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Blue Thistle Cottages

168 Te Anau Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand
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#2 of 22 hotels in Te Anau
Spacious well appointed cottages with superb views set on 10 acres, 1.5 Km from Te Anau on the road to Milford Sound. Cottages are self-contained self-catering. All cottages have free WiFi, flat screen tv. Quality linen and fluffy bathrobes. We have a Fox Terrier, whom likes to announce your arrival. Also, we have 2 cats and some friendly Dexter cows, a goats and 2 sheep.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
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Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Jo Perkins wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions
Really enjoyed our stay, hosts were very welcoming and the cottage was comfortable and clean. The cottage we stayed in was very private even with other guest either side of us. Fantastic view of the mountains and a peek of the lake.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Rachel Lowrey, Owner at Blue Thistle Cottages
Responded 26 Aug 2020
Thank you Jo, for writing a review for us. Its great to hear that you enjoyed the privacy and the views that our cottages have to offer.
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1waynet1 wrote a review Jul 2020
Wairoa, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
We were very impressed with our cottage. It was immaculate, contained everything we required for our three night stay, easy distance from Te Anau, with Rachel being a respectful host. Electric blankets and heaters were appreciated as it got to -5°! An extra bonus would be laundry facilities
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Any of the 4 self contained cottages would be good
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Response from Rachel Lowrey, Owner at Blue Thistle Cottages
Responded 28 Jul 2020
We appreciate that you have taken the time to write such a wonderful review for us. Yes, it has been a little colder than normal this winter, and I am glad that you enjoyed having the electric blankets on your beds. we wish you all the best.
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Dallas C wrote a review Jul 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand45 contributions17 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed 2 nights at this lovely self contained cottage.It was the depths of winter but the cottage was warm and cozy.Very comfy bed.Very clean bathroom and kitchen.We can recommend this place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Rachel Lowrey, Owner at Blue Thistle Cottages
Responded 28 Jul 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, Dallas. It is always nice to arrive at your accommodation and find it nice and warm, especially in the winter. This is why we ask for an e.t.a. I am delighted to hear that you found our beds comfy. Best wishes to you and your family.
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Leanne C wrote a review Jun 2020
Auckland, New Zealand27 contributions7 helpful votes
I spent 6 nights at Blue Thistle and found it perfect for my needs. I was after a quiet location, on the Milford Road, not far from town, but far enough to be away from hustle and bustle. The cottage met all my needs - it was clean and tidy, the bed was comfortable and warm. The bathroom had good heating and the shower good pressure. Kitchen facilities had everything I needed. Rachel and David were perfect hosts - the TV stopped working and Rachel was quick to pop over and remedy that. Communication at all times was excellent, as I arrived in town slightly earlier than anticipated, and I was able to check in straight away. My original booking was just prior to lockdown, and I had to postpone my booking - Rachel and David were very understanding and held my booking until I was able to travel after lockdown was lifted. Also excellent email communication regarding the Milford Road being open etc and even a snow report. Great spot.
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Date of stay: May 2020
Response from Rachel Lowrey, Owner at Blue Thistle Cottages
Responded 28 Jul 2020
Leanne, it was our pleasure to have you stay with us. I'm pleased that we ticked all the boxes and for your accommodation requirements. I hope that you managed to take some photos that are going to take pride of place in your home to remind you of your time with us. Thank you for your lovely review and take care.
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Navigator555570 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Delightful little cottage, very clean and pretty, with a stunning view. The bed was comfortable and the shower had great water pressure. The gardens on the property were very attractive, and it was fun to look our at cows, goats and sheep. The owner was very kind and helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from BlueThistleCottages, Owner at Blue Thistle Cottages
Responded 1 Apr 2020
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us. It is always nice to wake up to the peace and quiet of the country and to be able to look out at the animals and your own private garden. Thank you for your wonderful comments and we wish you all the best.
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US$149 - US$179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Thistle Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Thistle Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Kepler Track (6.0 km), Fiordland Cinema (2.6 km), and Lake Te Anau (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Thistle Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Thistle Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Thistle Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Thistle Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Thistle Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bao Now, Redcliff Restaurant & Bar, and Sandfly Cafe.
Does Blue Thistle Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Blue Thistle Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.