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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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Ranked #16 of 24 hotels in Te Anau
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Mumbai
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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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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10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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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

Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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.

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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

Espoo, Finland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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

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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

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23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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

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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
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107 reviews 107 reviews
36 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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

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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

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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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#9 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
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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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