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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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Santa Ynez, CA
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at Distinctions and loved it. The location is perfect! The staff was very nice and the hotel is well maintained. Our room was very clean but would recommend they double check comforters as one of the two beds in our room was stained. I'd also recommend they replace the shower curtains with something more substantial....the curtains...

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Dharama S, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Firebug1242, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and I am humbled to hear the impression our staff made during your stay. Please accept my apologies with regards to the comforters, we have taken your comment on board to improve ourselves. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back...

Tiverton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We stayed at this hotel for one night whilst on honeymoon and touring the south island . it is beautiful with stunning views over the lake. The rooms were very spacious and tastefully furnished. Breakfast had every need catered for and breakfast staff were all very friendly and obliging. We had dinner in their wonderful MacKinnon restaurant (see my review)...

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Dharama S, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear LesleyB7, Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your honeymoon with the stunning views over the lake. I am humbled to hear the our staff made during your stay, and your meals in our Restaurant. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Could not fault this stay over would have loved another night to walk the area such a beautiful spot with the lake views right in front of the hotel. The rooms staff and food were excellent. There was a nice high street with plenty of variation a couple of minutes away.

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Dharama S, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Richard G, Thanks for your glowing review and time taken to provide us with feedback regarding your recent stay. I am delighted our wonderful team made a lasting impression on you and you enjoyed your stay. We are blessed with a wonderful location and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed it. We sincerely hope to see you back...

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The rooms we were given on two occasions were wonderful. One was with a lake view the other a suite in lovely grounds. The staff went out of their way to be helpful, especially Manish. They looked after our car whilst we went on an overnight cruise on two occasions and stored our luggage securely. The best hotel we experienced...

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Dharama S, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear 51ERW2013, Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and I am humbled to hear the impression Manish and our staff made during your stay. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The room was a good size and for 4 people, however the main bedroom smelt damp and the blinds on the windows are so thin, when sleeping in the second bedroom it was like having a afternoon sleep with all the lighting outside that stays on all night. Great customer service, however we were served by a waiter with a...

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Dharama S, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Julienewton20, Thanks for your glowing review and time taken to provide us with feedback regarding your recent stay. I am delighted our wonderful team made a lasting impression on you and you enjoyed your stay. We are blessed with a wonderful location and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed it. We sincerely hope to see you back again...

East Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Very pleasant and well appointed hotel with enjoyable spa/sauna and the most helpful and thoughtful staff we have experienced during our time in New Zealand. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Thank you all.

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Dharama S, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear DickandBarbara, Thanks for your review and I am delighted our wonderful team made an impression during your stay and in New Zealand. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

Reviewed 19 March 2016

We stayed in a villa for two nights and had plenty of room, the rooms were very clean and parking was a breeze. Handy location to shops, hotels and restaurants. The location on the lake was beautiful, we didn't have lake views from our villa but that wasn't a problem at all. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I...

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

Dear Kate B Dear Kate Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found our location suitable and handy. We are blessed with stunning Lake views and I am pleased to hear you had time to enjoy them. It is warming to hear our wonderful team made a lasting impression and...

Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We asked for a lake view and got it. Wonderful. The staff are friendly and most helpful. The room was good and there was adequate parking. Breakfast perhaps a little disappointing, but we would stay again.

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Dharama S, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear Lawrence P Thanks for your review and time taken to provide us with feedback regarding your recent stay. I am delighted our wonderful team made a lasting impression on you and you enjoyed your stay. We are blessed with a wonderful location and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed it. We sincerely hope to see you back again...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The location is excellent - with a view straight out to the lake from the room. The staff were courteous and professional. The room was impeccably clean and comfortable. This is a very good place to stay!

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Dharama S, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear rodneyw585, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear our staff made an impression on you and your room was extremely comfortable. We are blessed with a wonderful location and thank you for your recommendation. Regards Dharama Sena

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This hotel is by no means deluxe and would scrape to get 2 stars. The buildings are dirty and run down, the villas have neither gardens or lake views, the furniture was tired and ripped. All of the windows in the 'deluxe villa' overlooked other guests - several looking directly into an area where smokers congregated. There is no chance...

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Dharama S, Manager at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas, responded to this review

Dear MareedNZ, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I apologise our Villas, facilities and the view were unappealing to you. We have taken your comments on board to ensure we improve ourselves. I trust you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand. Regards, Dharama Sena

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  • Free Parking
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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: $146 - $294 (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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“Get room facing the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Happy415, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles Slavio, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try and get a lake view room”
 of 5 bubbles Kfrancis, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Not bad but could be better”
 of 5 bubbles meileehana, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
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