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Fiordland Lodge
5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   472 Te Anau Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park SD 9681, New Zealand   |  
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Jakarta
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“remarkable stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Wonderful lodge with super scenic view, very nice room, i love the bath room.
Delicious food and warm service. We travelled in December, but i would like to revisit over winter. Either way I will definately comes back again...

Room Tip: Forget not to try NZ' s famous chardonnay *Cloudy Bay*
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Fiordland Lodge was the top accommodation (by far the best) that we had during our 1 month trip around New Zealand. Andy and his staff were very warm and welcoming and the service, food and room was wonderful. The lodge and property itself and the surrounding area is just unbelievable and we were very sorry to have to leave after 2 days. We could have stayed forever. We highly recommend the Fiordland Lodge if you are in the Te Anau area, and make a point to visit there if you haven't already done so.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Spent three nights at Fiordland Lodge in late February/early March. A wonderful place to stay! Every thing about it was perfect. Large and comfortable first floor Lodge Room, very well furnished and equipped with amazing views of the stars, the lake and the mountains. Could imagine Mordor in the far distance beyond the snow capped peaks! Andy and his team made us feel so welcome. All the staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive, always willing to take time to talk to the guests and to go beyond what would normally be expected in meeting the needs and wishes of guests. Breakfasts and dinners were excellent and we loved the opportunity to get to know other guests over a cocktail and canapes during the pre-dinner happy hour. We chose the Lodge as a base for visiting Milford and Doubtful Sounds. While it was a great base for seeing something of Fiordland it was very much more than simply a place to stay. A great destination in its own right. Andy and his team are to be congratulated on making the Lodge so much more than simply a wonderful building in a perfect location. We hope to be able to return.

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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Bellaire, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We spent two night at the Fiordland Lodge and was surprised by the upscale character of the property. From the comfortable rooms and the amazing gourmet food, everything was top-notch. All of the staff was very friendly and took very good care of us.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

In addition to a great setting bordering the lake, with a wonderful lodge, the staff has been nothing but great! They were very attentive to our needs, giving tips and even offering for free to do some laundry. Not only it is a great stay, the lodge was remote, quiet and very well furnished but the lodge cuisine is very exquisite (special *** to fish and breaky) that is really the expectation for a great honeymoon stay

Stayed February 2014
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Andy C, Manager at Fiordland Lodge, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Bonjour from Fiordland Lodge!

Congratulations on your recent marriage and thanks for choosing Fiordland Lodge for your honeymoon. Thank you for sharing your comments as we are indeed pleased that your time with us provided such fabulous memories.

It was certainly a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the accommodation, the cuisine and your dining experiences as well as your interactions with the staff. We congratulate you again on your nuptials, and look forward to welcoming you back to Fiordland Lodge.
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Fechy, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

On arrival the luggage was taken to our room, the car was parked and we were offered a welcome cup of tea. It was a gorgeous day and we sat in the garden enjoying the fabulous view. Pre-dinner drinks and nibbles were served (delicious and complimentary) in the lovely lounge area; dinner was delicious with friendly and efficient service. After a sound night's sleep we had a very good breakfast.
Andy helped us decide where we could go walking and provided a delicious packed lunch to take along.
All in all, a lovely place to stay - only criticism would be that the cost is quite high but we would still highly recommend it as a place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had a booking with the lodge and called in on route to Milford Sound. We were greeted by the manager who kindly showed us to our room (although it was only the morning) and then rang to book a cruise for later in the day. We were also offered tea which we enjoyed in the beautiful lounge. Then on our departure we were offered a packed lunch! What a bonus and so unexpected.

Dinner which was included in our booking was preceded by complimentary drinks and canapés served by very friendly staff. Our dinner was beautifully presented, served in an amazing dining room.

Our bedroom was stunning, spacious, comfortable and with superior furnishings.

Breakfast was very good again in the lovely dining room with its stunning views.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Additional Information about Fiordland Lodge

Address: 472 Te Anau Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park SD 9681, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fiordland Lodge 5*
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Also Known As:
Fiordland Hotel Te Anau
Fiordland Lodge Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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