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Blue Thistle Cottages

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here Feb 2017. Perfect. Beautiful setting, quiet, peaceful, private. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Best for people who have a car/ transport. Ideal base for Milford / Doubtful Sounds - tour bus for DS picked us up at the gate, even though we were a mile or so out of Te Anau.

Thank Astrogirl59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all the owners Annette and Peter and their dog Lucy are gracious hosts with excellent advice on what to do in the area. The cottage is well appointed with a bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen. The kitchen has a sink, fridge and microwave. The front porch looks out over a beautiful garden and views of the mountains....

Thank phishears
Washington DC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a perfect place to stay while visiting the many beautiful attractions around TeAnau. These cottages are beautifully situated with a paint-worthy view, and are private, comfortable and well-equipped. Especially after we got to know the owners, the delightful Annette and Peter Gardiner, we felt as though we would like to live here for quite a while, and wish we...

Thank MidAtlanticArtist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous stay here with my husband. Peter and Annette were very friendly and helpful. Location was close to town centre so food wasn't an issue, and some restaurants provide free delivery (e.g The Olive Tree cafe). Room was sufficiently heated up with a portable heater in the living room, electric blanket and heated lamps in the toilet. However,...

Thank Esther N
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We stayed 4 nights at Blue Thistle and will definitely try to stay here again if/when we make it back to Fiordland. The cottage was very cozy and clean, with awesome views. The property is just a few kms from the center of town on the road to Milford Sound. Annette and Peter were very welcoming with helpful tips about...

Thank 68CJP
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blue Thistle Cottages. Our cottage was very comfortable and well appointed. The views from the cottage were stunning, looking out across to the mountains. Peter and Annette made us very welcome and went out of there way to ensure our stay was a memorable one. We will definitely revisit Blue Thistle Cottages should we...

1Thank Roy B
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Loved the setting and we were so welcomed by our hosts. The cottage was the cleanest accommodations I have seen, we had already been travelling for several weeks and stayed at some other 5 star hotels in Australia and other airbnbs and this was the best. Everything was so well laid out and comfortable. I felt so at home. The...

Thank Cathy R
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and could have stayed for much longer. We stayed in cottage 4. The cottage was beautiful, spotless, and well equipped. The hosts Peter and Annette were lovely. Very friendly, and it's obvious they have worked hard to make these properties as amazing as they are. It is a very short drive into town, 2...

Thank Dee T
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This was my third stay at Blue Thistle and it was so fantastic to go back and stay here again, it feels like a home away from home! We always look forward to returning on our New Zealand trips and staying here is most definitely a highlight of our time away and the most relaxing part of our travels. We...

Thank Olivia O
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We are SO happy we stayed here while we were in Te Anau! The cottages are just outside of town, and lovely—they're well decorated, have lots of light, and very comfortable (both the bedroom and the living room/kitchen). Peter was a great host (and his puppy and cows were quite welcoming too!). I'd recommend Blue Thistle to anyone looking for...

Thank MidwestToSF

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spacious well appointed cottages with superb views set on 10 acres, 1.5 Km from Te Anau on the road to Milford Sound. Cottages are self-contained self-catering. All cottages have free WiFi, all sky (cable) channels. Quality linen and fluffy robes. A very friendly german shorthaired pointer will greet you..And we have 2 cats and several friendly Dexter cows. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Thistle Cottages

Address: 168 Te Anau- Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: $231 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Also Known As:
Blue Thistle Cottages Hotel Te Anau
Blue Thistle Cottages Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
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“All but one cottage seem to have the magnificent views”
MidAtlanticArtist, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms looked excellent”
Josh2201, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in cottage 4 which had two bedrooms.”
693billp, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Every cottage appeared to have a great view of the mountains”
S3043AAjackc, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you have a boat there is ample secure off road parking.”
765dawsons, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
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