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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Wonderful place, room was comfortable and clean. Very nice bar area. Pay for internet access..they provide computer.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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TeAnau1, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2012

Dear Reviewer,

Were really happy you enjoyed your stay and you felt that the property and service meet your expectation. We do provide desk top computers for guests to use for a minimun charge as well as a free wireless internet service for brousing within the bar and lobby area.

Thank you for your comments and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in New Zealand.

Kind Regards
Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

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Reviewed 11 February 2012

Hi there thought I had to share my Amazing experience with everyone , I recently got married here at Distinction , Everyone was so lovely and helpful , The meals were so yummy , we have people still saying it was the BEST they've every had! , I had the time of my life there , so quiet and relaxing Im sad to say I miss been there , I know where I'll be going for my next hoilday. Lovely/friendly staff , quiet peaceful amazing views what more could you ask for :) . Happy bride :)

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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TeAnau1, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2012

Dear Happy Bride,

On behalf of everyone involved with your recent wedding we just want to say what an absolute pleasure it was and thank you for choosing Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas as your venue. We all look forward to welcoming you both back maybe for your first anniversary, give us a call.

Kind Regards,
Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

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Reviewed 8 February 2012

We spent one night at this hotel. The room was clean & services were good. It is very ordinary. However, the view of the Lake is wonderful

  • Stayed: February 2012
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TeAnau1, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2012

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your comments relating to your stay with us in February.It's very pleasing to here you found the property clean and the services to your liking however we like to think we are alittle better than just ordinary.Your comment is taken on board and shall strive to be a little less ordinary going forward.

It would be a real plaesure to have you stay with us again sometime and all the best for 2012.

Kind Regards,
Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

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Reviewed 5 February 2012

It's a pretty good hotel but ask for a lake view room to maximise your stay.

Room Tip: Lake view request
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2014

Thanks for your review and time taken to write it. We appreciate your comments

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Reviewed 4 February 2012

We had a stop over at the Hotel and Villas in Te Anau on our way to Milford Sound. Comfortable stay but the apartments are a bit tired. The apartment was supposed to be self contained but did not have a table and chairs.

Small things put you off when you arrive in a motel expecting a lot better. We found there was a shortage of available toilet paper, no additional pillows were available and the ones already in the bedrooms were past their use by date.

Main focus of management seemed to be on larger organised tourist contingents.

Would not recommend this to friends if travelling through

Peter S, Brisbane Qld

Room Tip: As for a room at the front of the complex.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2014

Thanks for your review and time taken to write it. We appreciate your comments

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Reviewed 3 February 2012

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment. The apartment was old and could do with a refurbishment, it reminded me of a retirement village unit. The "kitchen" was a small bar fridge under a small table in the corner. On it sat a microwave and a kettle. There was not any sink, so the kettle had to be filled at the taps attached to the bathtub as it wouldn't fit under the taps at the washbasin in the bathroom!

I would consider it clean and functional, that's it. The location is excellent, just a minute's walk from the information centre and across the road from the lake. Wifi was free and only accessible at the reception area, which isn't very convenient.

I do not know the rates they charged as we booked this as a package through a travel agent.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2014

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Reviewed 1 February 2012

We stayed here for one night in a lake view room. Although the room had a lovely view it became very warm during the afternoon with the sun blazing in so when we arrived it was stiflingly hot. The room was functional if a little dated. The bathroom could have done with a good clean. We didn't eat in the restaurant for either dinner or breakfast so cannot comment on the quality. However the size of the restaurant suggests that it is geared up for large coach parties rather than fine dining! It served its purpose as a stop-over but we have no desire to return.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brent S, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2014

Thanks for your review and time taken to write it. We appreciate your comments

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Additional Information about Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

Address: 64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#7 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#13 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: £112 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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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