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Radfords on the Lake

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well designed self catering apartment conveniently located by the lake and close enough to town to be able to stroll in for restaurants, shops etc. A friendly welcome at reception and a spotlessly clean apartment. We particularly appreciated the recommended excursions to Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound which were arranged for us.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your excursions - with so much to do here and most people on a tight travel schedule it is great to have your activities planned ahead of time. We trust that the rest of your holiday went smoothly and that we may be able to welcome you back here...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I spent three excellent nights at Radfords on the Lake in February. When we arrived the doors of our room, a superior suite on the first floor, were open and the room bright, fresh and spotless. The motel, sited next to the lake is only a short walk from restaurants and shops in Te Anau but is...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you. We are pleased that you enjoyed your suite here and our location - we love living here too! We trust that the rest of your holiday went smoothly and that we may be able to welcome you back here again. Best Regards Kerri & Steve James Radford's on the Lake

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We recently enjoyed a 3 day stay at Radfords on the Lake, staying in a superior suite on the first floor. The suite was very spacious, clean and comfortable with pleasant decor plus there was a kitchenette, TV, free wifi and use of the guest laundry. The best feature for us was the great view out over the lake. The...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts after you stay with us. We just love living and working here in Te Anau and are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope that the rest of your holiday went smoothly and that we might be able to welcome you back here at...

east kent
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Ideally located in Te Anau for amenities, restaurants etc. Room was luxurious and maintained to a very high standard. The owner and staff were very friendly and took time to advise us on facilities in the town and beyond. It was encouraging to see so much effort being made by the owners and staff to make our stay as comfortable...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your thoughts on Trip Advisor. We are very proud to live and work here in Fiordland and it is a pleasure to share it with our guests. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your holiday in New Zealand and that we may be able to welcome you back...

Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Radfords on the Lake is a very clean and comfortable motel-type accommodation, in a fantastic location overlooking Lake Te Anau. It may be on the main road alongside the lake but traffic is fairly light and does not affect you at all. Radfords is lovingly looked after by Kerri, Steve and the team. Nothing is too much trouble and they...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your most thorough review! It is pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. You are right - Te Anau is a lovely little place and it is excellent that you got to do a little bit of exploring during your short time here. Well done on completing the Milford Track and we do hope...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Radfords on the Lake in Te Anau is a fabulously located upmarket motel on Lske ate Anau. Small it maybe but big in what it offers. The apartments are extremely well laid out and furnished. The views across the lake are wonderful and the helpful and friendly staff are a joy. Nothing is to difficult at Radfords. If you are...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you! We do enjoy hearing back from our past guests and it is particularly pleasing to hear that our fantastic staff got a mention. We are a great team and take pride in looking after our guests during their stay in beautiful Fiordland! We hope to see you back here again some day soon. Best Regards Kerri & Steve...

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had an executive apartment, a "superior" room, which we had expected to be on the upper floor, chosen for less noise and a better view of the lake. However, it was on the ground floor (room 5). All ground floor rooms front the car park. We were fortunate that, for the duration of our four night stay, no-one parked...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate the time you have taken to share your thoughts and will look into the matters you have raised. Please accept our sincere apologies. Had we been told during your stay, we would have addressed this straight away for you. In saying this, we have very...

Paphos District, Cyprus
Reviewed 27 February 2017

As you drive in you can tell the motel is class. Tonl in reception makes you feel very welcome, she has all the information you need for trips, walking and eating places.A great motel it's a shame we had to leave.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Hello Michael, Thank you very much for taking the time to review on Trip Advisor. We love to hear back from our guests and it is great to hear that you were well looked after! It is not hard to be happy in your work when you live and work in such a beautiful little town. We wish you safe...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and we loved it. Great location, awesome service and the staff were very friendly, helpful and welcoming. It was a very cold and windy day in Te Anau but we were very warm, cozy and comfy in our 2 bedroom accommodation. The room was spacious, clean and well equipped. I would highly recommend Radfords...

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review on Trip Advisor. We do enjoy hearing back from our guests and are very happy to hear that you were comfortable during your stay with us. We do hope to see you again in the future! Best Regards Kerri & Steve James

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Cool place on the lake. Service was awesome and the room well appointed, clean, fresh and modern. Check in and check out was done efficiently and the people are extremely friendly and helpful. It should be for the price and travelling solo this is an expensive experience. It's all up front though so no surprises and I wasn't disappointed.

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Radfords56, Owner at Radfords on the Lake, responded to this review

Thanks! Travelling solo can be a bit lonely and it is great to hear that the Radford's team made you feel welcome. We appreciate the time you have taken to review and hope to see you back here again with some company to make the most of all that Te Anau has to offer. All the best for your travelling....

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in style at Radfords on the Lake. Our well equipped units have a warm and luxurious feel. With attention to detail and complete commitment to your stay, our service is sure to make you feel welcome. Lake and mountain views from every suite and conveniently located close to the town centre. Look out for those little extras like candles, flowers, 50+ channel SKY TV and a great selection of DVDs for guests enjoyment. With guest laundry, continental breakfasts, kitchenette, off road parking, free wireless internet for use in your room, our aim is to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Winners of the NZ AA Supreme host of the year award 2013 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Radfords on the Lake

Address: 56 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand (Formerly Radfords Lakeview Motel)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: $204 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Radfords on the Lake 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Radfords Lakeview Hotel Te Anau
Radfords Lakeview Te Anau
Radfords On The Lake Te Anau, New Zealand
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Business Hotel in Te Anau
#1 Family Hotel in Te Anau
#4 Green Hotel in Te Anau
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“Upstair rooms have better view. Lower floors may have limited lake view due to car parking in front.”
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  • Heated towel rack
HanaleimomTx, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A room overlooking the lake is a must.”
962karinac, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors have the better view. But all rooms appeared to be lovely.”
14karib, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs has most privacy and best views.”
Spdmoore01, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The upstairs rooms had best views.”
MoyraF, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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