4.7 out of 5

"This motel is in a great location with a short walk to town. It was lovely and clean and spacious. We really enjoyed our stay. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 20 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

At Aorangi Motel you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Fairlie Heritage Museum and Fairlie Golf Course. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

LCD TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 7 rooms, and you can enjoy patios, dining areas, and sitting areas. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with fridges, microwaves, and hobs. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and rice cookers are also available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecues. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a picnic area, and express check-in. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Fairlie motel, you'll be 1.2 km (0.7 mi) from McLean Park and 42.3 km (26.3 mi) from Church of the Good Shepherd.

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$124 per night

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Apartment)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Apartment)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Aorangi Motel ratings based on 104 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Aorangi Motel

Everyone (41) Couples (27) Family (36)
3 out of 5
Central location. Outdated room and facilities. Basic amenifies available. No air conditioning or fans and rooms were quite uncomfortably hot.

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2019

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4 Jan. 2019 by trace

Thank you for your review, We do not advertise that we have air conditioning and there are fans in the wardrobes of the bedroom in all units. Most of our travellers find our rooms very well equipt., clean and comfortable

3 out of 5
I am disappointed with the lodge, it's a very old lodge, plus there is no shower gel in the bathroom, made me feel stressed.

Posted by on 28 Dec. 2018

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28 Dec. 2018 by Trace

Thank you for your review, yes it is older, built in the 1960's, but well kept and maintained. The shower gel is in a dispenser on the shower wall, unsure how you missed that, there is also shampoo sachets on the face cloths in the bathroom.

5 out of 5

Lovely motel

This motel is in a great location with a short walk to town. It was lovely and clean and spacious. We really enjoyed our stay.

Posted by , from Marlborough on 20 Mar. 2018

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21 Mar. 2018 by Trace

Thank you for your review Caroline, it is much appreciated :).. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in our slice of paradise. warm regards Trace :)

4 out of 5
Good value for money, close enough to Tekapo where we actually were going. Fairly itself is a nice town to explore around.

Posted by , from Kaiapoi on 16 Mar. 2018

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17 Mar. 2018 by Trace

Thank you for taking the time to review our motel. Yes I have to agree, Fairlie is a great wee town :) Warm regards Trace :)

5 out of 5

Lovely motel in a quiet town.

Pros: Just enjoyed our trip there
Cons: Everything was good
Location: Went to Lake Tekapo for a drive, went to the local pub for dinner and the local cafe for breakfast - all great
One of the best we’ve stayed in - large rooms, very comfortable.

Posted by , from melbourne aust on 15 Nov. 2017

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17 Nov. 2017 by Trace

Thank you for your review Lynne, glad you enjoyed our wee slice of paradise :) Warm regards Trace.

4 out of 5
The room was quite pleasant, clean and liked the under floor heating

Posted by , from Brunswick West on 25 Aug. 2017

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16 Sep. 2017 by Trace

Thank you for your feedback, Yes the under floor heating is lovely and keeps the rooms warm :)

5 out of 5
Pros: Friendly Staff, very neat and tidy.
Very good and the staff very helpful in providing the information what is best to see

Posted by on 14 May 2017

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6 Jun. 2017 by Trace

Thank you for your feedback :)

4 out of 5

Clean, tidy and comfortable

A lovely place to stay. Very clean and comfortable. Good size rooms.

Posted by , from Christchurch on 24 Apr. 2017

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1 May 2017 by Trace

Thank you :)

4 out of 5

Two night stay.

Pros: Quiet, great staff with usual South Island friendly manner.
Cons: REally due for re-furbishment, which is planned.
Location: Burkes Pass - American Wild West replica village, complete with various memorabilia. Great timber furniture with quirky designs. Mt John Observatory.
Walking distance to local shop (s). A good base to explore the area - Lake Tekapo / District

Posted by , from Auckland NZ on 28 Mar. 2017

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31 Mar. 2017 by Trace

Thank you for your review, and glad you enjoyed the your days trips to tekapo etc. The Burkes Pass gallery is a great wee stop too :) Trace :)

4 out of 5

Nice hotel in a cute country town

Greeted by friendly staff, the rooms were spacious, unlimited wifi was handy given the lack of tv reception and the room was very warm in the cold weather. The hotel was close to the centre on the town of Fairlie and was a great over night stop.

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2017

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18 Mar. 2017 by Trace

Thank you :). Glad you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your comments to our staff. Trace

Property Features

As a guest of Aorangi Motel, you'll find a BBQ, a garden, and a picnic area. Public spaces have free WiFi. Aorangi Motel also features laundry facilities, express check-in, and express check-out. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Fairlie motel is smoke free.

  • 7 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Timaru (TIU-Richard Pearse) (53.6 km / 33.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aorangi Motel offers 7 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas and includes desks. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 4-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Fairlie motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private patio
  • Multiple bedrooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Rice cooker
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM until 4 PM

Guests will receive check-in instructions and an access code prior to arrival. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cots (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aorangi Motel Fairlie
  • Aorangi Motel
  • Aorangi Fairlie

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.