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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed just for one night with a group of friends on vintage car run. Excellent unit, well appointed and warm. Close to town and staff very friendly. Can recommend as a good place to consider when you are staying in Twizel.

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

Greg, It was a pleasure hosting you and your friends as you travelled in your vintage cars. Thank you for your review and comments. Hopefully, you will travel this way again and have a two night stopover in Twizel! Kind Regards, Christine & Craig

Melbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first impression of this place with wall to wall asphalt didn't bode well. Notwithstanding, our room presented better than we were expecting but the room and facilities were pretty basic - didn't even supply a box of facial tissues! Perhaps the large corner spa bath in the bathroom was supposed to make up for the mundane but as far...

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

Warooka, It appears you had a somewhat miserable time. I'm not sure if it was just our facility, Twizel, The Mackenzie Basin or all of your South Island trip which was a disappointment. To highlight and respond to a few of your points or complaints... The spa baths are a highlight for most people, especially those taking long hikes in...

Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only stayed one night. Christine was very welcoming. Great sleep. Close to town and really I'd recommend this place to any traveler. Great tips on places to eat too. Fire station alarm went off and woke us up sadly but other than that all was good. Twizel rocks!

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

Zane, Thank you for your review and comments. Twizel does Rock! It is such a great place to stop for hiking, fishing, biking, golfing and sight seeing. We really appreciate your feedback. Kind Regards, Christine & Craig

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Motels in New Zealand can range from the truly awful to the superb. This motel is everything you could want from a motel. The owner greeted me effusively,introduced me to her beautiful dog and made me feel truly welcome. The room has obvioulsly had money spent on it. Trendy red door leading into a very comfortable and well appointed suite....

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

Declan, Your review and comments are very much appreciated. Of course, we are elated with the review you gave the motel and even more elated about your review of Twizel. It is a wonderful place, set in the heart of several lakes, cycling trails, fishing and hiking. It also has amazing restaurants with two supermarkets. Thank you for staying with...

Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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 25 February 2017 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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lakes Motel offers superb, comfortable accommodation in the Mackenzie High Country. Located on Mackenzie Drive, opposite Ben Ohau Golf Course, just off State Highway 8, our Twizel location gives you easy, walkable access to restaurants, cafes, grocery stores and other services. Twizel is in the Heart of the Mackenzie High Country surrounded by snow-capped mountains, golden tussock landscapes and glacial lakes. The World Heritage listed Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park is just a 45 minute, picturesque drive away. Other highlights include *Scenic Helicopter Flights *Hydro Dams and Canals * Fishing *Clay Cliffs *Scenic Hikes *Lakes Ohau, Pukaki, Benmore, Ruataniwha, Aviemore *Boating *Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail *Rowing Events on Lake Ruataniwha which also supports sailing and water skiing Make The Lakes Motel and Twizel your base to enjoy all of these activities and much more. ... 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: RM418 - RM658 (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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