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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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canberra
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Montclair, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Maldon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Harrogate
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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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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