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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here on our journey from Christchurch through to Queenstown for the night. Although slightly dated, everything was full functioning, clean and well presented. Suggestions for local amenities are given, and great free wifi is available. Friendly staff and overall a very pleasant stay!

Thank Sophie B
PinewoodMotels, Owner at Pinewood Motels, responded to this review

Hi Sophie, thanks for taking the time to leave a review - glad you enjoyed your stay!

Coloma, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second hotel/motel we've stayed in on our New Zealand trip. The room is cozy, clean, and well kept. The actual motel sits off the road so it's very quite. You can pull your car right up next to your room for easy unloading and loading. There is a cute little patio outside the room too. I would...

Thank MarshallGoldDiscover
PinewoodMotels, Owner at Pinewood Motels, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and discovered the Old Library - it's one of my favourites too! Regards, Chris.

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An overnight stop here was enough for us. Fairlie is very small and quiet but there are numerous hotels and motels to choose from. On the face of it this one looks okay, no real issues apart from the inside being tired and a very poor bed which sagged in the middle.Facilities okay in the room and wifi worked well.

Thank Tony P
PinewoodMotels, Owner at Pinewood Motels, responded to this review

Our apologies for the issue with the bed - it seems previous guests had somehow damaged the bed base causing the mattress to sag. The bed has now been replaced. We would have appreciated you letting us know there was an issue before leaving - we carry spares for almost everything on site but can't help if you don't let...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical Motel in New Zealand with simple but well maintained facilities. Quiet and clean. There is a pie shop with the most tasteful pie I've ever had. If you have a Chance, you should try it, e.g. as breakfast.

Thank steelriver2014
PinewoodMotels, Owner at Pinewood Motels, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - glad you discovered the pie shop, it's pretty amazing!

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Good motel. Rooms are very clean. Easy access and parking. Service is very good and friendly, with a smile. Great place for families for one night or a few nights. Little playground at the back. I recommend this motel.

Thank XMOS69
PinewoodMotels, Owner at Pinewood Motels, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review - glad you enjoyed your stay!

Zürich, Schweiz
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Pinewood Motel in Fairlie is nothing special. The facilities seemed dated. The service was kind but not welcoming. So in principle, it is fine if you just stay for a night. However, after having a shower, it was an unpleasant surprise to find foreign hair of some kind in the "fresh" towels provided. This is a no-go in any kind...

Thank TravellerInDisguise
PinewoodMotels, Owner at Pinewood Motels, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you felt you didn't receive a warm welcome. We did inform the laundry company regarding the towel - if you had contacted reception they would have been happy to provide you with fresh ones. Many of our customers choose to stay in Fairlie because it is a small rural Kiwi town - away from the large...

Corlette, Australia
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Chose Fairlie as it was reasonably close to Lake Tepako. The motel was only small but our room was a good size and very comfortable. The bed was great. Easy 2 minute walk to shops, restaurants and pub .Even though on the main road heard no traffic noise. Free Wi-Fi was excellent.

Thank Jeff B
PinewoodMotels, Owner at Pinewood Motels, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - we recently upgraded the wifi and removed the limits, customers definitely seem to appreciate it!

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Stayed one night on our way from Wanaka to Dunedin since there were no vacancies in Lake Tekapo. Fairlie is a very small town. We had a 2-bedroom self-catering unit which was clean and spacious. Wifi was complimentary.

1Thank ibnibatutta
PinewoodMotels, Owner at Pinewood Motels, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay and made use of the free unlimited wifi!

Reviewed 6 November 2016

This was a one night stay on route to Christchurch. Room was comfortable, although no heating in the bathroom. Located on the main highway through town, which became quite noisy early in the morning. Tea/coffee facilities available but milk was UHT cartons in fridge. Limited choice of local eateries.

Thank Ged E
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had a King bed suite, and it was lovely. Nice, clean room, great facilities, lovely service from the owner as well. The hotel is near the main road, and has a great view of the surrounding mountains. Would happily stay again.

Thank Jasmin P
PinewoodMotels, Owner at Pinewood Motels, responded to this review

Hi Jasmin, Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards, Chris.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our comfortable, friendly, family owned and operated motel, situated a short walk from the centre of town, is the perfect base for travellers wishing to explore Fairlie, Tekapo, and the many attractions that the Mackenzie district has to offer. We have a wide range of rooms available, all with fast free unlimited Wifi, cooking facilities, bathrooms and outdoor seating areas. Your hosts, Chris & Leanne are on hand to ensure you have everything you need to make your stay comfortable, and we can provide information and bookings for most local attractions. Continental breakfast is available for a small extra charge. Children will love the playground! DVD players, DVD's and board games are available on loan from reception. Enjoy outdoor dining with our complimentary gas BBQ. A guest laundry with washer, dryer and a drying room for ski gear are available for a small charge. Cot and high-chair are provided on request (no charge). Pinewood Motels is also the ideal location for business and corporate clients being centrally located between Timaru, Geraldine and Tekapo. Contact us for the best corporate rates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pinewood Motels

Address: 25 Mount Cook Road, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Fairlie
Price Range: $113 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pinewood Motels 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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