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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm rating it high because, for its location, it was excellent. TeAnau isn't Queenstown. It's a small community. We were only there one night. The people at the desk were really nice, very helpful. We had a great dinner at the bar. The service was wonderful. We stayed at the hotel to be closer to Milford Sound-a two hour drive...

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Sharon Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and I am delighted to hear our wonderful team made a lasting impression during your stay. We sincerely hope to see you back again and appreciate your recommendation Regards Brent Stander

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Christie at the front desk who welcomed us was cold and unhelpful. It was a very poor first impression. Stayed in a Garden Villa Room, it had a little LR with black worn leatherette furniture, very average. Bathroom updated, beds NOT at all. Nice location, close to town. Breakfast was good with lots of choices.

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear GoingForIt Thanks for taking the time to review us. I am disappointed to hear that you found Kristie cold and unhelpful, she definitely didn't want to give this impression and she is deeply distressed to hear your comments. Kristie has been with us for around 3 seasons now and is a valuable member of our hotel team. We have...

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the tour to the milford sound we looked for a nice place and found the Distinction Hotel. It was the best place. Nice Hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. The presention of breakfast was perfect with a big choice.

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Gotti Thanks for your glowing review and we enjoyed having you stay with us and sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland. Regards Brent Stander

Booker Bay, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed one night at this venue and enjoyed the great location lakeside and near the township. The hotel is an older style but is still very presentable. It has good amenities, as expected, including guest laundries (charged), wifi , sauna, spa and swimming pool. Our room was clean and well appointed, and the bed and pillows were comfortable. It...

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Ron Thanks for your review and recommendation and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your meals and our southern hospitality, we sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ther staff across the board was fantastic. At checkin, they were so professional and elegant. It was an element of class you don't see too often, but makes you feel good after your encounter. Villa was so cute. Property was manicured and maintained very well. Flowers can be seen about the property. I do agree, different blinds would be nice...

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Andrew Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and we sincerely hope to see you back again. Regards Brent Stander

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly the service is very good here. The people are very friendly and go out of their way to get to know you which is very nice. We enjoyed a nice buffet breakfast which had everything you'd expect plus hey make fresh omelettes to order which was very nice. Although no espresso machine. The room was spacious and clean but...

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Robert D Thanks for taking the time to review us and I am delighted to hear you found our service very good and enjoyed the breakfast offering. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the future. Regards Brent Stander

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a wonderful setting. We had a lovely room with a view over the lake. The room was spacious, immaculately clean and all the staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. We ate in the bar area both evenings and the food was excellent. Great selection for breakfast. We went from here on the overnight Milford...

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Dharama S, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments and time taken to place a review. I am delighted to hear our you found our staff very friendly and helpful, our room was spacious, immaculately clean and breakfast and food was excellent. We sincerely hope you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand, and thank you for your recommendation. Regards, Dharama...

Fernie, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had wonderful service and the room was great but it was so hot that we could barely sleep. There is no air conditioning and we did not want to leave the window open so we sweltered under just a sheet.

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Christine F Thanks for taking the time to review us and I am delighted to hear your kind words about the wonderful service and room. I apologise the room was too hot and this impacted on your stay and we will be sure to look into this and use as a tool to benchmark ourselves in the future. Regards...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Manish at Distinction was the epitome of hospitality. He helped us planning our stay for 10 days in New Zealand. He helped us in finding and booking accommodation sites and even driving times. We could not have better experience without him. Thanks to him.

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Sherrie Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and we are blessed with the amazing Manish, a true trooper for our hotel. I was humbled to see you cry when you told me about his warm courteous service and we will be sure to look after him and use his skills as a tool to train others. Regards Brent...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in connection with our visit to Milford Sound. We enjoyed the vista over the lake but wish the room had a king bed (as requested) as opposed to two queens. Also the room had no air conditioning, necessitating a fan and an open door. Hotel layout was similar to a motel. Meal quality, except...

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Clark00 Thanks for your time to write your review and for offering us your valuable feedback and we will be sure to take on board and make improvements where we can. I sincerely hope you enjoyed Fiordland and our beautiful area. Regards Brent Stander

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the Te Anau Lake Front, a short stroll from the Te Anau Town Centre, Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas is perfectly situated for you to make the most of this beautiful area. Surrounded by extensive, colourful gardens and overlooking spectacular Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland ranges, this Hotel and Villa accommodation sets the tone for your stay in one of the world’s most breathtaking regions. Designed for your comfort, we offer 115 luxurious rooms, including Hotel rooms with Garden and breathtaking Lake Views, and a range of spacious One and Two Bedroom Garden View Villas. On-site is the renowned MacKinnon Room Restaurant offering the very best of South Island cuisine, and the Explorer Bar and Lakefront Terrace where you can relax and enjoy the uninterrupted views of Lake Te Anau. The hotel offers the largest hotel based conference centre in the area, and its very own lakefront wedding chapel, plus extensive recreational facilities, including a spa, sauna, heated outdoor swimming pool and massage services. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

Address: 64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: €103 - €207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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Distinction Te Anau Hotel
Distinction Hotel Te Anau
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#6 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#13 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
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“Get room facing the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Happy415, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“High floor with lake view. There are many other rooms that are less good.”
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“Go for the villa if you can afford it. These are newer, more spacious suites.”
 of 5 bubbles Slavio, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try and get a lake view room”
 of 5 bubbles Kfrancis, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Not bad but could be better”
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