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Radfords on the Lake

56 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
Updated 16/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Radfords on the Lake
Updated 16/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 22 hotels in Te Anau
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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 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
BBQ facilities
Complimentary tea
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Private balcony
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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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Diane H wrote a review Mar 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Radfords would be the nicest motel I have stayed in in NZ. Room was immaculate and the location right on the lakeside with an easy walk into the town. Made the booking, by phone, with Kerri who made me feel welcome long before we even arrived. She recommended a Milford Sound trip to us and booked us in for what was an amazing experience. She recommended restaurants, cafes etc. Definitely a 5* experience all round.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from , Owner at Radfords on the Lake
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear 590dianeh We are thrilled to hear that your recent stay with us was so enjoyable and that all aspects, including the comfort of your room, presentation, location and the service you received from our team, met with and hopefully exceeded your expectations. So pleased our recommendations hit the spot, we are delighted that you have fond memories of your time here. Kindest Regards Kerri and Steve, Radfords on the Lake
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Warwick M wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions
Well positioned complex on lakefront with good views and easy walk to restaurants. Quality appointed apartments with five star consumables. Kerri the owner manager provides very helpful advice on what to do and see around Te Anau.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from , Owner at Radfords on the Lake
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear WarwickM37 Thank you so much for your kind words Warwick, and we pleased your enjoyed our hospitality, views, location and our property. You were both a delight to host and so pleased your time in Te Anau was a pleasant one. We hope you have many fond memories of your Fiordland experience and look forward to hosting you again in the future. Travel safe and with Kind Regards Kerri and Steve
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John QT wrote a review Mar 2021
Queenstown, New Zealand8 contributions
The rooms are very well appointed & spacious, the views great, the location so close to the lake and town center...and the list goes on. However it was the wonderful friendly relaxed professional service that Kerri and her staff provide that really made my stay so enjoyable. Nothing was a bother to Kerri, I was in her office as she welcomed guests, handled phone inquiries and just made everyone feel so welcomed. Thanks so much Kerri.....you are a gem.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from , Owner at Radfords on the Lake
Responded 13 Mar 2021
Dear CushQT Thank you for your very kind words, We really appreciate you taking the time out of your extremely busy day to share your experience. You were an absoulte pleasure to host and we had such a fantastic time with you. We look forward to doing this again with you in the future. Kindest Regards Kerri and Steve
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Avis P. wrote a review Mar 2021
Manapouri, New Zealand2 contributions
Can very highly recommend Radfords on the lake as a great place to stay if in Te Anau. Kerri is a most welcoming and friendly host, we stayed in the beautifully appointed two bedroom unit for three days. Room was immaculately clean, and awesome views out onto the lake. Just a short walk and you are in the centre of town, easy walk to restaurants and shops. Avis
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from , Owner at Radfords on the Lake
Responded 11 Mar 2021
Dear Avis, Thank you for your kind words and for staying with us for your special occassion, it was our pleasure look after you and delighted that your found Rdfords on the Lake clean, well presented and welcoming along with our location being close to Cafes, Restaurants and the town centre. We appreciate you reviewing your time with us. Kindest Regards Kerri and Steve
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Drurolnz wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand185 contributions158 helpful votes
Sadly genuine Kiwi hospitality is fast becoming a scarce entity in our major tourism hotspots. We were appalled to hear that many of the accomodation sites in Te Anau have owners residing in a very large country east of Suez. However Radfords on the Lake is owned and operated by a delightful Kiwi duo, Kerri and Steve together with the star attraction, "Dexter Dude" the sealpoint Ragdoll cat. Other reviewers have fairly described Radfords; spacious, pristine units, well maintained with up to date amenities. The location is superb with great views over the lake, an easy stroll into the main street, and the all important silence overnight. The beds are very comfortable and daily servicing is to a very high standard. We chose the upstairs larger units together with the
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from , Owner at Radfords on the Lake
Responded 23 Feb 2021
Dear Drurolnz, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay and for your lovely comments. We really enjoy hosting and sharing our local knowledge with our guests so we are delighted that you have had a great overview of Fiordland. It was an absolute pleasure to host you both and we would love the opportunity to have you stay again - there is still plenty more that Fiordland has on offer for your next trip. Kindest regards, Kerri & Steve James
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US$144 - US$245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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