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Radfords on the Lake

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Manila, Philippines
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights at Radfords on the Lake. Firstly, it is a motel and not a hotel, so I will rate and comment it as such, no point in comparing it to the Sofitel or Shangri-la. The rooms are very clean and spacious. We got 2 1-bedroom units with a pull-out sofa beds in the living room. You do... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you Kenny, for your very thorough review! We take pride in the presentation of our suites and it is very pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you also for your comments with regards to later check outs. This is something that we can do for our guests on request, but due to the nature... More 

Perth, Australia
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84 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our two-night stay at this well-located motel overlooking the lake. Our room had a lovely view. The room was very clean and tastefully furnished with a very comfortable bed. The staff were very friendly and helpful. This is an ideal place to stay, if you are planning to visit Doubtful Sound or Milford Sound.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you! We love hearing back from our guests and are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us here at Radfords. Te Anau is a perfect "launching pad" for trips to Doubtful and Milford Sound and it is great that you were comfortable and happy during your time with us. We wish you safe & happy travels. Kerri &... More 

Port Douglas
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

For my stay at Fiordland NP I planned some Great Walks and was therefore looking for a pleasant accommodation where I could leave my luggage during the walks and recharge after them. With the Radfords on the lake I found the perfect spot: comfortable and generous rooms, unlimited internet access, very friendly and obliging hosts and staff, perfect location in... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you Christoph, It is always great to have some comfort after the rigours of some of the Fiordland Great Walks! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you appreciated the amenities that we provide. We do hope that we may be able to see you here again some day to complete... More 

chicago, illinois
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236 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I chose this hotel based on TA reviews and it was perfect for us. The location is lakefront and a short 10 minutes walk to the center of town. We were checked in by Shelley (sorry, if I've misspelled her name), who was super friendly and helpful with local suggestions. She escorted us to our room, which was number 14.... More 

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Radfords56, Front Office Manager at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We appreciate the time that you have taken to post your thoughts online and are very happy that you enjoyed the time you spent with us. I do hope that the rest of your accommodation during your time here in New Zealand will be as pleasing! Thanks again and Safe Travelling! Toni Radfords on the Lake More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This motel has it all and takes great care to keep it that way. We were looked after very well and had a really comfortable stay. It is the little touches that make it all the lavender by the pillow and the chocolate too. We had a warm welcome and were given information about local places to eat, which was... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you Sue! We really enjoy hearing back from our guests and it is wonderful to hear that the little touches did not go un-noticed. The team here at Radford's work very hard to keep the facilities in top order and your comments will be passed onto them. We wish you safe & happy holiday. Kerri & Steve James Radford's... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for two nights to visit Milford Sound and it was lovely. The rooms were clean and modern as well as spacious. The lady at reception was also able to recommend good cafes and restaurants and was just super friendly all round. I would highly recommend.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you! We do love hearing back from our guests and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We do hope that the rest of your holiday went smoothly and that we may be able to welcome you back here again some day! All the best. Kerri & Steve James Radfords on the Lake. More 

Chicago
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Radfords for two days on our honeymoon and couldn't be happier. We had a 1 bedroom studio on the ground floor and never heard the people above us. There are a lot of nice touches staying here - lavender bags on your pillow, chocolates every night, provided two plug adapters, etc. I'd highly recommend.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your thoughts on Trip Advisor and we do hope that the rest of your Honeymoon went smoothly. Great to hear also that some of our "little touches" did get noticed. Our team take great pride in presenting the suites to our guests and it is pleasing to hear... More 

Leven, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose Radfords because I fancied a bit of space alongside hotel style comfort on our whistle stop tour to South Island. Very glad I did - Radfords gives you a lovely environment to relax in with high quality furnishings and a high level of cleanliness. The spa bath was fab, beds super comfy and heating quick to warm up... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We really enjoy hearing back from our guests and take great pride in sharing Fiordland with our visitors. Great to hear you enjoyed the amenities (and the coffee - it is quite delicious!). We do hope that the rest of your holiday went just as well and that we may be able to welcome you back... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for two nights as part of our tour of NZ - It was our base for touring the local area and a sea kayak trip to Milford Sound. Across the road from Lake Te Anau, the rooms are outstandingly clean and modern and superb decor, facilities and attention to detail. No reservations at all... More 

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you Brian! We love hearing from our guests and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Our team take great pride in the presentation of our suites and it is lovely for them to hear that their hard work does not go un-noticed! We do hope that the rest of your holiday went smoothly and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely, friendly , immaculately kept accomodations with beautiful views. Serviced apartments , modern , comfortable and quiet. All important. A great four nights stay. We will recommend to friends. Susan and Tim

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Hello Susan & Tim, Thank you for taking the time to review on Trip Advisor. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and that you stayed 4 nights. There is so much to do here in Fiordland that you need that time to "tick all the boxes". We do hope that we will get to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

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
Price Range: €165 - €385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Radfords on the Lake 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Radfords Lakeview Hotel Te Anau
Radfords Lakeview Te Anau
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#1 Business Hotel in Te Anau
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“We were in room 9. Top floor with a view of the lake. The website is true in regards to photos”
 of 5 bubbles thewolf20, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms have great views”
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“Get the ground level rooms if travelling with senior or toddlers or heavy luggage”
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“Request a room with a lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles Fran0519, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Albeit the absence of an elevator, if you have the strengths to take your luggages upstairs, take the upper floor rooms. Fabulous view!!!”
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 of 5 bubbles 94ferrya, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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