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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for one night and we loved it. Great location, awesome service and the staff were very friendly, helpful and welcoming. It was a very cold and windy day in Te Anau but we were very warm, cozy and comfy in our 2 bedroom accommodation. The room was spacious, clean and well equipped. I would highly recommend Radfords...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review on Trip Advisor. We do enjoy hearing back from our guests and are very happy to hear that you were comfortable during your stay with us. We do hope to see you again in the future! Best Regards Kerri & Steve James

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Cool place on the lake. Service was awesome and the room well appointed, clean, fresh and modern. Check in and check out was done efficiently and the people are extremely friendly and helpful. It should be for the price and travelling solo this is an expensive experience. It's all up front though so no surprises and I wasn't disappointed.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thanks! Travelling solo can be a bit lonely and it is great to hear that the Radford's team made you feel welcome. We appreciate the time you have taken to review and hope to see you back here again with some company to make the most of all that Te Anau has to offer. All the best for your travelling....

California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived by bus from Queenstown airport. (Tracknet) It was raining so our driver dropped us directly in front of Radfords even though the normal bus stop wasn't that far away, Another wonderful example of NZ friendliness! Karrie greeted us warming and within minutes she took us to our room on the second floor and showed us all the key...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you! We love hearing back from our guests and it is great that you enjoyed your time with us (even if the weather was not as co-operative!). We wish you all the very best for the rest of your travelling and do hope to see you back here in Te Anau again. All the very best Kerri & Steve...

Fishers, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will love it! Beautiful property overlooking Lake Te Anu. Very clean, comfortable room with all the amenities for a short stay or extended stay. Staff is very friendly and helpful. They pre-booked all our excursions to Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, and Glow Worm Caves. Shuttle picked us up at the hotel curb, which was very convenient in the early...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you very much Lynn, We just love to hear back from our guests and appreciate the time you have taken to review with Trip Advisor. Great to hear you enjoyed your excursions - it certainly makes it easy having them all pre-booked so that you are ready to get out into beautiful Fiordland. Wishing you safe & happy travels....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Does what it says on The Radfords web page. Pristine grounds & accommodation. Kitchenette was v useful too. Loved it. Impossible to fault our stay other than for the weather. Great advice from Kerri in where to go & what to do, the perfect host. Should we ever return, there's no other place for us to stay in Te Anau.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Te Anau! Thank you very much for your review and please accept our apologies for the weather - this Summer has certainly been an interesting one! Wishing you all the very best for a safe return home. Kerri & Steve James Radford's on the Lake.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hosts at Radfords could not be more friendly. We stumbled upon this place late in the day when an AirBnB we had booked at did not meet our expectations. Kerri made us feel so welcomed and got us all set up with an intinerary for the few days we would be in the area. Her suggestions were spot on....

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review with Trip Advisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and that our recommendations worked well for you. We hope to see you back here again some day and wish you safe & happy travels. Best Regards Kerri & Steve James Radford's on the...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are many very good reasons that Radfords on the Lake is an exceptional place to stay in Te Anau. It starts with the manicured garden on the driveway, the coffee machine at reception and the delightful welcome you can expect. The apartments are modern and thoughtfully furnished. The open living area has a big couch and TV. The WiFi...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your most thorough review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that some of our "little touches" did not go un-noticed. We hope to welcome you back here again some day soon. Happy Travelling. Kerri & Steve James Radford's on the Lake

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The accommodation is fantastic and affords spectacular views over the lake. Kerri has been incredibly helpful and friendly guiding us to enjoy this incredible location. Walking distance of the centre and local amenities.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much Tina! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Radford's - we are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place. Wishing you all the very best for the rest of your travels and 2017. Best Regards Kerri & Steve James Radford's on the Lake

Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We spent 3 nights at Radfords. Kerri made our stay so pleasant catering to our many needs. The place was very clean, spacious (we don't travel light) and cheerful. The location was ideal for us as it was not too far from center of town and yet far enough. We enjoyed the view of the lake and the beautifully tended...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thanks! We just love hearing back from our past guests and it is so pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world and it was our pleasure to share it with you. We hope to see you here again soon. All the very best...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stayed here for one night on our way to a morning kayak at Milford Sound. We struggled to find much variety and availability when we were looking to book a few months ago, but when we were driving around there seemed to be lots of hotels with vacancies. Our room/suite was lovely, but really more than we needed for...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you Jess, We really appreciate your feedback and the time you have taken to review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your suite and apologise for any irritation caused by our WIFI. We are in a difficult situation with this as if we do not put a time limit on the WIFI it is very slow...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in style at Radfords on the Lake. Our well equipped units have a warm and luxurious feel. With attention to detail and complete commitment to your stay, our service is sure to make you feel welcome. Lake and mountain views from every suite and conveniently located close to the town centre. Look out for those little extras like candles, flowers, 50+ channel SKY TV and a great selection of DVDs for guests enjoyment. With guest laundry, continental breakfasts, kitchenette, off road parking, free wireless internet for use in your room, our aim is to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Winners of the NZ AA Supreme host of the year award 2013 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Radfords on the Lake

Address: 56 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand (Formerly Radfords Lakeview Motel)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: RM715 - RM1,839 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Radfords on the Lake 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Radfords Lakeview Hotel Te Anau
Radfords Lakeview Te Anau
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#1 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Green Hotel in Te Anau
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“We loved being on the ground floor and being able to open the big sliding glass doors right to the outside.”
 of 5 bubbles O4685OIalexandrag, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles tinas225, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All units have lake view. we prefer the first floor but it doesn't have a lift for your suitcases.”
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  • Lovely clean motel with lake view
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 of 5 bubbles 3638grace, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There is no lift I'm aware of, so a ground floor room is easier for baggage transport.”
 of 5 bubbles fiveforfive, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem to offer a Lake View, but the ones nearer the front of the hotel seem to be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Magnetyx, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
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