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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this little lodge full of hidden history! Gorgeous views, great breakfast and Karl was a fantastic host. He took the time to show us around what used to be a convent, and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be returning!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found ourselves in Te Anau later in the evening, not completely sure if we'd be able to make the drive to Milford Sound. In a scramble to find a place to stay, I called the owner of Te Anau Lodge (I forget his name - sorry!). My call was forwarded to his mobile, where he not only answered after... More 

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Steven, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, even though you didn't end up staying. I do hope you weren't to late in arriving into Milford Sound that night. We try hard at Te Anau Lodge to help guesst even when calls come out of hours and it was no trouble to come back and... More 

Bastrop, Texas
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This B&B is absolutely amazing! It was once a convent and is currently run by Karl Lamb. He is a super nice man and a wonderful cook! The accommodations are great. Super comfortable beds, loads of character throughout the entire place! The dining room was once a chapel. The library is beautiful - filled with antiques. The rooms each have... More 

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Beverly Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review and the beautiful picture you have taken of the Lodge. We work hard to help make the guests stay and enjoyable one and it is great to get feedback on your stay. Kind regards Karl More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This review is a bit overdue. We stayed in the Te Anau Lodge in November last year. We loved the old house. It has such an interesting history and its a credit to the people who decided to relocate it from its original location. The lodge has been beautifully restored and furnished. Definitely recommend Te Anau Lodge. Enjoy...

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Alex, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the stay with us and you do a wonderful job of describing the lovely old building that is Te Anau Lodge. Kind regards Karl Lamb More 

Boulder, Colorado
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Our family received a warm welcome throughout our stay. The lodge itself is lovely. The rooms are comfortable and the library, with complimentary beverages and snacks, is a wonderful area to sit, relax, check email. Located in a quiet area it was an easy walk to town and restaurants. We were able to leave our vehicle while we took a... More 

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Dear JRW1950, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review now that you must be home from your holiday. It was great to have all your family stay with us at the Lodge, and we are pleased that you all enjoyed it so much. Being able to help find your camera that had been lost in Te Anau... More 

Avila, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Nice place, nice hotel with a perfect garden, nice host and nice food (the breakfast was simply superb!). The building has a peculiar history... The common area is very nice and you can drink tea, coffee, wine, etc. and delicious cookies. Breathtaking area (the National Parks, landscapes and sorroundings are simply amazing!). You can be there for a week and... More 

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Adriana, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us at Te Anau Lodge during your honeymoon. We are pleased that stay was a relaxing one as our team at Te Anau Lodge work hard to make sure that our guests can relax and enjoy all the Lodge and Fiordland has to offer.... More 

South Carolina
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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

The lodge was a convent at one time that was moved to its present location. It has been completely remodeled to be a very comfortable and outstanding place to spend a night or longer if possible. Much attention was given to keeping many of the original building details like the stained glass windows, hardwood floors and the doors. The library... More 

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi treemom Thank you for taking the time to leave such a well written review. It was nice to be able to have you enjoy a rest while your daughter was running the Kepler Track. The team at Te Anau Lodge work hard to make our guests stay as restful and enjoyable as possible, so it is nice to hear... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A friend and I stayed here and really loved how nice, comfortable and enjoyable it was. While I read some reviews prior to staying about the rooms being small, we found they were quite comfortable. We stayed here because it was one of the few B&B's that accommodated friends needing 2 twin beds and sounded to charming to miss. We... More 

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Lovedarain, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely and well written review of the Lodge. Our team at Te Anau Lodge work to make sure that guests are able to relax and enjoy their time with us. I do hope the rest of your travels around New Zealand were just as enjoyable. Kind regards Karl... More 

Bow, New Hampshire
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This is a beautifully restored convent, moved to a sit overlooking the lake. Dining room with stained glass windows and wood paneled library especially attractive. Rooms good with large bathroom. Wine and cake served in the afternoon in the library and excellent cooked breakfast. A pleasure to stay here. Hosts very attentive to detail

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi 2fartogo Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us as our team at Te Anau lodge work hard to help make our guests stay as enjoyable as possible. I do hope you enjoy the rest of your trip around New Zealand just as much.... More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

From the outside this property looks very modern, but it actually retains many of the features of the convent it once was. The room we were allocated (the Chapter Room) and although comfortable and well presented is right next door to the guest lounge with the coffee making facilities against one of its walls. Be prepared to listen to all... More 

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Brian, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and I'm sorry that your stay with us was not as enjoyable as you, or we, would have liked. As has been noted in other review replies the age of this historic building, and with it's wooden floors and walls that are thinner than a modern hotel,... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Te Anau Lodge

Address: 52 Howden Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: $172 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Te Anau Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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