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Blue Thistle Cottages

234 reviews
Traveller (111)
Room & Suite (44)
Dining (3)
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“the cottages”(82 reviews)
“hosts peter”(4 reviews)
“dog lucy”(3 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Blue Thistle Cottages are ideal in getting you away from the throngs of tourists that descend into Te Anau during the high season. The cottages are quiet, impeccably clean, comfortable and well appointed, it’s only 5 minutes from the town center and Lake Te...More

Thank AlohaLah
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We decided to book the two bedrooms cottage with Peter and Annette after all the glowing reviews in TripAdvisor and we had absolutely no regrets. We had some reservations at first because it was a couple of kms from the town centre and more than...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

My husband and I stayed two nights at Blue Thistle just last week. It was absolutely perfect for us. Upon arrival we were greeted so warmly by Annette, Peter and Lucy their dog. Annette kindly showed us to our cottage, explained local amenities and facilities...More

Thank southenglandgal
Reviewed 18 December 2017

After the many hours of flying then the bustle of ZQN, driving down and staying in the peaceful cottages was perfect! It was just what we hoped for. The cottage was nicely furnished, the grocery store only a couple minutes away in town, and of...More

Thank TravellerGary
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Stayed two nights in one of their cottages. Peter, Annette and their dog Lucy are great and nice hosts. The view for our backyard is superb. We had dinners there. The cottage is very clean, and you find anything you need in the room. Decoration...More

Thank Roger C
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Travellers' Choice
2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Price range
US$171 - US$276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Price range
US$171 - US$276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Room & Suite (44)
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"All but one cottage seem to have the magnificent views"
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"All rooms looked excellent"
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"We stayed in cottage 4 which had two bedrooms."
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"Every cottage appeared to have a great view of the mountains"
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