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Lakefront Lodge
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Lakefront lodge is located on Lakefront Drive, hence the name. It doesn't have lakefront views from the rooms although picnic style tables are to the side of each room and the Lake can be seen from there. The room is an older building but has been renovated to a very modern look and spotlessly clean. It had a spa which was nice after a long day. The rooms are quite sound proof and very quiet inside and written bed was very comfortable. It had free wifi with good reception and the standard 200mb. The shower pressure isn't strong and taps for the spa are a bit awkwardly located if you have two in the bath at once but I am being super critical here. Very nice accommodation, I would recommend to anyone.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night after visiting Milford Sound. Thought the room was lovely with some nice extra touches including chocolates, spa treatment and exfoilant for the spa, and hot chocolate sachets (I don't drink coffee and most places only have coffee and tea). There was also free wifi, basic kitchenette and it looked very modern. The spa was awesome though a tiny criticism is the shower pressure was not the best but a minor issue. You don't have a room facing over the lake but you are very close as it is just across the road and can see it if you sit outside on the chairs and tables. I was worried about noise as you are right next to the road but the sound proofing is great as I couldn't hear a thing with the door shut. The woman who runs it was super friendly and helpful including organising a late check out for us (we'd gotten up at 4am the day before to get to our Milford Sound cruise). My only suggestion would be a fan (even a small portable one) in the room would be great as it was very hot the day we were there and we had to open up the doors for a bit in the evening to cool it down. I imagine heat is not usually a problem though given the location. Would definitely be a very warm and comfortable place in winter to stay. Thanks for the great stay!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Spotlessly clean and well appointed. Very convenient location with a well maintained property. Lovely gardens. Quiet. Picnic tables outside each unit. It should be noted that the property does not front on Lake Te Anau, but on a side street from which there is a limited view of the southern part of the lake. The side street does join the Lafefront Road, however. About 5-7 minutes walk from the Intercity Bus stop in the center of town. Two grocery stores are also located here. Excellent pizzeria in town as well as Miles Better Meat Pie shop.

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Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was the most friendly places that we stopped in during our New Zealand holiday, the couple who ran the place were welcoming, plesant and extremley helpful, to the point of loaning us their own 'sandfly' spray! The room was very clean, everything worked! and the spa bath was a bonus. Another bonus was being able to park right outside the room. We loved the little seating area, with views over the lake, it proved to be the perfect place to rest with a glass of wine in the evening. If I ever go to the west cost of NZ again I will certainly have the Lakefront on my list of places to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place had everything we could have asked, a large, well furnished and comfortable room with a separate bedroom, kitchen area and a spa bath in the bathroom and a nice outside area overlooking the lake. And we could park the car directly outside, really useful when you're unloading heavy cases. If the accommodation wasn't enough in itself the bonus were the great couple who ran the place, they couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, and no problem about leaving the car there while we did the Milford Sound overnighter. It's a great pity there aren't more places like this, simple, comfortable, welcoming and great value.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Nice comfortable room with a good location in Te Anau. Close to the lake and within walking distance of eateries. Friendly helpful management. Quiet location and a useful sitting out area with lake views, Recommend.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a lovely base for a stay in Te Anau. The room we had (number 8) was spacious, with a full kitchen and a sumptuous whirlpool bath. You can park your car right outside your room door, and there is a picnic table outside your patio door too.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the lodge is very close to the town centre. They even looked after our luggage while we went on an overnight cruise at no extra charge after we had actually booked out. I whole- heartedly recommend this place.
The only negative for me was that the hotel is called the lakefront, but none of the rooms actually face the lake - a bit of poetic licence going on there.....

Room Tip: Ours was number 8 and fab, with a full kitchen and whirlpool bath
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#2 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: $129 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Lakefront Lodge Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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