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Radfords on the Lake

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56 Lakefront Dr, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand (Formerly Radfords Lakeview Motel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lochinvar, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Terrific views, fabulous service, lovely spacious modern room with comfortable beds. Breakfast was supplied in our room & we had food left over ! You are only a short walk to the town centre & restaurants, cafes etc. This is a really lovely motel who also offers great value. I used the wifi each day with easy connection & good... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not one to write reviews but feel compelled to after our stay at Radfords. This was not just a night in a motel - it was an experience - and a really lovely one at that. We were blown away by the exceptional service. Greeted by Shelley we were immediately made to feel welcome. She enquired as to our... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear Karen Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience of your recent stay with us. To know that you were well looked after in our absence by our wonderful team is heart warming to say the least and that your time here was made memorable because of the small details ie the heaters on in your room... More 

san jose
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a very pleasant stay here. Our accommodation (living room/kitchenette, separate bedroom and bathroom) was comfortable and well appointed, with a good view of the lake and a five minute walk from town. Nice collection of dvd's. Service was very good; the owner went beyond the call of duty by rousing himself early in the morning... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear dave40sanjose, We appreciate your feedback and are pleased you enjoyed your time spent here, we were only too happy to help by driving you to the bus stop as the rain was rather intense that morning! We do hope you are enjoying the remainder of your holiday. Kindest regards, Kerri & Steve James More 

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in the two bedroom apartment. Rooms/bathroom were very clean, spacious. We arrived early (about noon) but the room was ready, so they let us check-in. The lady who checked us in was very friendly, and gave us recommendations on tours and restaurants. Our room was on the second floor. There was no elevator, so carrying our bags... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear horacethehog, Thank you for rating your recent stay here at Radfords on the Lake. We were happy to be able to check you in early we are very flexible on this and if the room is ready we have no problem with early check ins and if the room is not ready we make it a priority to get... More 

Sydney
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a family of 5 we stayed one night at Radfords on the way back from Milford Sound. We were not disappointed. This a very well run Hotel with real attention to detail and you can see why they have won awards and praise from many travellers. It was a bit of a squeeze with only one bathroom and a... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear Allens_2100, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate your lovely comments regarding the room presentation and the helpful advice you received whilst staying here. We hope the remainder of your travels are going well. Kind regards, Kerri & Steve James More 

Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews 76 reviews
38 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I must say that this hotel is really just a motel, a premium one but still a motel. Walls are thin, amenities are quite basic. Reception staff friendly. But my goodness, it cost more than a 5 star luxury hotel in other places. I must admit tho that this type of pricing is the very much the standard in Te... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear Moichee, Thank you for your feedback. We do feel that your review is quite out of line compared to the previous reviews that have had their expectations met and even exceeded. We are not a self rated 5 star complex we are Qualmark 5 star rated which is New Zealand tourism's official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

5 Stars Plus! Starting with a warm greeting from Kerri and excellent travel advice, our experience in Te Anau was made complete with the best hotel accommodations we have had while traveling in New Zealand! We will do our best to direct our friends to this warm, friendly and superbly comfortable experience.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear G O, Thank you for your glowing review, so nice to hear our guests have had the best experience whilst staying here - this has made our day!! We look forward to hosting your friends and hope we have the opportunity to host you lovely people again. Kindest Regards, Kerri & Steve James More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Perfectly situated with a lovely lake view and an easy walk to a good choice of restaurants and shops. Accommodation is beautifully presented with the extra finishing touches like chocolates on the bed and candles in the bathroom. Tastefully decorated. Very friendly and unobtrusive hosts. Great situation to take a good long walk around the lake edge.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear Highflyers2, Great to see that you enjoyed our style of hospitality and our beautiful newly refurbished units with the little extra delighters that we provide to exceed our guests expectations. Thank you for staying and for placing your valued feedback, we do hope that you are able to return one day. Kind Regards, Kerri & Steve James More 

Hong Kong, China
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106 reviews 106 reviews
54 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This hotel is in a great location. The accommodation is very comfortable and spacious. There are many considerate touches e.g. make up remover wipes and a bath tea bag. The staff were also welcoming and helpful. Definitely recommended!

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear pOrtie Many thanks for your kind comments, and thank you for staying at Radfords on the Lake, we appreciate you choosing to stay with us are pleased you enjoyed our kiwi hospitality. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in NZ and should you come this way in the future we look forward to hosting you. Kindest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stayed 3 nights perfect location all rooms have a view of the lake. Kerri is a mine of information with good advise about what to see in this beautiful area. Everything very clean and comfortable excellent facilities.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear jim c, Thank you for placing your valued feedback, we take great pride in ensuring our guests have the best experience and we are delighted that you enjoyed our southern hospitality and accommodation. Kindest regards, Kerri & Steve James More 

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