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Gold Coast, Australia
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were travelling with a tour group and I was impressed when the Manager got onto the bus and welcomed us to his hotel. The same happened when we were leaving two days later. This hotel is situated in a beautiful part of town and is a very comfortable hotel with comfortable beds and pillows. It is an older style... More 

Thank Lucy321
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hotel is grey in colour and atmosphere. Villa rooms size is okay but you have to like the noices of your neighbours. Also you have to close your curtains unless you want to sit completely exposed. Breakfast is below standard: bread of poor quality, juices are horrible, and coffee is very weak and near tastless. Thee is no fantasy, no... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I wanted a romantic but reasonable place to spend our honeymoon while visiting Milford Sound. This place is right on the water (get a lakeview room if you can). We enjoyed cocktails and dessert in their lounge area. Super friendly staff. Everything was clean. We were able to do laundry there for $2 to wash and $2... More 

Thank lotr_whit
Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tired hotel with no lift.. This made it difficult taking your luggage to a second floor room along an endless corridor. The staff were extremely friendly though and would have helped with the luggage had we asked them. The hotel was very busy with groups and this made it difficult to get a table for breakfast. The food was very... More 

Thank nikbannister
Waterville, Maine
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93 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel reminds me of a Comfort Inn in U.S. Rooms are clean. Breakfast which is included was very good. The sitting area near the bar was very comfortable with big windows to enjoy the view of lake and mts.

Thank foodie1945
Bristol, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights. After the first night despite putting out 'Please Service Room' hanger, we found late afternoon the room still un-service. Rang Reception to request the room be done and the person who came to check (!) virtually accused us of having the hanger sign out wrong - didn't offer to do the room. Complained to the... More 

Thank phshanks
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully located accomodation which showed so much promise upon arrival.Warmly greeted by friendly staff and thats where the hospitality stopped and the disappointment stàrted.The rooms are deplorable. We had a villa which was far removed from all amenities and only accessible from a walkway which was uncovered leaving guests exposed to the elements as well as slip and fall hazards.Terrible... More 

Thank Caroline B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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425 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the main hotel and our friends stayed in a villa . Both were lovely. Our room had twin beds and was nice and bright and airy and had an external door which lead onto a central grass area from where you could walk to the pool.( the Rooms at the front had spectacular lake views) Room had... More 

Thank Brandylady
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Hotel with gorgeous rooms overlooking the lake and snow capped mountains. Our room had sliding patio doors on to a patio, which if took the opportunity to use had views to die for. The room was clean and tidy and very spacious. Nice bathroom, no mold etc. Staff very helpful, even let me use their phone to call a... More 

Thank Magray39
bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Magray Thanks for taking the time to review us and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Fiordland, We are blessed with awe inspiring views. I am humbled to hear that our staff were helpful and I will be sure to pass your kind words of encouragement on to our wonderful team. We sincerely hope... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night as part of our tour.What a location ! Service was exceptional, staff helpful and did their best to please the customers.We has lake view rooms on the ground floor which gave us a brilliant view of the lake. Dinner was superb andbreakfast satisfactory and wide selection of options. My only comment would be to spread... More 

Thank Siva S
bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Siva S Thanks for your comments and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We will take all your comments on board to improve ourselves. We sincerely hope to see you back again and hope you had a safe trip home. Regards Brent Stander More 

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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: ₹ 10,091 - ₹ 14,728 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“laundry, bar, restaurant, great views”
 of 5 bubbles lotr_whit, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles nikbannister, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor are more convenient”
 of 5 bubbles foodie1945, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for lake view room to get the best view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles 904sivas, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms along the road have a great view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Tree56LO, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
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