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Mountain Chalet Motels
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Unique motel for a stopover”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We had a refreshing one-night stop here en route from Christchurch to Alexandra. Our one-bedroom chalet was well equipped, including TVs in both the lounge and bedroom. We liked the atmosphere of the A-frame chalet compared to regular motels – no noise from any next-door guests through a thin wall! We would certainly stay here again.

Twizel itself doesn’t have much to offer, but it’s the closest town to Aoraki/Mt Cook and we enjoyed a visit there the morning after our stay. Accommodation in Twizel is much cheaper than at Mt Cook.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

We had a lovely stop here. Fresh and clean in a great spot. Wish we had al least another day. Really quiet location, not far from shops and restraunts . Lovely little shopping centre.
We really enjoyed ourselves, grandma, mum and grandson.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Found this place on the off chance whilst traveling from Christchurch to Queenstown, I can honestly say it was the best Motel i've ever stayed at. The location in the small town of Twizel is handy for main shops but not to close for noise, the rooms are set in little cabins that are truly wonderful like little log cabins. The staff were very helpful and happy to assist and advise, the whole site was well looked after and was clean and tidy. Will be back when next in these parts.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Liphook, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

We just happened to drive past the Mountain Chalets as we were looking for somewhere to stay for the night and we were so glad that we did! We were greeted by Kyle, the manager who was really helpful and friendly and even let us choose which chalet we wanted.

It was really cute and a typical mountain chalet type feeling, we chose a slightly smaller one at the back but it is equipped with all you need, parking, kitchenette and shower room. It is a located in the small town of Twizel which is a great location (and reasonably priced!!) to be able to use it as a base for the mountains and the amazing lake Pukaki / Takepo.. We liked it so much that we stayed for two nights as it really suited our needs!

The only negative (if you care about that sort of thing) is that the internet is not cheap, but that is the same for a lot of NZ!

Oh and don't forget to have a cuddle with the gorgeous black lab dog! :)

Room Tip: Choose one dependent on your budget but you will get good value no matter which you choose!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

The accomodation was very refreshing after travelling the south island in peak season and finding accomodation to be difficult to find ad very expensive. Very reasonably priced. Clean with everything you need and I do love the chalet style.... bike hire available and close to everything.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

A lovely chalet with a unique look. The rooms were clean and tidy and look well looked after. The staff were extremely friendly and happy to help out in any way. Our kids enjoyed the stay and we would definitely stay again.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

I love the fact that they are individual chalets therefore you dont have any neighbour noise! The chalets are well designed and clean. They have a variety of sized chalets - we had a one bedroomed one, and saw our friends two bedroomed, two storied chalet. The beds are comfy and their is a hot water/airing cupboard to dry any damp outdoor clothing/boots out overnight. It is a short stroll to the local supermarket, shops and restaurants. Good value for money.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Mountain Chalet Motels
Address: Wairepo Road | Canterbury, Twizel, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Twizel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mountain Chalet Motels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mountain Chalets is situated in Twizel, 40 minutes’ drive from Mount Cook, on State Highway 8 between Christchurch and Queenstown. This picturesque site is on the doorstep to some of New Zealand’s finest scenery. Located in the Mackenzie Country. ... more   less 
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