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The Cat's Whiskers Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #11 of 29 Te Anau B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We stayed only one night but it was very comfortable. Lindsay is a helpful and welcoming host and ensures you feel at home. Good brekky. The location is perfect just across from the lake and a lovely stroll into town. On Lindsay's suggestion, we went to the cinema and watched the 30min film on the fiordlands, while our washing finished drying (thank you Lindsay). Don't miss it if you have the opportunity. Truly spectacular. I will do that helicopter ride now !!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Jane M
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Lovely clean room with a location 10-15 minute walk to town and literally across the street from Lake Te Anau and the DOC office. Lindsay and Janice were super friendly and even invited me for a glass of wine and some chatting one evening after I'd had to battle with my bank (and they let me use their phone which saved me standing in a phone booth for 30 minutes downtown!). They also arranged for a substitute chef when I wanted a cooked breakfast and they weren't available. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Comfortable and super clean room, great breakfast, friendly and accommodating hosts, and a great location right opposite the lake - a perfect place to recover after walking the Milford track! We had the lake view room, which was great

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

We booked this through Dunedin i-Site - three nights spread over four days so that we could take a night cruise on Doubtful Sound. Lindsay met our coach and settled us into a lovely large room at the back of the house with TV, fridge, armchairs, a balcony (with chairs and table) and good facilities. Breakfasts were generous and good and he and Janice made us very welcome in their home. When we went off for our cruise, they looked after our luggage and reassured us that we'd have the same room when we returned. Finally, they gave us an early last breakfast and Lindsay took us to our outbound coach, even though it was an early one. A great place to stay and where we'd choose to stay next time. The only drawback I can think of is that it's a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of Te Anau but it is a lovely walk along the lakeside.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front are nearer the road but the house is well set back and I can't believe that t...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Really liked this place mostly because of the home - like atmosphere and helpful owners. Rooms nice and clean, and location across the street from the Visitors Centre is also convenient. Also helped us book the Mitford Cruise at no extra charge.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
Thank Daniel J
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We found this place thanks to Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. Staying in the Te Anau room was a treat and the view of the lake is superb. Our breakfast was substantial. Lindsay and Janice loaned us items that helped us out and recommended good places to eat. We liked it so much, we decided to stay another night instead of moving on. That doesn't happen very often!

Room Tip: The Te Anau room faces the lake which is a nice view.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Wondefully equipped studios with washrooms and heaters in good condition, just nice to keep us warm in this cold weathe. On top of that, breakfast was awesome with alot of varieties !
Would want to come back here again someday !!
And yessss,they have a cute little puppy !!

Room Tip: Choose a room with washrooms and toilets attached to your bedrooms !
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 2 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
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Ranked #11 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Te Anau
Price Range: £104 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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