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Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau
Ranked #11 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau
Reviewed 21 January 2008

We stayed the night before walking the Hollyford track near Milford Sound (and also the night after). The room was spacious, clean, comfortable and quiet (which didn't happen too often in our three weeks in NZ). The guest laundry ($2 a load) was well appreciated, as was the bath after our walk. The reception staff were wonderful and handled most of our other activity booking - which was a blessing considering how busy the i-site in town was with cruises, flights and glow worm bookings.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2008

Was a bit worried after reading review on this hotel but couldn't get a booking elsewhere so went for it.
When I booked the hotel they couldn't have been nicer on the phone - they said we could leave our hire car and bags at the hotel overnight when we went on a doubtful sound overnight cruise.
On arrival the reception looked and smelt new, the reception were helpful and we were checked in immediately.
The rooms were clean and a good size. Nice bathrooms and good sized baths.
The Moose bar around the corner was great and the restaurant under the hotel, Bailiez, was lovely and very busy.
Very happy with our 1 night stay.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2007

Stayed in a room in the new part of the hotel. No background heat had been on in the room for some time. After 3 hr on maximum the room’s electric heater had not heated the room to a comfortable temperature. I had to request an extra heater. No electric blanket on bed. It was very cold. This was the coldest hotel room that I had during my 5 weeks in New Zealand.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 July 2007

I booked this directly with the hotel, This was the only hotel with a great location that was available and i feel for what we got old and outdated they were really cashing in, I had asked for a room on the ground floor upon check my request was not fulfilled when i brought it to the attention of reception they did honour that request, Our part was definatly classed as the budget area it was of to the side and not included with the main area of hotel which did seem to be a bit more udated, we were not charged budget prices, the hotel location itself was good it is in the main street a 2 minute walk up to the water front, We did the glow worm tour which was a little strenous for my grandma but well worth it, w e both enjoyed it.
We had one of our best evening meals in Te anu i cant remember the name of the restuarant it was located on the same side as the hotel on the corner heading up to the water front, our meals were fantastic and the waitresses were all very happy and polite if given the chance to get back there i would plan a head earlier for a better hotel, but i would definatly eat at that restaurant!

  • Stayed: February 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 February 2007

Arrived at the Luxor Hotel which looked like a building site - scaffolding everywhere outside the building and it looked derelict. We were booked to stay one night here as part of a tour group and everyone was a bit worried when they saw the hotel. However, the bedroom we stayed in was spacious and newly refurbished. It was lovely with 2 double beds and a flat screen television. The rooms still are not completely finished as there were no towel rails in the bathroom and the fan is so powerful that when the shower is turned on the curtain sticks to your body.

We were sent over to Te Anau Villas for dinner. The Mc Kinnons restaurant had an extensive menu and the food was excellent. Heard that the buffet at the hotel was also excellent. We were given vouchers for a free drink each which was a nice gesture. The next morning we had to walk outside the hotel to enter the breakfast area. Breakfast was ok. The hotel will probably be lovely when they get it finished but there are a few teething problems at the minute.

  • Stayed: February 2007
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Reviewed 31 January 2007

This was the worst of the hotels we stayed in while in New Zealand. We arrived at 9:10 pm to be told that our rooms had been released - anyone who hasn't arrived by 9:00 is considered a no show. Luckily, the hotel wasn't full, so the desk clerk was able to reinstate our pre-paid rooms. Mighty big of her, I thought. The hotel is in exteme disarray, as it's being remodeled. I was pleased to see they offered laundry services to guests, until the desk clerk laughed and told me not to get excited - they weren't available. We stayed in the superior rooms, which smelled musty and vaguely of cigarette smoke. Tiny little packets of shampoo, no conditioner, thin and scratchy towels. I shudder to think what the average room must be like. I figure this hotel stays in business due to package tours (which is how we came to stay here). If you're planning on being in town for any length of time, find a more comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 April 2006

Why don'y you save yourself a little money by going into the bar next to this hotel and borrow a few napkins then proceed out into the car park and sit on the ground and put the napkins on your head and pretend that you are in a two man tent - believe me you would be warmer, more comfortable and cleaner

Give the Luxmore a big pass!!!!!!

  • Stayed: April 2006
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Additional Information about Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau

Address: 41 Town Centre | PO Box 167, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#8 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: £76 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau 4*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the town, Distinction Luxmore Hotel is a popular choice with both visitors and locals alike. Basing yourself in Te Anau enables you to easily explore Milford Sound and the Fiordland World Heritage National Park. Distinction Luxmore has 180 rooms offering Standard, Superior & Deluxe rooms and suites, some with spa bath as well as wheelchair accessible rooms. Free unlimited WiFi, parking and gym. Guest Laundry facilities. Elevators on every floor. Two on site Restaurants and Bars and Conference facilities. ... more   less 
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