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.
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)
- 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.
- 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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