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Te Anau Lodge

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   52, Howden St, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 26 Te Anau B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
cebaronee Palmerston North, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were made to feel so welcome. Adam the manager could not have been a better host. The location and the building itself exceeded expectations, breakfast was wonderful and nicely set us up for the rest of the day. Thank you to the staff at Te Anau Lodge, we can highly recommend it as a great place to stay.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Large B&B that was a former monastery – moved 100 miles to the TeAnu site. Our room was comfortable, breakfast terrific and we had a great view. B&B had a well-stocked lounge with beverages and yummy desserts and that gave us opportunities to meet with other guests and our hosts. Wonderful grounds and a great location just a short walk... More

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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Te Anau Lodge offers comfort and a warm welcome to travellers. Our room (“The Belfry”) was large with a king bed and a good sized bathroom with a shower. It had large windows and offered a pleasant view toward the lake. We enjoyed relaxing in the cozy lounge after a hard day of sightseeing and appreciated the complimentary beer and... More

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Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hello!! Thank you for your sparkling review!! It was lovely to meet you, and we`re delighted that the experience you had with us was to your liking!! The Belfry is a beautiful room isn`t it? I`ve just been watching a Fiordland rainbow from the window - it`s such a relaxing place to be!! We feel that a hearty breakfast is... More

Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights during our holiday on the South Island, and were made to feel so welcome by our host George, his friendly staff and his gorgeous dog, Ben. We stayed in several B and B's during our holiday, and this was by far our favourite. The building was unique, and the place felt like a real... More

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Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hello!! So nice to read your review, and to know that you had a great stay with us. Isn`t it the way with travelling - that you find a delightful place, but all to often trip plans draw you away to the next amazing location!! We`d love to see you again some time, maybe this is the taster for future... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The Te Anau lodge was one of the highlights of our trip. It starts with George, who makes you feel immediately at home and comfortable. He is kind, generous, and goes out of his way to create a pleasant atmosphere. The location is perfect too, a short drive outside of town, and overlooks the beautiful lake and mountains. We were... More

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Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hello!! It was so nice to have you stay with us, and happy to hear that although you had a bit of bad luck, you had a great stay!! We`re pretty soft business people, we always imagine how we`d feel ourselves in our own journey, and concern ourselves only with ensuring you have the very best stay with us, and... More

Shanghai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My friends and I were in the south island for 11 days and stayed at 9 places. Te Anau Lodge is be far my favorite. No only the building itself is very unique, but also the manager George really made it felt like home. It was very nicely decorated, and the breakfast was excellent. George was very warm and helpful,... More

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Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hello!! So happy you had a great stay with us!! Lovely that George and Ben are definitely common factors in all our positive reviews :-) It`s a lovely building isn`t it!! We feel so lucky to be able to share it with so many people!! Don`t think of it as a "good bye", maybe just more of a "see you... More

Randwick, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

You don't usually associate convents with comfort, warmth, luxury, hospitality. Yet we experienced all of these at Te Anau Lodge. The host, George, and his staff made us welcome the moment we arrived, urging us to take advantage of all they have to offer - free drinks in the upstairs library/lounge, lift into town, open-air chess on the sprawling lawn... More

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Hello!! Thank you kindly for your review. It`s lovely to read your open opinion of the stay you had with us. We really enjoy the constant reference to George`s warm hospitality, and to the level of engagement he`ll share with you when you`re visiting. We`ve actually just been on a journey through the South Island ourselves, and made a point... More

Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The proprietor, George, made our stay in the convent outstanding. He made us feel at home right away. He had recommendations about activities, restaurants and hiking. There was tea, coffee and wine with biscuits in the lounge area and a balcony overlooking the property or picnic tables to enjoy it on. The rooms are full of vintage furnishings with updated... More

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Hello!! Thank you for taking time to share your experience with everyone, it`s very much appreciated. George is wonderful isn`t he? His extraordinary personality and warmth when welcoming you is genuine, and filters down to all who work here. It`s an amazing atmosphere, and so happy that you`ve been here to experience this first hand. We love to be able... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Staying in the belfry sounded interesting, especially when it was a delightful, comfortable room instead of a bell tower. The moved, restored convent provided excellent accommodations with beautiful woodwork, stained glass windows, and comfortable furnishings. George and his staff welcomed us warmly and helped with recommendations for nearby restaurants and sightseeing. Breakfast was delicious and filling to support us during... More

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Hello!! It was delightful to have you stay with us, we trust the rest of your travels have been spectacular!! I walked past the Belfry this morning and have just watched the first rays of sunshine light up the Luxmore Range and Kepler track from your window - isn`t it an incredible view?! Wishing you all the very best, and... More

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Marvellous place to stay - we stayed 3 nights. The building used to be an old Convent. George so welcomimg and could not do enough to ensure the comfort of his guests. Delicious afternoon tea each day. Huge garden to wander around. Very quiet location on the outskirts of town. Handy base for doing Milford Sound.

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Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hello!! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it`s really nice to hear you appreciate the large grounds and location in town as we do. There`s something special about feeling like you`re staying in a park, yet only minutes walking from town. George is great isn`t he? I can say that this attention to others, and the bond you... More

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Address: 52, Howden St, 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 star — Te Anau Lodge 4*
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Experience the genuine warmth of traditional hospitality in the relaxed and tranquil environment of our 1936 relocated former convent, in one of New Zealand's most scenic locations- stunning Fiordland.We proudly promote our 9 rooms as being a mix of historic charm, combined with modern convenience, luxury and comfort. Based on 7 acres, yet only 15 minutes walking time to Te Anau town centre you`ll enjoy our secluded location, and appreciate all activities in town with ease. Take time to enjoy the little additions we`ve provided to make your stay memorable. Enjoy a game of giant garden chess, listen to the water fountain in our pond while reading a book on our 2 person swing seat, soak up the sunshine in our private gazebo, curl up next to the fireplace in the Lounge Library, and enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony overlooking the estate.Above all else you`ll find the level of interaction with your host, and the friendly staff, one of the most memorable aspects of staying in a Lodge this size.A unique accommodation experience. ... more   less 
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