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“Quiet Plain Jane”

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Fiordland Hotel/Motel
Ranked #23 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Adequate and unembellished. The hotel/motel is simple in its appearance and furnishings. The car park spaces are gravel roads. An overall impression is like one 1980s building and compound with minimal refurbishments done. The lights are yellowed, stained and dim. The lounge has a 7' snooker table that's not well maintained (still enjoyable). We were directed to our block and I thought that service could improve by briefing on where can we visit/enjoy in Te Anau.

The room has the usual amenities and despite looking tired, it offers a clean and quiet environment for a good night rest with no noise at all. It is situated just beside the highway and also near to Alpine Center where most tour coaches stopped by before heading to Milford Sound (Maybe Doubtful Sound as well).

This accommodation is convenient for our guided tour to Milford Sound. Everything else are average at best and the hotel needs to be modernized to stay competitive.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

The front desk staff were friendly and helpful, especially when it came to re establishing the power in our room which unfortunately happened twice (stayed two nights in different rooms) (however they were really quick to resolve this matter).
Room was tidy and amenities what we required for our short stay, microwave, small fridge, kettle tea/coffee making facilities, bathroom, heater was small but ok for a few nights, and it depends on the requirements of each individual. The views from the room were pretty good, with the snow capped mountains.
Location is close to shops, restaurants, walks. If wanting to go to the Milford Sound (which is highly recommended), the Southern Discovery tour pick you up and drop you off at your hotel, motel whatever location, (highly recommend Southern Discovery).

Room Tip: If your going in the low season, you may be able to have the second night at a discounted rate.
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Good bed and location. Big enough room. Referred us to a nearby pub that gave us free drinks with our meal. The meals itself was good!

Good heating in the room. The shower was not too good. The water pressure needed to be looked at.

It was a good motel overall for an over nighter!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Diem H
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Overall stay was average.
The kitchen was rather far off from our room, and the utensils/furniture in it were very old and dirty.
Room wise, it is clean and tidy, though a bit backwards when it comes to quality of the furniture.
The shower water pressure was very slow and horrible, took us forever to finish bathing.
Service was ok, no issues with staff.
Location is ok, rather near the lake and central area.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Older citizens of former communist states and visitors from North Korea will feel right at home here. Ostalgia city. The communal kitchen smells of decades of rancid burnt oil. There is an industrial chimney in the middle of the hotel. The swimming pool has no water in it.

I think Dostoyevsky stayed here when he wrote his most dismal novels.

Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
1  Thank Rob S
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Additional Information about Fiordland Hotel/Motel

Address: 91 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #23 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Price Range: €50 - €92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fiordland Hotel/Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 94
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