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Lakefront Lodge
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 March 2017

location was excellent, right on the lakefront road with views of the lake. David met us and made us feel right at home immediately. The room was spacious with patio doors leading to a small patio with picnic table and umbrella. Pick up for our trip to Doubtful Sound was outside the main entrance. Would have stayed longer but we were on a schedule. Thanks David for being a great host.

Room Tip: all the rooms face the same way and have views of the lake with a picnic table and umbrella.
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Te Anau is the spring board to visit Milford Sound. Te Anau is conveniently located on the shores of one of the largest lakes in New Zealand. It is also a popular location to visit the Glow Worm Caves, which is a short boat ride away.
Lakefront Lodge Te Anau has a superb location - facing the beautiful, calm Lake Te Anau. The promenade is a delight to walk on. The town itself is compact and it's a short stroll to the town centre, where all the shops are located.
Lakefront Lodge is set on single level. The glass fronted rooms open into a small patch of grass which leads to the road directly. The main entrance to the door is from the car parking area.
We were there in Mid Feb and the sun was extremely bright. The sunlight filling in the room had warmed it to uncomfortable levels. We had to leave all the doors and windows open to make it bearable. Luckily they had provided a pedestal electric fan - it enabled us to sleep at night. Te Anau is warm in Summer and it will be a good idea to have air-conditioning.
Our room was spacious and well furnished.The bed was soft and comfortable to sleep on.
We had a microwave and a coffee/tea maker with a good supply from reputed brands.
Wifi was of good speed and no hiccups in setting it up.
We have to fill in our choice of a small selection for breakfast and the management leaves it late in the evening, in a compact cupboard inside our room, which is accessed by them from outside.
The toilet had a shower cubicle and WC.
Lakefront Lodge is a small comfortable establishment, good for an overnight stay.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank diwa
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We loved Te Anau and this hotel was great. Right on the lake, and easy walking distance to town. One night we cooked in the room and the kitchenette was really well laid out and appointed. The wifi was great. And the service was lovely. We highly recommend it here if you are visiting the town or as a stop over to Milford Sound which was what we were doing. It's an easy (aside from the twisty road) 1.5 hour drive to the Sound.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mary Frances M
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

NicePlace in the Tourist Capitol of Te Anau,
The Motel is very conveniently located, just a couple minute walk to the restaurants in a quite side street. Car park just at the door, very clean rooms, fully equipped with an also clean bathroom. Good to just open the windowdoors and step outside and see the lake. Overall very clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

room was ok but when we went down for breakfast we were told,, go away to early.. other people were in the breakfast room with lots of empty tables. We were 10 mins early apparently. We went for a walk down the lake side for 10 min. Did it really make that much difference? why piss off your guests ??

Room Tip: go somewhere else
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank cath-ray
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Lakefrontmotel, Owner at Lakefront Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Hi Cath-Ray
In response to your comment on our reviews page I am a little confused. We are accommodation only we do not have a restaurant on sight so I don't how you could of come down to have breakfast. Please be assured it was not us that pissed you off. We ask that you please ensure the sight you are reviewing is in fact the correct sight as this can create a negative view towards our accommodation.

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Additional Information about Lakefront Lodge

Address: 58 Lakefront Drive | Southland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#2 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: RM541 - RM817 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lakefront Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable Units with a show of Luxury. Partial Lake and Mountain views. All units have kitchens. One Bedroom Double Spa Bath and Studio Units. Free Wireless Internet throughout.Continental Breakfast available. Only a 2min walk to town centre and restaurants.Tour Booking Desk. Luggage storeage for trampers. Free car parking ... more   less 
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