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Radfords on the Lake
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We stayed at Radfords for 2 nights in September 2017. Our room was very spacious with a view of the lake - living room area with TV, dining area, kitchenette, bathroom, bedroom with king bed and TV. The room was spotless and bed very comfortable. Kerri took very good care of us and also booked us with a top notch tour, Trips and Tramps, to see Milford Sound. Her recommendations for restaurants - The Sandfly, Distinction Hotel, and Redcliff - were excellent. Kerri will take good care of you, so make your booking now!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kathleen H
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Radfords56, Manager at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear Kathleen,
It is always nice to read such a positive review. We are glad you found our recommendations so useful.
Trust the rest of your vacation was enjoyable.

Warm Regards
Kerri & Steve James

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We were arriving late to Radfords (check out closes at 8pm). Called in to advise, and the receptionist was extremely extremely reassuring. We managed to make it in time (arriving at 8:01 ha!) and was greeted by a warm, friendly face. The receptionist (sorry, I forgot her name as we were in and out so quickly!) was awesome, advised where we shld be going for dinner and made last minute dinner reservations for us, left the heater and lights on in the room for us so we would return to a warm, cozy apartment.

All in all, absolute great experience. Radfords is right infront of the lake but we didn't get the fortune to enjoy the view as we departed extremely early as well.

Only tiny gripe we had was that there was only one bathroom to be shared amongst 5 people, which was a big squeeze for time considering we arrived and left pretty early. But no matter, we made it to Milford Sound with plenty of time to spare! :)

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Ashley N
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Radfords56, Manager at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Hi Ashley,
We love hearing from our guests and are delighted to hear you were well looked after.
Our two bedroom apartments are advertised clearly that there is only one bathroom.

Thank you for choosing to stay at Radfords on the lake and we hope you have enjoyed the remainder of your holiday.

Warm Regards
Kerri & Steve James

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Kerri was incredible from check-in to check-out. Kerri took the time to give me recommendations of things to do, places to go etc and I was not disappointed with any of the recommendations.

I was able to pack a fair bit into my ~ 2 days, just wishing I could have stayed longer.

The accommodation itself was everything I could have wanted. It was clean and comfortable, with lovely views over the lakefront.

It is also well situated - a short walk into town.

I hope to go back to Te Anau one day, and will definitely be booking with Radfords on the Lake (and recommending it to family and friends)!

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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Trinity T
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Radfords56, Manager at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hello Trinity,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor.

It is always great to hear that you were well looked after!

We do hope that we may see you here again someday soon!

Best Regards

Kerri & Steve James
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying at Radfords on the Lake in Te Anau and are quite sad to leave this magic place, we enjoyed it so much. The care and attention taken to ensure their guests comfort is obvious and very much appreciated. We highly recommend this beautiful property and all it has to offer, you won't be disappointed. We are leaving feeling relaxed, well rested and spoiled, will be back.
Michelle and Kim - Body Audit NZ

Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
Thank 398Michelle
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Radfords56, Manager at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Dear Michelle & Kim

It was lovely to have you both staying with us, and pleased you enjoyed your suite!
We look forward to you both coming to stay with us again someday!

All the very best

Kerri & Steve James
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I cannot say enough good things about our experience at Radfords on the Lake. The rooms are perfectly appointed with great views. You will find everything you need at Radfords, and maybe even some things you didn't know you would need. If you need a doctor, the owners know where to send you. If you need an quick unexpected bite to eat before leaving on an excursion that you didn't plan to be going on, the owners will have a solution. If they don't know the answer to any question you have, they will find out! For any obstacle that could arise, they can come up with a solution or alternate plan for you, and will not rest until they make sure you're happy. The bedding is superb, the rooms are clean, and bathrooms have plenty of hot water. This lodging establishment would be suitable for business, families, friends, couples or solo's. The owners live nearby and have connections with everyone in the community from the pharmacy, to the cinema, to the restaurants, to the best tourist guides! This is the place in Te Anau to stay!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Radfords56, General Manager at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Dear Anthony L

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us, and delighted that your enjoyed your time in Te Anau, we have a wonderful community who are also passionate about our visitors experiences, our Phamacy being one of them, should you need there expertise.

We hope our paths cross again in the future, and able to manage a farm tour on your next adventure.

Kindest Regards
Kerri and Steve

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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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
Price Range: $225 - $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Radfords on the Lake 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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 
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Also Known As:
Radfords Lakeview Hotel Te Anau
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