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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

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Fernie, Canada
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had wonderful service and the room was great but it was so hot that we could barely sleep. There is no air conditioning and we did not want to leave the window open so we sweltered under just a sheet.

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

Dear Christine F Thanks for taking the time to review us and I am delighted to hear your kind words about the wonderful service and room. I apologise the room was too hot and this impacted on your stay and we will be sure to look into this and use as a tool to benchmark ourselves in the future. Regards...

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Manish at Distinction was the epitome of hospitality. He helped us planning our stay for 10 days in New Zealand. He helped us in finding and booking accommodation sites and even driving times. We could not have better experience without him. Thanks to him.

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

Dear Sherrie Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and we are blessed with the amazing Manish, a true trooper for our hotel. I was humbled to see you cry when you told me about his warm courteous service and we will be sure to look after him and use his skills as a tool to train others. Regards Brent...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in connection with our visit to Milford Sound. We enjoyed the vista over the lake but wish the room had a king bed (as requested) as opposed to two queens. Also the room had no air conditioning, necessitating a fan and an open door. Hotel layout was similar to a motel. Meal quality, except...

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

Clark00 Thanks for your time to write your review and for offering us your valuable feedback and we will be sure to take on board and make improvements where we can. I sincerely hope you enjoyed Fiordland and our beautiful area. Regards Brent Stander

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Travelling through NZ, and stayed at Te Anau to access Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Te Anau reminds me of Milton Keynes - all low rise, pre-fab buildings and lacking any character. Hotel, however, is good. Rooms good size. Not able to get into restaurant as rammed with coach parties.

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

Dear Andy S Thanks for taking the time to review us and I am delighted you enjoyed the hotel and room and I sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand. Regards Brent Stander

Hilton Head, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 March 2017

These folks know hospitality. They greeted our bus with hot towels. Efficiently grabbed our luggage and had it delivered to our rooms. The sauna was exquisite. Lakefront across the street. Would have loved to stay longer.

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

Dear bsum73 Thanks for taking the time to review us and I am humbled by your warm words of encouragement and we sincerely hope to see you back again in the future. Regards Brent Stander

Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Staff all very helpful & pleasant. Hotel a bit tired but they did their best to make our 2 night stay a pleasant one. Ground level room with patio facing the lake clean had great views. Restaurant food above average.

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

Dear Happy 415 Thanks for placing a review and I am delighted to hear you found our wonderful team pleasant and helpful and enjoyed our food in the restaurant. We hope to see you back again in the future, Regards Brent Stander

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here 3 nights and we had avery nice stay and I think it is great value. Location is awesome right in front of the lake and near the town centre, villa was spacious and comfortable. Also free use of private sauna (only have to book/check with reception) and staff was always friendly and helpful.

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

Dear Andrea V Thanks for taking the time to review us and for your kind words of encouragement and I am delighted to hear our wonderful team made a lsting impression on you and we hope to see you back again in the future, Regards Brent Stander

paris
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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

Dear Laakk Thanks for your review and feedback and I am delighted to hear the complimentary wifi and parking appealed to you. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Fiordland. Regards Brent Stander

Reviewed 22 February 2017

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

Dear Steve Thanks for your time to review us and I am disappointed to hear your meals looked tired and we will ensure we have addressed with our team to ensure consistency for everyone dining and staying with us. Regards Brent Stander

New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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

Dear Alon G Thanks for your review and congratulations to both of you. Our aim is to ensure everyone leaves the hotel recommending us, so I apologise you had a few issues during your stay. We will use these comments as a tool to benchmark ourselves and aim for more consistency in the future. I sincerely hope you enjoyed the...

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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
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 - $301 (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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