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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
Ranked #6 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

The view from our room was amazing. The decoration a little bit old but still ok. No wi-fi in the rooms and that was one of our surprises ! Bathroom was ok but old and needed renovation as well as the room terrace. Service nice and friendly.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2013

Dear Grvoyage
Thanks for your review and I am happy to hear you found the service friendly. We do have free Wi-Fi in the restaurant bar and public areas.

I hope you had a safe trip back home and all the best for 2014.

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Brent Stander

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

dont know why some people did not like it
we are a family received a lake view room very clean and nice
the service was excelent
the location perfect
small heated pool
great views of the lake
we satyed 2 nights and loved it , used the green grass in front of the room for small lunch!

Room Tip: lake view!!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank maroma1957
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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2013

Dear Maroma

I am delighted to hear you found the service excellent and location perfect and hopefully we will have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

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Brent Stander

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

Quite, cozy room, comfortable, stayed on the second floor , room 211. Nice view over the lake. Comfortable bedding. Restaurant on site was okey . Used sauna as a private session. Ask for a key on the front desk. Hotel is located walking distance to shopping. If you go to the left along the lake, it will take you for a wonderful 2 hour comfortable walk with beautiful scenery.

Room Tip: 211, good lake view, quite, cozy
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2013

Dear Olga

I agree the walks in TE Anau are breath-taking and I am happy to hear you enjoyed the magnificent views overlooking picturesque Lake Te Anau. I hope you had a safe trip back home and please keep in touch.

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Brent Stander

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in a Garden View room-not much of a view but that didn't matter. Two queens sized beds suited our sleeping arrangements. Hotel was close to town and opposite the lovely lake. The staff were great-when we left behind some clothes, they arranged to have the items sent by courier to our next hotel straight away with minimal cost. They also were very helpful to assist in a non-hotel matter. We didn't eat at the hotel but the bar staff were efficient & friendly.
This was a very nice place to relax while exploring Milford Sound.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2013

Dear hcondon
I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time in Fiordland and our staff made an impression on your stay.

Hopefully we will see you back again

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Brent Stander

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Reviewed November 29, 2013

On the Plus side: we loved the fact that this is a large hotel which "has it all": nice room, great lounge, some of the best dinner we have had in NZ, very friendly bar staff, great view, and even a small floater-plane waiting for passengers just across the street. Our room was nice and had some of the amenities we lacked in other hotels such as iron and iron board, lots of drawers etc.

On the Minus side: very surprisingly, no wifi in the room. You have to go to the lobby! Also I don't understand why the hotel has not upgraded the shower curtains which will stick to your body as soon as you start the shower. Last thing: very very weird fitted comforter (never seen that before: the comforter is fitted at two corners of the bed) which is so skimpy that it barely covers your chest. So unnerving.

If it weren't for those few things, I would give this place 4 stars.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Luc V
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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2013

Dear Luc V
I am delighted to hear you found the dinner some of the best you tried while in New Zealand and the staff were friendly and accommodating. I hope the other comments you mentioned did not impact on your stay in New Zealand and you had a safe trip back home.
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We had requested a higher floor room and this was allocated to us. Very friendly welcome by reception staff and Brent. All very helpful.
Breakfast very busy one day with tour guests, not relaxing. 2 nd day a lot quieter. We would have had a cooked breakfast but were told that omelettes could only be made by special order and this would be extra over the full cooked breakfast price. Strange as eggs were available, but not as an omelette.
Overall though very good stay and one of the best locations. An alternative is the Lakeside Motel which has good views and a balcony on the upper floors.

Room Tip: Take a lake view room. We were on the first floor, hotel only two floors. Good view of lake, no balc...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2013

Dear Mike 1946
It was a pleasure meeting you and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in Te Anau and the hotel. I am sorry to hear about omellete requests as this is wrong, we are happy for our guests to have their desired egg choice and I have personally sorted this out with the kitchen.

We hope to see you back soon!
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

The hotel was clean, and the rooms were spacious. I really liked having choices of channels when watching television. It's a great place as a jumping off point for Milford Sound. The food in the restaurant was quite delicious, but the service (the time for me to get my food one night) in the restaurant was the slowest I may have ever seen. I was almost convinced that the chefs had gone fishing themselves for my meal.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2013

Dear Colorado Traveller
I am happy to hear that you found the room suitable to your needs and you enjoyed your dining experience. I apologise if the food took too long to come out and have followed up with the kitchen to ensure we are meeting our guests delivery needs with food timings. I trust the chef did not go fishing but if he had it would have been a good option to eat off the menu. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand and had a safe trip back home.
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Additional Information about Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

Address: 64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#5 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#13 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: $131 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Te Anau Lake Front, a short stroll from the Te Anau Town Centre, Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas is perfectly situated for you to make the most of this beautiful area. Surrounded by extensive, colourful gardens and overlooking spectacular Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland ranges, this Hotel and Villa accommodation sets the tone for your stay in one of the world’s most breathtaking regions. Designed for your comfort, we offer 115 luxurious rooms, including Hotel rooms with Garden and breathtaking Lake Views, and a range of spacious One and Two Bedroom Garden View Villas. On-site is the renowned MacKinnon Room Restaurant offering the very best of South Island cuisine, and the Explorer Bar and Lakefront Terrace where you can relax and enjoy the uninterrupted views of Lake Te Anau. The hotel offers the largest hotel based conference centre in the area, and its very own lakefront wedding chapel, plus extensive recreational facilities, including a spa, sauna, heated outdoor swimming pool and massage services. ... more   less 
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