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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend there three nights. At first sight,the motel seems a bit old, but the rooms are clean, large and comfortable. The bathroom is equiped with a spa. In the morning we heard the birds whistle, what was very charming. The staff was friendly. You can walk to the shops and the restaurants.

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Christine G, Owner at The Lakes Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at The Lakes Motel in Twizel. We really appreciate your feedback and review. Wishing you safe and enjoyable travels in New Zealand. Kind Regards, Christine

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be deceived by the older looking exterior. It has recently been freshly painted. The interior of the 3 rooms we booked were all spotless and very comfortable with fully functional kitchen and spa bath. Delighted to find this gem which was very reasonably priced.

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Christine G, Owner at The Lakes Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. We really appreciate your feedback. Wishing you safe and happy travels in New Zealand! Best Wishes, Christine & Craig

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Typical Motel in New Zealand with all facilities. We had a Suite with separate bed room. Quiet at night. Close to town Center with super markets and Restaurants. Nothing to complain and a good choice if you are travelling around.

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Thank you for your review and comments. We really appreciate your feedback.

Wollongong
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The room is comfortable with plenty of space. The bathroom is a decent size with a spa bath (we thought it was broken but found the power on button too late - it's near the power outlet near the bathroom mirror!

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Jennie, Thank you for your review and comments. We really appreciate your feedback. Wishing you safe and enjoyable travels.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016

In short, this feels like a motel that exploits the high demand for accommodation in the area. I wouldn't call staff rude, but they certainly weren't friendly, the rooms are basic and incredibly overpriced for what they are. I guess I'd be a bit more forgiving if we hadn't paid as much as we did. On a final note, the...

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Phillip R, Thank you for your review. We take our guest reviews seriously. I believe you will find our room rates very competitive with motels and hotels from Fairlie to Queenstown. This is the first complaint we have received about the WiFi internet service. In reviewing data usage, it is very rare for guests to use 500mb of data. Upon...

Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Aspen Court for 2 nights going to/from Mt. Cook. We had a great stay! The room was spacious and clean, the wifi worked well, and the reception was so warm! The kitchen was well equipped and there was a selection of DVDs at reception for free. Highly recommend!

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Eliana, We appreciate your review and comments. It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Warm Wishes, Christine & Craig

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This was a one bedroomed unit, comfortable and well appointed, with pleasant outlook to rear garden. All facilities were very adequate but the experience was spoilt by a couple of negatives. First, all the ceiling down lights were far too bright and we found we had to move the bed side lamps into the lounge at night to avoid being...

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Kiwibear_12, Thank you for your review and comments. We take our guest reviews very seriously as we strive to improve our guest's comfort and experience. It is good to hear you found the one bedroom unit comfortable and well appointed. Upon reading your review, I spent some time in the unit you stayed in. Our lighting is bright by design....

Balclutha, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome welcome. Very accommodating. Very clean, Comfy beds. Recommend to all. They even let us wash our car. Top place. Handy to fishing spots. Not far to star gaze. With in walking distance to restaurants.

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Thank you for your review and comment. We strive to make provide a positive experience for all of our guests. Kind Regards, Christine & Craig

Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great motel, close to Mount Cook allowing an easy drive to see the lake and mountains. Staff were really friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and comfortable. Huge spa bath which was just lovely to relax in after a long day's drive.

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Martin N, Thank you for your comments and review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards, Christine & Craig

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed for three nights in late September and found this to be a great location for exploring the region. The Motel owners were warm and friendly, nothing too much trouble. Having read previous reviews we were a little nervous of the welcome but soon realised that these are new owners and doing a great job of making their guests...

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Thank you for your review and comments. We were very new owners when you stayed...less than a week in the business...so, your review is particularly special! Kind Regards, Christine & Craig

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We Welcome you to this place in Twizel.This is a Luxury 15 Unit Modern Motel in the Heart of the Mackenzie Country Twizel New Zealand we Take Pride in you having the Best Stay Possible. We are now Selling a Range of "International Foods" and "Gluten Free Gourmet Fudge". ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lakes Motel

Address: 10 Mackenzie Drive | Twizel, Twizel 7901, New Zealand (Formerly Aspen Court Motel - Twizel)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Price Range: RM437 - RM676 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lakes Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Aspen Court Hotel Twizel
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