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Radfords Lakeview Motel

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   56 Lakefront Dr, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We don't often stay in a motel die to bad experiences in the past; however this much is better than the 'normal' motel; the key difference (and why I give it 5 starts in the motel class) is the way Kerri (owner / manager) runs the show. Nothing was too much of a hassle, and did it with a great... More

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

Dear reklaw_d, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback regarding your stay and farm tour. We are just delighted that we have changed your perspective on motels! We along with our fabulous team are committed to providing the best customer service and creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for our guests. We are also pleased that you enjoyed... More

sydney
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114 reviews 114 reviews
20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a two bedroom unit for two nights. One room had a double bed, the other twin beds. It unit was spotlessly clean, comfortable and well decorated. No view from our room unfortunately, but nice views from out the front of the motel.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

Dear Ladybugs Thank you for placing your review of your stay with us from September last year. We will be sure to pass on to our wonderful housekeeping team your comments about the presentation and the cleanliness of your unit. Thank you for staying with us and I hope that you may visit us again. Kind Regards Kerri and Steve More

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent four nights at Radfords. Large apartment tastefully decorated with everything one would require for a fully self contained stay. Short walk from the town centre. I think the most appealing aspect of this establishment is the owners Kerrie and Steven. The most helpful, pleasant management staff you could wish for with no request too difficult. Absolutely go beyond what... More

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

Dear MimB2014, Wow thank you for your glowing review. We were more than happy to offer our advice on attractions in our area we enjoy passing on our local knowledge so our guests can have best experience during their stay here at Radfords. You were a pleasure to host and hope the remainder of your holiday has been wonderful. Kindest... More

Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights. Extremely clean! Beautifully decorated. We were in off season and had reserved a king room. They offered us the same room with a better view, but we were not upgraded, we paid. But we did enjoy the view.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

Dear Jaimie L, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay here at Radford's and that you found our rooms to be extremely clean we are very fortunate to have a wonderful team of staff that have exceptionally high cleaning standards and take immense pride in presenting the rooms for our guests... More

Singapore, Singapore
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163 reviews 163 reviews
44 hotel reviews
327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Everyone wrote how hefty the room rates were, they are all correct and frankly, this is highway robbery, full stop. Nevertheless, the Kiwi staff are very knowledgeable and extremely polite. Thanks heaven, I finally get to deal with the local people who were born and bred in Te Anau, instead of having to adjust to all other foreign employees 'one... More

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

Dear David D Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and we are pleased that you found our service and knowledge of the area helpful and being locals know the area well therefore we can share this with our guests to make their stay here more enjoyable too. There is a large range of accommodation... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was probably one of the most expensive places we stayed during out trip, but we absolutely loved it. We stayed here the night before leaving for a 5 day hike with Ultimate hikes and then again when we returned. The location is great - easy to walk to restaurants and shops. When we returned from the hike we were... More

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for reviewing your stay, we are delighted that you enjoyed our facilities and location, before and after your Hiking experience. We hope the remainder of your travels went well and should you come back to experience another on of the "Great Walks" we look forward to meeting you again. Best Wishes and Kind Regards Kerri and... More

Palestine, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed two nights at Radford based on comments from TA. First it is super clean and well appointed with a beautiful view of the lake. Kerri was very helpful with restaurant suggestions and arranging our tour of Milford Sound. We enjoyed the fact it is winter here and fewer people. Pleasant walk for a couple of... More

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

Dear Rotary Galestine Thank you for your time to place your wonderful review and trilled that your had a delightful stay. I will be sure to tell the staff how you found your unit , we have a wonderful team that keep the standards very high, of which I am very proud of. I do hope that the rest of... More

Nowra, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I came in off the street and immediately was welcomed and made to feel special. Kerri made some great suggestions for trips and I stayed four nights in the front ground floor unit. It was clean, comfortable and the complimentary breakfast was good. The two cats visited me often and made me feel at home, as I was missing my... More

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

Dear Marguerite. Thank you for your kind words and we are delighted you found your stay enjoyable and I hope you have many fond memories of your time here and Milford and Doubtful Sounds. You were a delight to have stay and I am sure the cats enjoyed your company too. We look forward to you staying should you come... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed only one night at Radfords but the motel was perfectly positioned, across the road from the lake with beautiful views. It is only a short stroll into town where you will find some great little cafes to enjoy. Our room was comfortable, well furnished and very clean. Perfect for a hassle-free, comfortable and well furnished motel.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

Dear Kimbo08, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay here and we hope that you are able to return one day and enjoy the many attractions that Fiordland has to offer. Kind Regards, Kerri & Steve James More

Brighton, England
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We booked direct an executive studio room and were additionally pleased on arrival to be allocated the ground floor unit facing the lake. We chose this style based on the description and photos on the web page advising that it was newly refurbished. I have to say that it has been done to a very high standard with quality furnishings... More

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer. We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us and pleased our accommodation met your expectations. It is a pleasure to receive feedback such as this, thank you! I do hope the remainder of your travels have gone well and we look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards Kerri and Steve More

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Address: 56 Lakefront Dr, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radfords Lakeview Motel 4.5*
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
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#1 Family Hotel in Te Anau #1 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau #1 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
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Stay in affordable style at Radfords Lakeview Motel. Our well equipped units have a warm and luxurious feel. With attention to detail and complete commitment to your stay, our service is sure to make you feel welcome. Lake and mountain views from every unit and conveniently located close to the town centre. Look out for those little extras like candles, flowers, 50+ channel SKY TV and a great selection of DVDs for guests enjoyment. With guest laundry, continental breakfasts, kitchenette, off road parking, free wireless internet and a laptop available for use in your room, our aim is to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Winners of the NZ AA Supreme host of the year award 2013 ... more   less 
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