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Review of Loch Vista Lakeview Accommodation

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Loch Vista Lakeview Accommodation
Ranked #7 of 28 Te Anau B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Home away from home with Stunning Views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Myself and 3 of my friends stayed at Loch Vista and were treated with nothing but kindness from Pam and Guy! We had the most amazing stay and spent 2 nights relaxing, cooking & taking in the STUNNING views! This is the perfect spot to stay if you are visiting Milford Sounds to break up the drive. We probably spent too much time in the house because we loved it so much :). Would recommend Loch Vista to anyone and everyone! Nothing but high praise! Also, an amazing spot for star gazing!
Thanks Pam & Guy!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank AmericanExpat26
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Pam T, Owner at Loch Vista Lakeview Accommodation, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Thank you for staying at 'Loch Vista" it was awesome to see four friends travelling and enjoying NZ together.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

My wife came across this property by chance while making reservations for our honeymoon trip to NZ. I believe Loch Vista was the best accommodation we had during the trip. It is essentially a B&B but you get so much more. The house has 4 rooms with a large shared kitchen and living area. Our host, Pam seemed to be selective in accepting reservations so you can be assured to find yourself with pleasant company. The property overlooks the lake and the scenery and view from the property is spectacular. We were there during unfavorable weather conditions, but I would imagine it would be a great stay during warmer/drier months. While you will get more than your money's worth anyway for staying in this arrangement (and especially for not paying additional for fast WiFi), Pam's hospitality is what will be invaluable. She was super friendly, helped with booking us on the tours we wanted, made scrumptious fresh breakfast for us, and was warm enough to welcome us to her home (walking distance) and show us her farm and animals. It was rememberable stay and experience to say the least.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank sms9z
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Pam T, Owner at Loch Vista Lakeview Accommodation, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Thank you, we love that you enjoyed the farm animals and the scenery from their meadow.
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

Booked via their website. Stayed in the Rata room. Arrived on a (relatively) cold and windy day. Pam the host welcomed us and gave us information on the must-sees on the Milford highway. The bed and sheet was so comfortable that we did not want to get out of it the next day. We was treated with Pam's homemade banana and chocolate muffin the 2nd day during breakfast which was so delicious. Before we go we were invited to visit the baby cows that pam kept - they were just cute!! The stay was not cheap but is recommended

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eric C
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Pam T, Owner at Loch Vista Lakeview Accommodation, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Thank you for the traveler photos and review.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had 3 wonderful nights at Lochvista. Our host Pam was magnificent! Nothing was too much trouble! Pam was very friendly and welcoming, as was her husband, and we felt like we were staying with old friends. The property is perfectly positioned and has a magnificent view of the lake and mountains. Pam thinks of everything, like putting the fire on before you get home if its cold. Lochvista is well appointed and our room was quiet and very comfortable, with lovely duvet and bed linen. Nothing was too much trouble for Pam and we felt very spoilt with the lovely breakfasts. Pam gave us excellent advice about walks and areas to visit - without her help we wouldn't have had such a wonderful time
Te Anau is such a beautiful place to visit and has so much to offer with the lake and magnificent mountains, and our stay was made special because of Pam's hospitality
I highly recommend Lochvista - we are fussy travellers and loved it
We'll be back that's for sure, and this time for longer!

Room Tip: We loved our Rata room with a dressing room and wonderful view
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pam T, Owner at Loch Vista Lakeview Accommodation, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thank you for writing regarding your stay at 'Loch Vista'. The Mountains have snow to day!!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

We feel extremely lucky to have found Loch Vista. We have traveled more than 20 countries over 5 continents and have stayed in many top-rated hotels including grand French Chateau, old castle in the Alps and 6-star ultra luxury resorts. Lochvista is not a luxury place, but this is the only place that feels HOME. Every morning, sitting in the kitchen and dining room, with a cup of coffee in hand, watching the ever-changing Lake Te Anau, and smelling the delicious breakfast that Pam was preparing, whether it was the homemade pancake or muffins, I wish time could stop, and we could just watch that gorgeous view forever!

The location could not have been better. LochVista sits between Te Anau town (5 min drive) and Milford sound on an elevated land directly facing Lake Te Anau. The house is surrounded by green grassland, with sheeps and two calves by the owner (Pam was so nice to take my daughter to play with her calves, which was a big hit with my daughter!). It is quiet, extremely clean and comfortable. We stayed in the Rata room, which has a floor to ceiling french door opening to Lake Te Anau. The bed is soooo comfortable! The kitchen is a full kitchen with high quality cooking utensils. We did not cook this time, but I noticed that there were nice Le Creuset-style Dutch oven (just to give you an idea of the level of cooking utensils). The bathrooms are new with basic toiletry.

We are not usually the B&B type, since after very stressful work, when I go out to relax, we need privacy and do not necessarily want to socialize with strangers. In this regard, I think the owner, Pam, achieved that delicate balance of privacy vs homy feeling. She is very attentative, extremely helpful (she called the cruise company to rearrange our cruise after we missed our booked cruise due to a traffic problem and suggested great hiking trails around Milford sound area), yet not intruding. In particular, she is very careful in selecting her guests and does not fill the entire house in order to let the existing guests feel more comfortable. The guests we encountered there were all well-educated people who were considerate, quiet and kind.

Loch Vista deserves much higher ranking than it currently has on Tripadvisor. It is the most beautiful and classy place we stayed during our two-week trip to the South Island of New Zealand, in large part thanks to Pam, the owner.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dresden, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

This the place to stay! Close to Milford and doubtfulsound. A wounderful view to Lake Te Anau and the Mountains, a very comfortable appartment, a rich breakfast. And Pam is a wounderful host who is showinf you how countryside life in Nz can be. A definite recommendation!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pam T, Owner at Loch Vista Lakeview Accommodation, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thank you for visiting the farm animals and the group walk through the meadows.
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

Really nice place for staying. Just as beautifull as on pics..no..even more beautiful!!! :)
Thank you, Pam, for having prepared fireplace for us, when we arrived at that rainy day and showing around your lovely farm the next day. We really enjoyed our staying there, would recommend it to everybody!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pam T, Owner at Loch Vista Lakeview Accommodation, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for staying at ;Loch Vista'. Thank you for the Russian dolls. They now sit in the 'Loch Vista' kitchen.
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Additional Information about Loch Vista Lakeview Accommodation

Property: Loch Vista Lakeview Accommodation
Address: 454 Te Anau Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Fiordland and Loch Vista Lakeview Accommodation. We are located on a small, rural property on the way to Milford Sound, just 5 km from Te Anau. Loch Vista overlooks Lake Te Anau and the Murchison Mountains and offers stunning panoramic views. You can relax in comfort and enjoy the ever changing scenery and starry night skies. Our family home is located within walking distance from Loch Vista and we are available for tips on local activities. Pam and Guy Turnbull. ... more   less 
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