For Te Anau this is a good place to stay, centrally located yet quiet and with a good view.
I say 'for Te Anau' because the overall level of service at other establishments in town was noticeably below the norm for New Zealand.
New Zealand hotels in general are not good at handling guests who arrive before mid-afternoon - unlike many hotels in North America. But this is a NZ cultural issue not a criticism of the Distinction.
We arrived around noon and although no rooms were ready (!) we were able to use the laundry and have a snack in the bar.
Internet is poor.
This is a 'motel-style' hotel. It is on two levels - no elevator and no help offered with baggage.
It is well-maintained and has a good restaurant and generally attentive staff.
The rooms are comfortable but a bit faded.
Nonetheless for Te Anau this probably is one of the best values.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the Te Anau Lake Front, a short stroll from the Te Anau Town Centre, Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas is perfectly situated for you to make the most of this beautiful area. Surrounded by extensive, colourful gardens and overlooking spectacular Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland ranges, this Hotel and Villa accommodation sets the tone for your stay in one of the world’s most breathtaking regions. Designed for your comfort, we offer 115 luxurious rooms, including Hotel rooms with Garden and breathtaking Lake Views, and a range of spacious One and Two Bedroom Garden View Villas. On-site is the renowned MacKinnon Room Restaurant offering the very best of South Island cuisine, and the Explorer Bar and Lakefront Terrace where you can relax and enjoy the uninterrupted views of Lake Te Anau. The hotel offers the largest hotel based conference centre in the area, and its very own lakefront wedding chapel, plus extensive recreational facilities, including a spa, sauna, heated outdoor swimming pool and massage services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Distinction Te Anau Hotel
- Distinction Hotel Te Anau