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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 4 lovely nights at Blue Thistle cottages. The location is great - close to town, but far enough out to be really peaceful. The view of Lake Te Anau from the (beautifully maintained) garden is great. The cottage we stayed in (number 2) was just what we wanted - very comfortable and clean, with a few little extra...

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1Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very clean and sufficient cottage. Peter and Annette were very friendly. The ground was well-maintained and the privacy of each cottage was good. We stayed at cottage no 2 that has a disable friendly bathroom. The bed was very comfortable. The kitchen has basic utensils but no ingredients provided apart from nice herbal tea, tea and plunger coffee that...

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Thank jflesdeux
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights and loved our stay. The view was fantastic. The amenities were great and comfortable. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom very big. Our hosts were fantastic. Highly recommend this.

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Thank Elana T
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place has a perfect location, close to the city centre and Te Anau lake. The owners very very helpful and always there to give any tourist-advice or to borrow some milk :) stunning views, fluffy bathrobes and comfortable cottages - perfect !

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Bassum, Germany
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Cottages are a Little outside of Te Anau with a great view along lake Te Anau direction Milford Sound. The Cottages are very well equiped. We loved our stay, especially the lovely welcome and care of Anette. Anette and Peter are great Hosts and want you to feel comfortable.

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Thank sbomhoff
Scotland
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had a wonderful 4-night stay here in a one-bed cottage. Pete and Annette are wonderful hosts and we would return to find some freshly-picked strawberries in our fridge. Pete would catch up with us for a welcome blether in the evening. The cottages were built by Pete and are a labour of love - beautifully finished and appointed. And...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Had the best two nights on our recent holiday at Blue Thistle Cottages. Beautiful, cosy little cottages in pristine condition; spacious and the most comfortable bed! The most serene atmosphere - have a seat on the front porch and take in the spectacular views. Only a few minutes drive out of Te Anau. Hosts Peter and Annette were totally charming...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We rode in from the rain to a sunny greeting from our host Annette. Annette and Peter have made a delight for visitors, sunny colors in the cottage designed for cheer and comfort. The setting is idyllic, with an outdoor table to enjoy a takeaway dinner from town in the twilight solace. The cottage is roomy and the shower is...

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1Thank Gary C
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place! We felt so comfortable and right at home here. Freestanding cottage all to yourself with cute front deck over looking the mountains. Everything you could need heating wise, good quality heater, heated towel racks. A ton of rugs and pillows to snuggle up and keep you warm. It was so hard to get out of...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: €153 - €247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“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
“All cottages offer great views and all have their own privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles ColinandFay, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles ScotLisa, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
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