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“Comfortable, excellent buffet food, free wi-fi availability” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau

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Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau
Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in Te Anau
Port Lincoln, Australia
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51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Comfortable, excellent buffet food, free wi-fi availability”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2011

Kirra Tours booked us here for two nights, either side of the Milford Sound trip. Lovely views from our spacious room out over Lake Te Anau, and no noise from the in-house bar or street as our room was upstairs and well away from the front of the building.

The restaurant buffet was easily the best of the tour - most of our overnight stops included buffet meals - with many choices and excellent presentation. However, could I suggest that several tables be removed from the restaraunt to allow more space for patrons to move around? It really was a bit squeezy between tables....

Also appreciated was the free wifi internet availablity in the spacious reception area lounge. Lots of seating and tables available for patrons who need somewhere to set a a laptop for extended periods. This was a well utilised area judging from the many guests I saw here after dinner on both eveinings. No time or download limits imposed either! Thank you!

Excellently located in the Te Anau CBD within easy walking access of a large supermarket, convenience store, pharmacy and ATMs, approx 200 metres from the lake front.

This is a good choice if booking your own accomodation in Te Anau.

Room Tip: North side rooms are remote from the main road and bar.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dvous
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distinction_hotel, Manager at Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau, responded to this review, November 10, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are certainly glad to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us, especially the meals, your room and the free WIFI in the reception/lobby area.

We hope to welcome you again some day.

Kind regards,

Distinction Management.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2011

I've stayed in this hotel a couple of times through work and pleasure, a very comfortable stay, I've been in the deluxe rooms each time and they are of a very high standard and always very clean, nice big beds and large tvs in room, worth staying here before or after a trip into Milford, food here is very good at night, breakfasts are good too, you can get a packed lunch too, which is what I do when I stay for work in the area, convenient location too for all amenities and close to lake although I've never had a room with a view as you are ste back from the lake, saying that a short stroll to the lake is about 200m away

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wainstorm
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distinction_hotel, Manager at Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau, responded to this review, November 10, 2011
Thank you for your comments, and we certainly appreciate your loyalty!

It is great to hear that you so enjoy staying with us at Distinction Luxmore, and that the food and facilities meet your expectations each time.

We look forward to seeing you again next time.

Kind regards,

Distinction Management.
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Dimboola, Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2011

We spent two nights here to do the Milford Sound cruise. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable, with modern decor. Breakfast was the only meal we had at the hotel, but this was good, and staff were friendly and helpful. Reasonably priced, plenty of parking and well located in the middle of town.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tourist220
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distinction_hotel, Manager at Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau, responded to this review, November 10, 2011
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and that the food, location, staff and room facilities all met your expectations.

We hope to see you again some time at Distinction Luxmore.

Kind regards,

Distinction Management.
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Reno, Nevada
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100 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2011

Booked deluxe suite with spa ensuite with breakfast for two included. Found this to be great value and price not jacked up given Rugby championship. No views of lake from this property. Use of pool at sister property allowed. Found room to be very large and quiet; friends in room next store of same room type. We all used the multiple jetted spa tubs in each of our rooms at various hours without hearing the sound from each others rooms. Had never seen a hotel spa tub in an ensuite with this many jets and that would fit myself and hubby at once (neither of us are small). Also large separate shower with wonderful shower head. Heated towel rack for large towels. Very nice toiletries restocked daily. Large counter above credenza that included small frig.

Room Tip: Pay extra for deluxe suite with jetted spa tub for two
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank worldgypse
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distinction_hotel, Manager at Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau, responded to this review, November 10, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on Trip Advisor. It is great that you noticed our rates stayed the same over the RWC, we are NZ owned and felt it a bit wrong to be hiking our rates over this time! It is great that you so thoroughly enjoyed your room and the facilities, and we hope to welcome you again some day.

Kind regards,

Distinction Management.
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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

We have stayed here a few of times now, before the hotel was renovated and once after. They have done an amazing job! looks great, food at their in-house restaurant Bailiez was fantastic! we can highly recommend the platter for two! Staff in both hotel and restaurant very friendly and have good knowledge of the area.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Morgan1988
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distinction_hotel, Manager at Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau, responded to this review, November 10, 2011
Thank you for your lovely comments. It is so great to hear that you saw the renovations and were so happy with them. We definitely appreciate your loyalty!

It is also fantastic to hear that the staff were so friendly and helpful with tips about the area. We hope to welcome you back soon.


Kind regards,

Distinction Management.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

We stayed three nights here and did both the Doubtful and Milford Sounds. Our rooms were only $78 per night and I thought that was the best value for money I have had in a very long time.
You are not going to get the bells and whistles with this place, but if you want that you will be looking to spend much more. But if you want a comfortable, tidy and cost effective room to spend the night in, then this is for you. Lovely reception area and right in the middle of the township. Would stay again

Room Tip: We booked the cheapest room which included a free upgrade to the next level. Check their website fo...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bosha_22
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distinction_hotel, Manager at Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau, responded to this review, November 10, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. It is fantastic that you found the hotel such good value for money, and that you enjoyed your time in Te Anau.

We hope to welcome you back some day.

Kind regards,

Distinction Management.
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2011

Have stayed here a couple of times now and it is a good hotel. Agree with many of the other reviews- the rooms are slightly dated, but they are well maintained and cleaned. Staff are very friendly from reception to housekeeping to restaurants.
Fantastic location- right on main street and near all restaurants. There are many other hotels that are right on Lakefront Drive that could have views, but there are so many amazing views everywhere you go, I'm happy to not have a room with a view while I'm sleeping!
Restaurant menu is extensive but basic and again, is slightly dated but comfortable. Good to eat here for convenience, but there are many other restaurants around (Redcliff Cafe is amazing and very impressed with the Blue Duck). While in Te Anau, must see Ata Whenua at the cinema- cheap and amazing photography. Keep your eye out- many places have discount vouchers!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
4 Thank pgOnBusiness
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distinction_hotel, Manager at Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau, responded to this review, July 3, 2011
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Distinction Luxmore, and for being so loyal in staying more than once.

It is great to hear that you enjoy our facilities, and that the hotel meets your needs whilst visiting Te Anau. I'm sure your feedback will be very helpful to other guests, and it helps us to improve our service to you.

Thank you again, and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,

Distinction Management.
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Additional Information about Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau

Property: Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau
Address: 41 Town Centre | PO Box 167, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#8 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau 4*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the town, Distinction Luxmore Hotel is a popular choice with both visitors and locals alike. Basing yourself in Te Anau enables you to easily explore Milford Sound and the Fiordland World Heritage National Park. Distinction Luxmore has 180 rooms offering Standard, Superior & Deluxe rooms and suites, some with spa bath as well as wheelchair accessible rooms. Free unlimited WiFi, parking and gym. Guest Laundry facilities. Elevators on every floor. Two on site Restaurants and Bars and Conference facilities. ... more   less 
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