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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two days here, its and its an older hotel that has been partially refurbished, looks tired in some areas, and has a few idiosyncrasies, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and thats totally due to the staff, what a fantastic and helpful bunch, nothing was a hassle or to much trouble. Complimentary wifi, plenty of parking, absolute lakefront... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel overlooks Te Anau Lake, the rooms are well equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and the en suite facilities include a bath and shower over the bath. The bedrooms are warm when the room thermostat is turned up and include a safe, ironing board and iron. There are laundry facilities in the hotel. The occupancy of the... More 

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

Dear Derek Thanks for taking the time to post a review and please accept my sincere apologies the heating was not adequate. We have fixed this issue now and have discussed the buffet temps with our team to ensure we are delivering hot food at all times. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland and had... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The review I have is based on my experience as a person who works in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry. I must say, I have two feelings; 'Happy and Sad' about this hotel and its team members. 1) Happy: I need to begin with the location. You come to this lovely town, you can't miss the stunning views of the... More 

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

Dear AJ Thank you for your glowing review and it was a pleasure meeting you, we thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us. I am humbled to hear our wonderful team made a lasting impression during your stay and we sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More 

Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent hotel, although occupancy very low due to season. All activities including our Trip into Milford Sound cancelled due to bad weather but the hotel had our rooms ready when we arrived in the morning. Beautiful view of the lake from room and lounge etc. Staff all very friendly. Felt like they valued the guests. Made the most of the... More 

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

Dear Karma Thanks for taking the time to review us and I am delighted our team made an impression during your stay and Mick stood out with his exceptional service skills. We look forward to having you back and appreciate your recomendation Regards Brent Stander More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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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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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57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 July 13, 2016 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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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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 July 9, 2016 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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57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 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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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 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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: $125 - $245 (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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#13 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
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