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Newcastle, Australia
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50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

A lovely place to stop in Te Anau. We had a villa and it was quite spacious. The shower in the bathroom was excellent. We were across the road from the lake and very close to the town centre and restaurants. The heating was very effective.

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

Dear Mary R Thanks for taking the time to review us. I am delighted to hear our villa appealed to you and you found the shower and bathroom excellent. We sincerely hope to have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the future. Regards Brent Stander More 

New Zealand
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40 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

second time i have stayed at this hotel and the quality and service was just as good if not better than the first. really friendly welcome on arrival at reception, the food in the restaurant is something to die for. I had a villa at the rear of the property so was not looking over the lake but the peace... More 

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

Dear Jonof Thanks for taking the time to review us and for returning to stay with us. I am delighted to hear our team made an impression on you during your stay and you found our food to die for. We sincerely hope to have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

This was a real treat. We stayed for three nights, longer than planned, and ate in the restaurant on the middle night. Lovely staff who were always happy to help but were never intrusive. Quality accommodation. The food was a real surprise, very carefully prepared and not crazily expensive. Overall, this is a beautiful hotel staffed with thoroughly pleasant people.... More 

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

Dear jjjOn Thanks for taking the time to review us. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed our southern hospitality and wonderful team. It is pleasing to hear you enjoy your meal and our beautiful hotel . We sincerely hope to have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the near future. Regards Brent Stander More 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Almost all of the rooms have two king size beds with views of the lake. Presumably if you pay a lower rate you will get a room at the back of the hotel without a view. The rooms on the ground floor also have a deck area with chairs so you can enjoy the view with a cup of tea... More 

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

Dear Derek Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your recent stay. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and our room facilities appealed to you. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Well appointed hotel with good facility and great restaurant (specially for breakfast). I require a gluton frre diet and it was good to see that this hotel provided food suitable for me without having to ask.

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

Dear Don Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback during your recent stay. I am delighted to hear our facilities appealed to you and you enjoyed the restaurant, especially breakfast. It is warming to hear your dietary requirements were met and we sincerely hope to have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the future. Regards... More 

Springfield Lakes, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

We had the best time and the accommodation was top notch. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. Our 3 yr old son had a ball. Right on the waterfront and In walking distance of restaurants, shops etc. Thank you! We'll be back to visit again.

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

Dear Hall family Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear our accommodation appealed to you and I am humbled to hear our staff made an impression during your stay. We hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More 

Brisbane, Australia
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68 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Reception is nice enough as are the staff. That is where it ends. If you are given a room away from the front of the property start to expect disappointment coming. Don't think any work has been done since the 70's. Dingy in every way. When it's very cold and Heaters don't work properly rug up. Potholes in the car... More 

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

Dear Chester Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I apologise our rooms and facilities were unappealing to you. We have taken your comments on board to ensure we improve ourselves. I am delighted to hear you found our reception area appealing and staff welcoming. Regards Brent Stander More 

Franz Josef, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This hotel is really in the best location, right on the lake front with a full front view and a two minute walk away from the Information hub and the main street/shopping area. We were right on hand to take the boat cruise over to the glow worm caves and to be picked up for the Doubtful sound cruise which... More 

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

Dear Julie Thanks for taking the time to review. I am delighted to hear our wonderful location overlooking Lake Te Anau appealed to you. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More 

Nailsea, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Rented a really spacious two bedroom villa. Two sofas in the sitting room to chill out on after a busy day. Bedrooms large with queen sized beds which were very comfortable. Bathroom also spacious and immaculate. Well served with towels and toiletries. The staff are delightful and so helpful. The restaurant has a lovely ambience and the waiter was absolutely... More 

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

Dear Lin4197, Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and I am humbled to hear the impression our staff made during your stay. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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126 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Pros: Comfortable, clean, excellent location, very close to the lake +town +jetty + i-site, excellent lake view, free wifi, spacious room, accommodating and friendly staff. Real Journey Visitor Center is just 5 minutes walking distance, i-site is 10-15 minutes walking distance, town centre 10 minutes and the lake is just across the road. Con: The room key didn't work for... More 

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

Dear Forevermui, Thanks for your comments and I apologise that you did key didn't work for the rear door. Again, thank you for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and I am humbled to hear the our front office team accommodated to your request and our team made an impression during your stay. I... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $211 - $310 (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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Also Known As:
Distinction Te Anau Hotel And Villas Fiordland National Park
Distinction Hotel Te Anau
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#7 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#13 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
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