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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It could use a bit of updating, but the accommodation is very well situated and the rooms are large. We rather wish they'd turned on the heat before check-in time because it took a long time to warm up the space, but once it got...More

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent 3days in the Te Ana area with 2 nights staying at the Distinction Hotel. We found the accommodation and service very good throughout our stay. The food and service in the restaurants was also of a high standard. The hotel held our luggage...More

Thank George A
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an excellent view of Lake Te Anau from our room, with a small decked area in front of it. The room was excellent and well appointed. We dined on the first evening in the smaller restaurant and the service was excellent. The breakfast...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed I a 2 bedroom villa towards the back of the complex. Although we did not have the views across the lake, the quietness was wonderful. We went for a dip in the pool, where towels were provided. The 'fridge, kettle etc are hidden...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location right across from the Lake, easy walk to all tour meeting places, restaurants and bars. Villas are lovely, very clean and comfortable, the reception and porter staff are lovely they couldn't do enough for us, we felt so welcome. Great pool, spa and...More

Thank pearcepots1298
Response from dharamasena, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and VillasResponded 1 week ago

Dear pearcepots1298, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas. Such a great pleasure to read that your stay was excellent with us. We are doing our best every day to provide an excellent service and I...More

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August 20, 2018|
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Response from Tim S | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I did not stay in a villa . Give the hotel a call.
February 20, 2018|
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Response from amosesq | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There were hair dryers. No there is not air conditioning. There are fans for the day and windows to open at night. No screens, but no bug problems while we were there.
Lavinia W
August 30, 2016|
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Response from dharamasena | Property representative |
Hi Lavinia, Thank you for your enquire, this year we are catering Christmas Dinner for our in-house guests only. Many thanks, Dharama Sena
Room Tips
"For quietness, a villa at the back."
1 week ago
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"Choose a villa over a motel room, they are all around the pool area, yet feels very private."
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"Make sure to book for use of spa and sauna"
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"Don’t Stay in a villa"
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$151 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionFiordland National ParkTe Anau
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