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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9681, New Zealand
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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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Ranked #15 of 24 hotels in Te Anau
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Karen H Dunedin, 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was a little disappointed in this accommodation. It was stated as a Delux Two Bedroom Unit set amongst a rose garden. There were no roses at all and the outside of the buildings were very poorly maintained. The unit was cold when we arrived and bulbs were blown in the second bedroom. The fridge, altho appearing clean had a... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had not visited Te Anau before - the highway to Milford Sound which we travelled as tourists some years back skirts the town, but our four day stay there this Easter, coinciding with our wedding anniversary, proved an excellent choice, both for the charming township and this hotel. The staff are efficient and helpful, the ground floor lakeside room... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

OK so here is the bottom line. Great location across road from lake and short walk to Main Street. Comfortable rooms but small bath. Restaurant offered nice selection and the food was quite good. Hotel staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome. Good place for a quick over night or as a base from which to go sightseeing.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here over New Year. Weather was poor but can't blame the hotel for that! Room a little on the small side and hotel could do with a bit of TLC. But restaurant was good and breakfasts plentiful. Really could do with Wi-Fi throughout the hotel to avoid everyone crowding into the bar area.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is situated in a great position near the centre of the town and opposite the lake. We enjoyed an exceptionally good tasting menu on our first night and an equally good meal on the second night. We stayed in one of the lodges, very spacious. Our only minor criticism is that it was rather dark and the lighting... More

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Durham
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46 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good spacious car park and friendly staff. Efficient check in too and a good size clean room. We were on the ground floor and had a door to the front garden as well as a door into the hotel. We were in a rush to drop our bags and go for a meal as we had an evening trip to... More

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

Dear Northerntraveler59 I am delighted to hear you found our team friendly and efficient. I am equally disappointed to read your door was not locked and will personally follow this up to ensure this is not repeated. Please accept my sincere apologies that this happened. Regards Brent Stander More

San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this hotel because it was clean and our room opened on to the lawn with a great view of the lake. The front desk was very accommodating and friendly. The bar was great but that's where you had to be to use the internet. GRRRR......I hate that! Why on earth there isn't in-room internet in this day... More

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

Dear padredecasa I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the hotel and found the front desk staff accommodating and friendly. We are in process of discussing internet plans for our rooms but do offer free internet and unlimited which is appreciated by the majority of our guests. I appreciate your comments on this though. I sincerely hope you enjoyed the... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reception staff were really excellent - they anticipated our needs and went out of their way to help us. They directed us to excellent restaurants. Comfortable and well appointed room. Excellent free Wifi, unfortunately only accessible in public areas.

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

Dear PGNM I am delighted to hear our reception staff went out of their way to help you and offered you some good options for dining. Our guests do value and appreciate the free wifi and happy to hear you found this excellent during your stay. I sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland and have... More

Chelmsford
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a stunning location right beside the lake. Our room had a beautiful view of the lake and snow capped mountains beyond. After some hanging around we were eventually able to check in and found our way to the room. The rooms are well equipped, and have the added advantage of the view. On arrival I went to use the... More

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

Dear Kevin I am happy to hear you found the room conducive to your needs and thanks for your comments about the public toilets and I will follow up to ensure they are checked more regularly. If you checked the toilets directly after a large group had used we probably didn't have time to clean until they departed but will... More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel clearly caters for tour groups. As a result they struggle with the turnover and getting rooms ready for check-in time. We arrived about 12 o'clock and were told the room would be ready at 2pm which was fair enough. The receptionist was helpful: she gave us a map of the town and pointed out some restaurants we could... More

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

Dear Maureen Thanks for your comments and I apologise for the service issues you had during your stay and I will ensure we follow up so these are not repeated in the future. Regards Brent Stander More

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Additional Information about Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

Also Known As:
Distinction Te Anau Hotel
Distinction Hotel Te Anau
Distinction Te Anau Hotel And Villas Fiordland
Address: 64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9681, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Fiordland > Te Anau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Te Anau Lake Front, a short stroll from the Te Anau Town Centre, Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas is perfectly situated for you to make the most of this beautiful area. Surrounded by extensive, colourful gardens and overlooking spectacular Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland ranges, this Hotel and Villa accommodation sets the tone for your stay in one of the world’s most breathtaking regions. Designed for your comfort, we offer 115 luxurious rooms, including Hotel rooms with Garden and breathtaking Lake Views, and a range of spacious One and Two Bedroom Garden View Villas. On-site is the renowned MacKinnon Room Restaurant offering the very best of South Island cuisine, and the Explorer Bar and Lakefront Terrace where you can relax and enjoy the uninterrupted views of Lake Te Anau. The hotel offers the largest hotel based conference centre in the area, and its very own lakefront wedding chapel, plus extensive recreational facilities, including a spa, sauna, heated outdoor swimming pool and massage services. ... more   less 
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