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56 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 03/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 22 in Te Anau
2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Welcome to Radfords on the Lake – luxury 5-star lakefront accommodation in Te Anau which you will love. Wake up to views of stunning Lake Te Anau and the mountains of Fiordland National Park in one of our spacious, luxuriously appointed apartments. Radfords on the Lake is the perfect base from which to explore Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound or the wider Fiordland National Park. Te Anau – Your gateway to Fiordland Our home of Te Anau is your gateway to Fiordland and the perfect location to base yourself from. Te Anau is a beautiful location in its own right, with a multitude of experiences on offer including glow worm caves, nature hikes, lake cruises and more. If you are short on time, picking up a scenic helicopter or plane ride from Te Anau over the National Park will open up some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world to you. Experience the best that Fiordland has to offer. Our carefully curated packages focus on what our guests enjoy most, from exploring Milford Sound, to experiencing New Zealand’s most famous Great Walks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
BBQ facilities
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Robin B wrote a review 22 May
4 contributions2 helpful votes
What a magical stay...the best accommodation and most impressive host during our two week SI road trip. Kerri was so warm, helpful and gave us the best tips for our stay (Redcliff's Restaurant and the Cruise Milford experiences were amazing) . The location of the property was perfect, with views of the lake and the rooms were beautiful...exactly how they look in the photos. Stunningly fitted out, comfortable bed and the added benefit of great kitchenette facilities to prepare your own breakfast, if preferred. We, (two couples) would definitely return.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Response from , Owner at Radfords on the Lake
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Robin Thank you so much for your lovely comments, and staying with us at Radfords, we loved hosting you and were all a delight to get to know. I am stoked that your time in Te Anau was memorable and that our recommendations were a hit. Should you come back this way we hope to share more of what Fiordland has to offer and welcoming you back. Take care and Kindest Regards to you all. Kerri and Steve
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KiwiNZExplorer wrote a review Apr 2022
Queenstown, New Zealand153 contributions149 helpful votes
From the easy parking, to the super warm welcome from Kerri & the brilliants nights sleep what's not to like at Radfords. Great location - 5 mins walk to the main street, 10-12 mins at most to the farthest restaurant - 2 mins to the sea plane, 5 mins to the heliport & 30 seconds to lake side - so well positioned. Rooms large, fast, Wifi, did I say comfy bed, large bathrooms & well equipped kitchenettes & spotlessly clean rooms - oh and each had a lovely spot to sit outside for an afternoon wine. Kerri is a hive of information about the local sights & eats - upon her recommendation we ate at Redcliff & Fat Duck - both fantastic. If you have time do the Heli-Hike with Southern Lakes Heli to the Kepler Track - all day activity but SO worth it.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Room Tip: Every Room has a lakeview or glimpse - but treat yourself to a lakefront room
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Response from , Owner at Radfords on the Lake
Responded 21 Apr 2022
Dear KiwiNZExplorer Thank you so much for your kind words. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and we are so thrilled that you had a memorable time with us and in Fiordland. We are delighted you got to complete the Kepler Helihike, it is a wonderful experience also pleased that you enjoyed our recommendations . We hope to welcome you both back to Radfords on the Lake again soon, and we look forward to taking care of you both. Kindest Regards Kerri and Steve.
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PaulaMM wrote a review Apr 2022
7 contributions5 helpful votes
Kerri the owner was very warm, friendly & super helpful. She made us welcome right from the start! The rooms were very spacious & the decor was lovely. Beds were super comfy. We had a superb view over-looking the lake. The motels were within easy walking g distance to town & the restaurants etc. We would definitely recommend this place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from , Owner at Radfords on the Lake
Responded 3 Apr 2022
Dear Marise Thank you for your kind words and review of your stay with us, we loved hosting you all and so pleased you have had a memorable time in Te Anau. We look forward to hosting you again if you are back this way. With Kind Regards Kerri and Steve
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Juliet wrote a review Mar 2022
Invercargill, New Zealand1 contribution
Radford's blew our socks off on our recent two-night stay. The rooms are stunning - spotlessly clean and look like they should be in a design magazine. The bed was super-comfy with a fabulous selection of pillows and my husband especially loved the chocolate treats. The garden is beautiful and there is an awesome BBQ area that we made use of on our first night. The room had a fabulous view of Lake TeAnau, which is right across the road, and it was only a short walk to town to the lovely cafes and shops. Kerri (the owner) is amazing and went out of her way to make our stay special, going as far as lending us some parkas to take out on the boat to Milford Sound! She knows the area inside out and gave us great advice on all the best things to do in the area. We can’t wait to go back and have another weekend in paradise. Thanks Kerri and Steve :-)
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from , Owner at Radfords on the Lake
Responded 28 Mar 2022
Hi and thank you so much for all your kind and thoughtful review, we love hosting you and so pleased you had a memorable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future to enjoy more of what Fiordland has to offer, right on our doorstep. We appreciate you staying with us. Kindest Regards Kerri and Steve
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kathypc2016 wrote a review Mar 2022
Geraldine, New Zealand9 contributions
We had a wonderful stay at Radfords on the Lake, after we had some unexpected vehicle trouble. From the moment we arrived we were warmly welcomed by Kerri, we had amazing service and nothing was a problem. Radfords is located directly across the road from the lake, with lovely views and a short walk to town and cafe/restaurants. We stayed in a two bedroom unit which was immaculately clean and spacious, with modern furnishings. The beds were comfy with beautiful linen and we loved the little touches of bath salts and chocolates beside the beds. We would highly recommend staying here and can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: March 2022
Response from , Owner at Radfords on the Lake
Responded 21 Mar 2022
Dear Kathy, it was lovely to meet you and so pleased we were able to provide a restful nights sleep for you before to headed home. You were all delightful guests and we very much look forward to your return visit latter in the year. Thank you for staying with us. Kindest Regards Kerri and Steve
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US$159 - US$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Radfords on the Lake
Which popular attractions are close to Radfords on the Lake?
Nearby attractions include Fiordland Escapes (0.4 km), Ivan Wilson Park (0.1 km), and Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Radfords on the Lake?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Radfords on the Lake?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Radfords on the Lake?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Radfords on the Lake?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Radfords on the Lake?
Conveniently located restaurants include MacKinnon Room, Miles Better Pies, and Olive Tree Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Radfords on the Lake?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Radfords on the Lake have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Radfords on the Lake accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.