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Brisbane, Australia
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...

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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

Franz Josef, New Zealand
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...

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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

Nailsea, United Kingdom
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...

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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

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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...

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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...

Singleton, Australia
Reviewed 16 September 2015

The town is magnificent and so is this lovely hotel. I can't say enough about their service. There is free parking and easy to use laundry facilities. So very central to everything on offer in the area. It is such a great spot. We really wished we had stayed longer. Definitely coming back and this is where we'll stay. Well...

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

Dear Fiona475, Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and I am humbled to hear the impression Robin made during your stay. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

My friend & I stayed here for one night before our tour of Milford Sound. We found the service excellent; the staff were very helpful with advice about things to do and eager to accommodate requests such as storing luggage whilst we were out. Special mention to Dharmra and Sarah.. The accommodations were clean and comfortable with an excellent view...

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

Dear Merryn85, Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and I am humbled to hear the impression Sarah and myself made during your stay. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I enjoyed my stay here. The room was comfortable and the lake view was amazing. The bar and lounge area was great with views over the lake also. The only negative I found was that the main entrance to the Hotel is locked at night, so when I returned about 11pm, I had to walk around the Hotel on the...

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

Dear Sue S, Thanks for your review and I apologise the main entrance to the hotel is locked at night. I appreciate your comments and we will review our night safety policy and practices. Regards, Dharama Sena

Reviewed 4 September 2015

This hotel held so much promise from the outside. It is in a perfect location overlooking the Lake, looks well kept and modern but inside is a different story. The hotel reminds us of the resorts of the 60's and 70's in its decor. We had a lakeview room, which was a good size, and comfortable, but outdated and felt...

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

Dear Amandats, Thanks for your review and I am disappointed to hear that you found our rooms and hotel not up to your expectation. This is of utmost importance to us that all our guests leave recommending us and I apologise we did not get it right for you on this occasion. If you would like to discuss further please...

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa. It was warm and comfortable. There is no kitchen but a microwave, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Bathroom was new and clean. The spa area was really nice and private with changing areas and showers. The only issue was that the villas were advertised as either having a king and 2...

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

Dear Kate2626, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and found our Villas & staff wonderful. We sincerely hope to see you back again soon. Regards Dharama Sena

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

We found ourselves in Te Anau when the road to Milford Sound was closed due to an avalanche. The Distinction is on the lake with garden view villa and lake view rooms. We chose a villa. The larger ones seen to have a kitchen but the smaller one we chose was spacious and comfortable. The wifi was fast and the...

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

Dear Lindsay Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our early bird dinner, your stay and found our wonderful staff amazing. We sincerely hope to see you back again soon. Regards Dharama Sena

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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 - $305 (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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