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Radfords on the Lake
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
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San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
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“Best place we stayed on our New Zealand trip”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

On balance, this was the best place we stayed on our New Zealand trip. We stayed in places that were fancier, but overall this had a great combination of large comfortable room with kitchenette and sitting area, great beds in a separate bedroom, nice shower with a powerful heater in the bathroom, good view over the lake, free wi-fi, laundry available, and nice location that is right across from the lake walk and still close to town (but be aware that Te Anau is a small town with limited amenities, especially on weekends). I would not call the price a bargain but it was reasonable taking everything into consideration. If you're going to stay in Te Anau this is a great choice.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear Darrick P, We appreciate you reviewing your stay with us and your wonderful comments of your experience at "Radfords". It was a pleasure hosting you and do hope that you have many wonderful memories of your time in Fiordland and trust the remainder of your time in New Zealand went very well too.

Best Wishes and Kind Regards
Kerri and Steve
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Radfords is in a league of its own, stunning rooms which are immaculately presented and serviced, breath taking views, and the staff go above and beyond their duties, all in all its a stunning combination of affordability, location, luxury and the feeling of being genuinely welcome.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Dear Mcoot,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We appreciate it very much. Our staff do a wonderful job of cleaning and presenting our facilities to a very high standard and delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. We loved having you stay and will certainly look forward to welcoming you back.

Best Wishes and Kind Regards
Kerri and Steve
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Although we hadn't booked accommodation, Kerry was able to accommodate us and showed us a room that was more than we expected. It was a 1 bedroom suite with a spa that was immaculate in every way. The attention to detail and furnishings is unbelievable. The bed is like a cloud! Great view across the lake, all rooms appear to have these views. They are very helpful in providing recommendations for restaurants and sightseeing. Do youself a favour and choose this property, you will not be sorry.Thank you for a lovely experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear KylisF, Wow! Thank you for your glowing review. We are pleased that you found our advise helpful, we enjoy sharing our knowledge so that our guests can make the most of their time here. It was our pleasure to host you and look forward to welcoming you back.

Best Wishes

Kerri and Steve
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had 3 wonderful nights here. We actually commented we felt like we were stopping with friends who happened to own the motel. The rooms are incredible, the views are superb. Kerri was so helpful and friendly. We were walking distance to everything. It certainly was a great place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Kaandra, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We appreciate your comments and are pleased your enjoyed your "Radfords Experience". I certainly hope that we can meet again in the near future.

Best Wishes

Kerri and Steve
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

The best place to stay in Te Anau. Beautifully presented room with stunning views, immaculately clean and lots of little extras in the room that made Radfords Lakeview Motel a wonderful place to stay.The staff were friendly and made us feel very welcome. Wish we could have stayed longer and would definitely recommend this motel to anyone visiting Te Anau.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Rosemary, Thank you for your kind words about your experience while staying here and that your Apartment suited your families needs Yes our staff do a Wonderful job of preparing and presenting the rooms to a very high standard for our guests. I will pass on your comments to them.

We hope that we get the pleasure of hosting your family in the future and that you have great memories of your time in the South.

Best Wishes

Kerri and Steve
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Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Radfords Lakeview Motel. My first impression was "gorgeous" and the attention to detail in the room as first class. The bed was so soft and comfortable and the room perfect. The staff were just lovely and attentive and I wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommend this motel to anyone staying at Te Anau

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Anita B, Thank you very much indeed for your lovely review. We too wished you could've stayed longer.

We do hope that you had the best time during your trip and would be delighted should our paths meet to host you again.

Kind Regards
Kerri and Steve
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Taree, Australia
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

this was an excellent place to stay and we thoroughly commend it.
The people were so friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble.
The place was spotless. the breakfast was extremely generous.
the view was superb and the location was within walking distance of everything.
we loved it.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Nameerfud,

Thank you for your high praise of our property, we have an amazing team of staff that take great pride in presenting this complex to a very high standard. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here.

Thank you for choosing to stay at Radford's

Kind Regards,
Kerri & Steve James
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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 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Luxury 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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