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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's not always easy to find 2 bedroom options for family traveling but these stand alone villas weren't overpriced. They have high wood ceilings which give a little more sense of space. The spa and sauna area was worth a splash and the staff were helpful.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived at the hotel expecting a lake view room as advertised, lake view it was not but otherwise a nice room. We came back to our room from a beautiful outing to find our iPad had been badly damaged by housekeeping. When we raised this with management our response was that housekeeping do not touch private belongings and they would... More 

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Singapore
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very down to earth yet clean and tidy hotel. We booked a garden facing room but were upgraded to Lake View, probably because we were travelling towards the end of the summer season. Front desk staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Hotel had free wifi . We missed breakfast on the first morning but the staff were kind enough to cook... More 

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

Dear David Thanks for taking the time to review us. I am delighted to hear you found the hotel clean and tidy, our front desk staff friendly and knowledgeable and we were able to upgrade you to a Lakeview room. It is pleasing to hear we were able to cook you something to energise you for your special forest walk.... More 

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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whoooooa....nice place even if a bit of modelling would not do it some justice. Top Position in that the Hotel/Motel is situated on the Lake Shore line just a road width apart. About 2-300 meters from the town centre, about 100 meters from the "Red neck Pub" and across the road from the Lake where you can walk south or... More 

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

Dear angry ant Thanks for your review and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back again in the future. Regards Brent Stander More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Yes it was a fairly convenient location with a great view of the lake. But the rooms definitely needed updating. No one took our luggage to the room. There was a luggage elevator only & we were on the 2nd floor. No air conditioning which isn't necessarily abnormal in New Zealand. Windows opened but then the bugs came in. I... More 

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

Dear Jibuwi Thanks for your review and accept my sincere apologies our porter was not available to take your luggage to room and I hope you enjoyed your time in Fiordland. Regards Brent Stander More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We have stayed for 3 nights over a long weekend and what a great experience we have had. Right from the booking time we have only experienced dedicated professionals who were going out of their way to make our stay pleasurable. Hotel manager Brent actually came to greet us, taking time of his busy schedule to talk to us, making... More 

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

Dear MiaAPM Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted our staff made an impression on you and we sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. I am delighted to hear our kitchen and restaurant team made a lasting impression on you. Regards Brent Stander More 

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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This hotel has lake view rooms that are very comfortable. We were on a tour of the Milford Sound area and this town reminds me of similar "Lake front Towns" in the USA. It is a relaxing and fun town to explore and this hotel is easy walking to the downtown area where there are lots of restaurants and stores... More 

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

Dear Renee Thanks for your review and I sincerely hope to see you back again I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Brent Stander More 

London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Sadly we were only here for one night but I can say that the hotel is set back slightly from the stunning Lake Te Anau & a very short walk from the holiday town with all its facilities so its ideal. Rooms spacious, clean & comfortable & includes a safe. Only problem we had was a faulty fridge which was... More 

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

Dear Grasmi Thanks for your review and I am delighted you found the rooms spacious and clean and comfortable. We hope to see you back again to sample our restaurant and spa and sauna. Regards Brent Stander More 

mango
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful location overlooking the lake, we were on the second floor ground floor have a patio area . Could maybe do with an update in the rooms. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good location for Milford sound excursion

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

Dear Mango Thanks for your review and I am delighted you enjoyed our wonderful location and found staff friendly and helpful. We hope to see you back again soon. Regards Brent Stander More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed at the Distinction over Easter holiday for 2 nights while we did activities in Milford Sound. This hotel was a little outdated, but not in a way that worried me. We stayed in a villa which was nice and private, and had beautiful rose gardens along the walk way! I loved being able to "stop and smell the... More 

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

Dear Renee Thanks for your review and I am delighted you enjoyed the villas and rose gardens at the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards Brent Stander More 

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