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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed 4 nights at Blue Thistle and will definitely try to stay here again if/when we make it back to Fiordland. The cottage was very cozy and clean, with awesome views. The property is just a few kms from the center of town on the road to Milford Sound. Annette and Peter were very welcoming with helpful tips about...

Thank 68CJP
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blue Thistle Cottages. Our cottage was very comfortable and well appointed. The views from the cottage were stunning, looking out across to the mountains. Peter and Annette made us very welcome and went out of there way to ensure our stay was a memorable one. We will definitely revisit Blue Thistle Cottages should we...

1Thank Roy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the setting and we were so welcomed by our hosts. The cottage was the cleanest accommodations I have seen, we had already been travelling for several weeks and stayed at some other 5 star hotels in Australia and other airbnbs and this was the best. Everything was so well laid out and comfortable. I felt so at home. The...

Thank Cathy R
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and could have stayed for much longer. We stayed in cottage 4. The cottage was beautiful, spotless, and well equipped. The hosts Peter and Annette were lovely. Very friendly, and it's obvious they have worked hard to make these properties as amazing as they are. It is a very short drive into town, 2...

Thank Dee T
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third stay at Blue Thistle and it was so fantastic to go back and stay here again, it feels like a home away from home! We always look forward to returning on our New Zealand trips and staying here is most definitely a highlight of our time away and the most relaxing part of our travels. We...

Thank Olivia O
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We are SO happy we stayed here while we were in Te Anau! The cottages are just outside of town, and lovely—they're well decorated, have lots of light, and very comfortable (both the bedroom and the living room/kitchen). Peter was a great host (and his puppy and cows were quite welcoming too!). I'd recommend Blue Thistle to anyone looking for...

Thank MidwestToSF
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Our family stayed for 2 nights between 4-6 January 2017. The accommodation was excellent. Just what we needed for a couple nights stay. There are many reasons for our great stay: The hosts, Peter and Annette, were very friendly & helpful when we needed directions, The room decore was excellent, The room they gave us was excellent for us as...

1Thank Josh2201
Highcliffe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Stayed 2 nights in Villa 3. Stunning views, immaculate villa & really cosy especially liked the comfy bath robes. This was our 3rd visit and Annette & Peter & Lucy ( the friendly pointer) are the most amazing hosts - really top class. We went for dinner in the local Italian La Dolce Vita - good selection of dishes and...

1Thank paulakierney
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Annette and Peter welcomed us (family of four, two teens 14 & 15) to the property with Annette then showing us to our cottage - closely followed by Lucy, the friendly pointer. This property is beautifully maintained and the cottage was warm and spacious. The beds were excellent, the kids kept in contact with their friends via the free WiFi...

Thank Bill P
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were amazed at how perfect this place was! The hosts were very warm and welcoming, they had great wifi, the cottage itself was excellent, roomy, pristine - everything was in order and exceptionally clean. We will be back to Te Anau in future and will definitely be staying here again in future. Highly recommend!

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spacious well appointed cottages with superb views set on 10 acres, 1.5 Km from Te Anau on the road to Milford Sound. Cottages are self-contained self-catering. All cottages have free WiFi, all sky (cable) channels. Quality linen and fluffy robes. A very friendly german shorthaired pointer will greet you..And we have 2 cats and several friendly Dexter cows. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Thistle Cottages

Address: 168 Te Anau- Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: €154 - €245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms looked excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Josh2201, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in cottage 4 which had two bedrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 693billp, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Every cottage appeared to have a great view of the mountains”
 of 5 bubbles S3043AAjackc, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you have a boat there is ample secure off road parking.”
 of 5 bubbles 765dawsons, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All 3 cottages look equally good”
 of 5 bubbles NancyTR, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
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