Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.6|
|Distance to city center||0.65 KM|
"Massive room with very large comfortable bed and good kitchenette."
November 21, 2018
"Friendly staff gave me a lot of travel tips around town!"
October 30, 2018
"Friendly owner, very helpful and clean spacious room."
December 27, 2017
"Walking distance to the lake, eateries, supermarket and visi..."
December 4, 2018
When visiting Te Anau, you'll feel right at home at Explorer Motel and Apartments, which offers quality accommodation and great service. The hotel lies 0.5 Km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Te Anau Glow Worm Caves, Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs, Fiordland Water Taxi.
Explorer Motel and Apartments offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park can be enjoyed at the hotel.
The ambiance of Explorer Motel and Apartments is reflected in every guestroom. television LCD/plasma screen, linens, mirror, towels, internet access – wireless are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as garden. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Explorer Motel and Apartments the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Te Anau.
"Highly recommend lamb rack at Redcliff Restaurant - worth a ..."
November 21, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-2 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Explorer Motel and Apartments
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Excellent accommodation in the heart of town”
An excellent option for travelers using Te Anau as a base to visit Milford Sound. Our two bedroom apartment was incredibly spacious and well stocked with basic kitchen amenities (but not equipped with full kitchen amenities) but was adequate given how much we paid. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom has a rather interesting design that partitions the sink, shower, and toilet. My only (minor) critique is that the sink had separate faucets for hot and cold water, which was rather outdated. We would suggest updating it with a single faucet to moderate the temperature. Regardless, the owners were incredibly friendly and helpful, suggesting many activities in the area. Overall, a great option and would highly recommend it!
Generally a great stay!”
It was very quiet and clean 2 spacious bedroom terrace with great location and decent living room & kitchen. We could fault it except it only has one toilet. It would be perfect if there is another toilet in the bathroom. Besides, the spa bubble tub was a highlight that my older son enjoyed it a lot! Lastly, the host was very nice and helpful!
Nice little motel in a quiet place”
This motel gives you convenient when travelling with your vehicle. Kitchen has no hoot to suck cooking smoke so microwave reheating maybe the suitable option. Beside making bed everyday they tidy the sink and floor too which was unexpected as other motel will just refill toiletry and towel. Mary assummably the motel owner was very nice and helpful she can arrange you dinner reservation and deals for day trip.
Great motel and very clean”
We arrived from Queenstown and had a cruise booked at Milford Sound . As we were running late , Mary was so nice to ring the company so we can board a later cruise . The motel is really clean and comfortable and well equipped .
Mary was very helpful on providing weather & road status update for our drive to Milford Sound. The wifi access in the room was very spotty & could not connect at times though. Very accessible to the town centre through the park.
The location is very nice. Te anau is a small city btw. So it's close to city center. The owner manage it's own place, she was really nice offered us fresh milk as welcome drink. The room has warmer and also electric blanket that really help us since we traveling in winter Anyway it's a nice stay
Comfortable hotel with excellent service and smile”
We choose the two bedrooms apartment for three people and was given a spacious and comfortable ground floor apartment that is huge and feel like a house, not just apartment. The staff is keen to help us to downgrade the room if we want to, but we love the place and decide to keep it. The hotel has a lovely front garden and is in a walking distance to the beautiful lake nearby and is close to local shopping as well. The con is the bathroom, which is large but a bit old, however it is clean enough. The staff is very helpful and willing to help us to book the sightseeing flight for us to Milford Sound, unfortunately the weather is not permit. Overall we are very happy with our stay and will go back to this place again if we have another holiday!
Great place to stay in Te Anu”
We were welcomed and shown to our large light filled room on the first floor over looking the beautiful lawn area at the front of the apartments. The view from our balcony was lovely with snow capped mountains in the background. We were less than a 5 minute walk through the park to the town centre. We would most definitely stay here again.
Good location, clean and near to Lake Te Anau”
Cozy room with cooking facilities. Walking distance to the lake, eateries, supermarket and visitor information center.
Friendly staff gave me a lot of travel tips around town! Good location and clean motel room :)
Good Location, Convenient for Self-Drive Travellers, Good Rate, Nice Garden”
Great accommodation ”
Friendly staff, clean place, value for money
Great Place to Stay ”
We stayed for one night on our trip through the South Island of New Zealand. The proprietor Mary was so very helpful in giving us tips on what to do, where to eat and when to leave for Milford Sound. The accommodations were clean and the room very large with a splendid view of the park. Close to everything in Te Anau.
Excellent motel facilities”
Every aspect of our stay was great, from very friendly and helpful staff, excellent room facilities, and a view out to a garden. It is not on the lake but it is only a short walk, and the town centre is the same.
Spotless & spacious”
We had 4 adults in unit 18 and could not get over the large space that we had to spread out! From the moment we checked in and the owner/manager (?) chatted with me about activity options, to when we had to leave after two great nights in Fiordland, we loved this motel. Would highly recommend to a family looking for quiet and space. Within walking distance of anything you need in town.
We enjoyed our 2 night stay at the Explorer - close to town and the lake. Excellent accommodations and amenities in the room - everything we needed. Clean and modernly updated. Mary - the front desk clerk - was so courteous and helpful! Would definitely recommend!
Great stay!! ”
Friendly, accomodating and helpful staff. Lovely clean room with attention to detail and a great outdoor sitting area with place for our little one to play. Short walk to a lake and close to town. Can't recommend them enough.
Exemplary service at Explorers in Te Anau”
Location is perfect for using as a base for exploring area as well as for walking to local shops and restaurants. As MJ states it is an old business but she makes up for this in her welcome and support, our room had balcony,armchairs so a relaxing place to be too.
A Te Anau delight!”
It was lovely to meet a Motel manageress so keen to make sure your stay was memorable. Small things, like lending us another pan, waiting with us for our tour guide and e-mailing him for us with our lunch order, all made for a really homey feel.
Great location and very spacious”
The apartments are older but clean and well catered for. The new owners are in the process of slowly renovating them. We stayed on the top floor and had a nice view over the town, our two children loved the space and the trampoline out the front. The owner was very friendly and helpful. I would definately stay here again and recommend to others.