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Rose n Reel
Ranked #18 of 29 Te Anau B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best stay in NZ”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We have just gotten back from a month long trip from NZ in Dec 2012. Of the many places that we have stayed in this was most enjoyable. We stayed at the cabin surrounded by the farm animals - Deer, Cow, Sheep, Horse. It is such a great feeling to wake up to the view of green paddock flanked by the mountains and farm animals right outside. Our 3 year old son loved being there and got a chance to get up close to the animals, feeding them. We were also lucky to see the new-born fawn.
Lyn and Lex are the perfect hosts. Lyn is so warm and does everything she can to make the stay comfortable.
We just felt as if it was a home away from home.

Room Tip: I would recommend the cabin any day.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

We stayed in the cabin for two days and loved it. Our two-year old loved playing with the animals - the deer, horse, cow, dog, and cat - and it was really fun to have them all just outside of our cabin. The cabin was cute and comfortable and very clean. It was a bit small however and it was more difficult to cook in it than some of the other places where we stayed. The cabin is also old so it does creaks a lot. I would imagine that if you stay in one of the rooms in the house they are a bit more modern. The one thing that was difficult is that there are high ceilings and windows at the top that allow in a lot of light. It did not get dark until after 9:30pm, so our daughter basically would not sleep until very late. If you have a young child this is an awesome place to stay but the sleeping part can be challenging with so much light in the room. Lyn and Lex are both great, the breakfast is also very nice. They are close to Te Anau but removed enough that you really get to feel like it is a vacation within a vacation. Highly recommended for kids.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed in the cabin for 2 nights. Picked it on the basis it was a bit different from the sterile hotels found worldwide. Upon arrival, we received an extremely warm welcome from Lyn, Meg the dog and the various other animals. Lyn helped organise tours to Milford Sounds and the glow worm trips and was very helpful. The cabin is basic but good value for money. Has everything you need and the location is fantastic. Was nice to have a cup of tea with Lyn and Lex and chat about Kiwi life.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2012

We arrived to a warm welcome by Lynn, Lex and their dog Meg. We stayed in the cute cottage that had a kitchenette. There was plenty of space for two people. The bedroom was nice and offered a queen bed. We enjoyed bringing dinner back and sitting at the picnic table out front of the cottage and watching the animals. Some of the deer are tame and will eat right out of your hands. Syd the sheep if he gets comfortable will come right up and let you pet him. The breakfast was standard of yogurt, muesili, milk, toast, but it was enough to start the day off on the right foot. We were very happy to have been able to meet Lynn and Lex as they are wonderful people. They were so friendly and easy to have conversation with. They are nice and caring people. We loved our stay and would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Oxton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2012

We were so pleased that we stayed at Rose n Reel in the charming guest cabin with its views of mountains and fields of friendly deer, sheep and a horse. We were also grateful to Lex and Lyn for putting us up while they had a house full of family staying with them. The cabin had its own facilities and a verandah where we could sit, eat fish and chips and admire the lovely views. It was well situated within easy driving distance of Te Anau and our hosts were welcoming and friendly, showing us round their delightfully eccentric outbuildings.

Room Tip: We loved the cabin as it is peaceful and secluded.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fife
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

If your idea of fun is sharing exquisite views of the mountains against the rising morning sun , across fields grazed by your neighbourly deer , sheep , a horse , more deer then you are in for a treat. Lex and Lyn are great hosts who will look after you so well and Meg the dog will meet and greet you to make sure ypu are okay. We stayed in the cabin which was a real treat , all the basics and for 5 night we happily popped out to local fishing spots and went put to Milford Sound which Lyn can book for you along with provision of maps etc. Special mention goes to Lyn and Lex for all our friendly little chats , on arrival , at breakfast and at any time of the day. We had fairly rough weather during our stay but having spent 7 weeks in New Zealand it will still be well up there with our favourite places to stay. They also have a nice looking guest room as well which looks out onto the garden. Thanks to both of you , were home safe.

Room Tip: The cabin is a quirky little self contained unit if you are in the area for a few nights.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Camano Island, Washington
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8 reviews
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

We had a great stay at the Rose n Reel while we were in Te Anau. Our room was clean and comfortable. Breakfasts were great, especially the home made bread! Lex took my husband fishing for the afternoon – they did not catch anything but had a great time anyway. Lyn was helpful with the attractions in Te Anau and Milford Sound.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rose n Reel
Address: 89 Ben Loch Lane | RD2, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9672, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
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Ranked #18 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Te Anau
Number of rooms: 1
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Rose n Reel Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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