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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are SO happy we stayed here while we were in Te Anau! The cottages are just outside of town, and lovely—they're well decorated, have lots of light, and very comfortable (both the bedroom and the living room/kitchen). Peter was a great host (and his puppy and cows were quite welcoming too!). I'd recommend Blue Thistle to anyone looking for...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family stayed for 2 nights between 4-6 January 2017. The accommodation was excellent. Just what we needed for a couple nights stay. There are many reasons for our great stay: The hosts, Peter and Annette, were very friendly & helpful when we needed directions, The room decore was excellent, The room they gave us was excellent for us as...

1Thank Josh2201
Highcliffe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights in Villa 3. Stunning views, immaculate villa & really cosy especially liked the comfy bath robes. This was our 3rd visit and Annette & Peter & Lucy ( the friendly pointer) are the most amazing hosts - really top class. We went for dinner in the local Italian La Dolce Vita - good selection of dishes and...

1Thank paulakierney
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Annette and Peter welcomed us (family of four, two teens 14 & 15) to the property with Annette then showing us to our cottage - closely followed by Lucy, the friendly pointer. This property is beautifully maintained and the cottage was warm and spacious. The beds were excellent, the kids kept in contact with their friends via the free WiFi...

Thank Bill P
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were amazed at how perfect this place was! The hosts were very warm and welcoming, they had great wifi, the cottage itself was excellent, roomy, pristine - everything was in order and exceptionally clean. We will be back to Te Anau in future and will definitely be staying here again in future. Highly recommend!

1Thank GwagFunk
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We spent 4 lovely nights at Blue Thistle cottages. The location is great - close to town, but far enough out to be really peaceful. The view of Lake Te Anau from the (beautifully maintained) garden is great. The cottage we stayed in (number 2) was just what we wanted - very comfortable and clean, with a few little extra...

1Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 1 January 2017

A very clean and sufficient cottage. Peter and Annette were very friendly. The ground was well-maintained and the privacy of each cottage was good. We stayed at cottage no 2 that has a disable friendly bathroom. The bed was very comfortable. The kitchen has basic utensils but no ingredients provided apart from nice herbal tea, tea and plunger coffee that...

Thank jflesdeux
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights and loved our stay. The view was fantastic. The amenities were great and comfortable. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom very big. Our hosts were fantastic. Highly recommend this.

Thank Elana T
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The place has a perfect location, close to the city centre and Te Anau lake. The owners very very helpful and always there to give any tourist-advice or to borrow some milk :) stunning views, fluffy bathrobes and comfortable cottages - perfect !

Thank MartaHCH
Bassum, Germany
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Cottages are a Little outside of Te Anau with a great view along lake Te Anau direction Milford Sound. The Cottages are very well equiped. We loved our stay, especially the lovely welcome and care of Anette. Anette and Peter are great Hosts and want you to feel comfortable.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spacious well appointed cottages with superb views set on 10 acres, 1.5 Km from Te Anau on the road to Milford Sound. Cottages are self-contained self-catering. All cottages have free WiFi, all sky (cable) channels. Quality linen and fluffy robes. A very friendly german shorthaired pointer will greet you..And we have 2 cats and several friendly Dexter cows. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Thistle Cottages

Address: 168 Te Anau- Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: RM754 - RM1,217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms looked excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Josh2201, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in cottage 4 which had two bedrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 693billp, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Every cottage appeared to have a great view of the mountains”
 of 5 bubbles S3043AAjackc, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you have a boat there is ample secure off road parking.”
 of 5 bubbles 765dawsons, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All 3 cottages look equally good”
 of 5 bubbles NancyTR, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
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