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Radfords on the Lake
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
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Calgary, Alberta
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“Great, comfortable stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

My husband and I spent two nights here back in May and had a lovely time!

The hotel owner was extrememly kind and helpful with everything. She helped us book our trip out to the Milford Sound and gave us complimentary internet and laundry services for our entire stay. Unfortunately, it was a rainy few days while we were there, but we were given so many tips about what to do and see, which was great!

The rooms are very comfortable, clean and modern.

We had a lovely stay here!

Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, 11 August 2011
Hi Calgarian
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am so pleased you
enjoyed your stay even though the weather was obviously not at its best. Hopefully
one day you might have the opportunity to return to Fiordland and that the weather is
kinder to you. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in NZ.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2011

My hubby and myself have just spent 2 nights at this wonderful motel. Wow we were made to feel so welcome amd we really enjoyed the attention to detail like the lavender sachets on the pillows and the after dinner mints on the side table. That made it feel special. I would highly recommend this motel to anyone visiting Te Anau. A great stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2011

stayed two nights in July with two teenage daughters. The 2bedroom suite was spacious, extremely clean and tidy, with nice touches like lavender on the beds and real coffee. The receptionist was fantastic, gave
us the heads-up on where to eat etc, I would recommend this hotel as a nice central place to stay while visiting Milford.
only negative was a bit overpriced, considering the many hotels along the same road of similiar standard.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2011

We stayed here a couple of nights during the recent closure of the Milford Sound road. It's location is really good and it faces the lake, and we were put into a one bedroom unit in the first level.

Free wireless is provided and it may only be for booking of 2 or more nights. Although, the confirmation said it includes one free morning of continental breakfast, I did have to ask about it. But once inquiry made, free breakfast is delivered to us on the evening before hand.

One of the standout in this place is the LCD tv with plenty of sky channels to choose from. Number 1 especially given the weather condition during our stay.

The kitchen is well equipped and all utensils looks tip top condition. Although, we don't use it much as we eat out. In Te Anau, things are slow during winter and you will find some eateries dont open at all - like the fat duck.

Bathroom is ok but there is a lack of bench space.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

we arrived in Te Anau with no reservations around suppertime, but were blown away by the beaty of the lake, and decided right away we wanted a "lakeview" hotel and room.
The first one we checked was full, but when we saw Radfords hotel, we loved the design which gave every room a lake view. We were extremely relieved when Kerri told us she had rooms available and for 2 nts. When she showed us the rooms, we were sold! the cost was not a lot more than we had been paying thruout New Zealand, and she offered us a bit of a discount for booking 2 rms for 2 nights. Besides the rooms being gorgeous, all the little things really made it stand out. The nice dishes, flowers, lavender sachets, chocolates, extra TV channels (2 tvs in room too), and for me, having an "in house" cat made me feel right at home! My parents had the front ground floor room, with a direct view of the lake, and ours, a few rooms back, had an equally great view. We enjoyed snacks in the room that night and made full use of the kitchen for breakfasts both days. Drove to Milford Sound on our own for a day. Beautiful drive, but we we glad to get back to the hotel at the end of the day and relax. Went to the Ranch restaurant and had a great supper. Loved the town and could have stayed a lot longer. Would highly recommend staying here, even if it costs you more than your budget!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, 14 July 2011
Thank you for your kind review and pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope that the rest of your New Zealand Holiday went well and that you may come back to visit again. Kind Regards Kerri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2011

Traveling around with another couple, during a shoulder period, we called in once arriving in Te Anau. We enquired about the price of a room and were taken over to the room first....looked stunning...before being told it was $330 a night. We ended up getting a huge 2bedroom unit in a motel off the lakefront, with spa, for just over $210 a night. Much more affordable for 2 nights.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2011

Staff welcomed us and our room was pleasant with all essential facilities including a small kitchen area.
Te Anau is the gateway to may attractions in and around Milford Sound and I would be happy to recommend

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Radfords on the Lake

Property: Radfords on the Lake
Address: 56 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand (Formerly Radfords Lakeview Motel)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Green Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Radfords on the Lake 5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in style at Radfords on the Lake. Our well equipped units have a warm and luxurious feel. With attention to detail and complete commitment to your stay, our service is sure to make you feel welcome. Lake and mountain views from every suite and conveniently located close to the town centre. Look out for those little extras like candles, flowers, 50+ channel SKY TV and a great selection of DVDs for guests enjoyment. With guest laundry, continental breakfasts, kitchenette, off road parking, free wireless internet for use in your room, our aim is to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Winners of the NZ AA Supreme host of the year award 2013 ... more   less 
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