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United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed 2 nights as we we used this as a stop for our trip to Milford Sound. we had a lake view room which was clean and comfortable.It is close to the High Street which has restaurants, take-aways and shops.

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Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Staff welcoming on arrival but rooms could do with some revival. Unfortunately it caters for big tour groups who are not always respectful of other guests in the hotel. Food in the restaurant was nice but the service very patchy

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

Dear macjae Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear our staff were welcoming on arrival. I will follow up about your comments about service and ensure we are consistent in our approach. Regards Brent Stander

Maitland, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent experience here. From check in to check out, the staff was helpful. The folks at the front desk helped book a Milford Sound cruise on short notice. The breakfast was great. The staff was friendly. Our room had a lake view which was very nice. This is a large hotel, especially for Te Anau. They had a couple of...

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

Dear wkiser Thanks for your glowing review and providing us with feedback about your stay. I am humbled to hear your comments and we sincerely hope to see you back again. Regards Brent Stander

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel does not have visual appeal as you arrive but the 2bed villa was in a pleasent garden area near the pool. Room was clean and bathroom modern. This place is popular with large bus tours. The in room facilities for those wanting to prepare their own in room breakfast are very limited.

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

Dear Laura Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your recent stay and we have taken your comments on board and always use this as a tool to better ourselves. I sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland and had a safe trip home. Regards Brent Stander

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were travelling with a tour group and I was impressed when the Manager got onto the bus and welcomed us to his hotel. The same happened when we were leaving two days later. This hotel is situated in a beautiful part of town and is a very comfortable hotel with comfortable beds and pillows. It is an older style...

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

Dear Lucy Thanks you for your kind words of encouragement and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our southern hospitality and greeting on arrival and departure. I will be sure to follow up on our room offerings and ensure we are improving where we can. Regards Brent Stander

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel is grey in colour and atmosphere. Villa rooms size is okay but you have to like the noices of your neighbours. Also you have to close your curtains unless you want to sit completely exposed. Breakfast is below standard: bread of poor quality, juices are horrible, and coffee is very weak and near tastless. Thee is no fantasy, no...

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

Thanks for your review and I am disappointed to hear you found your room noisy and exposed and the breakfast offering below standard. I have followed up with our team to ensure we are consistent in our approach and will ensure to check our coffee to ensure this is suitable for all of our guests. Regards Brent Stander

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I wanted a romantic but reasonable place to spend our honeymoon while visiting Milford Sound. This place is right on the water (get a lakeview room if you can). We enjoyed cocktails and dessert in their lounge area. Super friendly staff. Everything was clean. We were able to do laundry there for $2 to wash and $2...

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

Dear lotr whit Thanks for taking valuable time out of your day to review us. I am humbled to hear your kind words of encouragement and congratulations to both of you, we sincerely hope you have a long and happy life together. Regards Brent Stander

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tired hotel with no lift.. This made it difficult taking your luggage to a second floor room along an endless corridor. The staff were extremely friendly though and would have helped with the luggage had we asked them. The hotel was very busy with groups and this made it difficult to get a table for breakfast. The food was very...

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

Dear nikbannister Thanks for your review. We do have porters to assist with luggage and I apologise this was not the case for your visit. I am delighted to hear you found our staff extremely friendly and sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland. Regards Brent Stander

Waterville, Maine
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel reminds me of a Comfort Inn in U.S. Rooms are clean. Breakfast which is included was very good. The sitting area near the bar was very comfortable with big windows to enjoy the view of lake and mts.

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

Dear Foodie 1945 Thanks for your review and taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed breakfast and sitting area in lounge. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights. After the first night despite putting out 'Please Service Room' hanger, we found late afternoon the room still un-service. Rang Reception to request the room be done and the person who came to check (!) virtually accused us of having the hanger sign out wrong - didn't offer to do the room. Complained to the...

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

Dear phshanks Thanks for your review, we take all our guests comments seriously and this gives us an opportunity to benchmark ourselves. I have taken your comments on board and will ensure we implement procedures to be more consistent. Regards Brent Stander

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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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: $148 - $214 (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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“We had a Lake view room which was good”
 of 5 bubbles Kentman, 2 days ago | Read review
“Lake view room was very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles wkiser44, 6 days ago | Read review
“laundry, bar, restaurant, great views”
 of 5 bubbles lotr_whit, 1 week ago | Read review
“Try to get a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles nikbannister, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor are more convenient”
 of 5 bubbles foodie1945, 1 week ago | Read review
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