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Radfords on the Lake

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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96 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first stay at Radfords on the Lake was in November 2012, and we were very impressed. So impressed, in fact, that we didn't even consider any other accommodation in Te Anau when we returned this year. We went straight to the booking page, found that the room type we wanted was available for the dates we planned and made... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

So great to get your review - Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts with Trip Advisor! It is very pleasing to hear that the effort we put into our facilities does not go un-noticed. We take great pride in our rooms and the gardens. We do infact have one staff member dedicated to the... More 

Hamilton
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed here as a 'walk in' (ie. not prebooked) as we were waiting to see what the Milford Sounds weather was doing before committing to staying. So pleased we stayed here, Kerri was simply the best person we have come across in our travels (stayed in many many 5 star hotels around the world), so welcoming,... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We do love hearing back from our guests and it is very good to hear that Radford's measured up to the other 5 star hotels you have stayed in around the world. Great also that our accommodation recommendation was a goodie! We hope that you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand and that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out short time at Radfords was excellent. Room was spacious, well appointed and views across lake was beautiful. Kerrie's attention to detail was spot on. She helped us with accommodation at our next destination, An absolute joy as the host. Thankyou.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your Trip Advisor Review. We hope that the rest of your holiday went smoothly and that we may see you here again some day. Safe Travels. Kerri & Steve James Radfords on the Lake. More 

Washington, DC
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40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't beat this well-run, clean, modern, convenient family-owned motel. Nicely furnished rooms include such finishing touches as lavender on the pillows and chocolate on the nightstands. The owner was especially wonderful, assisting us with everything from tips on driving the Milford Sound Road to finding tire chains. She made our stay extra special.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and that some of the little extras we provide were noticed and appreciated. We hope that the rest of your holiday went smoothly and that we may be able to welcome you back here again some day! Take Care Kerri &... More 

Titirangi, null, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms were so lovely and comfortable, plenty of extra bedding for a chilly Te Anau night. The motelier catered exactly to our needs, and her local advice was spot on. Plus she shared her cheese roll recipe, and phoned us promptly when we had left a few possessions at the motel on leaving!

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your thoughts online - we appreciate hearing back from guests! It was particularly cold when you stayed with us and we are very pleased to hear that the extra bedding kept you cosy in your rooms. Good luck with the Cheese-roll making and we hope to see you here again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to stay - rooms so clean and plenty of space. The location is excellent and close to main attractions. Kerri was very helpful in advice and went out of her way to book us on a doubtful sound boat trip - the Milford sound road was closed and the only option was doubtful sound but was booked... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

There is always a silver lining when it rains here in Fiordland! If you don't get pretty waterfalls, you can usually count on a spectacular rainbow during the rain. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Doubtful Sound - it really is a special place. Pleased also that you enjoyed your stay here and we do hope that... More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a peaceful winter weekend in lovely quiet Te Anau. Last winter we'd stayed at Radfords and vowed to come back. The rooms are so welcoming and comfortable, the bed and the pillows are the best we've ever slept on. There's a very high standard of cleanliness and attention to detail. When we woke up to snow on the... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting your thoughts online and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us (again). The snow over the weekend was stunning and it is great that you got to enjoy it from the warmth and comfort of our rooms before heading away. Take care and we look forward to seeing you... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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106 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is a lovely place to stay it has an amazing view out of the water with and was and extremely comfortable in the colder months with a great size heater. The room is well furnished with a great use of space inside, there isn't much to do here but this hotel is a great stop over stop. Highly... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts after your stay. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us (and made good use of the new heaters, which are certainly needed at this time of year!). Winter in Te Anau can be a little quiet, but all the great... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed here for two nights at the end of our south island holiday and we wished we could have stayed longer! When we arrived, Kerri greeted us with warm kiwi hospitality and gave us a map of the town, asking about our plans and pointing out good places to eat, how to get to our... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your very thorough review! It is lovely to hear back from our guests, and to see that the little touches are noticed and appreciated. The staff here at Radfords take great pride in the presentation of our complex and we are always happy to help our guests with tips and recommendations to make the most of Fiordland... More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Our family had a great stay at Radfords. Very comfortable and clean accommodation; super friendly and helpful advise from Kerri welcomed! We used the site as a base to visit Milford Sounds as does a lot of guests. Kerri's recommendation for us to take a small coach trip with Trips and Tramps became one the highlights of our visit to... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you! The Trips and Tramps Milford Trip is a great day out and takes all the stress out of travelling when you have such informative and enthusiastic guides with you. We love hearing back from our guests and hope that we may be able to see you travelling in Fiordland again some day. All the very best for safe... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in style at Radfords on the Lake. Our well equipped units have a warm and luxurious feel. With attention to detail and complete commitment to your stay, our service is sure to make you feel welcome. Lake and mountain views from every suite and conveniently located close to the town centre. Look out for those little extras like candles, flowers, 50+ channel SKY TV and a great selection of DVDs for guests enjoyment. With guest laundry, continental breakfasts, kitchenette, off road parking, free wireless internet for use in your room, our aim is to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Winners of the NZ AA Supreme host of the year award 2013 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Radfords on the Lake

Address: 56 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand (Formerly Radfords Lakeview Motel)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: $160 - $391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Radfords on the Lake 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Radfords Lakeview Hotel Te Anau
Radfords Lakeview Te Anau
Radfords On The Lake Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Green Hotel in Te Anau
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