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Arran Motel

Te Anau, Fiordland Motel Accommodation

Just two minutes to Lake Te Anau but sheltered from the lake breezes, The Arran Motel has spacious one and two bedroom ground-floor units as well as seven studio units available for your comfort and convenience.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect base to start your Fiordland adventure, or are simply looking to relax in the beauty of Te Anau itself, look no further than Arran Motel.

About Arran Motel

Arran Motel is a spacious & spotlessly clean motel which is the perfect base to start your Fiordland adventure, or simply relax in the beauty of Te Anau itself.

Your hosts Mel and Mark are Southland locals who are able to help you learn about the many local attractions Fiordland has to offer. 

Located only two minutes walk to Lake Te Anau and sheltered from the lake breezes we offer spacious one and two bedroom ground-floor units, as well as seven studio units available for your comfort and convenience. 

Our one and two bedroom units are self-catering and we also have an accessible unit available. Our range of units are suitable for the single traveller, couples, families and corporate accommodation

Unfortunately, we are no longer pet friendly. 

Guest Feedback

“Quiet from traffic, central to everywhere we were going and really comfortable units. Love the power shower. Units are spacious and have everything you need for a great weekend away. Lots of ideas to make your visit a more interesting one as well.”

Our Spacious Rooms

Our one and two bedroom apartments are noted for their large floor area, which is well above average for the area. These apartments have Gas hot water and good water pressure to allow good long hot showers which are so necessary if one has spent three our four unwashed days on one of the many tracks and trails in the area!
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Studio Room
Studio Room

Our recently refurbished studio units have a Queen and a single bed to accommodate up to a maximum of 3 people (extra person $30 per night).

Each studio has tea & coffee making facilities, a toaster, a small refrigerator, a microwave along with crockery & cutlery so you can enjoy a meal in.

Each studio is also equipped with a flat screen TV, heating, electric blankets and an en-suite bathroom.

Please note there are no cooking facilities in Studio Rooms.

One Bedroom Apartments
One Bedroom Unit

Each one bedroom unit has a queen bed in the bedroom and two single beds in the lounge. Up to one trundler bed can be added for an extra person. The unit has a fully self contained kitchenette with an electric hob cook-top, microwave oven, a small bar fridge and a spacious bathroom with shower vanity & toilet. We have one unit that is has accessibility access.

Two Bedroom Apartments
Two Bedroom Apartment

Spacious unit with 2 separate bedrooms, with electric blankets.

Fully self contained kitchenette facilities with cook-top, toaster, microwave and small bar fridge (no oven).

Crockery, cutlery, pots and pans included. These units have double-glazed windows and heating.

Large bathroom with a shower, vanity and toilet.


We are proud to have received consistently high ratings over the years for our commitment
to providing a good quality accommodation experience to travellers in Te Anau.

Currently 4.6/5 on Google reviews and 8.9/10 on


Hubby and I had a very comfortable 5-day stay at this Motel, and would definitely recommend it to fellow travellers. We had a 1-bedroom unit that could sleep five. It would have to be one of the most spacious Motels we have stayed in (and there have been many over the years!). Good storage, very clean and had everything we needed. Hosts Mark and Mel were really great, very friendly and helpful. And Oh! that shower! Wish we had one at home! Don’t expect a view of the lake as this Motel is in a quiet area, but within walking distance to the town centre and lake. Would very happily stay there again should the need arise.


Mark and Mel were very pleasant and helpful in every way. The room, although a studio unit, was clean and comfortable. Towels were soft and clean. We had healthy exercise – just a short walk down to the lakefront! I would recommend staying here anytime.

Alicia W

We had the best stay here @ Arran Motel!!! Nice spot, close to the lake and town. Rooms were immaculate, the highlight for me are the showers! 110% hospitality from the managers so we will definitely stay here again 😁 Thank you so much

Reggie S

Awesome place to stay Mel and Mark were the best hosts. Close to the Lake for a nice cold but refreshing swim. Shops just around the corner. Stress free and relaxing I will most definitely be visiting in the future!

B Mic

Just want to say thank you to the welcoming and beautiful Mark and Mel for the best weekend so far this year. No problems. Great food. Loving company and by far the best accommodation around. Look forward to coming back soon 🙌🏾 10/10