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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel. Dinner was wonderful, breakfast was very good. I left my phone cord in my room and realized once in Milford sound, we stopped on our way back to queenstown that afternoon and they had my go pro cord along with my WALLET which had my passport and all my cash I not which I hadn't even noticed was...

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

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

Hazel Grove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We arrived New Years Eve and spent 5 nights in a two bedroom villa. We had been advised on booking that this villa had not been upgraded so were not expecting up to date facilities; however what we did have was perfectly adequate. Air Con would have been a useful addition on the hotter days that we had. It should...

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

Dear Colin 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, and the Pool and SPA appealing. Regards...

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We had a ground floor room facing the beautiful lake, with a small patio area outside to sit and soak up the sun. The room was nice, breakfast very good, and service was friendly and efficient. A good place to stay for a couple of nights.

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

Dear Colin, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found our team wonderful, this is very warming to hear. We are continuously trying to improve on ourselves and it is pleasing to hear that breakfast was of very good and service was efficient and friendly. Thank you Regards Dharama Sena

Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Had a 1 bedroom with lake view - room was spacious and we could sit on the balcony and enjoy the beautiful lake view. Hotel is in a perfect position - quiet but in very short walking distance to the shops/town centre/supermarket and across the road from the boat to the Te Anau glow worm caves. All the hotel staff...

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

Dear Fredii Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found our team wonderful, this is very warming to hear. We are continuously trying to improve on ourselves and it is pleasing to hear that breakfast was of good value and you enjoyed a delicious omelette. Thank you Regards Brent Stander

Belmont, Massachusetts
Reviewed 11 January 2016

On our way to the Doubtful Sound tour cruise, we stayed here for two nights. A long, two story motel/hotel. Our room faced the rear courtyard, so it was fairly quiet. A door opened to the courtyard from the rear of the room. The street side rooms have lake views. Our bath was fairly small but adequate, with a bathtub/shower...

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

Dear Michael Thanks for you time to review us and I am delighted to hear you found the hotel over all good value and relaxing and I sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland and had a safe trip home. Regards Brent Stander

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Staff were fantastic and very accommodating. I was a tad disappointed with the room considering the price. We had two very hot days and air con didn't seem to work. But once again staff were fantastic and very friendly. Pool was warm and location is fantastic, close to town and walks.

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

Dear Haruru Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear our staff were fantastic and accommodating. I am disappointed to hear you found the room not of value and apologise the room was too hot. We are blessed to have some great outdoor facilities and an outdoor pool on a hot summers day is always well received. I...

S. Walpole
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This is a very special hotel in a city with hotels on every corner. Their staff was truly superb. They anticipated our every need and made what we needed available to us. The meals for B&B were excellent and they went out of their way to make them special. We also had dinner in the restaurant and the meals were...

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

Dear Mike Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It is warming to hear our team made a lasting impression and thank you for your kind words of encouragement. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland and look forward to welcoming you back in the future....

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2016

There were good and bad about the villas. Location is good. Very good outdoor pool. The rooms are freshly renovated. But the place did not feel homely. Not much trees or shrubs around. Not sound proof and you will hear heigbours leaving or entering the villas or having showers. No kitchen , just a little fridge and a bit of...

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

Dear frost_aus, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, and I apologise our SPA and Sauna facilities offered did not appeal to you, and you had to ask 3 times to get extra bedsheets. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on Christmas Eve and got a tray of fruit and bottle of wine to enjoy before the evening, which made us feel special. So close to the lake and town center. The staff were lovely and helpful as we stay 3 seperate tome while there on holiday before, between, and after our hikes (Kepler Track - recommended,...

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

Dear Scott S, Thanks for your 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

Melbourne
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We have just checked out of a 2 bedroom "villa" First of all, they need to stop calling them "villas". It's definitely false advertising. The rooms are very old & tired & bedding & furniture is pretty uncomfortable. The bathroom seems to have been refurbished maybe 10 years ago, but it looks as if the the rest of the room...

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

Dear Zacamy, 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 staff are nice and accommodating. 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 - $317 (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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“Get room facing the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Happy415, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“High floor with lake view. There are many other rooms that are less good.”
 of 5 bubbles P2100YKstevem, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for the villa if you can afford it. These are newer, more spacious suites.”
 of 5 bubbles Slavio, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try and get a lake view room”
 of 5 bubbles Kfrancis, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Not bad but could be better”
 of 5 bubbles meileehana, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
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