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Radfords on the Lake
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

This motel is wonderful! Warm and curteous welcome, a 1 bedroom unit was beautifully furnished with the cleanest and most comfortable beds. The lounge/dining/kitchen had everything we needed. The bathroom was warm (it was snowing outside) and pristine clean. We were looked after so well we wanted to stay longer. This motel is a pleasure to come "home" to each night.

Room Tip: The view from our upstairs room was great.
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to review our property and for your thoughtful comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay - even with the snow. Regards Kerri & Steve

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Reviewed November 11, 2011

From the moment we arrived for our two night stay we knew that we would be happy here. Host Kerri gave us great advice about touring Milford Sound and changed our cruise booking to a mid-morning cruise rather than an early morning one. Our unit was clean with a sparkling view. Separate bedroom and generous living area. Chocolates and lavender on our pillows were unexpected. Easy 200 m walk to shopping village. It would be so easy to spend a week here. Looks like a motel - but that is where the similarity ends. Exceeded our expectations.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2011

very friendly welcome and delighted to find the room was soooo comfortable and well appointed. Great sunset across the lake each evening. nice touches like lavender for the spa bath and lavender on the pillows, choice of pillows and free wi-fi. lots of help with tours and where to eat each night - highly recommended

Room Tip: ground floor is good but probably better views from the second floor.
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2011

Thank you for your very kind comments on your stay with us. We are glad you were comfortable and enjoyed the lavender bags. Kind regards Kerri and Steve

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Reviewed October 30, 2011

We were welcomed with open arms, walked to our room on the 2nd floor.

The room was wonderful and had a great view to the lake, the room also had many extra touches as well as free wireless internet. What made this a stand-out accommodation for our trip, is that a very comfortable bed, excellent heating system (we visited in the winter) and everything in the room looked new and spotless. Highly recommend this motel -> hotel. Unfortunately we have stayed only for one night.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

We stayed at Radfords Lakeview Motel for one night so we could do a Milford Sound Trip. We booked a one bedroom executive room and got a very nice room on the upper floor facing the lake. The upper floor rooms are accessed by stairs so we had to carry our luggage up the stairs (not a problem for us) and the entrance is via large glass patio doors. The place was spotlessly clean with nice decor, a good standard of furniture and the kitchenette had everything you would need. The bedding was more plush than many motels/hotels and the bed was comfortable. Both the lady who checked us in and the lady who handled our check out the next morning were friendly, pleasant and helpful

Room Tip: The upper floor rooms have a better view. Beware that you will have to carry luggage up the stairs t...
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

My husband and I have just spent a night at Radfords and we certainly weren't disappointed. We went for the romantic night away and attention to detail was amazing with lavender sachets, bottle of wine, robes, burning oil, chocolates on the bed, breakfast and lots of other personal touches. Kerri our host was fabulous and organised a platter, movie tickets and our restaurant booking. This motel is one of a kind and we will definitely be returning in the future.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights in September 2011 and although the town of Te Anau was quiet (pre summer trade), there was plenty to keep us entertained. Kerri at Radfords Lakeview Motel is very welcoming and provides good advice. The motel units are a good size with defined sleeping, eating, seating and cooking areas. With a lovely view directly over to the lake, this accommodation is perfect. Well laid out motel room, with a very comfortable bed and was by far the best motel we stayed in during our tour of the south island. One recommendation was for us to visit The Ranch for Sunday lunch - surprisingly the lamb wasn't very good quality!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Radfords on the Lake

Address: 56 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand (Formerly Radfords Lakeview Motel)
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:
#1 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Business Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: $163 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Radfords on the Lake 5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in style at Radfords on the Lake. Our well equipped units have a warm and luxurious feel. With attention to detail and complete commitment to your stay, our service is sure to make you feel welcome. Lake and mountain views from every suite and conveniently located close to the town centre. Look out for those little extras like candles, flowers, 50+ channel SKY TV and a great selection of DVDs for guests enjoyment. With guest laundry, continental breakfasts, kitchenette, off road parking, free wireless internet for use in your room, our aim is to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Winners of the NZ AA Supreme host of the year award 2013 ... more   less 
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Radfords On The Lake Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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