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Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

Our room was a studio which had plenty of room and a very high standard of cleanliness. All the rooms have beautiful lakeside views and I could not fault this. The gardens were very pretty and well maintained. The receptionist Shelley went above and beyond to help us and offered great advice on excursions. I would most definitely recommend and...

Thank CJT72
Radfords56, Manager at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear CJT72, Thank you kindly for your valued feedback. You guys were an absolute pleasure to have stay and I will be sure to pass on your appreciation of the presentation of the rooms and also to the gardener Phyllis whom does an amazing job of keeping the grounds looking beautiful. I hope you are enjoying the remainder of your...

Reviewed 16 January 2015

Stayed here 12-13 January 2015. Superb! Very friendly and professional welcome, with lots of helpful advice for sightseeing. Beautiful room, tastefully appointed with quality fixtures and fittings. Great location for town and float plane trips across the road on the lake - a must! Highly recommended.

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

Dear Neil J, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay we are pleased you found our service to be helpful, we take great pleasure in advising our guests on things to do around our beautiful area as we want all of our guests to have the best experience! Most of our rooms have recently been completely refurbished and we are...

Reviewed 12 January 2015

We where a family of four .Perfect location.The Room was immaculate well laid out n spotless clean with all facilities.Beautiful table decorations and friendly staff.A thumbs up from us loved it n would recommend.

Thank ved_11
Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear Ved_11 Thank you kindly for your feedback, our wonderful team here at Radford's are committed to providing a high standard of cleanliness and making sure our guests stay is a comfortable and enjoyable one. We hope you have had an enjoyable experience travelling around the remainder of NZ. Kindest Regards, Kerri & Steve James

Port Alberni, Canada
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We stayed three nights in a studio suite on the top floor located closest to the lake (#14) which was perfect for two people. The view was fabulous. Although we loved the room location, others might find it a bit windy being more exposed to the lake.The room was a bit small (especially the kitchenette area) but very nicely furnished...

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

Dear DohaLandcruiser, Thank you kindly for reviewing your recent stay here at Radford's. The studio room you had booked has the best views of Lake Te Anau unfortunately with a view you usually also get a breeze sometimes, but we have been having stunning days and guests have been sitting outside their units soaking up the wonderful weather over the...

Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

We booked a 2 bedrooms ground floor units, which is very convenient as we can park our car right in front of our unit. Small kitchen are well equipped with all necessary stuff. Clean rooms and toilet. But we travel in a group of 6 adults n a child, one washroom is an issue as we need to wait n...

Thank Ai See T
Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear Ai See T, Thank you for placing feedback regarding your recent stay here. We are pleased you enjoyed your time here and found our recommendations helpful along with our high standard of cleanliness. We do apologize that you found our bathroom was not adequate for your family group of 7 but this is clearly stated on all booking sites...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Modern and well appointed this motel was a real surprise. The attention to detail was refreshing. With the lake just across the road and shops just a short walk away it was very easy to get around. The only problem we did have was that it was unusually warm and in the afternoon the sun made the room quite hot....

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

Dear Erica A, Thank you for your delightful review we are pleased you enjoyed the little extra's we provide to make our guests stay a memorable one. As we rarely get incredibly high temperatures we don't really have the need for air conditioners, however, we do have cooling fan's available at reception which we had advised you of and we...

Reviewed 26 December 2014

Nice hotel with great views. Good bed, nice fixtures in the living room. Great location - walkable to everything and ample parking. Good wifi. Our hotel was quiet but the one next door was noisy which effected how we slept. Good stay however it was expensive and in the end, I imagine you can find something comparable in town for...

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

Dear SusiefromMN, Thank you for your valued feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay apart from the noise next door - we take this seriously and if a phone call had been made to reception we would have done our best to rectify this as we want each and everyone of our guests to have an enjoyable and relaxing...

Brecon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2014

We were here for 3 nights over Christmas, and would have to say you won't go far wrong here - just book an upstairs room if the lake view is important to you. Friendly greeting from Kerri. Clean, comfortable units, with on site laundry. Easy lakeside walk to town and the Fjordland visitor centre.

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

Dear MrMrsW50, Thank you for placing your feedback we are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay and found your room to be just what you were after. We wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2015! Kind Regards, Kerri & Steve James

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 December 2014

I stopped at Radfords for the first time I was suprised that to find that we could stay in such comfort for the price we were charged. As we were stopping here for business they provided a continental breakfast as well. Friendly staff and management were happy to go the extra mile for us. They also provided DVD players in...

Thank Wayne1958
Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear Wayne1958, Thank you for your lovely review - delighted you enjoyed your stay and we hope we are able to host you again on your next trip down this way. Have a Merry Xmas and all the best for the New Year! Kind Regards, Kerri & Steve James

New Jersey
Reviewed 7 December 2014

On arrival at Radfords we experienced probably the warmest greeting of any of the places we stayed in NZ during our trip and that’s saying something! Kerri(?) was absolutely charming offering tips on local attractions, dining and so forth. We didn’t ask but I am sure she would have booked activities or dinner reservations if we had asked. The rooms...

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

Dear Armarina, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed our southern hospitality and found our recommendations met with your expectation. We are pleased you enjoyed our southern hospitality and found our recommendations met with your expectations. We are pleased you enjoyed your room and the beautiful views of Lake Te Anau. We have taken on board...

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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: €152 - €377 (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 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Green Hotel in Te Anau
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