Our tour group had a special dinner here, and special it was! The maître d' (actually the maitresse!) repeatedly demonstrated a great knowledge of wines, a willingness to consider some "off-menu" options (because the menu was really terrific!), and she immediately showed up with a ladder, tape, an assistant and large sheets of paper to block some overbright sunshine! This lady had dignity, knowledge and humility/"get the job done" attitude that wouldn't quit! The dining room was amply-sized, and the facilities were very nice, located across the street from lovely Lake Te Anau. I had an added "challenge" for the staff as we prepared to depart, and again they met the challenge. I'd misplaced some sunglasses - thought to be in my room - and within 15 seconds the front desk person reached room service via walkie talkie, took a phone call from our bus (where they were located), and was ready with a key to quick search with me. I just have to say that this hotel had the backup strength to deliver, and they did. So many other places think just opening the door and serving the food is enough. These people confidently managed the exceptions.
- 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