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We really enjoyed the two nights we spent here. The owner was very helpful in suggesting the best time to drive to Milford Sound as well as where to stop on the way there and back. The accommodations were spacious and comfortable, and it was...More
On our way from Wanaka to Manapouri for a cruise on Doubtful Sound and stopped at Te Anau for the night and to see the glow worms. This was a great place to stay - our host went out of her way to make sure...More
Response from Radfords56, Manager at Radfords on the LakeResponded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to share a review about your stay with us. It is a great base to discover Doubtful Sound and experience the Glow worm caves, and our guests enjoy coming back to Radfords to relax and...More
Beautiful apartments, very clean and comfortable. Nice bath tub, very comfy bed. Very charming, attention to every detail. Well equipped kitchen, good wine glasses. In front of the lake. Close to Main Street where restaurants are.More
Thank Natalia N
Response from Radfords56, Manager at Radfords on the LakeResponded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor, We are pleased to hear you found everything to be of a high standard. Our wonderful team here at Radfords are committed to providing a high standard of cleanliness and making...More
This place was just beautiful! Definitely the highlight of our touring trip around the south island.
The owners were super helpful in suggesting activities to do in the area as well as getting to Milford Sounds. They were absolutely correct in that the drive to...More
Thank Emma R
Response from Radfords56, Manager at Radfords on the LakeResponded 9 November 2017
We just love hearing back from our guests and we thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We have a great team here at Radfords that take pride in there work and pleased you could see this in...More
This motel is ideally located with spacious well provided rooms. The service and assistance were great. Location allows for an easy walk into the town for dinning and travel experiences.
Thank Tony R
Response from Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the LakeResponded 24 October 2017
Dear Tony R,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here at Radford's.
Lovely to hear that you enjoyed our close proximity to the fabulous range of restaurants and activities on offer and that our service lived up to your expectations.
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Refrigerator in room
US$165 - US$419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Response from Josie1232003 | Reviewed this property |
It takes about 2.5 hours to drive by car from Te Anau (where Radfords is located) to Milford sound. If you are looking to drive into Milford Sound and then back Te Anau later in the day it's a 5 hour round... More
It takes about 2.5 hours to drive by car from Te Anau (where Radfords is located) to Milford sound. If you are looking to drive into Milford Sound and then back Te Anau later in the day it's a 5 hour round trip.
The road is windy in sections so it can be a tiring day trip, particularly if you're not used to NZ roads :-) You need to be careful to go with a full petrol tank if you are driving as there is no petrol station at Milford Sound.
You can stay overnight in Milford Sound although there are not many accommodation options. We did this and highly recommend it - gives you plenty of time to do a cruise and look around.
Also easy to get there on a day tour by bus from Te Anau.
If you are driving from Milford Sound to Queenstown (one way) it will take at least 4.5 hours. (Be careful because some websites and online maps indicate it's only a couple of hours ... but it's definitely around 4.5 hours and a long drive!).
Hope this helps!