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“The perfect stay”
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The Croft
Ranked #6 of 29 Te Anau B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The perfect stay”
Reviewed December 28, 2007

We stayed 3 nights in the Green cottage in Nov.
This was one of the loveliest places we stayed. The cottage was cosy, very tastefully decorated & had everything you needed.
Jane & Ross were the perfect hosts, always willing to help with advise & taking time to chat.
Jane's breakfast were lovely & she made things even more special by sitting with us at breakfast and taking an interest in things.
The perfect hosts.
Great value for money & highly recommended.
Would love to come back & stay again.
Thank you
K,W & C

  • Stayed November 2007
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London, U.K
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2007

Stayed 2 nights in the green cottage which was set in peaceful surroundings and lovely views over the farm.
Jane was the perfect host and was very helpful
and welcoming.
The cottages are very well equiped , spotlessly clean and cosy.
Its only a few minutes drive from the town centre and a great location if you are going to Milford sound. Would definately recommend a stay.

  • Stayed October 2007
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2007

We stayed at picturesque "the Croft" for 2 nights in August 2007. The owner Jane was very accommodating with our constantly changing plans before we arrived and made us feel very welcome when we actually got there. As we were a group of 4 adults and 2 toddlers, we hired both the Blue and Green Cottages for our stay. Both cottages are comfortable, with superb views of the mountains from the large picture windows. Our usually shy kids thought it was the biggest adventure with the feeding of the animals, going for walks, and running between the cottages like they owned the place. The breakfasts each morning were lovely and Jane went out of her way to provide suitable food for our son (who has food allergies).
We loved the place and will definitely stay again if we revisit Te Anau. PS :- The Indian Summer(?) restaurant is very good, but give the Chinese restaurant opposite the bottleshop a miss!

  • Liked — Felt like a home away from home
  • Disliked — No complaints!
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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4 Thank SydneyTraveller2007
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Evergreen, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2007

We knew that The Croft looked like a great place based on the website. What we didn't anticipate was not wanting to leave! We had the lovely blue cottage facing the lake. There are big windows that allow you to see the amazing grounds (with sheep!) and the lake.

It's a short drive from town, but as we were on our honeymoon all the better! We opted to take a tour of Milford Sound and the bus picked us up roadside (very convenient, but not necessarily recommended to go the bus route).

Jane is a warm and welcoming person. She was running errands when we arrived and her daughter (home from college) greeted us warmly and showed us our cottage. As we settled in Jane came to greet us (with cake!). We had wonderful conversations over breakfast and Jane gave us lots of ideas of things to do while in town (including great hikes).

We were there mid-winter, but there was a heating blanket and a space heater that kept us nice and warm. There are also some nice touches like a cd player (and a couple cds, too), a tv and dvd player (with dvds...she even offered more options!).

I can't recommend The Croft enough. We loved our three nights and if we ever find ourselves in the area again we will definitely be looking to stay here!

  • Liked — Nice and private, yet great company!
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank mitchpcv
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Melbourne
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2007

We had two nights at The Croft in April 2007 and just loved it! Jane and Ross are the perfect hosts, very welcoming and friendly but also allowing you space and privacy. Our cottage had everything we could possibly need, with a wonderful view of the lake. As we were setting off early on the second day for Milford Sound, Jane left a huge assortment of breakfast supplies and fruit in our cottage for us, as well as a map with points marked that she felt we should see. While the cottages are not actually in Te Anau, they are only five minutes drive from the town. Could not recommend The Croft more highly - probably the highlight of our two week stay on the South Island.

  • Liked — Delightful cottage and wonderful hosts
  • Disliked — Nothing - loved everything about it!
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Kelpie67
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California
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2007

We stayed at the Croft for two nights broken up by an overnight to Milford Sound. Jane and her family are wonderful hosts (and even kept our luggage while we went on the overnight cruise). We had a lovely time and didn't want to leave! The cottages are in a stunningly beautiful location right on Lake Te Anau. We stayed in both cottages; they were each very nice, new and modern with lots of windows and gorgeous views down to the lake over the sheep pasture. Both cottages had good kitchen facilities and Jane serves a lovely breakfast (with plenty of fresh, homemade yogurt!). We enjoyed spending time with her every morning.

The Croft is on the road to Milford Sound, a few kms outside of town (so a car is probably a necessity). We highly highly recommend it - you won't be disappointed!

Stayed January 2006
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7 Thank TAmember123
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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2007

Every now and again in our travels we find somewhere to stay that is so good that we just have return. The Croft at Te Anau has everything. Seclusion, comfort, your own private access to the lake and best of all, the genuinely warm welcome from Jane and her family.

Terry & Jenny Spencer. Brisbane Aust.

Stayed January 2007
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Property: The Croft
Address: Te Anau Milford Sound Highway | Rapid 153, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
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Ranked #6 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
The Croft Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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