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Radfords on the Lake
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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“Radfords”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

I stayed at this place 10years ago from a visit from Australia. I was blown away.. Such comfort, and amazing room and views. First floor on the corner so I could see the snow. Was this place in 2002 owned by the same people. If so I am coming back.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Radfords56, Manager at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

We are thrilled that you enjoyed our comfortable rooms and the fantasic views that Te Anau has to offer especially at this time of the year when we have snow capped mountains. We have been here at Radfords for the past four years offering the same southern hospitality and high standard of accommodation and service.

It's wonderful that you still remember your time here in Te Anau and have fond memories of your visit with us, we look forward to hosting you again.

Kindest Regards
Kerri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Te Anau is a beautiful town and Radfords offers stylish and comfortable accommodation, with a great view of the lake. Prices were higher than other towns we stayed at but not unreasonable given this is a "resort" destination, much like Queenstown (but much smaller and peaceful). Very friendly welcome and dining advice given by our host, Kerry. The bathroom (particularly the spa) and the kitchenette were very nice too. No fault of the motel but a note to travelers is to check the details of what is available ... we were looking forward to watching a movie and assumed that 52 Sky channels would cover it. Unfortunately, there were no movie channels to enjoy (although DVDs were available from reception). Otherwise, a very pleasant stay.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your compliments, which are much appreciated. We are sorry you felt too have missed out on the movie channels, we do advertise 50 plus Sky channels, that cover all the sports and news channels and many others including National Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet, Docomentary, History, Travel and Food to name a few. Rather than having the movie channels we do offer a large selection of DVD's, (more than 200 that are being added too frequently) which include many recent releases from our office for you to enjoy, which gives our guests a greater choice.

We appreciate your comments and hope you will stay with us on your next visit to Te Anau.

Kind Regards
Kerri and Steve
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

You can see all the rooms when you drive up to the hotel so when my wife said she wanted a specific room and we actually got that room it was a great start to the stay. Check in was friendly and quick. The room itself was nice and big. Big bed, a kitchen area and also a small sitting area with a sofa. We had a perfect view of lake Te Anau and the city center was within walking distance.
Washer and dryer are available on both levels.
Great stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Thank you for your review on Radfords Lakeview Motel and pleased that you enjoyed your time here and that you were delighted with your accommodation and loved the view from your unit of the Lake and Mountains. We do hope that the rest of your travells went just as well and would be very pleased to welcome you back in the future.

Kind Regards
Kerri and Steve
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Stuarts Point, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

We stayed at the Radford Motel for 2 nights and there wasn't enough they could do for us to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Would recommend it to anyone wanting that little bit extra in a stay.
Karen R

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Dear Karen.R
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent visit with us. We are delighted to know you had an excellent stay and appreciated what we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Kind Regards,

Kerri and Steve
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

We had a lovely stay here with a great view from the upstairs apartment over the lake. Kerri could not have done more to make our stay a memorable one. From offering a lemonade icy pole to my sick daughter, to booking our trip to Milford sound and then finding 2 more seats the next day when my daughter had recovered, nothing was too much trouble. Spotless rooms. Perfect location near town and lake.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us and that your daughter was well enough so you could all travel as a family together to Milford and enjoy the Milford Experience. We trust the remainder of your trip went just as well and have many fond memories of your time spent in New Zealand.

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Kerri and Steve
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

The two bedroom apartments are fantastic. Very spacious bedrooms and great views from the lounge area out to the lake.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, June 30, 2012
Dear Gemm11, Thanks for staying with us and that your enjoyed your accommodation, views from your unit and your experiences in Fiordland. We trust the rest of your Trip went just as well and hope to see you again soon.

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Kerri and Steve
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

We stayed in a top floor one bedroom Studio unit at Radfords. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by the very friendly and helpful Kerry. The unit was perfect. They have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We were able to cook our own meals, which after 2 weeks of travelling was great not to have to go out, it was also was very quiet and warm. It is also a very short stroll to town. Thank you for making our stay in Te Anau so enjoyable. We will be recommending this motel to everyone and we will be back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Dear Sue B

I am delighted your enjoyed your time with us and that you have fond memories of Radfords . It is always reasuring to hear that we deliver great service, friendly hospitality and our accommmadtion is warm and quite. We appreciate you taking the time to review this property and do hope that you are able to visit us again.

Kind Regards
Kerri and Steve
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Additional Information about Radfords on the Lake

Property: 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 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Green Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 Lakeview Te Anau
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