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Radfords on the Lake

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Our 2 night stay in Te Anau was restful relaxing thanks to Radfords. The whole town was very quiet and Radfords were renovating some rooms but this didn't bother us much. Very well appointed rooms with everything you could reasonably ask for, views of the lake, walking distance from the main street and yet very quiet and comfortable. A top...

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

Dear Andrew_Burge, Thank you for your lovely review of your time with us at Radfords, we work very hard to ensure that our guests have a comfortable and relaxing stay here. We thank you for your understanding whilst we were refurbishing our studio units which are in the final stages due to be completed very soon. We trust you enjoyed...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We had a lovely stay here and wish we could have stayed longer! The motel was fantastically positioned, with views over the beautiful lake, and only a short walk into town. The rooms were attractively decorated, very cosy, and well stocked. We received a warm and friendly welcome. Some small problems with the wifi, but think that may have been...

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

Dear Lauren D, Thank you for rating your recent stay so highly, we appreciate you taking the time to do so. Our rooms have all been recently completely refurbished and we are receiving fantastic feedback, so to hear that you found our rooms to be cosy, well decorated and well stocked is very pleasing. We are very sorry for the...

Mount Gambier, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

What a fabulous find this place is. Lovely large rooms, toasty warm, free unlimited wifi, full range of cable channels and lovely super king beds. Owners are friendly and helpful and even offer free quality coffee from the reception. I think it is worth every penny we paid and muchbetter than many more expensive places we have stayed. Would stay...

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

Dear Stewart B, Thank you so much for your outstanding review, you were both such a pleasure to host and we are pleased you enjoyed a coffee from our new espresso machine in Reception, we feel this is something nice to offer our guests and gives our guests time to talk to us about our area and also we enjoy...

Gracemere, Australia
Reviewed 15 August 2015

The service was A1. Great local knowledge and advice. Loaned us some top quality jackets due to the extremely cold conditions. Also offered the loan of a thermos. The apartment was perfectly clean with a very comfortable bed, choice of different pillows and plenty of towels. All Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Free and fast wifi was a bonus...

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

Dear Queenslander1961, Thank you for your amazing review of your stay with us at Radfords on the Lake!! We were so happy to be of help by offering our wet weather gear and we love that you noticed all the little extra's we provide such as plenty of towels, pillow selection, lavender bags, choc's etc we work very hard to...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We stayed for two nights in a triple unit, one bedroom and one sofa bed in a living room. The bedroom was good size and the living room was spacious with a dining table and a kitchen. The unit was lovely and clean. The heater in the bedroom and bathroom was the warmest among all six accommodations we stayed during...

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

Dear Tara0713, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found your room to be warm and comfortable, we preheat all rooms so that it is a nice temperature when guests check in to their room. It was our absolute pleasure to give you recommendations on things to do whilst you were visiting Fiordland. We wish you all the best...

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 July 2015

First impressions just got better and better. We enjoyed a stay in a two bedroom suite on the second floor with beautiful views of the lake from all rooms. The rooms were spotlessly cleaned and very well presented. Stocked with everything you needed and more, so much thought has gone into the extras that you certainly don't get at other...

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

Dear ZQNtraveller, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here at Radford's on the Lake. We will be sure to pass on your appreciation to our fantastic team of staff whom take great pride in presenting the rooms to our guests. You were both an absolute pleasure to host and we are looking forward to your...

County Kildare, Ireland
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Given good reviews and high recommendations, Radfords certainly does not disappoint. It's right on the waterfront of the lake and each room has a good lake view. Upstairs units are better. It is new, modern, with beautiful quality furnishings and finishes and everything provided including lots of little extras - fresh milk in the fridge, coffees and teas and all...

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

Dear Joanie R, We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay and that we met with your expectations. It was our absolute pleasure to help you with our recommendations and places to dine. We hope you enjoy the remainder of your holiday. Kind regards, Kerri & Steve James

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Very nice, modern clean. Excellent attention to detail. Lovely extras that you dont get at most hotels any more. Will definitely stay again. Only one complaint that you can hear the people upstairs running about but thats just inconsiderate travellers and not the establishments fault. Kids loved the big fat cat that came and visited us and the movies that...

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

Dear Kara R, Thank you for your valued feedback it is most appreciated. We are delighted you enjoyed the little extra's that we provide to ensure our guests feel welcome and a home away from home feeling. We apologise that there was noise from some other guests and if we had heard this we would have asked them to respect...

Reviewed 11 July 2015

OK, so when I first arrived I was a bit taken aback that it was a motel and there were no onsite amenities. You need to walk down to town for cooked breakfast .. well all meals really. The two bed apartment only had the one bathroom which was a bit of an issue for two adults and two 20...

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

Dear Irangel, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Radford's on the Lake, although we do not have a restaurant on site, we have many wonderful places to experience great food on and near the main street about 3 minutes walk from here. We do offer as you pointed out our Exclusive Radford's Continental Breakfast to...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights during our honeymoon. Our room was a 1-bedroom suite on the 2nd floor. The room was nice and clean and had updated decor. Te Anau is a very small town so fancier accommodations are hard to come by. The bathroom could use a little updating, but all in all, it suited our needs for...

Thank jenny433
Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear jenny433, Thank you for placing feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay here and found our relieving manager to be friendly and helpful in our absence. You are right we are very close to the town centre being just a short 5 minute walk. We do hope you enjoyed the remainder of your honeymoon and wish you all...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $213 - $309 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Green Hotel in Te Anau
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“Upstair rooms have better view. Lower floors may have limited lake view due to car parking in front.”
  • Luggage rack area.
  • Heated towel rack
HanaleimomTx, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A room overlooking the lake is a must.”
962karinac, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors have the better view. But all rooms appeared to be lovely.”
14karib, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs has most privacy and best views.”
Spdmoore01, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The upstairs rooms had best views.”
MoyraF, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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