We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blue Thistle Cottages

Overview
168 Te Anau- Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Pool
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget"}}
Reviews (245)
There are newer reviews for Blue Thistle Cottages
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
236 results
Traveller rating
199
32
4
0
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
199
32
4
0
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the cottages dog lucy new zealand milford sound country setting self contained wonderful hosts home away from home minute drive two nights great bed bedroom cottage south island the kitchen dining table relaxing stay surrounding mountains
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
231 - 235 of 236 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2008

Annette and Peter, the owners were brilliant hosts, they were welcoming, friendly, knowledgible of the area and very helpful. Peter has built these cottages himself which are beautilful done and postioned to take in the spectacular views of Lake Te Anau and the rugged mountains...More

Date of stay: December 2007
1  Thank MarlboroughShelley9
Reviewed 4 January 2008

We arrived for our 2 night stay and planned on getting married at Lake Te Anau. We fell in love with the cottages, the view, the gardens - the owners and their delightful pets - that we changed our minds and got married on the...More

Date of stay: February 2007
2  Thank jude_foster
Reviewed 25 November 2007

We stayed three nights at this lovely location. To be honest, we had stayed at another property owned by this couple in 1999. We were disappointed to find that they had moved from Picton in the South Island of New Zealand, and then, delighted to...More

Date of stay: November 2007
1  Thank tworetiredcanuks
Reviewed 9 November 2007

Nestled in beautiful and charming Te Anau, New Zealand, close to Milford Sound and Queenstown, the Blue Thistle Cottages are a total delight. Owners Annette and Peter Gardiner are attentive, friendly, and extremely thoughtful, and the self-contained cottages are lovely. Ours had a kitchen, dining...More

Date of stay: November 2007
2  Thank Harry_Doodle
Reviewed 17 June 2007

We couldn't have been happier.. maybe if we could have stayed longer than 2 nights.. Ahh.. the hosts, Annette and Peter, were delightful! They were soooo welcoming. It really makes all the difference I feel. Immediately, I knew we were in for a treat and...More

Date of stay: February 2007
1  Thank Lib3
View more reviews
About
Description
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, all sky More (cable) channels. Quality linen and fluffy robes. A very friendly german shorthaired pointer will greet you..And we have 2 cats and several friendly Dexter cows. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$164 - US$268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Blue Thistle Cottages Hotel Te Anau
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$164 - US$268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Blue Thistle Cottages Hotel Te Anau
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Photos
Traveller (130)
Room & Suite (48)
Dining (4)
Pool & Beach (1)
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 nearby hotels
Fiordland Hotel/Motel
201 reviews
2.24 km away
The Village Inn Hotel
148 reviews
2.45 km away
Parklands Motel
191 reviews
2.58 km away
Explorer Motel Te Anau
244 reviews
2.68 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 41 nearby restaurants
Habit Foods
159 reviews
2.66 km away
Sandfly Cafe
930 reviews
2.63 km away
Kepler Restaurant
813 reviews
2.63 km away
Radhas Indian Restaurant & Takeaway
178 reviews
2.52 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 69 nearby attractions
Te Anau Bird Sanctuary
171 reviews
2.96 km away
Fiordland i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
82 reviews
2.94 km away
Ivan Wilson Park
21 reviews
2.96 km away
Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor
8 reviews
2.85 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Snihur
24 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Dexterteanau | Property representative |
Yes, we do have a cat at Blue Thistle Cottages. And we do everything that we can to keep her out of the cottages in case we have people with allergies.
1
Vote
Kathy M
22 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Dexterteanau | Property representative |
hello Kathy No we don't have a laundry, however I am happy to do a small load for you, or there is a launderette in town. Regards Annette
0
Votes
Room Tips
"No poor choices among Blue Thistle's cottages."
SDAKOTADAN
1 week ago
Read review
"Cottage 3 is private with great views"
SandraS13717
23 Oct 2018
Read review
"There are only four cottages and one is a two bedroom. They are all privately placed on the property."
vdeeg
13 Mar 2018
Read review
"All but one cottage seem to have the magnificent views"
MidAtlanticArtist
8 May 2017
Read review
Show More 
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing