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Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park
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Reviewed June 10, 2009

We were upgraded to Matai Lodge as they double booked our room stay in Top 10. Matai Lodge is a stand alone lodge, just across the main Top 10 site on Te Anau (but also part of Top 10). It was absolutely private and came with a hot spa bath tub (complete with jacuzzi functions) and a heater in the bathroom (always a plus on my list). Maxine was very friendly and helpful at reception with her suggestions and ideas on the to-dos in the area. The downside if any, was that because it was not located in the main Top10 site, we felt that security was an issue - We had the cabin right by the side of the road and we felt compelled to draw all the curtains at night and in the day so that no one knew whether there were any occupants in the room. But Te Anau being a small and friendly town where everyone seemed to know everyone, we were probably just being overly worried and cautious. Location wise, Top10 site was right by the lakefront while we had to take a 5 min stroll across the Top10 site before we could get to the lakefront unit. It was also an easy 5 min stroll to the village centre and the supermarket. It is definitely child friendly (as there was even a trampoline on the main Top10 site), backpacker and caravan travellers friendly.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2009

We booked an ensuite cabin and it was one of our cheaper stays so we weren't expecting too much, but this holiday park turned out to be really nice. The park is in a great location opposite the lake and is well maintained. The room was smallish, but it was clean and well presented. There are also plenty of shops and eateries in the area. The only downside was that there were a lot of people crammed onto the sight so it felt a little claustrophobic, plus we were woken up early by the campervans starting up and heading off. All in all it was well worth the money.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2009

Te Anua was the third stop on our New Zealand trip and what a pleasure it was. The park was neat and clean, with red and yellow roses blooming in the warm Spring sunshine. We had booked the Ensuite Bathroom Unit which whilst small, was clean and comfortable. The only downide is that these cabins have no cooking facilities, only a jug to boil water but if you need to cook, there is a well stocked kitchen on site.

We were very sad we only stayed one night but will defineately be back.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2009

We picked this holiday park as a way to save money before and after our overnight cruise on Milford Sound and it exceeded our expectations. We stayed in a standard cabin one night and the ensuite bathroom unit another night. The cabin turned out to be much nicer than I thought it would be. The whole park is spotlessly clean. The shared areas were brand-new and well taken care of. The modern kitchen in our ensuite unit even inspired me to cook. The location was perfect. It is right by the lake and a short walk to town. There is a reason this Top 10 is rated five Qualmark stars! You don't have to pay a fortune to have a wonderful holiday.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 23, 2008

I picked the place as budget accommodation. I didn't expect much. We booked a 4 bed family cabin.

This meant using shared toilet and showers, and I was pleasantly surprised at their quality and cleanliness. It also meant using the shared BBQs or kitchen, and once again, all excellent and clean, and a great way to meet other travelers. On a clear warm evening it is all very enjoyable.

A nice contrast to simple hotel rooms. Even if you aren't trying to travel on a minimalist budget, making one of your stops in a place like this adds something interesting to your trip.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 18, 2008

This was the surprise package of our NZ trip - we stayed in a motel room and it was excellent - one of the nicest places that we stayed. The room was huge, clean and modern with a kitchenette, separate bedroom and lounge / dining area and was cleaned and serviced each day. The bathroom was huge and the floor was heated (that was sooo nice and cosy). The staff were fabulous and provided lots of local travel information, and for the next leg of our trip.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2008

Great location - across the road from the lake and a 5 min walk to town. We had booked an ensuite unit, but ended up in a self contained unit. It was very new. 2 beds - one queen and one single. Microwave, lcd tv, kettle, toaster, cook top, etc. Shower, toilet and vanity. Very warm. Tastefully decorated. Would highly recommend for $85NZ a night.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park

Address: 128 Te Anau Terrace | Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Te Anau
Price Range: $65 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park 5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the best holiday park in Te Anau (gateway to Fiordland) and one of the best in New Zealand. Our quiet lakefront location is just 2 minutes walk from town centre and an ideal base from which to enjoy the great Fiordland National Park. Qualmark-rated 5-star and multiple Tourism Awards winner. Our modern facilities have been designed with your comfort in mind and include the most up to date communal kitchens and dining areas, new underfloor-heated communal and family bathrooms, children's playground, BBQ, luxury spa, wireless internet and Sky TV. At our place you can find a bed to meet every budget while enjoying exceptional standards across a range of accommodation, from park motels to standard cabins to powered and tent sites. ... more   less 
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Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park (Mountain View) Hotel Te Anau
Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park Fiordland National Park

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