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Te Anau Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This former convent building is a terrific base for activities around Te Anau, Milford Sound and fiordland, and the service is first class. History, antique artefacts, books, free tea / coffee or wine/beer in the library, WiFi, cooked to order breakfast, help and advice with activities, friendly staff - this is the place to stay if you're staying in Te...

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Timandsally Thanks for taking the time during your trip to leave us a review we really appreciate you doing that. Kind regards Karl Lamb

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Te Anau Lodge was fantastic. The rooms are lovely, service excellent, food wonderful. From the comfortable sitting room with tea, cake and wine to the hearty breakfast with white chocolate and raspberry muffins to take away every little thing was excellent. Highly recommend.

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi sian1404 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review we really appreciate that. Kind regards Karl Lamb

Kaunas, Lithuania
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the main house and in my opinion it was very nice, full of history, treasure things, with very comfortable library with free vine and beer, cookes, coffe and tea. My room was very big, comfortable, clearn, with perfect towels and toileters. Breakfast was absolutely perfect. The hotel is a little bit outside the town but in walkable...

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Klinikos K Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the stay as much as we would have liked you to. The issue with the WiFi is something we have addressed here on Tripadvisor before, because of Te Anau's remote location the WiFi service is not as...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights. It is a converted convent that they restored and kept all of the original features. We stayed in the Vestry room which was absolutely the best! They also have a library which is a wonderful relaxing venue where they offer free wine, water etc as well as desserts. Don't miss the...

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Leanne T Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the 3 days that you had with us. Kind regards Karl Lamb

Reviewed 5 April 2017

A wonderful peaceful place to stay, beautiful grounds and interesting history. The rooms are small with no tea and coffee making facilities but there is a large, comfortable shared lounge with tea and coffee making facilities plus biscuits, homemade cake and an honesty bar. Friendly, helpful staff and lovely breakfasts with delicious homemade muffins.

Thank Judi M
karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Judi M Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review during your trip, it was great to have you with us and to hear you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Karl Lamb

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2017

the rooms were nice, well spread out. very quiet location. comfortable rooms. only here for one night. the wifi was bad. didn't bother with getting it. but I would recommend people to stay here. relative close to things. short walk to the lake.

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi zarthy77, Thank you for taking some time during your trip to leave us a review we really appreciate that. With regard to the wifi this was an issue with our wireless router which has now been fixed. Kind regards Karl Lamb

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Originally a convent that had been moved completely from its original site - an interesting history and Carl (the manager) was giving us the history on our look around this fabulous building. Loved The Library where tea/coffe are available continually, home baked cake too. Very comfortable and enjoyed a glass of wine there before heading out to dinner in Te...

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Anne F It was lovely to have you stay with us and thank you for leaving us a review of your stay. We do hope the rest of your trip went well. Kind regards Karl Lamb

Reviewed 17 March 2017

We stayed at the lodge for two nights in February. The building like others have said is very quirky and has an interesting history being a former convent and then being dismantled and relocated. Although the lodge is out of town it's not too far to walk into town if you are a walker and most tourists we met at...

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rosiedives, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely long review. We appreciate the time you have taken and are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards Karl Lamb

Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stayed at Te Anau Lodge for two nights recently. It is a very interesting property being a former convent. We had a lovely spacious room with views over the garden. Karl cooks a great breakfast. There is a guest lounge with tea/coffee and cake plus wine for guests to enjoy. In Avery peaceful setting but within walking distance of...

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi CT1810, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We try hard to help guests enjoy their stay and appreciate getting your feed back. Kind regards Karl Lamb

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Te Anau Lodge is interesting and quirky but check what rooms they have available before committing to stay. The Bishop's Retreat is basically a shed in the car park. It lacks privacy and we felt uncomfortable leaving windows open day or night. The carpet was pretty grotty, as was much the the worn furniture; they'd shoved a single bed into...

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karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca, We are sorry that your stay was not as good as you and we would have wanted it to be. The Bishops Retreat while due for a new upgrade does not have old furniture as you suggest. Being separate from the main Lodge some do find it lacks the atmosphere of the Lodge itself, however many have found...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the genuine warmth of traditional hospitality in the relaxed and tranquil environment of our 1936 relocated former convent, in one of New Zealand's most scenic locations- stunning Fiordland.We proudly promote our 9 rooms as being a mix of historic charm, combined with modern convenience, luxury and comfort. Based on 7 acres, yet only 15 minutes walking time to Te Anau town centre you`ll enjoy our secluded location, and appreciate all activities in town with ease. Take time to enjoy the little additions we`ve provided to make your stay memorable. Enjoy a game of giant garden chess, listen to the water fountain in our pond while reading a book on our 2 person swing seat, soak up the sunshine in our private gazebo, curl up next to the fireplace in the Lounge Library, and enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony overlooking the estate.Above all else you`ll find the level of interaction with your host, and the friendly staff, one of the most memorable aspects of staying in a Lodge this size.A unique accommodation experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Anau Lodge

Address: 52 Howden Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: €146 - €196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Te Anau Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Our room, The Vestry, 'could' be noisy briefly in the evening if guests drinking and chatting in the Library.”
585annef, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Do not stay if the only room is the Bishop's Retreat unless you're OK staying in a brick shed in a car park. Ask for a room with a view”
rebeccap254, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had the Belfry room upstairs”
neighboursKent, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Vestry”
Jinny57, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Not value for dollar”
831deniecec, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
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