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Blue Thistle Cottages

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168 Te Anau- Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
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Canbera, A.C.T.
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay at Blue Thistle for 3 nights but with a few reservations. We travelled for 4 weeks around South Island and Blue Thistle was more expensive for less amenities than the majority of places we stayed - 1 bathroom, limited kitchen facilities and no laundry. It's in a great situation just out of Te Anau and is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time I visited Blue thistle cottages it was cold and wintery (In the best possible way) this time I returned in summer and it was just as breathtaking!! The grassy area outside was the perfect place to relax and read a book in the sun, with Lucy the dog keeping us company. Annette and Peter, Thankyou for yet another... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely loved our cottage! The hosts were fantastic at making us feel welcome whilst providing privacy too. The cottage itself has everything you could need including super comfy dressing gowns to wear while having a glass of wine looking at the fabulous view. The town is a great place to explore Fjordland from with good walks and bike rides... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Stayed here for 2 nights, using it as a base for visiting Mllford Sound. It is on the main road to Milford, just out of te Anau township, up on a hill. Absolutely lovely, and so peaceful. We would definitely stay here again! Felt like you were miles from anywhere.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time staying at Blue Thistle, I loved my first stay so much that I had to come back and bring my boyfriend with me! This is the perfect place to stay if you are heading to Milford as its right on the highway and is only just out of town (2 minute drive!) allowing for the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These cottages were so much nicer than I thought. Peaceful, private, charming and so comfortable. Peter & Annette are very welcoming hosts. Only 5 mins from town so very handy with the option of local restaurants delivering dinner to your door! Really delightful!

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Panton, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you prefer to be in town next to restaurants and other hotels Blue Thistle Cottages are not for you. But if you enjoy amazing views, friendly proprietors and solitude, you can't go wrong with Blue Thistle Cottages. Peter and Annette have sparkling clean, commodious accommodations 5 minutes out of the town of Te Anau. The "kitchen" is well outfitted... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We had the pleasure of staying 3 nights at Blue Thistle while exploring Fiordland. The location is just past the center of Te Anau on the way to Milford. We quite enjoyed not being located directly in the town center, and it was never a problem to hop in the car and drive to restaurants as parking was never a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights, and really wish we could spend more time. The property is absolutely gorgeous. Located just outside the town, it's quiet and peaceful. The view from our cottage was amazing. The mountains in the distance, rolling hills and trees. The property is really well maintained. The flowers were in full bloom and the place looked... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Stayed 3 nights, we prefer this sort of accommodation rather than a b&b or motel. Cottage is quite, 5 min drive into Te anau. Not 5 star but clean and comfortable, comfy bed, good wi fi, flat screen tv, not a full kitchen but has electric frypan, nice seating area outside with great views. The owners Peter and Annette fantastic... More 

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