great value and really quiet street. Also has free wifi which is good to have as well even though a lot of places only charge small amount, it is the little things that count.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this review, 10 March 2013
We are pleased to be able to offer free wi fi to our guests as we know that many international travellers like to keep in touch with family and friends.Being one block back from the Lake affords us a nice ,quiet location .
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Nice accommodation, modern, clean, quiet, friendly and helpful hosts - one of the best motels we had during our New Zealand holiday! Perfect stay for going to Doubtful or Milford Sound, did these bookings in the motel ... nice service!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Schoss
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this review, 10 March 2013
Love to get good feedback ,thank you for all the positive comments.
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Sydney and Dinard
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

A good place to stay as a base for visiting the Fjordland attractions.
Good sized well equipped and clean rooms, a friendly welcome and fast, free, unlimited Internet access.
It is about a ten minute walk into town along the lake.
Nothing negative to mention.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank dcb99
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this review, 4 March 2013
Always nice to get good feedback from our customers.Thanks for taking the time to write a review.
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Cambewarra, Australia
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

The staff were friendly and helpful and the room was spacious and clean. We stayed two nights and the beds were comfortable so we had a good night's sleep . The kitchen facilities were adequate and we used the outside barbie to cook one evening meal. We thought the bathroom was not well designed. For example the only mirrors were on the back of the door and not above the basin, so my husband found it a problem shaving. It was a huge room but the towel rail was on a far end wall and nowhere near the shower. We also found the bathroom wash basin difficult to wash up dishes with nowhere to place them to drain. Apart from those minor things all up a nice quiet motel in a good location.

Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room and were allocated one on the far end. It was away from traffic noise but...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Wendy B
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this review, 22 February 2013
Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for bringing up the issues with the bathroom.As you indicated you did ask for a quiet room and that unit being at the end of the complex is just that .This unit is a access unit with a wet floor shower area and the basin is designed to accommodate a wheelchair.I agree with you regarding the towel rail and will rectify that .
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Property: Arran Motel
Address: 64 Quintin 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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#10 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#12 Family Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Arran Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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