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“Warm hospitality”
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Te Waka Lodge
Ranked #19 of 29 Te Anau B&B and Inns
Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Warm hospitality”
Reviewed 6 August 2011

Helen provided a warm welcome, answered my many questions and recommended activities and places to eat to make the most of our short trip to Te Anau. We stayed in Unit 1 and it was great value, comfortable, clean and self-sufficient. After a big day driving to Milford, we appreciated the space to be able to eat our takeaway dinner and the free wifi. The continental breakfast provided was great and allowed us to get an early start in the car without bothering anybody.

I left my camera charger behind and arranged with Chris (who was extremely helpful) for it to be posted back to Australia. I recommend this place for a warm kiwi welcome.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lancashire
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48 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2011

We stayed upstairs in unit 3. It was very spacious & very clean.
A lovely diy breakfast was provided in the fridge.
We used our car to go to the lake front & town.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2011

This place is a hidden gem - more like a 'granny flat' than holiday accommodation. The owners are really friendly and made us feel at home. Wonderful views towards the mountains. Short walk to the town centre and ideal base for Milford Sound. Stayed for three nights and weather was good.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2011

WE had the upstairs suite for 2 nioghts, which was very roomy and comforatble,providing a sitting area, Kitchenette and eating area, as well as a balcony with a table and chairs. The only oddity was the need to wash dishes in the bathroom sink. The food provided for breakfast was ample.Our third night was in the purpose built studio en suite room which also provided kitchenette (and sink!) but nowhere to eat except outside. However, the accommodation was very comfortable and suited our purposes. Our hosts were very helpful and welcoming

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Augusta, Kansas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2011

Antler lodge is in a quiet residential street a few minutes walk from the lake. The room was spotless with good kitchen facilities & a "do it yourself" breakfast, all the ingredients provided. Comfy bed and best shower in New Zealand. So relaxing to sit on the balcony in the pretty garden after a fullfilling days walking or paddling. Helen the hostess was so welcoming and hospitable. Thank you , we will be back to your paradise at 43 below.

Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

We stayed in one of the back rooms and it was fine. Comfortable, clean and quiet and the owner leaves in the fridge all of the fixins to make your own breakfast. Nothing really negative or positive to write. I would consider staying again if I return but likely would try somewhere new. It is close to town but not walking distance.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank jersey1977
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St. Helena, California
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2011

Our host, Helen, was so, so lovely...she made the visit completely worthwhile. We were allowed to use the laundry facilities and we hung our clothes outside in questionable weather. When we arrived back, she had taken all of laundry (a lot!) off the line and put it on a laundry rack and left it in our breakfast area - thanks!! Also, our breakfast provisions were acceptable along with the stunning views of Te Anau from the suite! We loved our stay there...the only caveat is the walking distance to the town's center may be a little tough for some...we drove in and out of town, so it wasn't an issue for us.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Te Waka Lodge
Address: 44 Matai Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Te Waka Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We cater to guests looking for private, self contained units in a quiet residential area. Our self contained cottages have queen size beds and kitchen facilities, our spacious upstairs apartment has a king size bed and mountain views. All our units have ensuite with shower. Continental breakfast is provided in the rooms this includes eggs to cook in the cottages. ... more   less 
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