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The Croft
Ranked #6 of 29 Te Anau B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Wonderful place and people”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

We were looking for a quiet, comfy place with a view and we found it here. And Jane's kindness and thoughtfulness made it a wonderful stay. She's fun to talk with while you're enjoying your yummy breakfast and getting ready for your day. She gave us very helpful suggestions for places to explore on the way to Milford Sound. The cottages are extremely clean and comfortable with everything you need. The sheep in the meadow are a charming sight, and it's just a short walk to the lake. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: The blue cottage is smaller and a little more charming but both are lovely.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

The moment we stepped inside our lodge and looked through the window, we all dropped our jaws. The view of the snowy mountain, the lake and the grass land is simply another world. Jane is really a warm host. I don't know if it's simply because all New Zealands are nice people ;-)

We will definitely stay there again if have the chance.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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New York City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2012

This B and B was one of the highlights of our month-long trip to New Zealand. Ours was the Green Cottage and it was immaculately clean. Jane, our hostess, is charming and helpful in guiding us toward the sightseeing we wanted to do, also arranging reservations for the trip by boat, bus, and boat again, to Doubtful Sound. The views of Lake Te Anu from the cottages are spectacular and town is easy to get to but not intrusive on this rather rural setting. This has to be the nicest place in Te Anu!

Room Tip: Either of the cottages, Green or Blue, are wonderful. Don't be put off by the corrugated metal...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

If you're thinking of booking in place in Te Anau, your search stops now. Book now with Jane at The Croft.


It;s your own paradise, private, cozy with a dream of a view. Jane is such a pleasant host and was kind enough to keep our room warm as we arrived late at night at Te Anau. We stayed for 2 nights in May. The cottage was well maintained and clean. Jane ads a personal touch with some cake on the small kitchen top. The view from the cottage is of the lake in the distance with the mountains towering over.

Jane served great breakfast with easy conversation. She's well connected and helped us with interesting information before we made our way to our day trip. She let us go over to the farm and feed the sheep. I've never interacted with sheep before so it was quite interesting.

All in all one, if we're ever in Te Anau again, we'll look no further and I'd recommend you don't either.

Room Tip: the blue cottage is perfect for two, the green one has an extra bed.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights in Te Anau. We met Jane and checked into the blue cottage. The cottage was cozy and private. It was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The view of the lake and surrounding mountains were amazing. We had breakfast in our room the first morning due to an early start and there was more than enough for us. Jane provided us with lots of information on the town, restaurants, and driving to Milford sound on our own. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dubai
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Both Jane and her husband are a lovely couple and took very good care of my wife and me during our stay at the Green Cottage with them early this month.

Lovely breakfast beautiful cottage and very good surrounding and very peaceful. They guided us very well to the sightseeing in and around Te Anau. One evening we enjoy making the BBQ by ourselves and ofcorse they helped us.Overall all a lovely stay and I would surely recommend anyone to go and stay with them.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

We had 3 nights in this cottage and it was a great place to stay. It is self contained, comfortable, very clean, quiet and full of charm. The verandah overlooks the lake and we had our dinner out there each night soaking up the peace and quiet. We were only interrupted by the owner's cat who came to check us out. Breakfast is served in the main house nearby and we spent ages chatting to Jane and Ross each morning. Jane organised our tours for us and recommended places to visit and things to do. All in all an excellent find!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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