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The Cat's Whiskers Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #13 of 29 Te Anau B&B and Inns
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Bay Area, California
1 review
“Fantastic location, clean room and yummy hot breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

The location is perfect for a stroll along the lake or to walk to the cinemas or restaurants in the city. Room was vey clean and the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was awesome. Highly recommend this place. Automatic light in the bathroom needs to be adjusted to last a bit longer. Everything else was great.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Can not say enough good things about our experience at the Cat's Whiskers B & B in Te Anau
New Zealand. We stayed 3 nights at Cat's Whiskers and would gladly spend a week there with host Anne Marie & Lindsay. The hosts cooked a fantastic breakfast to order! The rooms clean and delightfully decorated, comfy bed. Warm & relaxed atmosphere on patio for afternoon cheese & wine. The host even drove us to the start of our track. Again, we would book there in a heartbeat and will next time we visit the Anau.

Room Tip: Upstair rooms with patio the best overlooking garden.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

The room was very large and clean and the house is easy walking distance from the town centre. I had opted for the room at the front of the house but you can't really see the lake and the traffic on the road immediately outside starts early so you might be better at the back. It's evident that the B & B is run as side-line rather than as a business so there was nobody there until after we got back from dinner on our first night and our room was not serviced on our first day and only paritally on the second.
Pleasant and adequate.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Cat's Whiskers Bed & Breakfast
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 #13 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Te Anau
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Number of rooms: 4
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