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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

4.0 of 5 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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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently stayed for 1 night at the Distinction Hotel and Villas in Te Anau. The room we were given was extremely good and definitely at a 41/2 star standard. However the service extended by the hotel staff was 5 star plus. The evening meal provided by the chef featuring 'tastes of the region' was a highlight... More

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

Dear John Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us and the taste Fiordland menu in the Restaurant. We are blessed with a wonderful team and I am humbled to hear that our team made a lasting impression on you. We hope to see you back again and hope you had a... More

Brisbane
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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights using Te Anau as jumping off point for Milford Sound. The lakefront site is wonderful. Room was comfortable and the bathroom was largish and clean BUT what a peculiar flushing device for the WC cistern! We had to use a foot to push the thing in as it was far too difficult to operate with one's hand.... More

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

Dear Kevin Thanks for your review and great to hear you found the hotel wonderful. I apologise you found the corridors cold and I have personally spoken to our team here to ensure we are looking at this daily. Great to hear you enjoyed our food and excellent service and we hope to see you back again. I have followed... More

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Positioned lake front near the township of Lake Te Anau the staff at this Distinction Hotel is what makes this hotel well worth a visit. They seem to enjoy their work. The food is delicious and the menu interesting. The perfect place to stay before heading to Milford Sound or overnight on Doubtful Sound or to the Lake Te Anau... More

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

Dear Korimako Thanks for your review and I agree we do have a wonderful team her at the hotel who all love their work and have pleasure in exceeding our guests expectations. I am delighted to here you enjoyed our selection of food and menu and hope to have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the future. Regards Brent... More

Queenstown
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started a family tradition years ago when our eldest child turned 10, that you get a weekend away with your parents and no siblings. We have now been there three times, and every time has been just brilliant. Their breakfast provides lots of choices and is delicious, the staff are very accommodating, and the villas are lovely. Definitely a... More

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

Dear Aniiebell Thanks for your glowing review and what a great idea, think I might steal that one too. We look forward to welcoming you back again and please let me know if we can do anything to make your stay more enjoyable. Regards Brent Stander More

canberra
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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Stayed in a 2 bedroom villa. Accommodation was fine, nothing lavish, although the rooms and hotel could do with some attention.....but this hotel was not expensive. Ate I n the restaurant, the atmosphere was great with a big open fire, and the staff tried very hard, it was good service, unfortunately let down by the quality of the food. Salmon... More

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

Dear Kfer6 Thanks for your review and comments about the hotel and restaurant. I am disappointed to hear your food was overcooked and bland and please accept my sincere apologies for this, I have spoken to our team to ensure our standards are consistent at all times. Regards Brent Stander More

Montclair, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Pretty hotel with rooms that were clean and beds comfortable. Good location and convenient to walk to stores or restaurants. The bar/ lounge had good seating which was the only location they had free wi-fi. We ate at the hotel and they had a taste of New Zealand meal which was delicious. Their buffet breakfast had a little bit of... More

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

Dear Karen Thanks for your review and I am glad to hear you enjoyed the food and found the hotel comfortable and suited your needs for your stay. I hope you had a safe trip back home and enjoyed your time in Fiordland and NZ. Regards Brent Stander More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We only stayed one night, however we found the price very reasonable for the quality of the hotel and we're pleasantly surprised by the amenities of the hotel as well as the central location. While the rooms are not brand new nor trendy, they are comfortable, clean and of a standard en par with many other 4 star hotels..

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

Dear Jozefine Thanks for your review and I am delighted you found the price reasonable value for your stay with us and found the amenities good. Hopefully we will have another opportunity in welcoming you back and I hope you had a safe trip back to Aussie. Regards Brent Stander More

Maldon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stayed in a family villa here. As other reviews comment, the exterior is a bit dated now, but our villa was very comfortable inside. The hotel staff are very helpful (providing an extra heater straightaway when one of the bedrooms felt a bit cold and providing advice on trips). We didn't eat there but kept a few snacks in... More

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

Dear Veronica Thanks for your review and I am delighted to read you found the interior of the villas comfortable for your stay with us. We are lucky to have such wonderful staff and I am happy to hear they made an impression during your stay with us. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in NZ and... More

Harrogate
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 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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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Chris Thanks for your review and glowing comments. We are blessed with a beautiful location and I am delighted to hear you found our staff helpful and obviously made a lasting impression on you. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Fiordland and I hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back to Te Anau.... More

Coventry, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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

Dear Jackie Thanks for your comments and I am delighted you found the staff friendly and hotel great along with a good choice of items at breakfast. We do pride ourselves on our food quality and am disappointed to hear you were steered away by other comments. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland and had... 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*
Number of rooms: 115
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