Te Anau is a pretty town and this is one of many hotels on the Lake Shore. However the whole town is used as a jumping off point for trips to Milford Sound so we should have been more careful about choosing this large hotel. Two big coaches and several minibuses used the nights we were there and this meant the dining room experiences were not good. In the evening basic quality (but not cheap) buffet food was provided. There are good restaurants in the town a short walk away. Breakfast time was a complete melee of people trying to stoke up simultaneously. to get away on the trip to Milford Sound. Not a good way to start the day.
We did ask for a quiet room - but clearly the needsof the individual traveller were swamped by the big tours. What we got was a room over the entry door - used as a chatting point for smokers.
It must be hard for hoteliers to cope with the daily crowd of visitors in this way, but I'd look for a smaller establishment if I came to te Anau again.
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