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Te Anau Lodge
Ranked #3 of 28 Te Anau B&B and Inns
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seattle, WA
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2009

Matt is a friendly and helpful host. We did not meet Chloe. We had a nice view room on second floor. Guest lounge is very cosy with lots of books, computer, tea/ coffee/cake. Wonderful breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lislandlady
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cork
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28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2009

Very nice accomodation. Lovely hosts. The bedroom was excellent and fantastic shower. Breakfast was good and there was free internet access in a lovely room upstairs where you could aslo relax in. It's a bit out of town. You'll find it hard to get a taxi after 11pm. We ate in the Redcliff resturant. What a gem. I would stay here again but when you drive up to the water at the town front you'll wonder if you could wake up to that view at the same price in a hotel..... It's hard to beat the service that you get at this B&B though.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Altecka
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Shropshire, England
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38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2009

Stayed at this high quality B&B for two nights - the best we experienced in New Zealand. Hosts (Chloe and Matt) were really welcoming to us and our children and the children had a great time playing in the garden with Josie the Labrador. Matt provided great breakfasts and the residents lounge provided a lovely environment for relaxing, meeting others and enjoying the cake, wine, coffee that was always on offer. Great views from rooms and plenty of space.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 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 Giddychick
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HK
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2009

Te Anau Lodge was everything we wanted from a B&B and expected from their website. The house is the last one on a quiet road in Te Anau with great views of the lake. The red brick exterior is warm and welcoming and the first floor rooms are large with views. The lounge on the same floor is comfortable and always stocked with cake, tea, coffee and wine, all included in the tariff. The computer in the lounge is a great add on. Matt and Chloe's sister , who were present during our 2 nights, are young and friendly - Matt gave us advice on things to do, which was always spot on. Breakfasts are ample, and served in a charming converted chapel, featured on the website. The grounds are extensive and we enjoyed walking around and also enjoyed being next door to the lake. This was a perfect place to spend our first 2 nights in South Island and was exactly what we wanted.

  • Stayed January 2009, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank saandaainhk
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2009

Some friends at theirs about thirty of them, assumed the magnificent task of moving a 1936 convent from its original location to the town of Te Anau, and then adapting it to what is nowadays the Te Anau Lodge. Matt, his wife and his sister, are the hosts in this 4 star plus accommodation.
Cheerful and always available, they have
arranged the place with 1930s and 1940s furniture, native New Zealand woods and a very interesting library. The price for the room includes huge breakfasts any time you like and a bar with hot and cold drinks 24 hours.

  • Liked — everything was perfect!
  • Stayed January 2009, 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
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank medusazul
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San Antonio, Texas
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162 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2008

The Te Anau lodge is a beautifully-preserved former convent, now set up as a guest house with 6 comfortable rooms. There's a great deal to recommend here - the original architecture and authentic furnishings, the peace and quiet of the area, the comfort and amenities of the property. But the owners (Matt and Chloe) are really the stars here, managing to make guests feel right at home from the moment they walk in the door, without ever being overbearing. They both have an excellent knowledge of the area and can help out with your itinerary (as well as cooking a mean breakfast, which I'm sure caused me to gain five pounds). Everything is included in the accommodation price, including a forever-flowing beer, wine and soda supply, coffee station, home cooked cakes and muffins, and - of course - wireless Internet. After a day's exploration and hiking, returning to the Te Anau Lodge was really the closest thing to coming back home. Highly recommended.

  • Liked — Fantastic hosts, all-inclusive amenities and superb location
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed November 2008, 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank JamesBeswick
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Ann Arbor
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2008

We stayed at the Lodge as one stop on a two-week trip through the South Island and it was the nicest place we stayed. The setting is lovely, the owners are extremely helpful, and the rooms quite comfortable. The library is a very relaxing place to hang out. And the shower - always a telling detail after a long day tramping about - was absolutely first rate!

Was it a bit more expensive than the other places we stayed? Sure. But - consider what came with the stay, many of which would have led to additional expense at other places, but which came here with no extra charge (1) Unlimited Internet access (2) use of the laundry (3) Full, cooked breakfast (rated "Best in New Zealand by our hungry 21-year-old son!) (4) Excellent carrot cake, coffee, tea, and beer in the library (5) Spot-on advice from Matt & Chloe (they led us to places that we would not have otherwise found and very much enjoyed).

I only wish we could have stayed there longer.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank jojoAnnArbor
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Additional Information about Te Anau Lodge

Property: Te Anau Lodge
Address: 52 Howden Street, 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:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Te Anau Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the genuine warmth of traditional hospitality in the relaxed and tranquil environment of our 1936 relocated former convent, in one of New Zealand's most scenic locations- stunning Fiordland.We proudly promote our 9 rooms as being a mix of historic charm, combined with modern convenience, luxury and comfort. Based on 7 acres, yet only 15 minutes walking time to Te Anau town centre you`ll enjoy our secluded location, and appreciate all activities in town with ease. Take time to enjoy the little additions we`ve provided to make your stay memorable. Enjoy a game of giant garden chess, listen to the water fountain in our pond while reading a book on our 2 person swing seat, soak up the sunshine in our private gazebo, curl up next to the fireplace in the Lounge Library, and enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony overlooking the estate.Above all else you`ll find the level of interaction with your host, and the friendly staff, one of the most memorable aspects of staying in a Lodge this size.A unique accommodation experience. ... more   less 
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