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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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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80 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the radfords for one night with my family (2 adults 2 children ) the room was extremely comfortable and large. They helped book the glow worms and recommend a couple of great places to eat. Even got to meet precious with the girls loved.

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

Dear Sharnie M, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Radfords, you were all a pleasure to meet and host. Precious the cat enjoyed all the extra attention!! We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday in NZ. Kind regards, Kerri & Steve James More 

Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great location, very central, immaculately kept and very comfortable. Kerri is very welcoming and helpful. All the dining locations Kerri recommended were great! If lucky enough to come back, will stay here again. Highly recommend.

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

Dear Mary Frances2012 Thank you for your wonderful feedback on your experience while staying with us. We are delighted that you found our recommendations meet your needs, and that your enjoyed the central location and the comforts and cleanliness of your apartment. Should you come this way again we would welcome the chance to host you again. Best Wishes Kerri... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We are currently staying at Radfords and just had to write a review to express my happiness with the hotel. We are staying for a total of 4 nights in a spa room on the ground floor. On arrival, the first thing I noticed was all the small touches which made it so welcoming. The fresh flowers in a vase,... More 

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

Dear pookiemurray, Wow I don't think we have ever had anyone write a review whilst still staying with us! We are always so appreciative of receiving feedback and to read this glowing review has made my day! We are delighted you are enjoying your stay and I will pass on your review to our excellent team of staff as they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I am not the one the write reviews..this is the first time im writing one as I feel compelled to after our stay at Radfords ..we stayed only for a night at Radfords but it was an experience and a really lovely one ..the decor and layout of the room was beautiful ..the bathroom very clean and shiny .. The... More 

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

Dear Nidhi S Thank you for taking the time to post your experience with us. We are delighted that we met your expectations and I hope you have many fond memories of your time in Fiordland. We hope that we may be able to assist with your accommodation needs the next time you come this way. Best Wishes Kerri and... More 

Indialantic, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Lovely property, comfortable room and very friendly B&W cat, Precious! The daughter of the owners, Shelley, was so helpful with local information, especially about seeing the Milford Sound movie and suggestions for restaurants. Excellent location for a quick walk into the central part of town along the lake. A wonderful modern motel with convenient parking; the owners live on site.

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

Dear Tamara K, Thank you for placing your valued feedback. I am delighted that you found my recommendations to be helpful and that you got to sample some of our wonderful restaurants on offer. You were both an absolute pleasure to host and I trust you take away many fond memories of your time in NZ. Kind regards, Shelley Walsh More 

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