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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights on a recent tour of New Zealand. We were given a villa room, which was quite spacious with separate living room/lounge area and a small kitchenette. The room was comfortable, but was without wifi as the villas are separate from the main hotel area. There’s no aircon, but I’m not sure how necessary that... More 

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Roger Thanks for your review and I am happy to highlight that all of our rooms now have wifi free of charge and unlimited to all of our guests. I am delighted you enjoyed the Taste Fiordland menu. Hopefully we'll see you back again and I hope you have a safe trip home. Regards Brent Stander More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is a little tired, but this is outweighed by the beautiful lake view and proximity to Te Anau and it's attractions. The staff were obliging and courteous, and we did enjoy our stay. We also had some lovely meals in the restaurant overlooking the lake - just needs a little spruce up.

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Marion Thanks for your review and I am delighted our staff made an impression on you and you enjoyed your meals in our Restaurant and I hope you got to sample a little of Fiordland treasures while you were here. Thanks for your comments and we will bear all in mind when looking at future refurbishments. Regards Brent Stander More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to take a stop over at te anau on our way from queesntown to Milford sound. We had an early morning Cruise so we were supposed to leave the hotel before 5:30am. Our breakfast was complimentary but we didn't have time to take it and leave . so the hotel manager gave us a credit worth our dinner... More 

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear shainky Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and I am delighted you enjoyed our southern hospitality and I am pleased to hear you had a great experience. We hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More 

Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good hotel location for NZ trip Milford Sound area. Stayed one night, room size was ok with verandah area outside weather allowing. Close to other eateries if dont want to use hotel dining - though the food served at facility is of good quality.

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear LouDan Thanks for your review and pleased to hear our wonderful location appealed to you and I am delighted to hear the food quality appealed to you. I sincerely hope you enjoyed Fiordland and have a safe trip home. Regards Brent Stander More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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155 reviews 155 reviews
34 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On my way to the Hump Ridge track I decided to book at Distinction Hotel & Villas. I stayed before and after my tramping. And I had both a villa and a nice double queen room. The inside of the property is very well kept and classy. The front desk is very attentive to detail and helpful. The bar and... More 

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Goth2AZ Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and food in restaurant was enjoyed. Hopefully we'll see you back again in the future and I sincerely hope you have a safe trip home. Regards Brent Stander More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights, as a base for a day trip to the Milford Sound, during our tour of New Zealand. We had a lake-front room and the views across the road to the lake were good. The room was fine and the wifi had been recently upgraded to cover all rooms, which was appreciated. However, the hotel... More 

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Simon L Thanks for your review and I am disappointed to hear you were told you could not have what you wanted for breakfast. I have followed this up with our team to ensure we are flexible in our offerings to our guests, especially on packages. I apologise the breakfast offering on buffet did not appeal to you and... More 

Virginia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
49 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Distinction offers spacious rooms and a lake view. There is plenty of desk and counter space. The bathroom is compact, with a combination shower/tub. There is a small closet with a safe. The well designed room takes good advantage of the square footage available. We had dinner in the McKinnon Dining Room, which was very good--excellent fish chowder, salads,... More 

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Rebel Virginia Thanks for the review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and sampled our excellent food in the restaurant. Hopefully we'll see you back again in the future. Regards Brent Stander More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two Bedroom Villa - Quiet, clean and comfortable. The kitchen facilities were tiny but workable. The pool looked clean and inviting. The villa is old worldly with a touch of modernism. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Kudos to the champion maintenance man. Had a small problem - our bed was comfortable, the paper blinds looked nice, but they... More 

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear G & S L Thanks fro your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and found our staff welcoming and friendly. I am pleased to hear your comments were actioned and you enjoyed the beautiful smell of roses. Regards Brent Stander More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the villa and it was beautiful. The hotel is super and pretty. Its located opposite the lake and the staffs very friendly and helpful. I was Greeted with a smile at the reception. Room was spacious and clean. It was a wonderful stay and i would highly recommend it

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Shagun Shah Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you found the villa beautiful and hotel pretty. It is pleasing to hear our staffs friendliness and helpful attitudes appealed to you during your stay and we hope to see you back again. Regards Brent Stander More 

Carlisle, Massachusetts
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two aspects to the context. One is the lake just across the street from the hotel. It's lovely and invites walks and boat rides and photos. The other is Te Anau's location as a jumping off point for Milford Sound. This invites bus loads of travelers whose transit in the halls and dining room can make for some... More 

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear jdarr Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time in Fiordland and hotel and found food quality very good and staff friendly and I hope you have a safe trip home. Regards Brent Stander More 

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