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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Just spent a night there but felt that we could have spent more! We had a villa, 807 and it was quite large for the 2 of us. There was a sitting room with 2 sofas, a microwave, fridge, tea/ coffee makings, a coffee table, a sideboard with a hi fi, glasses and a flat screen TV. There were 2...

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

Dear Honisoiquimalypense, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in our Villa, and our facilities in Villas, hotel are appealing to you. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

UK
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We had an excellent room at this hotel, comfortable, plenty of power sockets over the desk area and a nice large luggage stand for 2 cases. Only disappointment was slow service in the restaurant even though not all tables were occupied... but we did get an unprompted apology.

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

Dear MDB-Bham, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I apologise for the slow service during your dining in our restaurant. Even though not all tables were occupied, our Chefs are assuring the highest standard of presentation, quality of food are met before an item leaves the Kitchen to the table, these may at time caused a...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2016

....a tourist hotel catering for a large number of people staying for one or two days. It does it in a most efficient, friendly and helpful way. Our room was larger than we had anticipated, with a good lake view, with functional furnishings.

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

Dear Ogles, Thanks for your review and time taken to provide us with feedback regarding your recent stay. I am delighted our wonderful team made a lasting impression on you and you enjoyed your stay. We are blessed with a wonderful location and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed it. We sincerely hope to see you back again in...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Stay 2 nights in a villa which had a large lounge area. Nice location on the lake side a short walk into town. Very friendly helpful staff, enjoyed the hotels "early bird dinner" the restaurant gets quite busy later in the evening. The hotel has a small swimming pool plus a hot tub and sauna that can be booked free...

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

Dear Sue Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback and I am delighted to hear our team made a lasting impression during your stay. I am pleased to hear our early bird promotion appealed to you and you enjoyed your meal with us. We value your recommendation and hopefully will have another opportunity in the future...

New York
Reviewed 6 March 2016

The hotel is beautiful, and we were fortunate to have a view of the lake from our ground floor room. The hotel manager, Manish, was very friendly and attended to all of our expressed needs. A beautifully-wrapped plate of delicious fresh fruit was in our room when we arrived. The adjoining restaurants have great atmosphere and variance on the quality...

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

Dear jphil69 Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. I am delighted our team made an impression on you, especially Manish who we are very blessed to have for over 2.5 years now. Please accept my sincere apologies that your thermostat was not working correctly. We have addressed this with our team to ensure other guests do...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas My wife and I spent two nights at the Distinction Hotel & Villas of Te Anau (February 29th to March 2nd 2016). Usually we prefer the comfort and absence of negative surprises offered by the big hotel chains but none is present in Te Anau and we were a bit apprehensive. In the event,...

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

Dear Fabio Thanks for your glowing review and time taken to provide us with feedback regarding your recent stay. I am delighted our wonderful team made a lasting impression on you and you enjoyed your stay. We are blessed with a wonderful location and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed it. We sincerely hope to see you back again...

Southern New Jersey
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This was a nice hotel, though not what I would consider a luxury hotel. The staff was very polite and helpful. The rooms were a bit dated. There is no elevator to the second floor, which could be a drawback to some. The location near the entrance to Fiordland National Park is great and I enjoyed strolling around the town...

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

Dear Niamb Thanks for your review and time to provide us with feedback. I am pleased to hear our staff were polite and helpful but apologise you found the rooms a bit dated. We are blessed with a wonderful location and I am delighted this appealed to you during your stay. Regards Brent Stander

Royston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We only stayed for one night at this hotel during an APT tour of New Zealand but enjoyed our brief stay. The room was spacious and clean and looked out onto trees and a grassed area. We enjoyed the food in a feature dinner that evening and breakfast was good, with plenty of choice and attentive staff. It was a...

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

Dear mpandrp Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and we sincerely hope to see you back again on another APT tour of New Zealand. Regards Brent Stander

Reviewed 2 March 2016

Great staff, very clean rooms, great location. There's no reason not to recommend this property. This place was our transit place on our way to visit Milford Sound from Queenstown. Just a few minutes from Te Anau city center where you can find a lot of restaurant selections.

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

Dear Satyo Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and we sincerely hope to see you back again in the future, Regards Brent Stander

Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This hotel seems stuck in a time warp and is in need of an update. We could easily put up with the raging decor and facilities if it wasn't so damn noisy and cold. The walls and general soundproofing are very basic and we were kept awake for 2 nights running because of all the noise from rooms both sides...

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

Dear tangerineman2015, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I apologise our rooms, décor were unappealing and noisy from next room. We have taken your comments on board to ensure we improve ourselves. I am delighted to know you found our staff very helpful, attentive and you enjoy our beautiful location overlooking the lake. Regards Dharama Sena

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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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: €105 - €211 (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
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#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.”
 of 5 bubbles P2100YKstevem, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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”
 of 5 bubbles meileehana, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
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