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paris
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good room with all confort but not charming - good location near the lake and town center. Good wifi in room which is not always the case in some hotels. Also they have a parking so it's very convenient.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a lovely position by the lake front. Unfortunately our room was at the back on the ground floor looking out at a fire escape. The resteraunt menus looked very good but the food, on the night we ate there, was disappointing in that it was tired and appeared to have been cooked much earlier and warmed...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked the Distinction for a single night (stayed at Dusky Ridges on the first night). Being a honeymoon couple we were upgraded to the villas section at the back of the hotel, it was a very nice treat. The villas are basically large suites that seemed to be new with big modern baths including a jacuzzi. Although there aren't...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel is in a wonderful location right on the lake. Nakul on reception was excellent, he suggested and booked a brilliant Milford Sound cruise, which was a highlight. Room was ok and bathroom adequate.

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear AVolard Thank you for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our wonderful location and Nakul made a lasting impression during your stay. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander

Manteca, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One night spent on a tour so can't comment on the price. The room had two queen beds and still had enough space around them. The mattresses were fine. Lots of outlets and good wifi. No air conditioning but we didn't need it in February. Large bathroom with plenty of space, a heated mirror and easy entry tub and shower....

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Steve Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and would gladly stay again. I sincerely hope you enjoy the rest of your time in our beautiful region. Regards Brent Stander

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights at Distinction Hotel and Villas and it was very nice. Spacious room and very clean. We also had 2 dinners at the hotel and it was really very good. Perfect service nice staff. A special thanks to Nakul who was very helpful. I would really recommend this hotel to others.

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Thank Roger V
bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Roger Thanks for your feedback and kind words of encouragement and we sincerely hope to see you back again in the future. We sincerely hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Fiordland. Regards Brent Stander

Romford Essex
Reviewed 1 week ago

In our opinion this, out of the 12 hotels we stayed at in New Zealand, was the best! Lovely warm welcome from friendly and enthusiastic staff. Lovely bar with fantastic views of the lake with an outside terrace. Outdoor pool which looked nice. We had a big room with 2 double beds. The only downside was the dangling unhygienic shower...

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear holidayfan I am humbled by your kind words of encouragement and we sincerely hope to see you back again and will be sure to review our curtains in showers as you kindly mentioned, thank you. Regards Brent Stander

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent bed, clean but dated hotel. Nothing fancy here, just a place to stay that's above a hostel. A 2 star hotel that seems to cater to large tour groups. It's a huge facility with heaps of rooms. A bar on site, but a better bar is next door. Nice location.

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear CFINNC Thanks for your review and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Fiordland and had a safe trip home. Regards Brent Stander

Godalming, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

As always in New Zealand, the rooms were spacious and the bed very comfortable. All spotlessly clean. It would have been nice to have a lake view, but it was easy to walk over the road and along the lakeside or to wander into the town and look at the shops. The breakfast and dinner were excellent and the staff...

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Kfrancis Thanks for taking the time to review us. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and meals with us and we look forward to seeing you back again in the future. Regards Brent Stander

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been in NZ for a few days now and the hotels have been fairly undistinguished. We're not looking for swish and five stars, as we don't have that sort of budget, so Distinction Te Anau has been welcome. A large room, with two double beds and a clean, bright bathroom, which only needs a hard shower door rather than...

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bstander, General Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Jill Thanks for your review and I sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland and had a safe trip home. Regards Brent Stander

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 

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
Price Range: $170 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Distinction Te Anau Hotel And Villas Fiordland National Park
Distinction Hotel Te Anau
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#6 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#13 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
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“High floor with lake view. There are many other rooms that are less good.”
 of 5 bubbles P2100YKstevem, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for the villa if you can afford it. These are newer, more spacious suites.”
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“Try and get a lake view room”
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“Not bad but could be better”
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“Upper floors looking out towards the hills”
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