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Radfords on the Lake

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Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in the two bedroom apartment. Rooms/bathroom were very clean, spacious. We arrived early (about noon) but the room was ready, so they let us check-in. The lady who checked us in was very friendly, and gave us recommendations on tours and restaurants. Our room was on the second floor. There was no elevator, so carrying our bags...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear horacethehog, Thank you for rating your recent stay here at Radfords on the Lake. We were happy to be able to check you in early we are very flexible on this and if the room is ready we have no problem with early check ins and if the room is not ready we make it a priority to get...

Reviewed 19 April 2015

As a family of 5 we stayed one night at Radfords on the way back from Milford Sound. We were not disappointed. This a very well run Hotel with real attention to detail and you can see why they have won awards and praise from many travellers. It was a bit of a squeeze with only one bathroom and a...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear Allens_2100, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate your lovely comments regarding the room presentation and the helpful advice you received whilst staying here. We hope the remainder of your travels are going well. Kind regards, Kerri & Steve James

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 April 2015

I must say that this hotel is really just a motel, a premium one but still a motel. Walls are thin, amenities are quite basic. Reception staff friendly. But my goodness, it cost more than a 5 star luxury hotel in other places. I must admit tho that this type of pricing is the very much the standard in Te...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear Moichee, Thank you for your feedback. We do feel that your review is quite out of line compared to the previous reviews that have had their expectations met and even exceeded. We are not a self rated 5 star complex we are Qualmark 5 star rated which is New Zealand tourism's official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

5 Stars Plus! Starting with a warm greeting from Kerri and excellent travel advice, our experience in Te Anau was made complete with the best hotel accommodations we have had while traveling in New Zealand! We will do our best to direct our friends to this warm, friendly and superbly comfortable experience.

Thank G O
Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear G O, Thank you for your glowing review, so nice to hear our guests have had the best experience whilst staying here - this has made our day!! We look forward to hosting your friends and hope we have the opportunity to host you lovely people again. Kindest Regards, Kerri & Steve James

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Perfectly situated with a lovely lake view and an easy walk to a good choice of restaurants and shops. Accommodation is beautifully presented with the extra finishing touches like chocolates on the bed and candles in the bathroom. Tastefully decorated. Very friendly and unobtrusive hosts. Great situation to take a good long walk around the lake edge.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear Highflyers2, Great to see that you enjoyed our style of hospitality and our beautiful newly refurbished units with the little extra delighters that we provide to exceed our guests expectations. Thank you for staying and for placing your valued feedback, we do hope that you are able to return one day. Kind Regards, Kerri & Steve James

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 April 2015

This hotel is in a great location. The accommodation is very comfortable and spacious. There are many considerate touches e.g. make up remover wipes and a bath tea bag. The staff were also welcoming and helpful. Definitely recommended!

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear pOrtie Many thanks for your kind comments, and thank you for staying at Radfords on the Lake, we appreciate you choosing to stay with us are pleased you enjoyed our kiwi hospitality. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in NZ and should you come this way in the future we look forward to hosting you. Kindest...

Reviewed 24 March 2015

Stayed 3 nights perfect location all rooms have a view of the lake. Kerri is a mine of information with good advise about what to see in this beautiful area. Everything very clean and comfortable excellent facilities.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear jim c, Thank you for placing your valued feedback, we take great pride in ensuring our guests have the best experience and we are delighted that you enjoyed our southern hospitality and accommodation. Kindest regards, Kerri & Steve James

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We stayed here for three nights and had an outstanding experience, from the warm and informative welcome to the cozy beds to the great location. Upon arrival, we were given an orientation to the town and suggestions for places to eat. We were then walked to our apartment, shown the amenities, and given laundry party so we could wash our...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear GJW3, Wow, thank you very much for your amazing review. So nice to hear that you had a fantastic stay at Radfords on the Lake. We hope you can visit again sometime soon. Kindest Regards, Kerri & Steve James

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Very friendly and helpful management. Took time to offer travel tips on lots of fronts. We arrived very late and they left a note directing us to our unit. The unit was clean and spacious - my wife and I were with our three teenage children. Nice location, not far from the center of Te Anau and right on the...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear Ted H, Thank you for your review after staying with us. Great to see you found everything to be to your liking and that overall you found us to be an excellent place to stay. We look forward to seeing you if you are back this way again. Kind Regards, Kerri & Steve James

Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 March 2015

My husband and I spent two nights here. The room was clean, good sized and had a kitchenette. The view of the lake was lovely. We had a corner room on the second floor. The grounds were very well maintained, with a great variety of flowers and shrubs. It was a very short walk to town. We never used our...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear Catherine G, Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and looking our over our lovely garden and grounds with the Lake in the background - a view we never tire of!! We trust you take away many fond memories of your time spent here. Kind Regards, Kerri & Steve James

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  • Wheelchair Access
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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 

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: $202 - $493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Radfords on the Lake 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Radfords Lakeview Hotel Te Anau
Radfords Lakeview Te Anau
Radfords On The Lake Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
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#1 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Green Hotel in Te Anau
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“Upstairs has most privacy and best views.”
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