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Blue Thistle Cottages

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Warm Welcoming hosts, with a lot of knowledge of the surroundings. Good advice of what you can see and do. The cottages are standing in a well maintained garden and all have private parking. There is a terrace with chairs where you can watch the beautiful stars at night and enjoy the views of mountains and the lake. The cottages... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

The cottage we were in was lovely. At the front (one of two) and definitely the best ones - although there's only 4 or 5 I think, so the whole place feels very quiet and relaxing. Cottage very comfortable with far reaching views, spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished, just perfect. As for Annette and Peter, they were so welcoming and... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Every now and then a holiday stay away from home turns into something not just memorable but much longer lasting. And often one hears others say "we arrived as guests and left as friends." In the case of our stay at Blue Thistle Cottages both are true. Peter and Annette have invested much time and care in presenting a ste... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Our family took a 2 room luxury cottage for 4 days and it was a great decision as a base to enjoy the fiord lands. Peter and Annette are such fine hosts, and evening companion for a conversation. The cottages are indeed country luxury, beautiful, homely with good furnishing. We enjoyed with views of the mountains, picnic bench behind, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Peter and Annette are wonderful hosts. Their cottages are nicely appointed, double glazed and warm with king bed with en suit, kitchenette etc. Located only 10 minutes from Te Anau, they make a great alternative to the hotels in town.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Loved the peaceful, tranquil setting and stunning views. The hospitality was superior and I appreciated the quality of the cottage; the dubble glazing and especially the fluffy white robes! I'll be back in the Spring.

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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at these cottages for three nights recently as part of our trip around New Zealand. Although the weather was not brilliant the cottage was cosy and was self contained. We were able to sit out on the sheltered porch very comfortably. We were in the Lakeside Cottage No 3 and it seemed the most private. There is no... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Here's an ideal retreat, your own cottage, on a hillside, away from the hubbub of town, with majestic mountain scenery our your window. It is definitely rural, with a pasture with a few cows on its border, but no mooing, or odor. It was spotlessly clean and the proprietor friendly and helpful to us for planning our visit to Doubtful... More 

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Stone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Fabulous self contained cottages - we were only there for 2 nights but were really pleased with our accommodation choice - comfortable, clean and Peter was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The cottages were comfortable and nicely furnished, each surrounded by beautiful gardens and outdoor furniture if you wanted to dine outside. It was very quiet, and the views were beautiful. Annette and Peter were very welcoming, and provided us with a jug of milk for our tea, as well as chocolates and fresh flowers in a vase on our arrival.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spacious well appointed cottages with superb views set on 10 acres, 1.5 Km from Te Anau on the road to Milford Sound. Cottages are self-contained self-catering. All cottages have free WiFi, all sky (cable) channels. Quality linen and fluffy robes. A very friendly german shorthaired pointer will greet you..And we have 2 cats and several friendly Dexter cows. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Thistle Cottages

Address: 168 Te Anau- Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: $162 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Also Known As:
Blue Thistle Cottages Hotel Te Anau
Blue Thistle Cottages Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
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