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23 Paton

23 Paton Place, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600 New Zealand
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#16 of 25 B&Bs in Te Anau
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Modern homestyle B&B catering for small numbers and specialising in Southern style country hospitality. Scenic rural outlook but handy to all amenities.
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locosfc wrote a review Jan 2018
sydney439 contributions154 helpful votes
We were a family of four travelling for 20 days in the South Island of NZ. We wanted to stay in Te Anau to explore the area and in particular Milford Sound. This was the perfect base for us. The owners of this B n B are a lovely couple who take pride in their beautiful home providing clean and comfortable rooms. The location is only 5 minutes out of the town centre and well within reach by walking or cycling although a car would be recommended. They go out of their way to make you feel at home and assisted with organising some of the tours and activities for us. My elderly mother who was also travelling with us was particularly looked after one afternoon when she wanted to stay home after a long trip and the owner ensured she felt at home, even taking the time to show her around town a bit.The breakfasts were fresh and the choice was excellent with fruits, jams, hams, yogurts, cereals and freshly baked goodies and at the same time catering for our daughter's gluten free requirements without any problems. We have no hesitation in recommending this B n B and were very blessed to have met the owners. Thank you very much and hope to see you again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Responded 29 Jan 2018
It may seem a boring response but it remains true that quality guests make hosting easy
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berylfirst wrote a review Oct 2017
Paris, France13 contributions1 helpful vote
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Beautiful bedroom, astonishing view and the best: Doug and Linda.we had a great time to stay in their home during our honeymoon trip. Don't hesitate: it's the best place in town!!!! Thanks again for everything: we found our kiwi grandparents
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Linda and Doug R, Owner at 23 Paton
Responded 30 Oct 2017
We are honoured, you are welcome back anytime
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nicolaN5528KS wrote a review Aug 2017
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Doug and Linda were absolutely wonderful hosts. We really enjoyed spending time with them at breakfast and in the evenings. They made an effort to get to know us but also gave us space when we needed it. Their home is very spacious, and is located on a large property with lovely views of the lake and mountains. The bedroom was warm and comfortable, and we had our own large bathroom. Linda made an excellent breakfast for us each morning, as well as freshly-baked muffins for the road. Linda also did our washing for us. Doug gave us great suggestions of where to eat for dinner and which cruise company to book with for Milford Sound. I have stayed at a large number of bed and breakfasts and this is by far one of the best. I really enjoyed my stay (in fact, it was one of the highlights of my trip) and would strongly recommend it to everyone else. Thank you Doug and Linda!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Linda and Doug R, Owner at 23 Paton
Responded 28 Aug 2017
Thank you, it was a pleasure to host you.
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Witchii wrote a review Mar 2017
Horsham, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Staying with Doug and Linda was like staying with family - a real home from home. They are so warm, friendly and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful home in a truly stunning location. Everything was spotlessly clean and very high quality. Breakfasts were to die for and with a stunning view thrown in. The rooms were very tastefully furnished. A lot of attention had gone into making sure we had everything we needed so our stay was really enjoyable. If you stop in Te Anau, staying with Doug and Linda is a real must. Such a lovely couple.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All rooms have amazing views and it is so quiet whether you stay in the front or back room.
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Responded 18 Mar 2017
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AlexMeester wrote a review Feb 2017
Puerto Natales, Chile178 contributions87 helpful votes
What a warm welcome and a very pleasant stay we had here, all credits for Doug and Linda. The private rooms we hade were very comfortable, we could even stay in the living room chatting with D&L or just to sit down, have a glas of wine and enjoy the views. The views are absolutely amazing and breakfast is a perfect start of the day. Location is just outside of the city center and when booked a trip to Doubtful Sound we were picked up in front of our B&B. Perfect. It was a little hard to say goodbye, we already miss the conversations at breakfast. Thanks so much Doug and Linda.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Linda and Doug R, Owner at 23 Paton
Responded 23 Feb 2017
Thank you. We continue to host interesting people so it is quite easy when you enjoy their company.
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Gabriele R wrote a review Jan 2017
Friedrichsdorf, Germany22 contributions4 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay. It was more like staying with friends than with strangers. Thanks to their warm welcome and their hospitality. House is lovely and the site spectacular. The breakfast was delicious with fresh fruit salad and Banana Muffins. We enjoyed talking with Linda and Doug. And we can only recommend this B&B and would like to come back.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Both rooms are lovely.
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Responded 1 Feb 2017
Your comments are appreciated and we hope the weather improves as you move up the country.
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Ivan A wrote a review Dec 2016
Toronto89 contributions95 helpful votes
As many have stated on TA, Doug and Linda are absolutely fabulous. We let them know we were coming in very late and they were absolutely gracious about it. The moment we walked in they offered us hot drinks, cookies and some great conversation. Their house and property were pristine and gorgeous. If it's possible even better than the pictures. The breakfasts are so beautifully laid out and you get such lovely fresh cut fruit and yogurt. The washroom/shower is probably one of the nicest I've seen and it definitely feels like you are pampering yourself. The bed is incredibly comfortable also. Most importantly Doug and Linda are great hosts. You really get the sense they are genuinely excited to meet each and every new guest and to listen to everyone's stories. We had a wonderful time and I am sure you will too!
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Responded 17 Dec 2016
Same old story. Great guests make for easy hosting.
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JWTRye wrote a review Oct 2016
Rye, Australia64 contributions19 helpful votes
Doug and Linda are retired farmers and keen horse riders, and Doug continues to apply his skills on the neighbouring 100 acre property. In a sense this is a combination of homestay and farmstay, and they made us feel so very much at home. This was a homestay more than a B&B and we were so welcome in their home, spending time with them in their lounge room and watching my husband’s favourite AFL team on TV with them. They knew all the local restaurants and places to go: sent us on a great Milford Sound trip and booked us into golf. It helped us to fall in love with Te Anau.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is a queen room, and a twin single room with a view of the lake. Both are lovely.
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Response from Linda and Doug R, Owner at 23 Paton
Responded 23 Oct 2016
When guests interests have a lot in common with your own being a good host is easy. You are welcome back anytime.
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jbayliss2016 wrote a review Mar 2016
Worcester, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
The room was very comfortable with fantastic views. The hosts were so friendly and managed to sort out our own problems very efficiently. They gave us great advice on eating and travelling. They knew the road to Milford Sound was blocked (rock fall), and let us know when it reopened. They arranged an idyllic boat trip for us there. We couldn't have asked for more. Linda's muffins were amazing. If you want somewhere to stay with a personal touch, don't think about it, just book it.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Response from Linda and Doug R, Owner at 23 Paton
Responded 16 Mar 2016
Thank you very much. At the risk of being repetitious it is always easy to host nice guests as they make our job enjoyable. We hope you enjoyed the rest of the South Island
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french-in-hk wrote a review Jan 2016
Hong Kong, China18 contributions19 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights there. Doug and Lynda make you feel like home. You can enjoy family moments and at the same time have your own privacy. It was hard to leave them. The house is very clean and modern. Well situated from the city centre and it's the closest accommodation you can here on Milford sound.
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Jan 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about 23 Paton
Which popular attractions are close to 23 Paton?
Nearby attractions include Kepler Track (5.1 km), Fiordland Cinema (1.5 km), and Lake Te Anau (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 23 Paton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at 23 Paton?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at 23 Paton?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 23 Paton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ditto, Sandfly Cafe, and Redcliff Restaurant & Bar.
Is 23 Paton accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.