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Blue Thistle Cottages

168 Te Anau- Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 24 hotels in Te Anau
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Blue Thistle for 4 nights back in May and I was blown away by how great the place was! The location is superb, waking up to the views of the mountains every morning was amazing and the perfect start to the day! I loved the short walk into town and as it is located on Milford rd... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Blue Thistle for 5 nights while I enjoyed going on local hikes and tramps. Was cosy and warm and couldn't have imagined a better location to put my feet up after a hard day, watch the lake and mountains while in the absolute peace and solitude of the cute as pie cottages! Thank you Annette & Pete for... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Four of us stayed in the two bedroom cottage at Blue Thistle. Our visit could not have been better. The cottage was clean, comfortable and in a beautiful setting. Annette and Peter were helpful and very welcoming. We loved the cows in the backyard and the peaceful gardens surrounding the place. But perhaps most importantly- quality beds, pillows and linens.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Blue Thistle Cottages are just far enough out of town that you can feel totally removed from the whole touristy thing. Sited on the top slope of a little hill, they have a great outlook, and a rustic feel which is therapeutic and calming. Annette and Peter (and Paris, the dog) are welcoming and open, with their advice and... More

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nanajet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We spent three nights at Blue Thistle Cottages and it was lovely. The cottages are well appointed and charming with beautiful landscaping and views. Annette and Peter are very friendly and hospitable. We would definitely stay at Blue Thistle again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed at Blue Thistle Cottages in early March 2014 for 3 nights. This was our third stay in 5 years. The high quality of this accommodation has never wavered, and we love coming back. Annette and Peter are always welcoming and helpful, and our cottage was spotless and lovely. Te Anau is a quaint town with gorgeous scenery, good... More

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billericay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Stayed for 4 nights on a return visit in this quiet location outside of town. Once again Peter & Annette were so hospitable, treating us like family. Sadly, Paris is a little dog-eared now (just like me). But, if you want to get away from the world, this is it.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in Feb, wish it had been more. Quiet, comfortable and clean. The linens are of high quality, lots of space, comfortable mattress, high quality bedroom furniture. Lovely gardens with mountain views, lovely big windows. Wonderful people and pets!!!!!. Annette and Peter are very nice people. If you want something, hey, just ask for it,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay in Blue Thistle Cottages. The cottages are cozy and warm and the hosts are outstanding. Our son loves animals so Annette and Peter brought us into their home to see the cats and dog. My son loved it and they went out of their way to do this for us. They are very kind and... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Shouldn't put it in that order! We ( two couples) stayed here in December for three nights. Peter and Annette were so hospitable and have created a gorgeous little spot to stay. So quiet and peaceful, and a perfect spot to stay if you want to have leisurely trips to Milford sound. Could easily have stayed an extra night to... More

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Address: 168 Te Anau- Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
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Spacious well appointed cottages with superb views set on 10 acres, 1.5 km from Te Anau on the road to Milford Sound. Cottages are self-contained self-catering. All cottages have free WiFi, all sky channels. Quality linen and fluffy robes. A very friendly german shorthaired pointer will greet you..and we have 2 cats and several friendly Dexter cows. ... more   less 
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