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Chievres / Belgium
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Very nice self-contained bungalows at the back of the house - very nice hospitality - you found on your own - we stay 3 nights there - enough to discover the area and the marvelous Doubtful sound

Thank Paddy069
Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 16 May 2012

We read several reviews on this B&B and decided it was the place to stay in Te Anau before kayaking Milford Sound. We stayed in the upstairs suite and were very happy with all the accommodations. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting Helen, who took wonderful care of us. Our only regret was not spending the extra night after our kayaking trip,...

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 7 April 2012

The room, kitchen and bathroom were very spacious and clean. The owner was very friendly and gave us good tips what to see and what to do. The Lodge is located very close to the lake (5 min walk) and the city center (10 min walk). We could have our breakfast whenever we wanted as everything was prepared in the...

Thank Sarah M
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2012

This was our 3rd stop on our tour of New Zealand, we stayed two nights and I would have happily stayed a week. We stayed at 15 different accommodations and this was one of my favourites. We booked the largest unit which was purpose built over the garages. Helen calls it a unit but it’s too nice to be called...

1Thank christineb
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Helen totally spoilt us, not only was it inexpensive, we had a fantastic little suit that was exceptionally clean. Our room was serviced daily and had a great assortment of breakfast goodies. Helen is an amazing hostess who really takes pride in her product. Definitely a great base for Doubtful Sound or for you trip up to Milford Sound.

1Thank rnr2310
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 28 December 2011

Not the best place we stayed in, but still acceptable. Only a short drive from the river, and overall the room was very comfortable, and there were ample room provisons for breakfast, which you made for yourself. We were looking for a lake view motel, but weren't at all disappointed with Antler Lodge. Nice and quiet, which is very important

Thank Julie M
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 October 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights to visit Milford Sound. Definitely the way to do it, as visiting Milford Sound from Queenstown for the day requires spending more time in a bus/car than in Milford Sound. Booked the large apartment upstairs that has a separate kitchen, large combined bedroom/living room and enormous modern bathroom. Great views all around as there are...

Thank Ottawop
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 20 September 2011

Stayed here just one night, four of us (2 adults, 2 children) before heading out to Doubtful Sound. It was clean, quiet, and the owners were very friendly and welcoming. The town had many interesting things to see and some good restaurants, too. The lake is utterly gorgeous and we wish that we'd stayed there a few more days to...

Thank PhotoK
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 August 2011

Helen provided a warm welcome, answered my many questions and recommended activities and places to eat to make the most of our short trip to Te Anau. We stayed in Unit 1 and it was great value, comfortable, clean and self-sufficient. After a big day driving to Milford, we appreciated the space to be able to eat our takeaway dinner...

1Thank Schtef
Reviewed 5 April 2011

We stayed upstairs in unit 3. It was very spacious & very clean. A lovely diy breakfast was provided in the fridge. We used our car to go to the lake front & town.

Thank Lancashirefemale

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We cater to guests looking for private, self contained units in a quiet residential area. Our self contained cottages have queen size beds and kitchen facilities, our spacious upstairs apartment has a king size bed and mountain views. All our units have ensuite with shower. Continental breakfast is provided in the rooms this includes eggs to cook in the cottages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Waka Lodge

Address: 44 Matai Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: RM436 - RM455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Te Waka Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Any room at Antler Lodge”
 of 5 bubbles 648nirm, 17 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Although the upstairs apartment is slightly more expensive it is worth paying the extra for it.”
 of 5 bubbles adamski47, 25 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Pay the extra for large unit - it's well worth it for the space and view”
 of 5 bubbles christineb, 6 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Definitely book the large apt upstairs - it's worth the extra money for all that space and those amazing views.”
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  • Enormous Bathroom & Shower in Large Apt Upstairs
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  • Kitchen in large Apt Upstairs
 of 5 bubbles Ottawop, 3 Oct 2011 | Read review
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