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Lakefront Lodge
Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 reviews
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“Great value, view and service”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Beautiful hotel, warm welcome, clean, tidy and great rooms! great value. good location, close to the town center, yet secluded and quiet. The lady at the reception was very(!) kind and helpful, got us sorted with all the information we need to travel the area with no surcharge. brilliant.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

This motel looked exactly like the photos. Its close to the shops but is far enough away from hotels that there is no noise at night. I stayed in a spa room which was spacious and clean. The rooms have everything you need and the ladies at reception are super hepful if you need to know what to do and where to go.

I would absolutely recommend the lodge as great value for money

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Lakefrontmotel, Owner at Lakefront Lodge, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Many Thanks For Your Review

Dianne & David Walsh
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

It's amazing! I was there in december of 2013 and we liked a lot these place. Very close to town and in front of the lake Te Anau. The service is amazing as well! I will recommend for everybody. Congratulations for all ans thank you!

  • Stayed December 2013
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We thank for you very much for your AWESOME review

Dianne & David Walsh
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013

The room was large, there were kitchen facilities, the location was wonderful (close to the lake, a couple of blocks from the hubbub), the innkeeper was friendly and the price was reasonable. Don't confuse it with the Lakeview - we did and they seemed a little pissy. I liked it a lot and have no complaints. We borrowed a video (free, and they have players in the rooms) and watched "Death on the Nile" which was the perfect prelude to our cruise on Doubtful Sound the next day. The only downside is the thin walls. There was someone on the other side who was yelling into the phone late at night. When we pounded on the walls he moved farther away and the problem was solved.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lakefrontmotel, Owner at Lakefront Lodge, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
We appreciate your review on our accommodation. I guess even the sound proofing of walls is no barrier to those that yell. Glad you were able to solve the problem.

Dianne & David Walsh
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights in a one bed spa room. Everything about this place is 5 out of 5. The location is alongside the lake, close to town. Dave the owner is friendly, efficient and helpful, and the cleaners do a fantastic job - spotlessly clean every day. While the bed is a bit soft, there was a day bed in the lounge that was quite a bit firmer. The spa was so lovely after long days and almost fitted two of us. Attention to detail was appreciated included the range of kitchen equipment, the chocolates every day, and the toiletries and candles for the spa. Dave helped us book some cruises. While in Te Anua we did a Milford sound cruise, Doubtful sound cruise and a day on the Kepler Track. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Te Anua and will one day return and will definitely stay here at the Lakefront Lodge.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lakefrontmotel, Owner at Lakefront Lodge, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Hi Guys
Thank you for your lovely review. You are correct in that our cleaners do do a fantastic job for which David and I greatly appreciate. It was good to see that you stayed those extra days in
Te Anau and explored and enjoyed things that are available to visitors within this area.
We look forward to seeing you again.

Regards
Dianne & David Walsh
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George Town, Malaysia
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

well at first i made a reservation to rent a house in Te Anau but then there was a problem with the house on the day of reservation so that evening i went around the city to find a lodge instead.
finally i found this one, and i took 3 rooms for my group of 12. we were lucky that they still have rooms. and the lady in charge was so helpful and kind to us (i forgot her name).

the room was great, the kitchen had everything and of course the bed was comfortable. there's one queen bed in the living room and 2 singles in a room beside.
there was also spaces outside the lodges with benches if you want to enjoy your tea or reading.
the lodge was also close to the lake (one of the main attractions in Te Anau)

we stayed for one night before driving to Queenstown and we were really satisfied.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Lakefrontmotel, Owner at Lakefront Lodge, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you for your review. I am so glad we had the availability to accommodate your lovely party of 12.

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Dianne & David Walsh
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed a couple of nights at the Lakefront Lodge and glad we did. Comfortable bed and separate living room, reasonably equipped kitchen area and access to laundry facilities. Very friendly and helpful staff. Located a the name suggests on the Lakefront with an easy walk to the towns shops and bars. Highly recommended.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hi Guys, Thank you so kindly for your comments.
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Property: Lakefront Lodge
Address: 58 Lakefront Drive | Southland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#3 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lakefront Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable Units with a show of Luxury. Partial Lake and Mountain views. All units have kitchens. One Bedroom Double Spa Bath and Studio Units. Free Wireless Internet throughout.Continental Breakfast available. Only a 2min walk to town centre and restaurants.Tour Booking Desk. Luggage storeage for trampers. Free car parking ... more   less 
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