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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Room was spacious and clean and bed was comfortable. In a great central location and even though we were on the main road the chalets were quiet and private. It was warm and cosy. The plunger coffee was a nice surprise and we liked the containers of shampoo and soap (a nice change from the usual satchets). We had 8...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a budget place to stay compared to some of the other places available in town. It was neat and clean with basic kitchen facilities including hot plates. It was reasonable for the price but I found the people we dealt with were not unfriendly but quite disinterested.

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Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We couldn't find a place in Tekapo to accomodate the three of us & Im so glad we came onto Twizel. This place has a lovely community feel about it & the Mountain Chalets are cosy. To top it off, the laundry was nearby & cheap at only $8 for a full wash(complimentary detergent) & dry. This is great place...

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cornwall
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stayed for one night during our trip round the South Island; the chalet we had could have slept 5 as there was an upstairs with 3 single beds along with the double bedded room downstairs so space was not an issue .. It was clean & tidy, located next to the main highway & 5 mins walk from the...

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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night two couples. The unit was clean and offered all the required amenities. Location is walking distance to shops and restaurants. Beds were comfortable, bathrooms modern and clean. Free wifi was a bit patchy and I had to walk towards the reception to obtain a connection, however it was fast once connected. Recommended

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Thank Mike I
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Disappointed with this place. We have so far stayed in 10 different motels on this tour of NZ with family visiting from overseas and this one let us down. The units and facilities are very dated. Not as spotlessly clean as I would have liked. Kitchen facilities were minimal and not enough plugs. The free wifi was unusable from our...

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Thank Purplheather
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stayed in the studio unit. On arrival we found the room to be clean and tidy. The room consisted of a queen size bed, couch, cane chair, table and chairs. The room was roomy and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was a good size and had heaps of storage, the shower pressure was pretty good. The kitchen was...

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Easy to find motel with friendly owners. WiFi sometimes drops but is fine other then that. Simple but adequate. Gets cold in the evening but the heating heats it up nicely. Close to Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Stayed here for the night while touring the area before moving down to Lake Hawea. Comfortable little place in Twizel with a little kitchen area and bathroom. 10 minute drive to Lake Pukaki and 45 to Mt Cook village. Shops and places to eat in striking distance.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here while road tripping through the south island. Staff weren't as friendly as the rest of the people we met on our trip. Rooms were ok.. A bit dated but liveable.. Clean. Good facilities and easily accessible.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mountain Chalets is situated in Twizel, 40 minutes’ drive from Mount Cook, on State Highway 8 between Christchurch and Queenstown. This picturesque site is on the doorstep to some of New Zealand’s finest scenery. Located in the Mackenzie Country. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mountain Chalet Motels

Address: Wairepo Road | Canterbury, Twizel, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Price Range: $99 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mountain Chalet Motels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Three of us stayed in a chalet with separate double bedroom on the lower level & three single beds upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles sandramL6258DO, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try to find one that has a functioning heat pump”
 of 5 bubbles Rakhan, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If they tell you it is small - it is tiny!!”
 of 5 bubbles 899glendai, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“a room with a view of mountains is nice”
 of 5 bubbles LouieRPS, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I've stayed in three rooms, from 2 bedroom chalets to 1 bedroom suites...all are good.”
 of 5 bubbles cullings1, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
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