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The Cat's Whiskers Bed & Breakfast
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

My wife and I stayed with Lindsay for one night just a few weeks ago. Lindsay is a friendly person who will make sure your stay is comfortable. We stayed in the Lake Te Anau room, which faces the lake. Great views (and it's right across the road from the visitor center). It's a great location, as you can walk to downtown Te Anau in 15 minutes. It's a small downtown area, but it has two grocery stores, several restaurants, and even a laundromat. If you decide to see the Glowworm cave. you're only a 15 minute walk (or 5 minute drive) to Real Journeys office.

I thought I might have a problem sleeping with our room being close to the road, but it wasn't an issue. You won't go wrong staying at Cats Whiskers.

As others noted, Lindsay provides you a piece of paper where you mark what you'd like for breakfast. Breakfast was good the one morning we had it.

Room Tip: The Lake Te Anau room has a great few of the lake.
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank hikingnuts
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Nice comfortable place. Lindsay is friendly and makes hot breakfast upon request. There are many options for custom freshly prepared hot breakfast. Walking distance to town center. House is right across from the lake.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

If you are not a cat person, do not let the name drive you away. My husband, who is definitely not a cat person, imagined furniture covered with cat hair and cat paraphernalia everywhere! Not true! This is a perfectly normal B&B in a great location right across from the lake. The rooms are very quiet and comfortable. Lindsay is super nice. In the grand scheme of B&B breakfast ratings, the breakfast is just okay. But it is made with love and everything else about this place makes up for it. We remember this place very fondly and would love to go back.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank SummerCumulus
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

In all honesty, I booked this place because I love cats. My husband made fun of me up until the very moment when we arrived. We were so pleasantly surprised! We were greeted by Lucy the cat, a cute white dog and the owner Lindsay. Lindsay is very friendly and he makes an excellent breakfast in the morning. Our room overlooked the back patio, which was a great place to read a book on a sunny afternoon. Our room was very comfortable and the bed was huge. We slept so well in our room that we nearly missed breakfast the next morning. Lindsay allows visitors to use the washing machine and dryer which was a treasure after traveling for weeks. Lindsay recommended eating at "The Moose" down the street, which we did and enjoyed. We loved the Cats Whiskers and hope to come back someday!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

This is a great, homely B&B and excellent value.

We stayed in one of the rooms at the back. All perfectly good. Very comfortable bed.

All the usual B&B options for breakfast come with a friendly style and helpful offers of info about Milford and Doubtful Sounds. (By the way, whether you do Milford Sound or not, do not miss Doubtful Sound - totally worth the effort and if you have to choose between the two, choose the full Doubtful Sound tour).

We thought this was the best value place we have stayed at in a couple of weeks of NZ B&Bs. The room price is good (includes free internet) and Lindsay is a natural B&B host - staying here is like staying at your friend's place!

  • Stayed: November 2011
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