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The Croft
Ranked #6 of 29 Te Anau B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Milton, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

The cottages built by Ross are nothing short of fabulous. Private, airy, and with picture perfect views. Huge rooms, with a sitting area, kitchen, and large bathroom. We stayed only one night and left early the next morning on a 3 days kayaking trip of Doubtful Sound, and Jane made sure that we were well provisioned for our early morning departure and let us take some of her storage containers along and leave some items in her personal fridge to pick up on out way. The walk through their fields and sheep down to the lake was lovely way to pass an hour. Town is a short drive away, so this is not a great place to stay if you don't have your own transportation. Fantastic value for the area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed here for three nights and had a wonderful stay. The cottage was really lovely, you might expect to see it in a magazine. Jane has added some lovely homely touches, I loved the window seat and the deck area. Jane and Ross make wonderful hosts, nothing is too much trouble, breakfasts were excellent. We booked a trip to Doubtful Sound for one day and did a day walk on the Kepler track the following, both amazing. We particularly enjoyed our walk to the lake from the cottage and sitting on the deck with a drink in the evening. Definitely want to return.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

A group of us stayed at The Croft this February and had a wonderful stay. The cottages in the garden are really cute with lovely views down to the lake, and Jane made us all feel very welcome. It was the perfect location for an early morning start to drive to Milford Sound, although a short drive into town if you want to pop back into Te Anau in the evening. We ventured in one night looking for somewhere to eat and wondered into the Red Cliff cafe with low expectations, but came out after one of the best meals of our whole trip! A lovely place to stay for a tranquil visit. Oh, and make sure you feed the amazingly friendly pet sheep Percy.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Leeds
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

My wife and I have just stayed at the Croft for two nights and can't recommend it highly enough. Accommodation is spotless, breakfast is very good and Jane is charming. Definitely worth a revisit on our next NZ trip

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed at The Croft last weekend for two nights and it was fantastic. Myself and my boyfriend stayed in the smaller cottage and his mother and aunt in the larger one. The attention to detail in the cottages was superb, they have a real eye for interior design and we instantly felt at home. Everything was there that you could possibly need.. even dvds, make-up remover and shampoo!

The location is beautiful and you can see the lake from both units, just passed some grazing sheep :) Extremely comfortable beds. Warning: it's hard to get up early to head to Milford Sound as it's too inviting to have a ly-in! Jane and Ross are the perfect hosts and were really helpful in suggesting the best places to visit in the area. Breakfast was delicious and I can't recommend enough Jane's daughter's bees' honey on toast :)

The highlight for me was walking between the cottages at night and seeing a shooting star.

Definitely one of the best B&Bs I've ever stayed in. We'll be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hannover, Germany
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stayed at The Croft in December and enjoyed our visit to this comfortable and beautiful cottage very much. The views from there are unbelievable and the cottage is very clean, spacious and absolutely quite. The only sound you hear every now and then is Percy, the cute little lamb in the garden.
Jane is a very friendly and caring host who is really interested in making your stay perfect. If you are looking for something special and good value for money, The Croft is the place to go in Te Anau!! Enjoy it!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Jane is the one of the best hosts I've ever had at a B&B - totally genuine and caring, she makes your stay a special one (doing our laundry, giving us walking maps and even providing insect repellent!). From what I was able to see of Te Anau, the Croft's location is the best. Most of the other accommodations are right along the road, while the Croft is tucked away and although you can hear the road a bit, it feels secluded and there is a nice view across the fields. The room is comfortable, well-laid out & has everything you would need. You do need to drive (or bike - Jane offered us free use of the bikes) into town but it is quite close. There is no hot breakfast but the offerings are quite substantial. We really enjoyed ourselves and appreciated the kind attention.

  • Stayed December 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
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The Croft Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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