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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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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa. It was warm and comfortable. There is no kitchen but a microwave, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Bathroom was new and clean. The spa area was really nice and private with changing areas and showers. The only issue was that the villas were advertised as either having a king and 2... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found ourselves in Te Anau when the road to Milford Sound was closed due to an avalanche. The Distinction is on the lake with garden view villa and lake view rooms. We chose a villa. The larger ones seen to have a kitchen but the smaller one we chose was spacious and comfortable. The wifi was fast and the... More 

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

Dear Lindsay Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our early bird dinner, your stay and found our wonderful staff amazing. We sincerely hope to see you back again soon. Regards Dharama Sena More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel reception staff, property, room with a view all top class. Had a fantastic meal in the restaurant as did adjacent diners. Except for a stain on the bed spread (I was not using fortunately) which had the hallmark of last minute lovemaking by the previous occupier of room 103.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in what was described as a deluxe two bedroom villa. I wouldn't really call it deluxe as it was really just a hotel room with two bedrooms. The bathroom had recently been refurbished but the rest of the room was very dated and in need of a facelift. The room was located right at the back of the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff here are great! We stayed in a suite with great views of the lake from the bedroom as well as underfloor heating in the bathroom. Perhaps the best shower of all places we stayed during our trip! Complimentary wifi is always a plus. Reception staff were happy to help with recommendations as well as assisting us with booking a... More 

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

Dear Kalia23456 Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and found our wonderful staff amazing. We sincerely hope to see you back again soon. Regards Dharama Sena More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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1,625 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at the hotel. The hotel is very centrally located next to the lake and several eateries. There's also a gas station nearby and a couple of shops. Check in was quick. We booked a 2-bedroom villa and were assigned villa number 827. We drove to the villa and were disappointed to see its entire outer wall... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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55 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were disappointed with this hotel. We had booked in for two nights and when we arrived it was freezing everywhere, the room, the lobby and the hallways. Yeah it's winter but the heating needs to be looked at. A small heater in the room that we used and no electric blankets on the bed and with minimal blankets? We... More 

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

Dear NZ Traveller Thanks for your review and I am disappointed to hear that you found the hotel cold during your stay. This is of utmost importance to us that all our guests leave recommending us and I apologise we did not get it right for you on this occasion. If you would like to discuss further please contact me... More 

Castle Hill, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This hotel is perfectly placed for a comfortable stay in a lovely little town.. A great view from our one bedroom unit and a great base to visit Milford or Doubtful Sound. As the roads to Milford Sound were closed, we opted for the Doubtful Sound trip and were not disappointed!! Great day and great value for money!! We chose... More 

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

Dear Chris Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and I am humbled to hear the impression Robin made during dinner an you enjoyed our cuisine. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a small town so the hotel is built accordingly and fits in rooms are nice and neat. In the heart of the town walking distance to the shops and one movie theater that show the beauty of New Zealand. Good place to stay out for your cruise trip for doubtful sounds. Close to the glow worm caves too

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

Dear Preetifabs Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Te Anau is a great small town with lots of activities and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed some of them. Regards Brent Stander More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Distinction at Te Anau is in a perfect location, walking distance to shops, Travel information centers, restaurants and the beautiful lake. The staff are amazing, friendly and helpful. Our door wouldn't unlock and was broken, no hassel it was all fixed while we were out for the day. I traveled with 3 girlfriends and we shared a double room, it... More 

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

Dear Liselou Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and found our wonderful staff amazing. We sincerely hope to see you back again soon. Regards Brent Stander More 

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