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“Motel with Breakfast”
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Shakespeare House
Ranked #4 of 29 Te Anau B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Luneburg, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Motel with Breakfast”
Reviewed 29 March 2013

The Shakespeare House in a very nice place to stay in Te Anau. It is more a Motel with Breakfast than a Bed and Breakfast. This is not a bad thing, we liked our stay there very much, the service was very personal but the look of the place reminded us of a motel.

It is very well located, nothing is very far in Te Anau, you are a ten minutes walk from anywere in the town.

A very nice place were we would stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 617 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

We booked this B&B directly on the net finding the response very friendly and helpful not to mention the much celebrated breakfast .

Reasons for booking

- rates for a central property with breakfast were better than comparable motels / hotels without brakfast
- very helpful and cooperative host [ Ray Napier ] who had to adjust the dates many times due to problems with the Shark dive company at Bluff . He did it very sportingly .
- a very spacious triple room ensuite with the car parking just next to the room
- common fridge in the lobby
- highly recommended cooked brakfast
- easy walking to the boat jetty , both the supermarkets , Fjordland cinema , I site and shops .

Reasons for strong recommendation

- all of the above
- Ray providing packed sandwiches as we had to start at 0500 hrs for the drive to Fox Glacier
- free and unrestricted use of the kitchen
- beautiful flowers and interior design
- free wifi [ limited ]
- very comfortable stay , very cheerful host always willing to pitch in with tips and advice

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Very fortunate to have stayed in such a nice room. It was very comfortable, had nice furnishings and bedding. Good value for money. Great choice for breakfast. Free WI FI. The garden is full of roses. The place is in a good location for visiting the nearby lake and of course Milford Sound.
Margaret was particularly helpful and was taking care of the management during my stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Thank David F
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Hamilton, NZ
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2013

A great, friendly little Bed and Breakfast, very comfortable bed (and we are fussy!), quiet street close to the lake and an easy walk into the centre or Te Anau and the best breakfast we had on our trip, what more do you need!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2013

We were looking for a clean quiet functional Bed and Breakfast and was advised by the local tourist info centre to look here. Ray, the owner has lived in the area a long time and there is very little he doesn't know if you have any questions about Te Anau and its surrounds. That said he the type of bloke whom will completely stay out of your way until you need him. His breakfasts were outstanding on both days we stayed here and he was happy to get up earlier to cook it than usual to accomodate our early excursion. Loved the place and could not recommend highly enough

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2013

Found another friendly hotel, the owner, his wife & his mother-in-law could not do enough to help.
The room were adequate, the bathroom was small but again was adequate but could do with updating.
The breakfasts, both continental & cooked were very good with plenty of variety, it's the first time I have had orange & kiwi fruit with full cooked breakfast.
It is a nice walk by the lake to the town of Te Anau & near to all the amenities of the lake & the town.
I had some good steaks in Te Anau.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Andyjohn64
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Bristol England
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2013

From the moment we arrived Ray made us feel welcome, the rooms were clean and equipped with all the necessary equipment. It is situated just off the lakefront about a ten minute walk from the centre where you will find restaurants, shops etc. But the real bonus is Ray's fantastic cooked breakfast, the best we have had in NZ so far. He is always available for advice and recommendations, Shakespeare House really is a great example of Kiwi hospitality.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank ken649
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Additional Information about Shakespeare House

Property: Shakespeare House
Address: 10 Dusky St | Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9680, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Shakespeare House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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