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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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149 reviews 149 reviews
10 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel has lake view rooms that are very comfortable. We were on a tour of the Milford Sound area and this town reminds me of similar "Lake front Towns" in the USA. It is a relaxing and fun town to explore and this hotel is easy walking to the downtown area where there are lots of restaurants and stores... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sadly we were only here for one night but I can say that the hotel is set back slightly from the stunning Lake Te Anau & a very short walk from the holiday town with all its facilities so its ideal. Rooms spacious, clean & comfortable & includes a safe. Only problem we had was a faulty fridge which was... More 

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10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful location overlooking the lake, we were on the second floor ground floor have a patio area . Could maybe do with an update in the rooms. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good location for Milford sound excursion

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Nashville, Tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Distinction over Easter holiday for 2 nights while we did activities in Milford Sound. This hotel was a little outdated, but not in a way that worried me. We stayed in a villa which was nice and private, and had beautiful rose gardens along the walk way! I loved being able to "stop and smell the... More 

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

My husband and I booked into the Distinction Te Anau Hotel for one night staying in a villa .On arrival we were greeted by a very friendly staff member who offered us a villa. We loved our accommodation and had the best night in the restaurant been looked after by a lovely girl who treated us like family. We enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On arriveal we were greeted with very friendly and helpful staff who took care of our luggage and directed us to our Lakeview room. As we were to embark on a tour of the glowworm caves that night they arranged our evening meal to allow us time to meet the tour. The room was extreamly comfortable and breakfast was excelent.... More 

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41 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This really should be an excellent hotel with a little bit more work from management. Our stay at Distinction villas was for 2 nights, and there were many things about the hotel that we rated as excellent. On arrival staff immediately took care of our luggage, which was not the case at many hotels we stayed at. We had a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to go with the 'Distinction' brand of hotels since we had heard quite a bit about it. The hotel room wasn't bad and had all the basic amenities. However, the lack of fresh drinking water was a letdown. Further, when we were told by the desk manager to drink from the washroom tap, we felt like being compared... More 

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

Dear Harsh S Thanks for your review and I have followed up with our staff who informed you that you can drink the water out of the tap. I apologise this made you feel like we were comparing you to dogs and this was not intended. I sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland and had... More 

Canberra, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Comfortable stay in a warm room with two comfortable queen size beds and a lake view. Reception staff were very helpful with our bags and also gave us an extra half hour to check out when I requested it after my husband had been ill the night before. The hotel corridors can be noisy early in the morning with travellers... More 

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

Dear Helen Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you enjoyed Fiordland during your stay. We hope to see you back again. Regards Brent Stander More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had booked a Garden Room but the staff at the reception upgraded us to Lake view room for one night. The Lake view room was incredible. The views from the Lake room were breathtaking. The reception staff was very friendly and also offered us free drink vouchers at the bar including a mocktail for our kid. We were going... More 

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

Dear Interpidtrvr Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. I am humbled to hear our wonderful team made a lasting impression on you and sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More 

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