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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We travelled NZ in luxury style. This hotel was the only one available for us in Te Anau. The hotel is mediocre, needs refreshing and updating. Service was good and attentive. Room size was good. View was good.

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

Dear luftmdlg, Thanks for your review and I am delighted our wonderful team made an impression during your stay. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We were upgraded to a lakefront double bedroom suite so that was quite nice. However, the room was very hot in the afternoon as the hotel didn't have aircon. I presume 9 out of 12 months, this place is generally cold and thus, doesn't need an aircon. However, when we were there, it was rather hot and uncomfortable even though...

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

Dear asamboi2016, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I apologise with regards to no AC in our rooms, as you know the temperature often decreases rapidly into cold in the evening. I am delighted to hear you found our staff are nice and accommodating. Regards Dharama Sena

Reviewed 28 February 2016

A nice hotel with large rooms.The 2beds take most of the space, without room to seat. Very good and large facilities that enjoy the location and view. Most friendly helpful and pleasant staff, a rare in many places No doubt that visiting Te Anau makes it easy staying in that hotel. On the negative, more TV channels required to stay...

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

Dear Joe K, Thank you for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, and I'm humbled to hear the impression our staff made during your stay. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights at Distinction after taking scenic hikes and cruises through Fiordland. Free wifi was a plus, as was the location! Laundry accommodations were mediocre, and the backyard/courtyard situation was difficult to navigate. Overall, the room was alright!

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

Dear Charlie P, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We checked in after a long day travelling and were immediately impressed! Our view looked across the lake and the room was clean and well maintained. The staff were very welcoming and helpful at all times.

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

Dear Sue C, Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted our wonderful team made an impression during your stay. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Stayed at hotel as we were spending 2 days touring area including the Milford Sound. Rooms were good, and as there is no AC, we had door to outside balcony open. Restaurant serves buffet breakfast, and menu items for lunch and dinner. Easy to walk to town and is a great location to visit other attractions in area.

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

Dear Retiredtraveler65, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I apologise with regards to no AC in our rooms, as you know the temperature often decreases rapidly into cold in the evening. I am delighted to hear you found our staff are nice and accommodating. Regards Dharama Sena

Reviewed 24 February 2016

we stayed here in the winter period and were impressed by the service and quality of the rooms as well as the location and views of the lake. my partner and I were returning to te anau to walk the kepler track and wanted to stay somewhere comfortable post this. We decided to stay in Distinction as we had a...

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

Dear tpk84, Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted our wonderful team made an impression during your stay, especially Manish in the dining room. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for the second time and can't wait to return. Superb service, especially by Manish who welcomed us with kindness after we had completed the Kepler looking worse for wear. We had a fantastic meal in the restaurant there and service, again by Manish was Michelin star standard. The food was delicious too. Room (Lakeview double) was extremely...

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

Dear Rachel M, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, and had a fantastic meal in our restaurant. I'm also humbled to hear the impression Manish made during your stay. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

East Midlands
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Lovely room and a very comfortable bed. Beautiful place to stay right opposite the lake that looked lovely bathed in the morning mist with the mountains just showing above. Good food with an excellent breakfast. Nice bar area. Helpful, polite staff.

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

Dear AnonEastMidlands, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear our staff made an impression on you and your room was extremely comfortable. We are blessed with a wonderful location and thank you for your recommendation. Regards Dharama Sena

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We were given the "garden facing" room, but the "Lake Facing" rooms have the nice view of the Te Anau lake. Walking distance to downtown, and the town is a tourist-friendly jump-off point for Milford Sound. Boat trips to the Glowworm Caves leave from a pier close to the hotel. The town had a New Year's party with fireworks that...

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

Dear RamblingRahul, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, and celebrated New Year with us in Te Anau. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • 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: €104 - €209 (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
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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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