Accommodation in Te Anau, New Zealand (Aden Motel)


Before I talk about our stay at Aden Motel, I must share how to pronounce the name of the town – “Te Anau”. “Te Anau” is pronounced “Tea-Er-Now”. Now pronounce “Tea-Er-Now” quickly without any pause, and there you go. We asked a local, so it should be accurate.

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Moos during our 3-hour drive from Queenstown to Te Anau

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Moos during our 3-hour drive from Queenstown to Te Anau

Photo | BIG_MOUSE |Sheep during our 3-hour drive to Te Anau

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Sheep during our 3-hour drive to Te Anau

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | The sun rising behind Aden Motel

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | The sun rising behind Aden Motel

Name: Aden Motel

Address: 57-59 Quintin Drive, Te Anau, New Zealand

Rate per night: $150+

My rating: 4.5 Ki out of 5 Wis (mainly because of its affordable pricing)

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Home-baked cupcakes from the owner of Aden Motel. *warms*

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Home-baked cupcakes from the owner of Aden Motel. *warms*

Thumbs-up:

  • Cheap rates!
  • Free Wi-Fi (can be renewed daily at the reception) for up to 4 devices concurrently.
  • Free welcome cupcakes
  • Free milk daily at the reception
  • 15-min walk away from the main town centre. But, driving to the town centre is more convenient.
  • 5-min walk away from Real Journeys visitor centre
  • Off-street parking right in front of your unit
  • Two (slow, but quiet) heaters with heated duvets for the beds
  • Extremely spacious apartment with fully equipped kitchen (electric stove, electric kettle, clean utensils and cutlery, etc) – looks just like a 4-room HDB flat
  • Separate bedrooms with one central toilet
  • Washing machines and dryers are available – $3 for washing and $4 for drying

Room for improvement:

  • The room looks a little aged, but I have no real issue with it.

Some notes:

  • We are a family of four and had to choose bigger rooms to fit us all. Rooms for two would be slightly cheaper.
  • I won’t talk about their television and pay TV channels (named SKY TV). Travel to watch TV? Nope, they weren’t our focus.
  • The front desk and housekeeping services, like many other shops, restaurants and tourist attractions, are not available round-the-clock. Their working hours are stated clearly at the respective reception. Remember to grab your extra boxes of tissues or toilet rolls early.
  • If you need help in any town, find an i-site (NZ’s visitor information centre)

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