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Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

3.5 of 5 20 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars NEW

This is a very bad experience. The reception gave us a very noisy room near to laundry room although we asked for a quiet room. The staff in the laundry room played very loud radio music and used washing machines in the early morning. There was no consideration for the guests near door. However, the rooms are tidy and clean.... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just off the main road into town, it's only a 10-15 minute walk from the town center. The hotel itself is a bit tired, and the rooms don't have much to drown out ambient noise. The beds are old and springy. But the front desk staff was very helpful and courteous when we arrived, helping us learn the lay of... More 

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Nick L, Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau, responded to this review

Dear Greg E Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay. I have shared your comments regarding our staff with the front office team. Kind regards Nick L Hotel Manager More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Especially the staff went above and beyond and was very welcoming. Thanks especially to receptionist Lars who made our stay even better. The room was large, comfortable and clean. The location is right next to the lake. There was an old, half-empty water bottle in our fridge when we first arrived. Free Wifi is only available in the lobby 30... More 

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Nick L, Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau, responded to this review

Dear Jan S I appreciate the comments in your review, especially regarding our staff member Lars. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Nick L Hotel Manager More 

Athens, Georgia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Kingsgate is located on the main road going into Te Anau, about a ten minute walk from the towns shops, restaurants, grocery store and entertainment. Hotel is older but clean and well maintained, staff friendly and helpful, this is a popular hotel with tour groups so a lot of coming and going in lobby. Hotel is not air conditioned... More 

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Nick L, Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau, responded to this review

Dear Gymdawgfan Thank you posting your feedback regarding your stay. I have shared your comments regarding the food with our kitchen staff. Kind regards Nick L Hotel Manager More 

Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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212 reviews 212 reviews
57 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just opposite the lake you can fall out of the hotel straight into a good walk. We had a bright, good sized room with an empty fridge, T.V. and alarm clock. The bathroom was a little small but had an overbath shower, handbasin and W.C. The shower was adequate. The reception staff were helpful but generally the staff were not... More 

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Nick L, Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau, responded to this review

Dear Jeff B I appreciate your feedback regarding your stay. I trust you enjoyed the rest of your trip in New Zealand. Kind regards Nick L Hotel Manager More 

Tralee, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived 'on spec' on Feb 1 and got the best deal along the lakeshore - Room (2 x Double) @ $NZ 159 (others far more expensive). Lyn was a Very helpful receptionist. Later, a fantastic 'all you can eat buffet' @ $NZ 28 (soups, salads, fish, 2 meats, veg, 5 desserts, tea/coffee). The food was top quality. The multinational (Italian,... More 

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Nick L, Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau, responded to this review

Dear Michael K Thank you for comments on your stay. I have passed on your feedback to our staff. Thank you once again. Kind regards Nick L Hotel Manager More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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148 reviews 148 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are spacious and comfy. They very clean and have some great views with all the amenities you need. The staff were very helpful and accomodating and the prices were just right with value. The only downside was our room was quite hit at night given it is summer. Would still def stay here again

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Nick L, Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau, responded to this review

Dear Shaun T I appreciate your feedback regarding your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Nick L Hotel Manager More 

Perth
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We checked in early and thought that we were not able to get into our room. The staff at the counter was helpful and gave us a room upstairs. We checked it and we were not happy with it because our booking says that it has a garden view, so he gave us a room on the other side of... More 

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Nick L, Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau, responded to this review

Dear May B Thank you for posting your feedback. I am pleased to read our staff were able to quickly recitfy the issue with your original room. Our Maintenance Manger will be looking into the issue regarding the fridge access. Kind regards Nick L Hotel Manager More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Clean and comfortable but with a upstairs rooms the lack of a lift may be a problem for some elderly people. Of the 12 different hotels/motels we have stayed at during our two week holiday touring NZ this hotel and one other have the untrusting/greedy policy of charging the room rate at the time of booking ..... seven months before... More 

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Nick L, Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau, responded to this review

Dear Peter_from_Adelaide5 Thank you for posting your feedback regarding your stay. With regards to your payment, we have 2 payment options. The option you choose entitles you to a discount by paying in advance. There is also a fully flexible option which allows our guests to settle their accounts on departure. Kind regards Nick L Hotel Manager More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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191 reviews 191 reviews
39 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It is a good hotel, at a good location, Te Anau beautiful Lake Front, only 1 km away from Te Anau Town Centre. The facilities are standard as usual as other similar hotel’s facilities, Flat TV, Mini Fridge with complimentary tea and coffee, wardrobe with Hair Dryer, and clean bathroom with toiletries, shower and bathtub. Our room was clean and... More 

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Nick L, Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau, responded to this review

Dear santo t Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with us. I trust you had a safe trip back to Auckland. Kind regards Nick L Hotel Manager More 

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Address: 20 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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Kingsgate Te Anau
Te Anau Kingsgate Hotel
Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau Fiordland National Park

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