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1 room, 2 adults

Explorer Motel & Apartments, Te Anau

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Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
6 Cleddau Street, (Corner Cleddau & Mokoroa Street), Te Anau, 9600, New Zealand

Mountain motel within easy reach of Lake Te Anau
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
  • Collect stampsYou can collect™ Rewards stamps here
  • This was our home base for hiking in Fiordland. Everything about our stay was perfect.…Feb. 22, 2020
  • Very well maintained property. Mary and Nigel are exceptional owners and made our stay a…Feb. 9, 2020

Explorer Motel & Apartments, Te Anau

from $85 CAD
  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Superior King & Single Studio
  • One Bedroom Family Apartment
  • Two Bedroom Apartment
  • Queen Studio

What’s around Explorer Motel & Apartments, Te Anau


  • In a regional park
  • Lake Te Anau - 7 min walk
  • Te Wahipounamu - 3 min walk
  • Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) - 4 min walk
  • Luxmore Jet - 6 min walk
  • Fiordland Cinema - 7 min walk
  • Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre - 14 min walk
  • Ivon Wilson Scenic Reserve - 19 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 17 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Barbecue grills
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1978
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

Explorer Motel & Apartments, Te Anau’s small print

Also known as

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  • Explorer Hotel Te Anau
  • Comfort Inn Te Anau
  • Explorer Motel & Apartments Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
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This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 15.00 for adults and NZD 15.00 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Explorer Motel & Apartments, Te Anau

  • Does Explorer Motel & Apartments offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Explorer Motel & Apartments does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Explorer Motel & Apartments?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Explorer Motel & Apartments?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Explorer Motel & Apartments?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Explorer Motel & Apartments?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Explorer Motel & Apartments?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Kepler (6-min walk), Ming Garden Chinese Restaurant (6-min walk), and Paradiso (6-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 123 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
By far the best place in town to stay.
Ron, ca4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Te Anau treat
Comfortable and friendly stay. Large room with kitchen in good location. The owners sent several e mails prior to our arrival telling us about conditions in the region following heavy rain. That made life easier for us to maintain our plans.
Stuart, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Highly recommended for family holiday home
Amazing short stay, too bad it is only for a day. If I'm back in town would definitely stay here again. Very suitable for relaxing vacation. Parking space is available in the premises. I didn't have chance to try out the breakfast but it is $13 for toast if booked by 7pm and delivered the same night.
au1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Really nice place to stay
Great stay here. Very friendly welcome from reception who took the effort to check our bookings on the sound and ensure everything was running smoothly. Also gave good tips for where to eat etc in Te Anau.Within easy walking distance of everything and nice and quiet.
Mrs A, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very welcoming and lovely apartments!
gb2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
A great place to stay. The room was spacious and felt very new. Everything worked well and the service was wonderful. Mary made some great recommendations for tours and booked what we asked for.
Karen, au3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice place to stay
Great location and service is very good, highly recommend.
Kuen Hua, au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place in Te Anau
Massive room. Best equipped kitchenette of our whole trip. Walkable to centre but quiet.
David, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is the place to stay in Te Anau
The most amazing customer service. Stay here! We got the best service! We also got a upgrade and after getting wet it was so welcoming. I cannot give justice to the service. I would recommend it to everyone.
Anita, au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Comfortable stay! Clean!
Awesome! Much better than what we would expect from a motel. The owners were super friendly and helpful. Checkin was easy and so was checkout.
Rohan, au2 night family trip

Explorer Motel & Apartments, Te Anau

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