Tower Lodge Motel
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Today's weather: fine and sunny, 16 degrees, but INCREDIBLY windy (I have never come across so much strong wind, constantly for the duration of a day). The locals tell us that today's wind is not normal - I'm glad to hear that.
This morning when we left Dunedin we were headed for Invercargill, but instead of taking the …
... room after we’d sorted dinner. We all sat on my bed and watched Middle Men which, even though I’d seen it, was just as brilliant the 2nd time. Hannah and Laura loved it, but soon it was time for bed before our drive back to Queenstown for 1 final party! We managed to do our journey with car rental and petrol for $105 each. Bargain! And even more so because the kiwi experience charge between $370-420 for the trip! ...
... partner was from Edinburgh but he hadnt been back for 60 years. We stopped and had a chat for a while. We stopped for a comfort break at Tuatapere, this was known as the sausage capital of New Zealand some time back, but has since lost its status. Tuatapere seemed a sad little town to me, you could sense its former status as you drove through, but many of the little shops had closed down. I popped into the local Four Square supermarket for some treats then, back ...
... though, check out the pictures it was stunning!
From Milford it was back to the adventure capital of the south (Queenstown) for three more nights, where we decided to scare ourselves silly and do the Shotover Canyon Swing. Now I only have one photo to show you because the video and the other photos are on a DVD (and this computer doesn't have a disc reader), but it is some scary stuff! Simon and I decided to go tandem so we were ...
... afternoon. It was warm, comfortable, and pleasant to not be cramped in the tent. Just before the rain started though, we had walked a long way up the adjacent beach to see sealions.
I say a long way, because it probably took about an hour each way. But, we were rewarded by seeing four sealions. At first I was slightly disappointed, as they were napping on the beach and just looked like furry rocks. Even when we got quite close, they ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
We were pleasantly greeted with an upgrade in our accommodation with no extra charge. The hosts put us in a two bedroom unit with a lounge & fully equipped kitchen. All of the facilities were presented in a neat, clean & fresh manner. I was even impressed that we were asked whether we'd prefer full cream or skim milk (most places don't give you that choice).
The the cool think was free WiFi. In this modern era of travel, free WiFi is a great addition to any accommodation.
Kids both agreed that this place deserves a 5 star rating.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.