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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Average room, bed wasn't uncomfortable but it wasn't great either. You're kind of getting what you paid for. For the price I felt it was a good deal. We only stayed here one night before driving on to Fiorland National Park. We had a view of the lake and a park right across the street. Walking distance to shops and...

Thank Joelle B
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Great value for a super location. Accommodation is basic but views are excellent. Had a quiet one night stay but think the noise level could change with a different bunch staying. Negative was security - not sure the doors and windows are up to much but then I'm not sure they need to be in a chilled Queenstown. Milk and...

Thank ajojones
Lumsden, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I should have read previous reviews, we were disgusted with the lack of cleanliness and upkeep. Holes in the shower walls and toilet leaking, puddle on floor in morning. No heating in bathroom. Condensation on all windows and walls in morning. Small oil column heater as heating source lucky it wasn't freezing cold. Road noise was very annoying all night...

Thank Chris Judy P
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed for 9 days. The room was decent size, beds were comfortable and room was warm. The staff were friendly and always greeted you with a smile, and were able to help answer any questions and provide good advice on local activities to do.

Thank Phillip S
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We booked this in advance through booking.com and the motel took the full amount off our visa at the time of booking. This is not a common occurrence and we should of been told or emailed at the time of booking. We are not happy about this happening. The motel units are old and dingy although the view is good....

Thank mortein
ALASTAIR L, Manager at Lakeside Motel, responded to this review

Booking through B.Com give you the option of paying a non-refundable amount which is considerably cheaper. This would have been the option the Guest has chosen in this case which allows the Accommodation provider to take the payment at the time of booking. The alternative is entering your CC details as a confirmation requirement to B.Com. but that the room...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The overwhelming sensation when we walked into our room was the smell; a combination of swimming pools, fish and your grandma's knicker drawer - not overly pleasant. Checking in, we were informed of the milk situation (there wasn't any), which was a little disappointing as I felt like a cuppa. Not to be put off, I plugged in the kettle...

2Thank Timmygobbles
Gosford, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Close to town, only a quick walk to get to the town centre. Small kitchen had all you need for self catering, comfortable bed, electric blankets and oil heater kept us warm. We stayed on the ground floor and the sound proofing was very poor, the voices of people walking past to and from town would wake us at night,...

Thank annie567
Falmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a budget motel although prices are quite high and we have had far better for less in our travels round the South Island! The upside is the view !!!! The apartments need some TLC !!! although the bedding and towels were clean and the bed was comfy ! The kitchen was very dated as was the bathroom the...

Thank cornshire63
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

The negative reviews do suprise me. Why on earth would people choose to stay here if former guests had been so disgusted, etc?. Could it be the very affordable price, the short, flat, walk into the heart of town, the glorious view, free parking? My daughter and I stayed overnight and appreciated all of the above plus warm comfortable beds...

2Thank Jillian B
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

I'm sorry to tell, but this is the worst motel/hotel I've ever been to. The kitchen was not tidy, crumbles all over the floor, very old and dirty facilities. I'd never want to cook any meal in this area. The TV room was full of hen feathers, out of a jacket. Old socks were laying around, not to speak about...

Thank Tamara W

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lakeside Motel is located across St Omers Park, a 3-minute walk from Central Queenstown. It offers self-contained lakefront accommodation with a full kitchen. Free on-site parking is provided. Guests can enjoy splendid views of mountain and lake from their room. The attached kitchen is equipped with a stove, a fridge, kitchenware and an oven. Amenities include electric blankets and cable TV. The staff at the tour desk can assist with booking local activities like jet boating, bungee jumping, kayaking, lake cruises and wine tours. Wi-Fi is available at a cost. Motel Lakeside is a 10-minute walk from Queenstown Gardens and a 15-minute walk from Queenstown Gondola. It is within a 20-minute drive of Queenstown International Airport and Arrowtown. Coronet Peak Ski Area is a 30-minute drive away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lakeside Motel

Address: 18 Lake Esplanade,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: ₹ 6,276 - ₹ 7,772 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lakeside Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“All rooms have an outlook onto the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Z6828XHpaulm, 3 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles clairmontjeff, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Choose another place.”
 of 5 bubbles john11670, 2 Apr 2015 | Read review
“2nd or 3rd floor have better views.”
 of 5 bubbles r0se145, 19 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Best thing about this motel is leaving it !!! Do not stay here. Use a park bench”
 of 5 bubbles seaoh, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
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