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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Radfords for 2 nights which during low season may have been too long for us. The apartments are a 5 minute walk to town and are self contained. The apartment was spacious,very clean and well thought out to maximise the space. I'd say the only downside was that there was no fan or air conditioner to stop...

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

Dear borneotraveler, Thank you for your valued feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your apartment and view, they have all been refurbished and our team do a great job in presenting them to a high standard. With regards to the fan we do have them over the kitchen area and also in the bathroom, unfortunately we do not have air...

Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Doing Doubtful and Milford Sounds as day trips from Queenstown make for long days and returns by airplane from Milford Sound can be dicey if there is weather. The easy solution is to overnight in Te Anau and Radfords is the place to do it. Te Anau is compact and everything is in walking distance of the hotel. Plus the...

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

Dear YuppieonaShoeString, Thank you for your valued feedback. Te Anau is the gateway to many incredible activities, it is a great base to discover Milford and Doubtful Sounds as they are both full day trips our guests enjoy coming back to Radfords to relax and reflect on the amazing day they have just experienced. We are very passionate about Fiordland...

Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed the night en route to Milfotd Sound and Radfords lived right up to expectation. It's in a quiet spot just across the road from the lake. The suites have a living area and separate bedroom, so there's plenty of space and you enjoy a great view of the lake and mountains behind. Very helpful and welcoming hosts. Te...

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

Dear Kevin W, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in one of our one bedroom apartments, we are delighted that you enjoyed our Southern Hospitality and were able to go and watch Ata Whenua a fantastic short film and a great introduction to Fiordland. Thank you for staying and placing feedback it is most appreciated. Kind regards, Kerri &...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

The lake across the street, the centre of town a short walk away. It was fabulous to park the car and enjoy the fresh air. A very friendly welcome with some great eating and activity recommendations. Kitchenette was handy, bedrooms were of a good size, Internet was fast, and our boys loved the cable TV channels. If I had to...

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

Dear Milan1111, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay, yes we are in a fabulous location close to all the amenities and also having the stunning view of Lake Te Anau right in front on the complex. We are pleased you enjoyed the apartment and were able to make use of the unlimited WIFI and 50+...

Wembley, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

We had an unscheduled stop in Te Anau due to the closure of the Milford road. The service provided by Kerry was nothing short of exceptional in finding us an alternative tour of Doubtful Sound. The accommodation was absolutely spotless with a view to die for. Fantastic!

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

Dear pholland32, Thank you we really appreciate your feedback and will pass on your comments regarding the spotless room to our amazing housekeeping team whom do a fabulous job of keeping the rooms at a very high standard. It was my pleasure to book you on the Doubtful Sound tour and I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. Kind regards, Kerri...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We stayed for a night as a stopover for Milford Sound. It was a good stopover with Kerri giving us lots of tips to make our stay a good one. Would have loved to stay a little longer. Lovely relaxing place!!

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

Dear Daniradley, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback we really appreciate it. We are pleased you had a relaxing stay and enjoyed our hospitality. We hope you can come back again one day and explore more of Fiordland. Kindest regards, Kerri & Steve James

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

There was no way I was going to neglect to give feedback on Radfords on the Lake. We stayed two nights as a midway point between Queenstown and Milford Sound. I based my stay on previous reviews and was still really impressed. Kerrie was thorough and thoughtful and rightly proud of this establishment. She made some spot on recommendations for...

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

Dear Annette Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to review your experience with us. Guests that stay two or more nights certainly get the better feel of Fiordland and your case Milford Sound as you can really appreciate the drive through to Milford and take your time exploring as getting to Milford is more than half...

Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

I couldn't speak more highly of Radfords. Just like other reviews have said, from the minute you arrive you are made to feel so welcome and invited to this lovely place. The little touches do make the difference - hints on places to eat, places for coffee, things to look at; walking us to our room with a bottle of...

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

Dear AJW09, Thank you for your glowing review of your recent stay here at Radfords. All of these little things that you have mentioned that we do and provide is part of making our guests feel welcome and comfortable we hope that this enhances your overall experience of Fiordland. Your feedback is most appreciated by the team here at Radfords...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Kerri is a host who made us feel like old friends, rather than just guests - we felt welcome from the moment we met her. Kerri also made every effort to provide us with dining options in the town, and also suggested some lovely walks around 'her' town. Our room was immaculately presented with every little comfort we could ask...

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

Dear TheOldMacs, We appreciate your lovely words regarding your recent stay here, it is always our pleasure to ensure our guests are well informed of things to do and places to eat in Fiordland as we want everyone to get the most out of their time spent here. You were both a pleasure to host and we wish you safe...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The hosts were very friendly and also extremely helpful with tips and advise about the local tourist attractions. The room was spotless, as was the bathroom, and it was the attention to detail that really caught my attention and made this stay feel a cut above the rest. It was very nicely decorated with a couch that was actually comfortable...

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

Dear Kathleen W, Thank you very much for your glowing review. To hear that you found your room to be comfortable, cosy and spotless is fabulous - we have a very dedicated team that strive to make sure everyone has the best stay possible, thrilled that our tips and advice on local attractions was helpful as well. Thank you for...

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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: $218 - $533 (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
Radfords On The Lake Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Green Hotel in Te Anau
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“Upstairs has most privacy and best views.”
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“The upstairs rooms had best views.”
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“Upstairs have a great view”
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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.”
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