We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 24 Te Anau hotels

Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas to your Saves list
Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
62%
Ranked #16 of 24 hotels in Te Anau
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
RRajiv Mumbai
  • Overview
  • Reviews (338)
  • Photos (83)
  • Amenities
  • Room tips (78)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

338 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    86
    113
    103
    19
    17
See reviews for
67
180
7
9
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (78)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mumbai
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Espoo, Finland
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
40 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel building might seem a bit “outdated” at the first sight and for sure it is not an example of the newest design, but the rooms are spacious, well equipped and kept clean. The location is really convenient as well – on the shore of the beautiful Te Anau lake and close to the shops and restaurants. Note, however,... More

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

Dear Jola L Thanks for your comments and I am delighted to hear you found the staff polite and helpful and I will speak to our team to ensure we are looking at heating in corridors to make it comfortable for guests. It makes me happy to hear our staff ensured your stay was a comfortable one with a free... More

chandigarh
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night on the way to Queenstown .We reached the hotel late in the evening and were very impressed by the level of service. Manish on the front desk was most efficient and helpful. We wanted to have good Italian food and he recommended a great place nearby. The breakfast in the morning was quite good.... More

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

Dear joesidhu Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear that Manish made a lasting impression on you during your stay with us. I agree the lake views are stunning and we hope to see you back again. Regards Brent Stander More

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
36 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has some good points and some bad points - I'll leave it up to you to decide which ones are important to you. Firstly, many of the rooms have great views across the Esplanade to the lake and mountains. All the rooms are on the ground floor - great for elderly tour coach passengers who don't want to... More

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

Dear Mikey Thanks for your review and I trust you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland, I am happy to hear you found the price reasonable and hotel room well looked after. Regards Brent Stander More

Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at this hotel during our visit to this side of the South Island. The view to the lake is beautiful. The attention was good. The (double) room was comfortable with balcony. We organised our visit to Milford Sound (do not miss it !!) at the Hotel front desk and they were very helpul. We also had... More

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

Dear Walter F I am delighted to hear you found the view beautiful, we are blessed to live in a stunning part of New Zealand. Thanks for your comments about the helpful front desk staff, it is always rewarding to hear this from our guests. Regards Brent Stander More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were both very pleased with the Hotel Villa suit we stayed in, its really well kept, clean, spacious and very romantic.I highly recommend staying at the villa and not in the hotel motel style rooms,In general the place is very clean and very impressive. One of the nicer hotels we stayed at, comparably to the four... More

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

Dear DimaDooma Thanks for your review and we enjoyed having you stay with us. I have passed on your comments to our wonderful team and hope to see you back again soon. Regards Brent Stander More

chicago
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed a hotel in this location and this was it! Very average in every way. We did have dinner here one evening and it was just ok. It is near the small town so you can walk through the small shopping area if you have free time. As for the rooms, they were average too but the service was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear thedoll1 Thanks for your feedback and we have taken to the team to ensure consistency in our product and services. I am disappointed to hear you felt retaliation was involved and I hope this did not impact on your stay in Fiordland. I have personally spoken to our team and managers to ensure we show empathy to all our... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Tingo, Hotels.com, Priceline, Despegar.com, Agoda, BookingOdigeoWL and Otel so you can book your Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Distinction Te Anau Hotel And Villas Fiordland National Park
Distinction Hotel Te Anau

83 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (60)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (13)
Viewed
Room/suite (20)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (18)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (24)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#9 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 
Number of rooms
115

See which rooms travelers prefer