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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel only have good location and good viewed to the lake of te anau, the concierge serviced was poor and self service . breakfast food was average and not much choice .the heater in the room not warmed and hotel also seemed to be need renovation. Thx

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Thank tju walliat h
bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear tju walliat Thanks for taking the time to submit a review and I apologise you found the porter service lacking and breakfast average with limited choice and your heating in room did not warm room sufficiently. I sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fordland and had a safe trip home. Regards Brent Stander More 

Manila, Philippines
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56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

my mom and I stayed here for one day, and it was a magical stay. breakfast was very good. the beds were very comfortable. and most of all, the lake was absolutely beautiful. my mother particularly enjoyed how we can exit the room and walk to the lake and back quickly.

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Thank LesY965
bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Les Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you had a magical stay with us. We are blessed with stunning views overlooking Lake Te Anau and it is pleasing to hear you enjoyed it. Regards Brent Stander More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in an upstairs suite facing the lake. Best feature was the bathroom very impressive spa bath The hotel was nearly empty as Te Anau is quiet over winter so we were told. Which was pleasant after the hustle and bustle of Queenstown On the negative whilst there was heat in the lounge there was no heat in the... More 

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Thank Peter O
bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Peter Thanks for your review and please accept my sincere apologies the heating in our suites was not sufficient and portable heater was not working and the door card not collected. We have addressed with our team to ensure we are more consistent in our approach. Regards Brent Stander More 

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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed only one night, family with 2 kids (11-9). The Villa's are pleasant and a collision of retro and modern, new bathroom and the rooms are very 80's (but excellent!). The rooms are spacious and the location of the hotel is close proximity to the main street and a 250mtr walk to the glow worms - Real Journeys departure... More 

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Thank Andrew J
bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Andrew Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards Brent Stander More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the location of this hotel, the lake view was beautiful and I could see the view directly from my room. The room itself looked really old and the heating system did not work well in the room so I was freezing while its in winter time. Anyway I think this is the best hotel in Te Anau!!

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Thank fred-tan-82
bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Fred-tan Thanks for your comments and I sincerely apologise the heating was not working efficiently, which resulted in you being cold. Do you mind me asking which room you stayed in during your visit? We have addressed this with our team to ensure we are being consistent in all areas of the hotel. Regards Brent Stander More 

calgary
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived with tour group, upon reception they served us a lovely welcome drink. Our room looked out upon the lake from the second floor and could see for miles down the lake. The room was spacious enough for the two of us and our large suitcases. The bed had a plump bed cover that sandwiched you between that and a... More 

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Thank sandra k
Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Sandra Thanks for taking the time to review us and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The location of this hotel is very good. It's very close to the town centre. The view from the lakeview room is beautiful. The inside of the room is a little bit old but it's very clean and well maintained. The bed is quite comfortable. Most importantly, the staff members were very friendly and helpful. Every staff member we met... More 

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Thank kennisa145
Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Kennisa Thanks for your review and we are blessed with a wonderful location overlooking picturesque lake Te Anau and the Fiordland Mountains, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed it. I am warmed to hear our team were friendly and helpful and humbled by the extra effort Elaine went to ensure your expectations were met and exceeded. We'll definitely... More 

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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We loved this hotel. You can tell it's an old hotel but it's been updated and kept really well. We were upgraded to a lakeview suite which we were really happy with. The room and bathroom were quite large and the bathroom had a spa bath. The location on the lake meant it was easy to walk across the road... More 

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Thank Amy I
Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Amy Thanks for taking the time to review us and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and our Lakeview suites. We sincerely hope to see you back again. Regards Brent Stander More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
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115 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Spent a night here while with a tour group, and would highly recommend... Everyone here was friendly, and I appreciated the dining room staff who accommodated my needs (I had a small window between optional excursions to fit in the 3-course dinner, and they made it work). The welcome drink in the lobby was a great touch as well -... More 

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Thank Jason M
Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Jason I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and humbled by your kind words of encouragement about our staff. We sincerely hope to see you back again and trust you had an enjoyable remainder of your holiday in New Zealand. Regards Brent Stander More 

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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Great and helpful staff.Thus accomodation offers great views of surrrounding scenery and there is easy access to markets and restaurants in this area.The rooms are well equipped and cozy.This is the best accomodation you can find in Te Anau!.

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Thank AhmedImadKhan
Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Ahmed Thanks for your kind words and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found our rooms cozy and well equipped. We hope to see you back again in the near future. Regards Brent Stander More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

Address: 64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: $123 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Distinction Te Anau Hotel And Villas Fiordland National Park
Distinction Hotel Te Anau
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#7 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#13 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
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