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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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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

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Just spent a night there but felt that we could have spent more! We had a villa, 807 and it was quite large for the 2 of us. There was a sitting room with 2 sofas, a microwave, fridge, tea/ coffee makings, a coffee table, a sideboard with a hi fi, glasses and a flat screen TV. There were 2...

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

Dear Honisoiquimalypense, Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in our Villa, and our facilities in Villas, hotel are appealing to you. I sincerely hope we have another opportunity in welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

UK
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We had an excellent room at this hotel, comfortable, plenty of power sockets over the desk area and a nice large luggage stand for 2 cases. Only disappointment was slow service in the restaurant even though not all tables were occupied... but we did get an unprompted apology.

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

Dear MDB-Bham, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I apologise for the slow service during your dining in our restaurant. Even though not all tables were occupied, our Chefs are assuring the highest standard of presentation, quality of food are met before an item leaves the Kitchen to the table, these may at time caused a...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2016

....a tourist hotel catering for a large number of people staying for one or two days. It does it in a most efficient, friendly and helpful way. Our room was larger than we had anticipated, with a good lake view, with functional furnishings.

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

Dear Ogles, 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 in...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Stay 2 nights in a villa which had a large lounge area. Nice location on the lake side a short walk into town. Very friendly helpful staff, enjoyed the hotels "early bird dinner" the restaurant gets quite busy later in the evening. The hotel has a small swimming pool plus a hot tub and sauna that can be booked free...

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

Dear Sue Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback and I am delighted to hear our team made a lasting impression during your stay. I am pleased to hear our early bird promotion appealed to you and you enjoyed your meal with us. We value your recommendation and hopefully will have another opportunity in the future...

New York
Reviewed 6 March 2016

The hotel is beautiful, and we were fortunate to have a view of the lake from our ground floor room. The hotel manager, Manish, was very friendly and attended to all of our expressed needs. A beautifully-wrapped plate of delicious fresh fruit was in our room when we arrived. The adjoining restaurants have great atmosphere and variance on the quality...

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

Dear jphil69 Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. I am delighted our team made an impression on you, especially Manish who we are very blessed to have for over 2.5 years now. Please accept my sincere apologies that your thermostat was not working correctly. We have addressed this with our team to ensure other guests do...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Banquet Room
  • 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: $145 - $303 (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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“Lakeside rooms have a good view”
boggle103, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Probably more space in the garden villas than the hotel rooms.”
monn53, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have a lake view, be sure to ask if you have a preference.”
dnh5023, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs room so you can open your balcony door for fresh air. The rooms are hot.”
Digimom, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room #141 at the end of the hall was quiet and comfortable”
GregB172, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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