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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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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 2 night stay in Te Anau was restful relaxing thanks to Radfords. The whole town was very quiet and Radfords were renovating some rooms but this didn't bother us much. Very well appointed rooms with everything you could reasonably ask for, views of the lake, walking distance from the main street and yet very quiet and comfortable. A top... More 

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

Dear Andrew_Burge, Thank you for your lovely review of your time with us at Radfords, we work very hard to ensure that our guests have a comfortable and relaxing stay here. We thank you for your understanding whilst we were refurbishing our studio units which are in the final stages due to be completed very soon. We trust you enjoyed... More 

London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay here and wish we could have stayed longer! The motel was fantastically positioned, with views over the beautiful lake, and only a short walk into town. The rooms were attractively decorated, very cosy, and well stocked. We received a warm and friendly welcome. Some small problems with the wifi, but think that may have been... More 

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

Dear Lauren D, Thank you for rating your recent stay so highly, we appreciate you taking the time to do so. Our rooms have all been recently completely refurbished and we are receiving fantastic feedback, so to hear that you found our rooms to be cosy, well decorated and well stocked is very pleasing. We are very sorry for the... More 

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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous find this place is. Lovely large rooms, toasty warm, free unlimited wifi, full range of cable channels and lovely super king beds. Owners are friendly and helpful and even offer free quality coffee from the reception. I think it is worth every penny we paid and muchbetter than many more expensive places we have stayed. Would stay... More 

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

Dear Stewart B, Thank you so much for your outstanding review, you were both such a pleasure to host and we are pleased you enjoyed a coffee from our new espresso machine in Reception, we feel this is something nice to offer our guests and gives our guests time to talk to us about our area and also we enjoy... More 

Gracemere, Australia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was A1. Great local knowledge and advice. Loaned us some top quality jackets due to the extremely cold conditions. Also offered the loan of a thermos. The apartment was perfectly clean with a very comfortable bed, choice of different pillows and plenty of towels. All Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Free and fast wifi was a bonus... More 

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

Dear Queenslander1961, Thank you for your amazing review of your stay with us at Radfords on the Lake!! We were so happy to be of help by offering our wet weather gear and we love that you noticed all the little extra's we provide such as plenty of towels, pillow selection, lavender bags, choc's etc we work very hard to... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in a triple unit, one bedroom and one sofa bed in a living room. The bedroom was good size and the living room was spacious with a dining table and a kitchen. The unit was lovely and clean. The heater in the bedroom and bathroom was the warmest among all six accommodations we stayed during... More 

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

Dear Tara0713, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found your room to be warm and comfortable, we preheat all rooms so that it is a nice temperature when guests check in to their room. It was our absolute pleasure to give you recommendations on things to do whilst you were visiting Fiordland. We wish you all the best... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First impressions just got better and better. We enjoyed a stay in a two bedroom suite on the second floor with beautiful views of the lake from all rooms. The rooms were spotlessly cleaned and very well presented. Stocked with everything you needed and more, so much thought has gone into the extras that you certainly don't get at other... More 

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

Dear ZQNtraveller, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here at Radford's on the Lake. We will be sure to pass on your appreciation to our fantastic team of staff whom take great pride in presenting the rooms to our guests. You were both an absolute pleasure to host and we are looking forward to your... More 

County Kildare, Ireland
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103 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given good reviews and high recommendations, Radfords certainly does not disappoint. It's right on the waterfront of the lake and each room has a good lake view. Upstairs units are better. It is new, modern, with beautiful quality furnishings and finishes and everything provided including lots of little extras - fresh milk in the fridge, coffees and teas and all... More 

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

Dear Joanie R, We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay and that we met with your expectations. It was our absolute pleasure to help you with our recommendations and places to dine. We hope you enjoy the remainder of your holiday. Kind regards, Kerri & Steve James More 

Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very nice, modern clean. Excellent attention to detail. Lovely extras that you dont get at most hotels any more. Will definitely stay again. Only one complaint that you can hear the people upstairs running about but thats just inconsiderate travellers and not the establishments fault. Kids loved the big fat cat that came and visited us and the movies that... More 

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

Dear Kara R, Thank you for your valued feedback it is most appreciated. We are delighted you enjoyed the little extra's that we provide to ensure our guests feel welcome and a home away from home feeling. We apologise that there was noise from some other guests and if we had heard this we would have asked them to respect... More 

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47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

OK, so when I first arrived I was a bit taken aback that it was a motel and there were no onsite amenities. You need to walk down to town for cooked breakfast .. well all meals really. The two bed apartment only had the one bathroom which was a bit of an issue for two adults and two 20... More 

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

Dear Irangel, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Radford's on the Lake, although we do not have a restaurant on site, we have many wonderful places to experience great food on and near the main street about 3 minutes walk from here. We do offer as you pointed out our Exclusive Radford's Continental Breakfast to... More 

Houston, Texas
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90 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights during our honeymoon. Our room was a 1-bedroom suite on the 2nd floor. The room was nice and clean and had updated decor. Te Anau is a very small town so fancier accommodations are hard to come by. The bathroom could use a little updating, but all in all, it suited our needs for... More 

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

Dear jenny433, Thank you for placing feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay here and found our relieving manager to be friendly and helpful in our absence. You are right we are very close to the town centre being just a short 5 minute walk. We do hope you enjoyed the remainder of your honeymoon and wish you all... More 

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