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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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Long Beach, California
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164 reviews 164 reviews
54 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Quite, cozy room, comfortable, stayed on the second floor , room 211. Nice view over the lake. Comfortable bedding. Restaurant on site was okey . Used sauna as a private session. Ask for a key on the front desk. Hotel is located walking distance to shopping. If you go to the left along the lake, it will take you for... More 

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

Dear Olga I agree the walks in TE Anau are breath-taking and I am happy to hear you enjoyed the magnificent views overlooking picturesque Lake Te Anau. I hope you had a safe trip back home and please keep in touch. Regards Brent Stander More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in a Garden View room-not much of a view but that didn't matter. Two queens sized beds suited our sleeping arrangements. Hotel was close to town and opposite the lovely lake. The staff were great-when we left behind some clothes, they arranged to have the items sent by courier to our next hotel straight away... More 

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

Dear hcondon I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time in Fiordland and our staff made an impression on your stay. Hopefully we will see you back again Regards Brent Stander More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

On the Plus side: we loved the fact that this is a large hotel which "has it all": nice room, great lounge, some of the best dinner we have had in NZ, very friendly bar staff, great view, and even a small floater-plane waiting for passengers just across the street. Our room was nice and had some of the amenities... More 

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

Dear Luc V I am delighted to hear you found the dinner some of the best you tried while in New Zealand and the staff were friendly and accommodating. I hope the other comments you mentioned did not impact on your stay in New Zealand and you had a safe trip back home. Regards Brent Stander More 

kent
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198 reviews 198 reviews
89 hotel reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We had requested a higher floor room and this was allocated to us. Very friendly welcome by reception staff and Brent. All very helpful. Breakfast very busy one day with tour guests, not relaxing. 2 nd day a lot quieter. We would have had a cooked breakfast but were told that omelettes could only be made by special order and... More 

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

Dear Mike 1946 It was a pleasure meeting you and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in Te Anau and the hotel. I am sorry to hear about omellete requests as this is wrong, we are happy for our guests to have their desired egg choice and I have personally sorted this out with the kitchen. We... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The hotel was clean, and the rooms were spacious. I really liked having choices of channels when watching television. It's a great place as a jumping off point for Milford Sound. The food in the restaurant was quite delicious, but the service (the time for me to get my food one night) in the restaurant was the slowest I may... More 

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

Dear Colorado Traveller I am happy to hear that you found the room suitable to your needs and you enjoyed your dining experience. I apologise if the food took too long to come out and have followed up with the kitchen to ensure we are meeting our guests delivery needs with food timings. I trust the chef did not go... More 

Peoria, Illinois
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166 reviews 166 reviews
48 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Looked to us as the best choice in Te Anau. Reception and waitstaff attentive with a "service" orientation. Clean rooms, decent size. We had a view of the gardens and pool in the back. Other side would have viewed the lake. No elevators; internet (wireless) only available in the lobby/bar area. No charge for internet. Due to narrow bandwidth ,... More 

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

Dear Jeffrey S Great to hear the staff were attentive to your needs and you enjoyed breakfast and dinner. We hope you enjoyed your stay in New Zealand and had a safe trip back home. Regards Brent Stander More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had a lovely one night stay in a hotel room at a good price (we got it at a discount than the normal price). Great location as we were able to walk into town for dinner. We will be back next time we are trout fishing in the area.

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

Dear Paulette I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More 

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We stayed in the Villa for 2 nights and wasn't overly disappointed. It had a large living area and nice televisions in both the living area and bedroom with cable or satellite channels which was nice. The facade of the villa was very run down and there were no ashtrays in the area and the concrete planters out the front... More 

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

Dear relli85 Thank you for your comments and we will take them on board and rectify issues. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in NZ and had a safe trip back home and these issues did not impact on your stay too much. Regards Brent Stander More 

NSW
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

The most expensive accommodation I have booked for my South Island trip. And I was disappointed. The chalet we stayed in had this smell as if it's been abandoned by years. Unlike the hotel rooms, the villas are set in a very bushy environment. Facilities are too basic for a villa. Breakfast was great, location is very central. There are... More 

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

Dear SOONSW Thanks for your comments, I am disappointed to hear the villa did not meet with your expectations. We have just finished refurbishing the bathrooms and extending bedroom by a metre. I am happy to hear that the breakfast met your expectations. I hope this did not impact on your stay too much and please feel free to get... More 

Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Originally we had booked into a two bedroom villa, however these were still not available as they were still being renovated. We found this out a few days before we arrived which was nice to be notified but we were worried about the rooms we would be staying in considering we had done research and booked the villas specifically -... More 

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

Dear Kele-Jane I apologise your room was not available and hope this did not impact on your stay too much. Please feel free to give me a call should you wish to return and I will ensure a villa room is available for you. Thanks for your understanding Regards Brent Stander More 

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