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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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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Newcastle, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights at the Dictinction Hotel in a lakeview room. Pleasantly surprised to have unobscured views of the lake. Our room had two double beds which was a little surprising but not a big deal. Laundry facilities were available and affordable. After driving for a week from town to town it was so nice to be able to... More 

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

Dear Danny Thanks for your review and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the views of picturesque Lake Te Anau. I am delighted to hear our staff made an impression on you and sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland. Regards Brent Stander More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

i knew this was going to be a good stay when the duty manager boarded our tour coach and welcomed us to the hotel. Book in was very slick, especially given how busy it was. Our room was big, comfortable and very clean, with a superb outlook over the lake. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful and... More 

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nsw
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After seeing promotional photos of this Hotel ,we had high expectations of better than average accommodation in a beautiful setting . Reception area seemed standard but when we were shown to our "villa" around the back, behind the carpark , we thought it was a mistake . All the villas in this area were a very unattractive shade of unpainted... More 

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Rotonda West, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here on a tour of New Zealand. The general manager came out and welcomed us on our coach which was a great beginning. This was the only welcome we had from an hotel general manager during the entire three weeks. We had a very comfortable room overlooking the lake and the view was awesome. I would recommend this... More 

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

Dear andbeegee Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More 

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11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on either side of our overnight Milford Sound boat trip. The first night in a villa & the second night in a lake view room. The lake view rooms offer a beautiful view. Since we are on a 7 week trip, we were grateful for a laundry room for guests.

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

Dear Supihonbun Thanks for your review and for staying with us on either end of Milford sound and I hope you enjoyed your tie in Fiordland. Regards Brent Stander More 

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150 reviews 150 reviews
59 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely comfortable room with a view onto a garden area. The best wifi I've had in my whole 3 week trip to NZ. Very close the Lake and to the shops. At dinner there is a dessert buffet with lovely choices. Good laundry at $2 per load plus $2 for powder. The only negative comment is that the barman totally... More 

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

Dear Poole 11 Thanks for your review and I am delighted you enjoyed our fayre at the hotel and views overlooking the gardens and free unlimited wifi at the hotel. Regards Brent Stander More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in a two bedroom unit, really lovely comfortable "house". Lovely bedrooms, comfy beds, gorgeous bathroom. Kettle, toaster and basic kitchen utensils provided. The only thing I wasnt too keen on was having to wash mugs etc in the bathroom basin! It didn't seem very hygienic. The engineer turned up within 5 mins of us... More 

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

Dear Sharron M Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your bedroom and the free unlimited wifi at the hotel. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took advantage of a special Taste of Fiordland 1 nights accommodation 3 course dinner breakfast & 25 min flight with alpine landing TAHS Flight was more than 45 mins wth 2 landings Dan the pilot was awesome Room was clean & comfy meal was fantastic local fare Staff are very helpful & obliging

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

Dear Allan T Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our new Taste of Fiordland Package. We are delighted to partner with Te Anau Helicopters for this exclusive package and they are wonderful operators in Fiordland with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the region. I am warmed to read our staff made an... More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
24 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large lakeside hotel well organised for our large tour group coach with a step-on manager's welcome, fresh fruit offerred as we entered the hotel and staff strategically placed to guide us to our rooms. We were allocated a villa room, which was quite large with separate sigging area but the vaulted ceiling clad in dark wood was a little... More 

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

Dear Cooper Art Thanks for your comments and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our Southern hospitality and enjoyed the breakfast on offer. I sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland and New Zealand and had a safe trip home. Regards Brent Stander More 

Coppell, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No AC. But the weather was not bad,. We requested a fan, they immediately gave us one. e had breakfast and dinner at the hotel restaura. Nothing stand out. The lake infornt of the hotel was good view.

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

Dear Seajk Thanks for your comments and we do take all our comments as a tool to continue to improve standards and benchmark ourselves. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland and had a safe trip home. Regards Brent Stander More 

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