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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We stayed two nights; enjoyed sensational views across the lake and enjoyed the peace and quiet, especially after Queenstown. Room was very clean and well presented. Staff were all friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The only negative was the coffee in the breakfast cafe...it was .terrible ! Possibly the worst in all of New Zealand. Suggest change suppliers as soon as...

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

ear Patrick Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our location and wonderful views overlooking Lake Te Anau along with Restaurant dining and service. I am warmed to hear our team made an impression and were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I apologise the coffee did not appeal to you and I...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We spent three night here. Had gluten free meals at the restaurant which were very good. Enjoyed a good bottle of red and wonderful desserts. The garden villa room was very comfortable and spacious. The gas fireplace was excellent. Staff were very helpful and took the time to chat with us. Housekeeping was also very good.

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Jason Thank you for taking the time to review us and I am delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and I am warmed to hear our wonderful team made a lasting impression during your stay and were helpful and took the time to converse with you. We sincerely hope to see you back in the not too...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We stayed two nights at this hotel separated by a night on a Doubtful Sound cruise. The hotel is situated by Lake Te Anau in a quiet part of the town. There were splendid views over the lake. The staff were friendly and helpful. We were in a suite which had a large living area and separate bedroom. The room...

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Wounded Galaxy Thanks for your review and taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the picturesque views of Lake Te Anau and our wonderful team made a lasting impression on you. I am warmed to hear that Aneesh and Manish stood out in the exceptional delivery of service. We...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2016

These Distinction hotels in NZ seem to live up to their name. The service here was immaculate and the food was really outstanding for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The layout of the hotel means that lots of rooms (if not all, I don't know} have spectacular views. Just arriving in this hotel's grounds right on this stunning lake feels special....

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Dharama S, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Margaret M, Thanks for your kind words of encouragement. I am delighted to hear you had a great experience, enjoyed the meals, views and hospitality from our wonderful team and I will be sure to pass your comments on to our team. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We had an unexpected stay in Te Anau so we booked the day we were arriving. We were put in a unit at the back of the property next to where the tour buses are parked. Our room was average. The second bedroom has double glass doors and both together are the width of a single door that were a...

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Dharama S, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Diane C, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I apologise our Villas, facilities and the view were unappealing to you. We have taken your comments on board to ensure we improve ourselves. I trust you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand. Regards, Dharama Sena

Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this place for a night and had to check in late at night at around 10 pm..the staff at check in were very friendly and effective. Nakul and manish explained us all the activities around Te anau. The overall experience at this property was amazing and will recommend this hotel to my friends!!

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Dharama S, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear 124chiragb, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear our staff, Nakul and Manish made an impression on you and explained all the activities around Te Anau. We are blessed with a wonderful team and location, and thank you for your recommendation. Regards Dharama Sena

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We bookended an overnight cruise on Milford Sound with stays at Distinction Te Anau Hotel. The location was very convenient to the main street of Te Anau and also gave us the chance to explore part of the Kepler Track with our free afternoon. The room was spacious and comfortable. We stopped by the restaurant/bar for a light snack where...

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear GLW51 Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear our wonderful lakefront location was convenient for your stay. I am warmed to hear that Michela made a lasting impression and you found her gracious for your dining experience. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the future. Regards Brent Stander

Zimbabwe
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I enjoyed my stay at the hotel, and the location next to the lake is excellent, but I think the price is a bit much for what you get. In fact, it was the most expensive hotel I encountered during my two-week trip through New Zealand. Still, it was a pleasant experience, but I would have preferred to pay less....

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Mark Thanks for your feedback and taking the time to review your recent stay. We take all our comments on board and use as a tool to benchmark ourselves to try and achieve our goal of everyone leaving the hotel recommending us. I sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Te Anau and had a safe...

Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We were there for 3 days in Te Anau ..stayed for 2 days ... we have booked cruise for Milford Sound. It was a great experience and hospitality from the staff. We were helped by Aneesh and thanks to his advise and suggestions we were able to also plan better rest of our trip . We would definitely stay there...

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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Jay Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and I am delighted to hear you had a great experience and hospitality from our wonderful team and I will be sure to pass your comments on to our team. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander

Reviewed 2 April 2016

We stayed at this hotel before and after an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound. It was more expensive than we wished, but worth the money. The greeting on check in was very personal and the room was clean and tidy, with everything we needed. The situation opposite Lake Te Anau would be difficult to better and the closeness to town...

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Dharama S, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Keith S, Thanks for your glowing review and time taken to provide us with feedback regarding your recent stay. I am delighted our wonderful team made a lasting impression on you, and check in was very personal, and you enjoyed the breakfast & your stay. We are blessed with a wonderful location and I am pleased to hear you...

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  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 

Additional Information about Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

Address: 64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: RM480 - RM999 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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#3 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#7 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#13 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
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“Lakeside rooms have a good view”
boggle103, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Probably more space in the garden villas than the hotel rooms.”
monn53, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have a lake view, be sure to ask if you have a preference.”
dnh5023, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs room so you can open your balcony door for fresh air. The rooms are hot.”
Digimom, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room #141 at the end of the hall was quiet and comfortable”
GregB172, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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