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Red Tussock Motel

179 reviews
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“bowl of fruit”(2 reviews)
“milford sound”(31 reviews)
“fuel station”(2 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Rooms
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair Access
3.5 Star Hotel
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2 Mar3 Mar
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All reviewsbowl of fruitmilford soundfuel stationfriendly managerevery guestmilford trackroom was cleangreat staytown centredoc officetwo bedroom unituseful informationbeyond the call of dutyten minute walkan excellent hostlovely spotinformation centre
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in January. Greeted warmly by Irene with muffins and lots of local knowledge. Bed was comfortable and all amenities were perfect. Ideal location accross from the lake. Thanks for having us.More

Thank Patricia E
Response from RedTussock, Manager at Red Tussock MotelResponded yesterday

Hello and thank you for your lovely review but also saying that you stayed 3 nights with us is showing people there is more to do here than staying 1 night to head to Milford Sound. You kept busy the time you were here and...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights while traveling through NZ and it was fabulous Robin the manager was so helpful with all our further travel and where to go what to see and the top spots to stop. He gave us fruit...More

Thank Jesky
Response from RedTussock, Manager at Red Tussock MotelResponded 5 July 2017

Very pleased you had a lovely stay with Robin as your host we would like to update that as of 1 July 2017 we are the new Mangers of the Motel and would look forward to a return visit any time Thanks Irene & David...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful welcome by Irene, one of the owners. Everything in the room clean and new. Blackout curtains worked well with the early sunrise. A bit noisy in Room 1 at the front but we slept well. Sorry but the app demands me to write more...More

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Response from RedTussock, Manager at Red Tussock MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time after you big trek to give us a lovely review. Room 1 is on the street frontage so will be a bit noisy once the traffic get rolling in the morning especially to head to Milford Sound to beat the...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I stayed this place on Halloween day. The manager was very nice and kind and she gave a treat to us on that day. And she also give us the instruction of the town especially the lowest price of fuel station. Really appreciated it haha....More

Thank Thanyaporn H
Response from RedTussock, Manager at Red Tussock MotelResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review and we always say local knowledge is the best even with cheaper fuel in town. We know guest travel often travel long distances so have a nice cake and a hot drink can...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We were welcomed with very yummy muffins and a friendly manager, we had booked a room with "lakeside views" unfortunately there was none just the car park! The decor was very outdated but the room was comfortable enough and the free wifi was awesome.More

Thank Mannaborn
Response from IreneBenfell, Manager at Red Tussock MotelResponded 3 October 2017

Hello Im sorry about you room we have only taken over this Motel from 1st July 2017 and the previous advertising I agree is in correct as only 3 apartments have lakeviews and these are only Queen Studio Apartments but I agree with you 100%...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Price range
US$ 116 - US$ 207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#5 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#7 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Price range
US$ 116 - US$ 207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#5 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#7 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Response from RedTussock | Property representative |
Hello yes all our Apartment have a hair dryer in them. Hope this is of help I think a lot of motel in NZ do have them in the bathrooms now. Thanks Irene
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"We were put further back off the road incase of noise but had no trouble"
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"Up stairs rooms have the better view"
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"Our room had some views of the lake as it was up stairs and at the front of the property."
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"3 bedroom suite is very spacious."
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