We agree with “BraDandZoE”’s comments (1 Oct 2009) in that it the corridors looked like an old hospital. It was funny to read their review after staying there, as their review is almost word for word on how to describe it!
We too had asked a local if the hotel was converted from a hospital. They advised us that it was definitely a hotel for at least the last 20 years that they could recall. There was no lift to the first floor, wide hallways and very wide staircase.
I would like to mention that the rooms were very well presented and themed and I would recommend staying there. I would definitely stay there again.
The lake side rooms had an amazing view of the lake, with easy access to the walkway, and walking distance to town.
This was a good stop-over place for a day at Milford Sound.
The food in the restaurant was above average, with attentive service from the waitress.
The parking was a little far away from the room - we should have asked for assistance with our luggage to our room.
- 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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