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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed August 2014. A nice hotel with well appointed rooms and fabulous lake views (if you're lucky enough to have one). Staff very helpful and location excellent - plenty of places to eat nearby and pick up places for excursions.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel, friendly staff, Large spacious bedrooms, clean and well maintained. Good choice of food at breakfast, although I did not eat at the hotel in the evening I was informed the quality was not good and quantity of food was sparse for the price that was paid. Within walking distance to bars, restaurants and takeaways and centrally located for... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Functional hotel. Not so much of a resort but more of a business/transit hotel. Had a villa room and while the exterior was old and run down, the interior was fine. An added bonus was guest could use the complimentary private whirlpool and sauna. The hotel could do with more street lights as the compound is very dark at certain... More

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

Dear trvkaki Thanks for your review and comments. We take all comments seriously and will look into as mentioned. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand and had a safe trip back home. Regards Brent Stander More

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Although the apartment was a bit dated, the heating system worked well and the bedding was comfortable and it was large enough for our family of four. We were in an individual small building so it was also quiet away from the main building. The food and the service at the restaurant was excellent and the fire place near the... More

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

Dear Kylie R Thanks for your comments and I am happy to hear you kept warm with the efficient heating. I am delighted to hear the food and service in the Restaurant was excellent and we are blessed to have fantastic view of stunning Lake Te Anau, which I am glad you enjoyed. Regards Brent Stander More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I stayed only 1 night and had the most wonderful time. The room had a great view over Lake Te Anau but the highlight definitely was the superb service we received in the McKinnon restaurant and from our waiter Robin who was knowledgeable and extremely friendly, we will always remember our time here because of Robins enthusiasm... More

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

Dear 50chops Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear that Robin made a lasting impression on you. He is a true asset to our company and I am humbled by your comments. I hope you enjoyed your trip to Milford and hopefully we will have another opportunity in hosting you at one of our Distinction Hotels in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I travel with business often and sadly nowdays I seem to take hotels for granted. What made this stay different from the others was the personal touches from the General Manager Brent down to the front line staff. This is not often about now days. Good stuff team and keep up the great work!!!!

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

Dear Richohastings Thanks for your review and comments about hotel staff. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we welcome a return visit in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our stay here was one of the best in our NZ trip. Hotel is located just opposite to Te Anau Lake. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They upgraded us to lake view room on request as it was available. The lake view is awesome especially during sunsets in summer. Food was good. Their restaurant was good and especially... More

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

Dear RRajiv Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the food, friendly staff and found our spectacular views, awesome. Regards Brent Stander More

Hobart, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There are two Distinction hotels in town. This one is on the main road into Te Anau. We stayed in a two bedroom villa. The villa is NOT designed for self catering but it has a microwave and cutlery to allow take-aways etc. The rooms were warm, dry and well appointed with a safe. Most importantly it was clean with... More

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

Dear basename 164 Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our newly refurbished villa bathrooms and found the rooms warm, dry and clean. We do have a lot of parking in and around the hotel including the front parking and alternate parking around the sides of the hotel. Thanks for your comments and we hope... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed with our 2 kids in a 2 bedroom villa. The rooms where a good size with a separate lounge and new bathroom. It was ideal for a family of four. The location was on the waterfront but the view was of the garden. The only fault of the room which I am sure could easily be fixed was... More

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

Dear Kingston Thanks for your comments and I am happy to hear your stay was comfortable, please accept my apologies that your room did not have enough glasses, I have spoken to our team here to ensure this is addressed. Regards Brent Stander More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa. Accommodation was tired. Rooms not serviced adequately - no towels upon arrival, toilet paper ran out. Toilet did not flush properly. The hotel was clearly understaffed. The bar area/restaurant were nice with free Wifi in these areas.

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

Dear Caroline Q Thanks for your review, I am disappointed to hear you encountered issues during your stay and please accept my sincere apologies. I hope this did not impede on your time in Fiordland. I will speak to our team to ensure our standards are consistent at all times and our rostering is effective. I am happy to hear... More

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Address: 64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas 4*
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Located on the Te Anau Lake Front, a short stroll from the Te Anau Town Centre, Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas is perfectly situated for you to make the most of this beautiful area. Surrounded by extensive, colourful gardens and overlooking spectacular Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland ranges, this Hotel and Villa accommodation sets the tone for your stay in one of the world’s most breathtaking regions. Designed for your comfort, we offer 115 luxurious rooms, including Hotel rooms with Garden and breathtaking Lake Views, and a range of spacious One and Two Bedroom Garden View Villas. On-site is the renowned MacKinnon Room Restaurant offering the very best of South Island cuisine, and the Explorer Bar and Lakefront Terrace where you can relax and enjoy the uninterrupted views of Lake Te Anau. The hotel offers the largest hotel based conference centre in the area, and its very own lakefront wedding chapel, plus extensive recreational facilities, including a spa, sauna, heated outdoor swimming pool and massage services. ... more   less 
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