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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night as part of an organised tour. The staff were friendly, couldnt do more to help and the food at dinner and breakfast was outstanding. Highly reccommend the beef medalion. Beds were comfortable and the villas were clean and bright. Air Con would of been an advantage but it wasnt too hot to worry when we...

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

Dear KL0812, G, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I apologise our rooms are non Air Con, and the Villas were unappealing to you. We have taken your comments on board to ensure we improve ourselves. I am delighted to hear you found our staff are nice and accommodating. Regards Dharama Sena

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Delightful lodge/villa which was set in grounds apart from the hotel. Very pleased as it felt quite private. Staff were very friendly. Stayed there as a base for Milford Sound. Very popular with coach tours so the main complex was always busy especially around meal times. A very short walk to the main street. The lodge facilities were very good...

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

Dear Kevin, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear our staff made an impression on you and your room was extremely comfortable. We are blessed with a wonderful location and thank you for your recommendation. Regards Dharama Sena

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Having stayed in another property down the street the previous night, I would rate the Distinction as a superior accommodation in Te Anau - room was nice appointed, staff throughout the hotel are friendly, gracious, and attentive - and the restaurant offers superb cuisine. And then of course, there is the view and proximity to the lake!

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

Dear Culturscot Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear our staff made an impression on you and your room was extremely comfortable. We are blessed with a wonderful location and thank you for your recommendation. Regards Dharama Sena

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Reviewed 20 February 2016

Great hotel with comfortable rooms and provided free internet, all non NZ staff (Indian/Pakistan) and some vey hard to understand, the group meal in the Mackinnon restaurant was not the greatest we had on the tour but the breakfasts were good.

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

Dear Robert M, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I apologise if you find it difficult to understand one or two of our dedicated employees but rest assure we have taken your comments on board to ensure we improve ourselves. Regards Dharama Sena

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Room 812 was a beautiful villa really well done out. Peaceful and quiet. Staff came on coach to welcome us on arrival with APT tour. Stopped for one night. Would have enjoyed a longer stay. On departure someone came onto the coach to bid us farewell and distribute sweets. Staff stood outside to wave us off. One suggestion is that...

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

Dear Midengland2016 Thank you for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, and I'm 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

Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Really enjoyed our stay. Room was comfortable but no air conditioning unfortunately. Swimming pool was nice to have though it was fairly basic, no easy access steps. The food in the restaurant was very good. Service was very slow, the charming Indian waiters were apologetic and gave a free desert. I would certainly recommend.

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

Dear Janet Thanks for your review and I am delighted our wonderful team made an impression during your stay. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

Ingatestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Good room with lovely view of the lake. The staff were excellent, especially those in the restaurant. We dined in the restaurant on our second night in the hotel and had we known how good the food was we would have done so on the first night as well, the venison steaks were particularly good. The breakfast buffet was also...

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

Dear Madeleine K, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the venison steaks and breakfast. I'm 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

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 February 2016

The Glass chapel is beautiful. Was a very warm day and the air conditioning didn't keep up with the heat coming through the glass, but the view out to the lake was beautiful backdrop to the wedding ceremony. The reception inside the Hotel was beautifully serviced by the attentative staff.

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

Dear Sue R, Thanks for your review. We have one of the most beautiful glass chapel in South Island with a scenic backdrop, and we are pleased to host the wedding. Please accept my sincere apologies with the air conditioning, I will personally follow up with our team why the AC didn't keep up with the heat. I am delighted...

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 12 February 2016

This was our home for 2 nights while on our Tauck Tour - not really very fancy but more than adequate - restaurant was OK and location was very central to the town center which has many neat things to check out and a couple of great bars

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

Dear PapaHorse01, Thanks for your review and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back again in the future. Regards Dharama Sena

Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

This hotel is across the street from the lake. Unfortunately, the hotel needs a massive upgrade. Everything is old and carpets are stained. Can walk to all the shops. Also easy access to the road to Milford Sound. Didn't eat in town. Hotel food minimal at best. Only game in town apparently. It was clean but just drab.

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

Dear Madge W, , 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. Regards Dharama Sena

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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: $158 - $318 (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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#13 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
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