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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed for 9 days. The room was decent size, beds were comfortable and room was warm. The staff were friendly and always greeted you with a smile, and were able to help answer any questions and provide good advice on local activities to do.

Thank Phillip S
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We booked this in advance through booking.com and the motel took the full amount off our visa at the time of booking. This is not a common occurrence and we should of been told or emailed at the time of booking. We are not happy about this happening. The motel units are old and dingy although the view is good....

Thank mortein
ALASTAIR L, Manager at Lakeside Motel, responded to this review

Booking through B.Com give you the option of paying a non-refundable amount which is considerably cheaper. This would have been the option the Guest has chosen in this case which allows the Accommodation provider to take the payment at the time of booking. The alternative is entering your CC details as a confirmation requirement to B.Com. but that the room...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The overwhelming sensation when we walked into our room was the smell; a combination of swimming pools, fish and your grandma's knicker drawer - not overly pleasant. Checking in, we were informed of the milk situation (there wasn't any), which was a little disappointing as I felt like a cuppa. Not to be put off, I plugged in the kettle...

2Thank Timmygobbles
Gosford, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Close to town, only a quick walk to get to the town centre. Small kitchen had all you need for self catering, comfortable bed, electric blankets and oil heater kept us warm. We stayed on the ground floor and the sound proofing was very poor, the voices of people walking past to and from town would wake us at night,...

Thank annie567
Falmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is a budget motel although prices are quite high and we have had far better for less in our travels round the South Island! The upside is the view !!!! The apartments need some TLC !!! although the bedding and towels were clean and the bed was comfy ! The kitchen was very dated as was the bathroom the...

Thank cornshire63
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

The negative reviews do suprise me. Why on earth would people choose to stay here if former guests had been so disgusted, etc?. Could it be the very affordable price, the short, flat, walk into the heart of town, the glorious view, free parking? My daughter and I stayed overnight and appreciated all of the above plus warm comfortable beds...

3Thank Jillian B
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I'm sorry to tell, but this is the worst motel/hotel I've ever been to. The kitchen was not tidy, crumbles all over the floor, very old and dirty facilities. I'd never want to cook any meal in this area. The TV room was full of hen feathers, out of a jacket. Old socks were laying around, not to speak about...

Thank Tamara W
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Great location and views but that was all.Very poorly maintained with too soft and small old queen bed.Kitchenette was poor with only just enough to do breakfast but nothing more.No coffee cafetiere provided until we asked and then told was not included automatically in the advance price we had paid.Service from reception was erratic sometimes helpful sometimes not depending on...

Thank Ianmcllondon
Henfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We had pre booked this as we were worried about getting a room in Queenstown - but wished we had chanced it! This motel has a great location over looking the lake and an easy walk into town so perfectly placed. However this is fairly basic motel and in dire need of renovation. No complaints about how clean it was...

Thank ian239
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 13 February 2016

A very old property which is in desperate need of renovation. The staff is not at all friendly . The worst apartment in our stay all over new Zealand, The only thing going for it is the location- that is excellent!!

Thank GunjanSanghi

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lakeside Motel is located across St Omers Park, a 3-minute walk from Central Queenstown. It offers self-contained lakefront accommodation with a full kitchen. Free on-site parking is provided. Guests can enjoy splendid views of mountain and lake from their room. The attached kitchen is equipped with a stove, a fridge, kitchenware and an oven. Amenities include electric blankets and cable TV. The staff at the tour desk can assist with booking local activities like jet boating, bungee jumping, kayaking, lake cruises and wine tours. Wi-Fi is available at a cost. Motel Lakeside is a 10-minute walk from Queenstown Gardens and a 15-minute walk from Queenstown Gondola. It is within a 20-minute drive of Queenstown International Airport and Arrowtown. Coronet Peak Ski Area is a 30-minute drive away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lakeside Motel

Address: 18 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $106 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lakeside Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“All rooms have an outlook onto the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Z6828XHpaulm, 3 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles clairmontjeff, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Choose another place.”
 of 5 bubbles john11670, 2 Apr 2015 | Read review
“2nd or 3rd floor have better views.”
 of 5 bubbles r0se145, 19 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Best thing about this motel is leaving it !!! Do not stay here. Use a park bench”
 of 5 bubbles seaoh, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
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