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Radfords on the Lake
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Loved this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

This was probably one of the most expensive places we stayed during out trip, but we absolutely loved it. We stayed here the night before leaving for a 5 day hike with Ultimate hikes and then again when we returned. The location is great - easy to walk to restaurants and shops. When we returned from the hike we were able to use the washer/dryer facilities to wash everything before heading back to Queenstown and the rest of our trip. The room was very nice and we borrowed some of their movies. Nice kitchen area - great bathroom and bedroom. We had a ground floor room and that made it easy to load things in/out. Also, they let us store our car in their back lot during our 5 day hike. Very nice people.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for reviewing your stay, we are delighted that you enjoyed our facilities and location, before and after your Hiking experience.

We hope the remainder of your travels went well and should you come back to experience another on of the "Great Walks" we look forward to meeting you again.

Best Wishes and Kind Regards
Kerri and Steve
Radfords Lakeview Motel
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Palestine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed two nights at Radford based on comments from TA. First it is super clean and well appointed with a beautiful view of the lake. Kerri was very helpful with restaurant suggestions and arranging our tour of Milford Sound. We enjoyed the fact it is winter here and fewer people. Pleasant walk for a couple of blocks to the centre and shops. There is also a full size washer and dryer so we were able to tidy up our clothes. 5 stars for this one!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Dear Rotary Galestine

Thank you for your time to place your wonderful review and trilled that your had a delightful stay. I will be sure to tell the staff how you found your unit , we have a wonderful team that keep the standards very high, of which I am very proud of.

I do hope that the rest of your time spent in New Zealand goes just as well.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us.

Best Wishes

Kerri and Steve
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Nowra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

I came in off the street and immediately was welcomed and made to feel special. Kerri made some great suggestions for trips and I stayed four nights in the front ground floor unit. It was clean, comfortable and the complimentary breakfast was good. The two cats visited me often and made me feel at home, as I was missing my two boys. I will recommend this great motel to my friends.

Room Tip: I am sure all the rooms are good, but I found the front ground floor room offered the best view and...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Marguerite.

Thank you for your kind words and we are delighted you found your stay enjoyable and I hope you have many fond memories of your time here and Milford and Doubtful Sounds. You were a delight to have stay and I am sure the cats enjoyed your company too.

We look forward to you staying should you come back this way.

Best Wishes

Kerri and Steve
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed only one night at Radfords but the motel was perfectly positioned, across the road from the lake with beautiful views. It is only a short stroll into town where you will find some great little cafes to enjoy.

Our room was comfortable, well furnished and very clean.

Perfect for a hassle-free, comfortable and well furnished motel.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Kimbo08,

Thank you for taking the time to place feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay here and we hope that you are able to return one day and enjoy the many attractions that Fiordland has to offer.

Kind Regards,
Kerri & Steve James
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Brighton, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We booked direct an executive studio room and were additionally pleased on arrival to be allocated the ground floor unit facing the lake. We chose this style based on the description and photos on the web page advising that it was newly refurbished. I have to say that it has been done to a very high standard with quality furnishings and materials- all things worked, the bed was comfortable, plenty of hot water in the bathroom etc.
The unit is on the small side though, however for our short 2night stay we didn't really spend much time awake inside, if you were staying longer or had bad weather I think a 1 bed would be better. It was nice to come back to a clean and uplifting décor room.
Cost wise it is a bit high, however you are paying for a comfortable and well furnished room that is new and fresh.
Can only agree with all the other positive comments about this motel and the owners. The motel cat was also very friendly.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Dear Reviewer.

We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us and pleased our accommodation met your expectations. It is a pleasure to receive feedback such as this, thank you!

I do hope the remainder of your travels have gone well and we look forward to your next visit.

Kind Regards
Kerri and Steve
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Cataula, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Our room was clean and comfortable. We spent an evening stargazing at the Lake. Kerri's helpful suggestions made our trip memorable. She suggested that we take the shuttle to Milford Sound, rather than drive. We are so glad we did. It gave us time to sightsee along the way and get to know our kayaking guide. We ate at the Ranch Restaurant and the La Dolce Vita Restaurant. Both were excellent recommendations of Kerri's. The Ranch serves home style comfort food, which we thoroughly enjoyed after a long day of travel. The La Dolce Vita serves homemade pasta and seafood. Our meal was so good it was unforgettable! Talking with Kerri is like talking with a travel agent. She is very knowledgeable, and all of her suggestions were right on the money.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Dear Liontamer

Many thanks for your comments, you were a delight to host. Glad to hear that our tips made your stay here memorable.

We trust the remainder of your holiday has gone just as well.

Best Wishes

Kerri and Steve James
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Radfords is situated across the road from the lake in Te Anau. We had an upstairs room with gorgeous views. The staff were super helpful on check-in, very friendly & lots of advice on what to see and do. Our room was very clean, good kitchenette facilities and a lovely comfortable bed. A nice place to stay although it is a little expensive for a motel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Leigh E
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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Dear Leigh E,

Thank you for placing feedback on your recent stay here at Radford's. We are only too happy to offer advice on things to see and do around Fiordland - we are pleased this was helpful to you. Our staff here do a top notch job of presenting each guests room to a very high standard, I will be sure to pass this review on to them.

We hope you had a wonderful time in NZ.

Kind Regards,
Kerri & Steve James
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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 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Business 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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