On our 4 week trip through New Zealand Te Anau Lodge was our favourite place we stayed by far.
It is a beautiful old building (it used to be a convent) with lovely rooms and furnishings. There is a great library/sitting room with a fantastic collection of books and coffee and cake.
The library had stunning views of the lake and mountains.
The food was delicious - breakfast is held in the old chapel. We loved the still-hot blueberry muffins.
As other reviewers have noted though, it is the hosts who really made our stay special. Matt and Chloe are really kind and generous people and their lodge is very homely and full of warmth.
We thought that it was great value for money and will definately return on our next New Zealand trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the genuine warmth of traditional hospitality in the relaxed and tranquil environment of our 1936 relocated former convent, in one of New Zealand's most scenic locations- stunning Fiordland.We proudly promote our 9 rooms as being a mix of historic charm, combined with modern convenience, luxury and comfort. Based on 7 acres, yet only 15 minutes walking time to Te Anau town centre you`ll enjoy our secluded location, and appreciate all activities in town with ease. Take time to enjoy the little additions we`ve provided to make your stay memorable. Enjoy a game of giant garden chess, listen to the water fountain in our pond while reading a book on our 2 person swing seat, soak up the sunshine in our private gazebo, curl up next to the fireplace in the Lounge Library, and enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony overlooking the estate.Above all else you`ll find the level of interaction with your host, and the friendly staff, one of the most memorable aspects of staying in a Lodge this size.A unique accommodation experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Te Anau Hotel Te Anau
- Te Anau Lodge Fiordland National Park