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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Cole Thanks for your review and I am disappointed to hear your claim of our team damaging your ipad and that you felt our staff member was unapologetic. Due to the large amount of people for this event and our chefs carving meat off a spit, on occasions to speed up the flow of traffic our staff served the... More 

Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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 

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