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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good location opposite lake at Manapouri and next to Manapouri Tavern/hotel and 20km from Ti Anua. Rooms were small and dated. Poor showers with weak water flow and no room to change. Motel did offer cooking area for guests and parking close to rooms. Motel was cheap and you get what you pay for !

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel offers nothing to rave about, in fact its the opposite. While it is quite clean it is very dated (not an issue for me) but the room smelled damp and somewhat musty which took away from the clean feel. I tried to spend as little time as possible there instead, took advantage of the location and walked along...

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manapouri, Owner at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review the hotel. It always helps us to resolve any issues if you can tell us at the time of your stay especially if it is about the condition of a room or the furnishing. I find it interesting that your comment the room being dated was not an issue for you but the...

perth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights, a great base for a Milford Sound Cruise. Lovely, quaint old style motel, but with character and one of the best views in New Zealand! Our room overlooked Lake Manapouri which is stunning both at sunrise, during the day and at sunset. This huge lake has a backdrop of the Fiordland National Park, just stunning....

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Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These small units at Manapouri Lake View offer clean but basic accommodation. Our unit was equipped for 4 but that would have been quite a squeeze! The breakfast is basic, if you take it. But there again the view from the dining room is spectacular. Don't miss the chance to feed the delightful alpacas

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manapouri, Owner at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Inger Nicholson

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basic hotel, located next to a stunning lake, with private chalet type rooms with private bathrooms and parking. Although the rooms were dated they were clean and had everything expected such as TV, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Our room was raised and located behind the first row of chalets, providing a reasonable lake view. The onsite restaurant...

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manapouri, Owner at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us. We are pleased your enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Inger

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to stop for food and drinks reasonably priced can recommend the Bluecod good value and very tasty plus you can have salad from the self service. Drink prices are reasonable plus they have courtesy bus to take you home.

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manapouri, Owner at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. We are pleased your enjoyed the experience. Regards Inger

Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for a quick stopover to head off to Milford Sound. Room was not so big nor the toilet but was clean and comfy. The lake and mountains view in the morning are amazing! You've to choose the first room's row in front of the lake to have the best views, we weren't lucky as were sold out. Good...

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manapouri, Owner at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased your enjoyed the experience. Regards Inger Nicholson

Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good first: the views all around this area are tremendous so the hotel has great views, if you have line of sight to the lake or mountains. I can only discuss the very back row of rooms, where we stayed. The room was very hot receiving the evening sun. Everything in the room was cheap and outdated. The mattresses should...

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manapouri, Owner at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review out hotel. It is disappointing to hear you were unsatisfied with your stay. As you stayed in the Budget units the furnishings are not what is in trend in 2017. However that said we are in the process of updating beds and they are currently on order. This is the first time...

Derbyshire
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We booked and unserviced double room (which means it's not cleaned daily whilst you stay) but being as we were only staying 1 night this seemed logical. The room was basic but clean and functional. Good Points. The view, tea coffee milk and a fridge in your room. Food and the bar service was good as was the bottle store...

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manapouri, Owner at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Dated the rooms may be, however the price reflects what you are getting do you not think? The showers are next on the list to be renovated. There are only a few rooms left with a low shower head. I was the lady that you talked to and...

Reviewed 17 February 2017

Hotel makes you feel like you have time jumped back to the 60's. Has that well loved and retro look. Nice and clean and comfortable, quiet room easy to sleep. However the morning view is one of the best we have had in NZ.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Manapouri is New Zealand's best kept secret, situated 15 mins scenic drive from Te Anau, which is the departure point for Doubtful Sound trips. The Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn is the ideal base for all Fiordland activities and a preferred staying accommodation for all those wishing to enjoy an accomplishing and satisfying holiday experience. Guests staying at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn get the best opportunity to visit some of the mostrenowned tourist places in New Zealand. Some of the famous tourist attractions near the hotel are Doubtful Sound, Lake Te Anau, Te Anau Caves, Milford Track, Lake Manapouri Southern Scenic Route, Kepler Track, Routeburn Track, Queenstown and Fiordland National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn

Address: 68 Cathedral Drive | PO Box 106, Manapouri 9643, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Manapouri
Price Range: ₹ 3,862 - ₹ 6,807 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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“See if there are any renovated units that include a kitchen and if possible, located on the water front for uninterrupted views.”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a room up one level with a view to the lake, just stunning.”
 of 5 bubbles denbart, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You need to be in the front block facing the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Jam3s1n3, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front line rooms have best view of lake and have an outside seating area.”
 of 5 bubbles amanda00013, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay on back row. Only on front row.”
 of 5 bubbles Lasseter4242, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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