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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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#14 of 22 in Te Anau
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)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Naina-Damani wrote a review Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom1032 contributions308 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
Annette T wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand7 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
Lynn B wrote a review May 2020
California207 contributions94 helpful votes
I was disappointed with this hotel, not that it was bad but it didn't feel right, there were NO niceities bout it, our toilet broke, yes they fixed it, but......it was in a good location to getting to the city Didn't feel the staff in the restaurant worked hard or cared
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Date of stay: March 2020
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jandc8491 wrote a review Apr 2020
Wilmington, Delaware1302 contributions307 helpful votes
My wife and I were on an organized tour of New Zealand. We stayed here for 1 night. The manager Brent came onto our tour bus to welcome us in person when we arrived. The grounds are spacious, as are the rooms. My wife and I had room #139. The bed was comfortable, and there was sufficient storage space. My only complaint is that the shampoo and conditioner contain methylparaben and propylparaben, which are bad for you, endocrine-wise. There were 2 guest laundries. The washer and dryer cost 2 NZD per machine per load. You can buy washing powder for 2 NZD at the front desk. We ate dinner and breakfast in the MacKinnon Room Restaurant. The food was good. This was the first place we stayed at during our 18-day tour that the hostess at the restaurant asked for your room number, before seating you for breakfast, and then asked you to use the hand sanitizer by the hostess stand. The hotel was within walking distance of the waterfront, restaurants, a grocery store, and attractions (Te Anau Glowworm Caves).
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Date of stay: March 2020
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jesuisomnivore wrote a review Apr 2020
Atlanta, Georgia46 contributions10 helpful votes
The public spaces (bar and reception area) are attractive and upscale (by Te Anau standards), but the hallway to rooms, and room 129 in particular where we stayed, were really tired: Worn, outdated furniture, drapes. Kind of dark/depressing. Food served in the bar area (soup/salad) was blah. We saw a lamb shank going to another table that looked good. Front desk a little haughty by NZ standards--everyone we met elsewhere was so friendly and helpful. We emailed management to suggest they remove the shared cloth towels in the public bathroom (down the hall from the restaurant) since shared towels are never a good idea, and seemed really weird and possibly dangerous in light of C-19. (Signs at the front desk contained C-19 protocol advisory.) The towels were gone the next day, but I never heard from management in reply to my email. Made us wonder what other hygienic practices were being overlooked. Call me germaphobe!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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US$197 - US$198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Fiordland Escapes (0.3 km), Ivan Wilson Park (0.3 km), and Redcliff Restaurant & Bar (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 Bao Now, 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.