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Arran Motel
Ranked #12 of 24 Hotels in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Very satisfied customers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

We had a very comfortable stay. Our room was large with excellent kitchen facilities. The bathroom was well supplied with more than the usual accessories.
Even though we had changed our booking Mary was exceedingly helpful and accommodating. She has great general knowledge and passion about her area. We enjoyed the activities that were booked for us.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ezra K
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Always like to have satisfied customers .Thank you for taking the time to post a comment .
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

Located in quieter area one street back from lake front. Couple of minutes walk via nearby footpath will take you to lake front and then a short walk along lakeside will lead to town centre with many restaurants. Large studio unit was clean and comfortable. Kitchenette facilities were adequate but no sink so it was necessary to use bathroom sink for pot washing. BBQ facilty available to use if you wish. Stayed here for two nights on our tour of South Island. We prebooked and found the price compared very favourably with our other stops. Value for money and ideal location for touring fiordland

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank onholidayalways
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thanks for your review.We feel our location also is a plus and still close enough to the town centre.
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Perth, Australia
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108 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Stayed 3 nights and were very happy. Good to be able to make our own breakfasts instead of eating out all the time. Very helpful and friendly owners providing lots of advice and help with tour bookings. Having free WiFi is much better than having to pay as at larger hotels. Good laundry and BBQ facilities. Tours all picked us up outside which was also handy.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank CurlymikeT
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Pleased you enjoyed your stay at Arran Motel and Te Anau.
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9 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

Not sure why we booked this place, but if we were just driving by it, I would not have stopped. The room was ok, clean, but the refrigerator was tiny and wouldn't hold much. No sink in the kitchen area, just in the bathroom. The rate was not that inexpensive. The location was a hike to downtown and more than a short walk to the lake. There were some nice looking motels along the lake front that couldn't have been much more expensive. The manager/owner? Mary, seemed not interested in our questions and tried to get rid of us as soon as she could. We were really disappointed with Te Anau as a whole and only came there to go to Milford Sound. If they could find a way to drive (HA) people from Queenstown to Milford Sound, this would be a gost town. I think Mary needs to sell the hotel and hang them up, and go do something she enjoys.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jtsleo
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this review, 1 April 2013
I am sorry that you were disappointed with Arran Motel,myself and Te Anau in general.I could go through each point individually giving an explanation but in your case it won't make any difference regarding your stay in Te Anau.I enjoy being a motelier and meeting people and sharing my knowledge of our beautiful Fiordland area but some guests are always going to be difficult and unhappy no matter what you do to .
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

Rennie was a most helpful host. Local knowledge good on things to do and restaurants. Everything in the motel was spotlessly clean and in good condition Parking easy. Very quiet location.excellent wifi. \\\\\\\only wash hand basin to wash dishes -- not a major problem

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Cranmorebelfast
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Just letting you know that we are happy to do your dishes for you when servicing your unit.Appreciate your positive comments.
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London
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

Lovely motel, large room, two big beds, friendly greeting and clean. great central location but far enough away to be peaceful. Only negative was walls between rooms which were very thin so could hear everything neighbours were saying. Despite that would recommend.

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Thank taniebabie
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MezTeAnau, Owner at Arran Motel, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Thank you for your review,good to hear you enjoyed your stay at Arran Motel.
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Cambridge
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20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about Arran Motel

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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