Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels

10 Best Motels in Te Anau

© Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels

Motel Accommodation in Te Anau

Yes, there is no lack of motels in Te Anau. In fact, the choice is a little overwhelming when looking for a base on the edge of the majestic Fiordland National Park. Ah, but don’t worry, as we’ve put together this handy little list of some of our tops picks when it comes to motels in Te Anau, including stylish and modern motels that give you bang for your buck. Check them out in this list of Te Anau motels.

While you’re here, find alternative accommodation in 10 Best Hotels in Te Anau, as well as activities in 10 Things to Do in Fiordland.

1. Lakeside Motel & Apartments

Let’s start with a motel in Te Anau that ticks all of the boxes: convenient yet idyllic location by the town and lake, rooms for all types of traveller and reasonable price! Lakeside Motel & Apartments offers studio rooms, and one, two and three-bedroom apartments, all with self-catering facilities and free WiFi. Apartments come with a kitchen, bathroom, a choice of lake or garden view, as well as luxurious extras like underfloor heating. See more recommendations like this in our list of 10 Family Accommodation in Te Anau.

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© Lakeside Motel & Apartments

2. Lakefront Lodge

Modern, stylish and right by the lake, the Lakefront Lodge is an excellent choice of motel-style accommodation in Te Anau. The Studio Units provide a comfortable stay for couples, while the collection of one-bedroom motel units are the best choice for families or small groups sleeping four people across a queen and two single beds. Each unit has a convenient kitchenette, as well as WiFi and Sky TV to enjoy in your downtime. There’s even the option to upgrade for a pampering session in the Standard One Bedroom Spa Bath.

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3. Alpine View Motel

Affordable and comfortable, Alpine View Motel offers rooms for couples, small groups and families. Each studio and unit has at least a kitchenette and an ensuite, with room highlights being the affordable One-Bedroom Unit with a Lounge for families, while the Three-Bedroom Unit ensures everyone gets their own space. But space is never too hard to find with the motel having its own spacious lawn, barbecue area and being situated just 100m (328 miles) away from the lakefront. What’s more, you’re mere moments away from the town centre.

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4. Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn

Admittedly, this accommodation is not in Te Anau but is still worth considering when looking for accommodation in the area. Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn is in Manapouri where trips to Doubtful Sound depart, only 15km (9 miles) away from Te Anau. The motel has a range of units and studios available to suit a range of budgets, from Unserviced Units (i.e. if you stay more than one night they don’t get refreshed) to Deluxe King rooms with a private balcony. Onsite is the Lakeview Cafe, which you can find out more about in 10 Best Accommodation in Te Anau for Foodies. Free WiFi and a children’s playground are also available at this motel.

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5. Aden Motel

Another fantastic and affordable motel in Te Anau, Aden Motel provides self-contained motel units from budget twin or single rooms to full apartments. There’s plenty of space for families with a kids’ playground, spacious gardens and a barbecue area while being only 15 minutes walk from the town centre. Plus, stay entertained and connected with free WiFi and satellite TV in each room.

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6. Bella Vista Motel Te Anau

The popular motel chain, Bella Vista, also has a presence in Te Anau. The motel is the closest motel to the town centre offering unbeatable convenience, yet offers a range of simplistically stylish rooms. Choose from budget-friendly Compact Queen Studios to the more spacious One-Bedroom Apartment sleeping up to four guests, and everything in between. Facilities include free WiFi, a barbecue area, breakfast available and some rooms have a spa bath. See more recommendations like this in our list of 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Te Anau.

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© Bella Vista Motel Te Anau

7. Anchorage Motel Apartments

An environmentally-conscious motel with 16 units, Anchorage Motel Apartments is an excellent choice of motel in Te Anau. As part of the Southland Sustainable Tourism Project, the motel has practices to conserve water, reduce energy and provide eco tips for guests. All accommodation at the motel is self-contained including a Studio with a kitchenette, while the One and Two-Bedroom Units have more space for groups and families. The location is moments away from the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre and the lakefront.

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8. Edgewater Motel

Located just mere moments away from the shores of Lake Te Anau, Edgewater Motel is an affordable motel in an excellent location. The motel offers units and apartments to suit a range of styles and budgets yet each room is modernly decorated and offers practical amenities such as a functional kitchenette, ensuite bathroom and lounge furniture. Most units sleep one to four people, while a holiday home is also available sleeping up to seven people. Guests can also make use of the free WiFi, free bike hire, an on-site barbecue and an outdoor picnic area.

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9. Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels

There are no lack of holiday parks in Te Anau, each offering some sort of motel-style accommodation within the complex. A great example is Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park. Enjoy expansive views of Lake Te Anau from either your Studio Motel for couples, Family Motel for one to seven guests, or one of the Deluxe Studio Motels with some of the best views of the lake. Wherever you decide to stay, you’ll be able to benefit from the holiday park amenities, from a sauna/spa bath to a children’s playgrounds. Free WiFi is also available. See more holiday park options on our list of 5 Best Holiday Parks in Te Anau.

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© Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels

10. ASURE Amber Court Motel

Ideal for couples or solo travellers looking for a stylish four-star motel or a group/family looking for great value, Amber Court Motel might just be the one. The motel has reasonably-priced Super King Studios with all the fixings including super king beds, 47″ TVs with Sky TV, kitchen facilities and free WiFi. Families will find ample space in the Family One-Bedroom with additional living and dining furniture to complete the home-away-from-home experience. What’s more, Amber Court Motel is located in a quiet corner of Te Anau, yet just a short walk away from the lakefront.

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© Amber Court Motel


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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