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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2016

There's nothing memorable about this hotel except the price for one night stay. We didn't have a choice and I think they know that people stop on the way to Milford Sound and don't have other options (or at least not as many options). The rooms are clean, there's free wifi, there's free breakfast and it's perfectly situated near the...

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

Dear Angela Thanks for your review and I am disappointed to hear that there was nothing memorable about our hotel. I am pleased to hear your positive comments and I sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland. Regards Brent Stander

Finley, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2016

The room was lovely and close to all amenities. We loved the use of the spa, and the meals were excellent. Gina, Manish and Aneesh provided exceptional service and made our trip to Te Anau a pleasure. We couldn't have been happier with our stay.

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

Dear Janet 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 Brent Stander

Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Our Great Grand Parents started the first Hotel on this sight many years ago and that was on our only reason for choosing to stay here. If I had to rate this Hotel on the Grounds, the Check in Staff and the state of the room it would have been a 0. but if I was to rate it only...

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

Dear Mark and Sheryl Thanks for your time in providing us with feedback and thank you for taking the time to speak with me last week. We are looking forward in having another opportunity to showcase the hotel to you and please feel free to get in touch when you arrive so we can ensure your stay is a memorable...

Long Neck, Delaware, United States
Reviewed 25 January 2016

This hotel is located across the road from the lake and is within walking distance to restaurants. We had a ground floor room in the front but unfortunately it looked out on a parking space. There were chairs and a small table but the view wasn't spectacular. The food is the hotel restaurant was very good.

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

Dear Linda K, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I apologise our Villa room view wasn't spectacular compared to our premium Lakeview rooms. I am delighted to hear you found the food in our hotel restaurant very good. Regards Dharama Sena

Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

A very run down hotel!! The TV was extremely old, the beds all creaked and the furniture where broken. The rooms where tinny and poor air circulation in the rooms. No air-conditioning nor fans. It got very stuffy to a point where we had to open the main door. Don't trust the photos they upload on their site. NOT A...

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

Dear Hayssam S Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I apologise our rooms and facilities were unappealing to you. We have taken your comments on board to ensure we improve ourselves. I am delighted to hear you found our staff are nice and accommodating. Regards Dharama Sena

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We stayed at the Distinction Te Anau over Christmas 2015, using it as a base for Milford Sound. The hotel is quite dated but clean and the staff friendly. We ate in the restaurant on our first night but the food really wasn't up to much and was quite expensive for what it was. That said the breakfast buffets were...

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

Dear Factnotification71, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and I am humbled to hear our staff made are friendly. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Family of 5 , stayed for 2 nights after hiking the routeburn. Reception cheery, helpful and caring , restuarant food wonderful, tasty and well priced and room service lady arranged for a clothes hoist for us to hang our washed clothes on . Nothing was too much trouble

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

Dear Moopmoops, Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and I am humbled to hear the impression our reception made during your stay. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

Jesup, GA
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Nice view of the lake and the breakfast was very nice. Not a five star facility, but very clean and roomy. For a small town it was a great choice. Within easy walking distance of town center and restaurants.

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

Dear Paharlen, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and I am humbled to hear the impression we 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 21 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel. Dinner was wonderful, breakfast was very good. I left my phone cord in my room and realized once in Milford sound, we stopped on our way back to queenstown that afternoon and they had my go pro cord along with my WALLET which had my passport and all my cash I not which I hadn't even noticed was...

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

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

Hazel Grove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We arrived New Years Eve and spent 5 nights in a two bedroom villa. We had been advised on booking that this villa had not been upgraded so were not expecting up to date facilities; however what we did have was perfectly adequate. Air Con would have been a useful addition on the hotter days that we had. It should...

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

Dear Colin G, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I apologise our rooms are non Air Con, and the Villas were unappealing to you. We have taken your comments on board to ensure we improve ourselves. I am delighted to hear you found our staff are nice and accommodating, and the Pool and SPA appealing. Regards...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: €123 - €220 (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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“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”
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“Upper floors looking out towards the hills”
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