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“Nice friendly hotel in Te Anau” 4 of 5 stars
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Distinction Luxmore Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   41 Town Centre | PO Box 167, Te Anau, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #16 of 24 hotels in Te Anau
Melbourne
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Nice friendly hotel in Te Anau”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed 1 nights at the distinction Luxmore, in a newly renovated room.

The room was very clean and modern and the bathroom is really well done. Nice fixtures and a huge spa and separate shower.

Staff were very friendly and the included cooked to order breakfast was huge and quiet nice.

The hotel had no problem storing our luggage after check out while we did an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound.

Lots of parking in and around the hotel and a few decent restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: Try a newly renovated room. Very modern with huge bathrooms.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kevin D, Manager at Distinction Luxmore Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review about your recent stay with us. Im delighted you had an enjoyable stay and experienced our warm southern hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,

The Team at Distinction Luxmore
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Stayed here for two nights on a trip around the South Island. This hotel is good. It isn't outstanding but is clean and comfortable.Phone reception within the building was very bad and you can only get wifi in reception and even then it isn't full bars. The receptionists weren't overly friendly or helpful but were nice enough.This hotel is in a great location which definitely helps. Overal this hotel is good...it is just a standard basic hotel

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is the second Distinction hotel we have stay with. The rooms are clean, facility well maintained, yet not really as homey or inviting. The receptionist was friendly enough, but we felt as if we might be interrupting her. The television blared in the lobby with one of the reality shows interfering with the thought process. There appeared to be very few other guest in this moderately sized hotel, given that the least they could do is turn on the heat in rooms set aside for registering guests. If you choose to give this hotel a try, ask for a room with a view of the mountains - that alone made up for any other concern - gorgeous!!!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nambucca Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is a fabulous hotel right in the centre of the lovely little town of Te Anau. Walk to all the shops and visitors centre. Great & comfortable hotel with a great guest laundry & gym.
We had a special rate when we stayed and it was excellent value for money!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kevin D, Manager at Distinction Luxmore Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review about your recent stay with us. Im delighted to hear you found the hotel comfortable and made use of the facilities on offer. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind Regards,

The Team at Distinction Luxmore
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

After reading some online reviews of the hotel it was best value for money. We turned up and asked for a room of the type offered online. We were offered better for a little more but indicated we were on a budget. After being told they did not have any of the cheaper rooms we were offered a free upgrade so stayed for the cheaper price in an upgraded room.
There was a mile of room a queen size bed each and everything was nice and clean.
Free access to Wi-Fi, reasonable laundry fees (a little busy at peak times) and very pleasant and helpful staff.
There are some buses that start up near the North/West wing but not that bad and they were gone fairly quickly.
Stayed 3 nights in all. 1 before Milford Sound then 2 after. Was perfectly located to see the lakes and do some cruises.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kevin D, Manager at Distinction Luxmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your detailed review about your stay with us. I think we do offer great value for money, with our spacious modern rooms, facilities on offer and our competitive rates. Im glad you enjoyed your time in Te Anau and our hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Kind Regards,

The Team at Distinction Luxmore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is very good.
Our room was huge clean and well appointed.
Beds were comfy and the heating worked well for us.
Location is great for lakeside, pub and cafes.
Staff friendly and helpful.
Limited Wifi both by time (2 hrs) and location (hotel lobby area).
Gymnasium is good and laundry is excellent.
So quiet in our room .... Love that peace.

Stayed May 2013
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Kevin D, Manager at Distinction Luxmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review about your stay with us. Our prime central location often gets commented upon and we are very fortunate. Im glad you had an enjoyable stay and experienced our warm southern hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind Regards,

The Team at Distinction Luxmore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great value accomadation and eating, clean, warm and comfortable. Friendly staff. Great to have a good restaurant in the premise too. Right on the main street of Te Anau, but didnt hear any noise from it at night. Cold outside but nice and warm inside!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kevin D, Manager at Distinction Luxmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your reveiw about your stay with us. Im glad you had an enjoyable stay in Te Anau and the service friendly. We are very fortunate indeed to have a central location and great dining options onsite. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Kind Regards,

The Team at Distinction Luxmore
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Additional Information about Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Also Known As:
Distinction Luxmore Te Anau
Hotel Distinction Luxmore
Distinction Luxmore Hotel Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: 41 Town Centre | PO Box 167, Te Anau, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Fiordland > Te Anau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#12 Family Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Luxmore Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the town, Distinction Luxmore is a popular choice with both visitors and locals alike. Basing yourself in Te Anau enables you to explore the Fiordland World Heritage National Park and staying at Distinction Luxmore ensures your experience will be enjoyable. Distinction Luxmore has 180 rooms consisting of Standard, Superior & Deluxe rooms and suites. The hotel is Qualmark rated 4 star and offers three on site Restaurants and Bars. ... more   less 
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