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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas

64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681 New Zealand
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Located on the Te Anau Lake Front, a short stroll from the Te Anau Town Centre, Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas is perfectly situated for you to make the most of this beautiful area. Surrounded by extensive, colourful gardens and overlooking spectacular Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland ranges, this Hotel and Villa accommodation sets the tone for your stay in one of the world’s most breathtaking regions. Designed for your comfort, we offer 115 luxurious rooms, including Hotel rooms with Garden and breathtaking Lake Views, and a range of spacious One and Two Bedroom Garden View Villas. On-site is the renowned MacKinnon Room Restaurant offering the very best of South Island cuisine, and the Explorer Bar and Lakefront Terrace where you can relax and enjoy the uninterrupted views of Lake Te Anau. The hotel offers the largest hotel based conference centre in the area, and its very own lakefront wedding chapel, plus extensive recreational facilities, including a spa, sauna, heated outdoor swimming pool and massage services.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Housekeeping
Private balcony
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VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English

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64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681 New Zealand
Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
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Ethel55 wrote a review Feb 2024
Bournemouth, United Kingdom151 contributions83 helpful votes
Tied to check in at 2 when rooms should be ready, had to sit in lounge till 3, had to go and ask for room key. Went for dinner at 6.30, no rolls given, soup cold, steak chewy, after 2 hours 15 gave up and left without desert or coffee, good job only staying here one night
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Date of stay: February 2024
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gl0baltraveller48 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Great location and really friendly, helpful staff. The hotel sits in the centre of Te Anau, overlooking the lake - picture perfect. There was a guest laundry room which was a great surprise and very welcome. The only suggestion for improvement is perhaps having whole fresh fruit at breakfast - the area is not too far from the fruit bowl of New Zealand.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Lots of free parking and plenty of places to eat nearby.
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Brigette wrote a review Dec 2023
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Stayed at this hotel during the last leg of our fantastic NZ holiday. NZ hospitality is phenomenal and everywhere we go we are greeted with friendly faces. We have stayed at several hotels across South Island and they all have strength and deficiencies, esp around peak seasons when staff shortage is an issue. But we tend to gloss over the deficiencies because the people is so nice and soul of a hotel. But this hotel has some serious issues. It charges at premium price compared to hotels in Queenstown, but the facilities are really substandard. It’s like stepping into a time capsule of the 70s. There is no elevator and we have to wait for the poor overworked porter to bring them to 2nd floor, there were two suitcases in our room from the previous tenants which the porter had not had time to remove. My kid got stuck in the bathroom because the doorknob was faulty (luckily we opened it after a long time…. Sigh). We left the room at 5am and returned at 3pm but nobody serviced our rooms, the house staff and their trolleys were at the corridor right outside. When I asked them politely about servicing our room , they just changed the towels, I had to hand them the rubbish bins to empty. Guess they were temporary staff. The room has a pseudo-aircon knob that does not work, not even an air vent. We could not open the window due to sandflies and so it was like an oven all night since the weather has been warm. There was a fan in the room but quite noisy. The furnitures are all worn out and the carpets are just….sigh. I gave one more star to the ratings because of the great sunset outside our room and proximity to the restaurants.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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James L wrote a review Dec 2023
Los Angeles, California188 contributions80 helpful votes
It is difficult to judge a hotel when it just reopens for the high season but that is when we arrived. The hotel is very large...and it easily accommodates large tour groups but that is the problem. It was a very long walk from the lobby to our room on the second floor with no elevator. Neither the pool nor hot tub were functioning. The view from out room was nice...looking out on Lake Te Anau. Could not get a dinner reservation at the hotel even though the hotel appeared quite empty. Fortunately, there are many fine restaurants all within walking distance.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you have a lot of luggage, ask for a room on the first floor.
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Freedom02636655480 wrote a review Nov 2023
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A Hotel stuck in the 1990s. 1. Wifi is only "browsing speed". Who does this in 2023 2. The staff at the breakfast place was grumpy and rude 3. Extremely uncomfortable beds and room Definite skip for this price point. Better to stay in Queenstown.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Neil S wrote a review Sept 2023
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Great location overlooking the lake, the rooms were clean, a good size and the bed very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Plenty of off street parking and close to the room. Hotel just across the street from the lake shore, just a short walk to enjoy or star gaze on a clear night.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Great location, clean spacious rooms with comfortable bed. Staff friendly and hotel just across...
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seaair1 wrote a review Sept 2023
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand56 contributions31 helpful votes
Firstly the cleaners seem to be the best at what they do, the cleanest hotel I’ve ever stayed in. We had a ground floor room which looked at a car park. Fine for us but I believe higher up rooms can have a view- ask. Check that the small fridge is actually plugged in properly. Ours had a bath. I spotted a basic gym but it looked fine. Note- if you want dinner in the pub/restaurant they won’t take bookings unless you’re a large group. We got bumped off as a tour bus took precedence. This needs to be reviewed as surely a NZ couple can book! That was really upsetting.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lynn G wrote a review Jul 2023
Washington, United Kingdom99 contributions91 helpful votes
Definitely more different - you'd never see sights like here in UK. I'd go back anyday. An expensive trip but experience well worth it. New Zealanders are very friendly people as are the Maoris. Dart River on South Island worth the trip if only for all waterfalls not to mention you may be chased by pod of dolphins. The hot springs make the North Island. The water is such a beautiful shade of blue. I've never seen water such a shade of cyan before.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: This is a lovely place to get married. There's a lovely little chapel on the site of the hotel...
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Naina-Damani wrote a review Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom1032 contributions326 helpful votes
We were on a group tour and the manager came on the coach to welcome us. It is located on the lake front with serene surrounding and fabulous shrubs and garden with fantastic colourful lighting at night. Rooms need upgrading and refurbishment. Really awesome restaurant for dinner and breakfast with great service.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Annette T wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions
Great Hotel. Only been here for meals and coffees, plus a Xmas function, but really like the place. Staff, food and comfy surroundings are wonderful. Recommend. My favourite go-to in Te Anau (winter or summer).
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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$378 - $457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
115
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Frequently Asked Questions about Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas?
Nearby attractions include Te Anau Glowworm Caves (0.2 km), Fiordland Escapes (0.3 km), and Ivan Wilson Park (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ditto, Redcliff Restaurant & Bar, and MacKinnon Room.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.