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Loch Vista Lakeview Accommodation
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

We simply loved our three night stay at Viv's B&B. My wife was suffering from a sore bacterial skin infection and Viv's sympathy and her magic cream made a big difference. Viv also booked our coach trip to Milford Sound and managed to persuade the driver to pick us up from the end of the drive.
Even if there hadn't been that terrific view of Lake Te Anau, we would have enjoyed just being in Viv's company. Also her cooked breakfasts were brilliant.
La Dolce Vita was Viv's recommendation for an electric Italian restaurant(more like a school hall) where the staff move at a record breaking pace.
Te Anau has a lovely lake front where you can park free to eat your fish & chips. An excellent walk starts at Rainbow Reach down a dirt track off the Manapouri road. The path crosses the river on a swing bridge, then in an hour and a half brings you to Shallw Beach, a Man Friday empty beach at the eastern end of Lake Manapouri. You can make your own seat from the drift wood and sit in peace listening to the sonorous birdcalls - no biting insects when we were there in Feb.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Loch Vista was our last B & B in a marvelous 17-day tour of the South Island, and it was superb, as most of the B & B places were. Owner Viv Nicholson treated the four of us as if we were favored relatives and not just paying guests. The view from her hilltop location was spectacular and the breakfasts were generous and special. All in all, a great way to finish a trip on this magical, warm and friendly country.
Four guests from Chicago

Room Tip: My tip is to have a terrific friend who is talented in choosing excellent places to stay as our travelling companion did. Thank you Ellen.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Don B
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

This B & B was recommended by some friends and we're so glad they did. The house is in a lovely location on the hill overlooking Lake Te Anau affording fabulous views from the guestroom patio areas. Watching the sunset over the mountains with a glass of wine in hand gives you a very good feeling.

Our host Viv was very welcoming and quick to ensure we got a place on the Doubtful Sound tour for the next day. She also gave us some very valuable tips on where to eat and what to see and do during our short stay in Te Anau. The best tip by far was to go and watch the 1 hour film of Fiordland which runs hourly at the local cinema. It was stunning!! Given the weather was glorious, we would never normally have ventured near a cinema.

The bedroom was a good size, clean with a comfy bed and great views over the lake. The breakfast was more than adequate with a good choice of fresh fruit, preserves, breads, croissants etc.

Many Thanks, Carol & Phil Rickhuss, UK

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We recently had a night with Viv and Bert at Loch Vista on the Hill beside Lake Te Anau. It was beautiful weather and we sat on the verandah sampling New Zealand wines and were treated to wonderful hospitality. The view is to die for and one of the most beautiful regions around.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank JillyMS
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Viv runs a beautiful home in an amazing location. Sitting back at night looking over the crystal clear lake backed by snow covered hills sharing a bottle of wine with my wife as the kids ran around on the lawn out the front was a real highlight of our holiday. Thankyou Viv and Bert for a wonderful time. PS the breakfast is fantastic

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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