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“Very homely, lovely location.”
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Lakefront Lodge
Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Very homely, lovely location.”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We stayed her as a last minute decision when we had been due to stay at "Fiordland motel" in tE Anau, which was awful and we soon left. Luckilly, Lakefront Lodge could fit us in, it was their last room and it was really lovely. The lady was really helpful, giving us a carton of milk for out stay, showing us where everything is. We had a really homely room, very comfy bed, big bathroom, plenty of cooking utensils, and best of all- a glimpse of the lake and a lovely white little chapel you can get married in! It was a quiet location and the gardens were really well kept, so even though it was damp, we put a towel on our picnic bench and sat outside with a nice bottle of sav blanc looking over the lake, very glad that we'd cancelled our stay at Fiordland motel, and found this gem! Definitely recommend for a homely stay. And considering it was only 20NZD more than "Fiordland Motel", which is fabulous considering what a let down Fiordland was.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lakefrontmotel, Owner at Lakefront Lodge, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Hi guys, thanks for your response, sorry about the weather but I am glad you took time to relax and enjoy the surrounds that will become a memory of your wonderful holiday in Te Anau.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

great room with spa bath....friendly staff, free drink at Ranch restaurant given for free for staying at motel. Close to centre of town and right on the lakefront. Got free upgrade as there were 3 of us staying there from a 2 person room

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Lakefrontmotel, Owner at Lakefront Lodge, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Love the photos, its a shame the tulips don't stay with a bit longer.
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Timaru City, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed 1 night but would stay more nights if we had the time. Excellent value for money paid. Bed was firm (just like ours at home) so was a pleasure to sleep in. Room was very clean and tidy and had plenty of room to move around in. Also had spare single bed in room if we had a child travelling with us. Very quiet unit - couldn't hear any of the neighbours which was great.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lakefrontmotel, Owner at Lakefront Lodge, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
We thank you for your comments .
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

The lakefront lodge is newly furnished and has excellent facilities in the room. It's a good place to stay if you want to travel to Milford sound the next day. It is about 2 mins walk to the beautiful lake, which you can see if you sit on the benches outside. And it's about 15 mins walk or 5 mins drive to the town centre. The hosts are very friendly and helped us out on tips to travel to Milford sound.
The beds are comfortable and free wifi was available. The bathroom is large and luxurious.
Overall we were very satisfied.
Only thing was it's a little more pricey compared to other accommodations we've booked in New Zealand.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Lakefrontmotel, Owner at Lakefront Lodge, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thanks guys for your review. I am pleased you enjoy your stay with us. Rates within Te Anau can be seen to be a little more costly than other places within New Zealand. This is directed by the short earning season that Te Anau has.
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Marblehead
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Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

The lakefront lodge is right across the street from lake Te Anau and is a close easy walk to the main section of this quaint little town. The rooms are fully furnished for folks who are on an extended stay and want to make a meal or two themselves. They also have have a laundry room which is nice for people who travel for long period of time in NZ. The lady who work the front desk was very helpful with information and book our trip to Doubtful Sound with Real Journeys. The trip was 178 NZ per person but was well worth it with the beautiful sights.. I would not let the rain stop you because it adds to the ambiance.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank 72dream
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Lakefrontmotel, Owner at Lakefront Lodge, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Hi and thank you for your review on our lodge and quaint town. We were glad to be of assistance in advising you on your trip to Doubtful Sound. I was so please to hear you say that do not let the rain deter you from any trip as it only adds to the ambiance. I am sure people think we are mad we try to tell them this. I do hope though that there was not to much more rain on the rest of your trip.
Kind Regards Dianne, David and staff
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Marblehead
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

The lakefront lodge is right across the street from lake Te Anau and is a close easy walk to the main section of this quaint little town. The rooms are fully furnished for folks who are on an extended stay and want to make a meal or two themselves. They also have have a laundry room which is nice for people who travel for long period of time in NZ. The lady who work the front desk was very helpful with information and book our trip to Doubtful Sound with Real Journeys. The trip was 178 NZ per person but was well worth it with the beautiful sights.. I would not let the rain stop you because it adds to the ambiance.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank 72dream
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Lakefront Lodge was a great place to stay whilst in Te Anau. Very disappointed because the Lodge is not actually on the lake front so don't expect to see the lake from your room! Apart from that the rooms are great. Staff very helpful and let us leave suitcases when we went on an overnight trip.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bethan L
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Lakefrontmotel, Owner at Lakefront Lodge, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for your response. It is an on going problem we have with our name (inheriated)
Lakefront Lodge, we do our up most on all advertising to state that we are not direct lake facing and that only partial views of the lake can be seen from your unit. Beyond this I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope the rest of your trip was as enjoyable.
Kind Regards Dianne, David and Staff
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Property: Lakefront Lodge
Address: 58 Lakefront Drive | Southland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#3 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lakefront Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable Units with a show of Luxury. Partial Lake and Mountain views. All units have kitchens. One Bedroom Double Spa Bath and Studio Units. Free Wireless Internet throughout.Continental Breakfast available. Only a 2min walk to town centre and restaurants.Tour Booking Desk. Luggage storeage for trampers. Free car parking ... more   less 
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