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Te Anau Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Overall wonderful experience. Although a long walk from town, it was well worth the visit. Beautiful room with nice view of the grounds. Excellent customer service from ALL staff. Karl went above and beyond for us! He personally transported us to the town to grab a quick lunch on our way to the DOC center prior to our departure on...

1Thank kjacks73
karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi kjacks73, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and my apologies for the slow reply. It was lovely to have you stay with us and hope the rest of your trip went well. Kind regards Karl Lamb

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We stayed at The Lodge for three nights. We were greeted by Karl who directed us to a lovely cafe to relax until,our room was ready as we were a little early. By the time we had had iced coffees, walked around a little and returned to The Lodge our suitcase has been taken to our room and all was...

Thank Sara L
karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Sara, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review, we are pleased that you had such an enjoyable time with us. I hope that you purse and keys did not get to held up in the Christmas post on there way back to you? Kind regards Karl Lamb

Reviewed 18 December 2016

A bit of a disappointment . The room rather small, the bed samewhat narrow, no air conditioning, far from downtown, no view. You are given a key to the front door, because frequently there is no one on attendance. Good breakfast, if not overly ample. Reading what I wrote, it makes it seem worse than it is !.

Thank boguslaw_krauss
karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi boguslaw_krauss, We are sorry that your stay with us was not as enjoyable as we would have liked it to be for you. As we have said before our rooms are smaller than a hotel because of the historic nature of the building, that said the beds are all hotel size be it a queen bed or super king...

Reviewed 15 December 2016

Te Anau lodge is an old convent which was moved and reassembled from it's original location. Carl made us feel very welcome and all though we had one of the least expensive rooms which was quite small it was adequate. There are no tea making facilities in the room but there are, along with cakes, biscuits and complimentary wine in...

Thank servalan49
karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi servalan49 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, I do hope the trip went well into Milford Sound despite the weather. The historic nature of the building does make the rooms smaller than a hotel room but it is more than made up for in the Library and the dinning room which you describe so...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Our stay at Te Anau lodge was excellent. Karl in particular was an amazing host, and most graciously assisted us when we broke the lock of the bikes we were borrowing from the lodge and got stuck in town (oops!). Additionally, the decor of the lodge truly embraced the history of the building as a former convent, which made for...

Thank lauxk1
karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi lauxk1 We always like when guests leave some story of their stay with us, it was not trouble to come and help unlock the bikes when the lock broke. Many guests have enjoyed the fact that the Lodge has kept much of the decor and character of the convent when it was converted to being a B&B, it does...

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I'm only sorry that we did not have another night here. What a great place, very comfortable bedroom - we had the " Chapter Room" which was next to the guest lounge. Not the biggest bedroom, but had everything we needed and a very comfy bed too. It's a lovely place, quirky as it was a convent in a past...

Thank moxxy-girl
karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Moxxy-girl, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you found your stay with us. Our team at the Lodge enjoy hearing our guests talking and sharing stories over a drink in the library, which really is a great place for people to relax and talk. I'm pleased that you liked the muffins that we bake...

Reviewed 24 November 2016

Karl the manager is kind and very helpful.In a suburbs feeling place. Unfortunately our room was not good. Faced a very noisy road.Basic bed no TV sketchy WiFi. No air conditioning, tea making facilities etc. Lovely common room with wine etc and munchies. Good breakfast. Book direct . Breakfast good

Thank Deniece C
karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Deniece, I'm sorry that your stay does not seem to have been as enjoyable as you and we would have liked. We try hard at Te Anau Lodge to make everyone's stay an enjoyable time. It's a shame you did not ask about some of the issues you raise as we could have answered them for you at the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016

great room overlooking lake and mountains really really good host in karl - although the jokes about the Aussie rugby team hurt me deeply ;) great breakfast in a really nice dining room really nice lounge room for night cap highly recommended

Thank ScottyfromSydney
karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Scott, we always enjoy having our Australian neighbors come and stay with us, and pleased that you enjoyed the short stay and jokes about NZ vs Aus in sports, note we didn't talk to much about the rugby League or cricket. Do hope you get to come back with your wife for a longer stay. Kind regards Karl

Paddington, Sydney
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Loved everything about this lodge. Great location just out of town but walking distance. We were welcomed by Karl who apologised for a glitch in the online booking system and immediately upgraded us to The Cathedral Room. Karl explains the history of the gorgeous old relocated building and books us into our Milford Sound Cruise within minutes. He is full...

Thank Carolynn K
karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Carolynn, Thank you for the lovely review you have taken the time to leave, it was great having you stay with us for a couple of days and get to enjoy both the Lodge and the Fiordland area. Our team at Te Anau Lodge do work hard to make sure guests can enjoy themselves and it's nice to hear...

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Loved this little lodge full of hidden history! Gorgeous views, great breakfast and Karl was a fantastic host. He took the time to show us around what used to be a convent, and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be returning!

Thank Rosie_goes2
karllamb52, Manager at Te Anau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rosie, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to your return. Kind regards Karl Lamb

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the genuine warmth of traditional hospitality in the relaxed and tranquil environment of our 1936 relocated former convent, in one of New Zealand's most scenic locations- stunning Fiordland.We proudly promote our 9 rooms as being a mix of historic charm, combined with modern convenience, luxury and comfort. Based on 7 acres, yet only 15 minutes walking time to Te Anau town centre you`ll enjoy our secluded location, and appreciate all activities in town with ease. Take time to enjoy the little additions we`ve provided to make your stay memorable. Enjoy a game of giant garden chess, listen to the water fountain in our pond while reading a book on our 2 person swing seat, soak up the sunshine in our private gazebo, curl up next to the fireplace in the Lounge Library, and enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony overlooking the estate.Above all else you`ll find the level of interaction with your host, and the friendly staff, one of the most memorable aspects of staying in a Lodge this size.A unique accommodation experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Anau Lodge

Address: 52 Howden Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: $222 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Te Anau Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Our room, The Vestry, 'could' be noisy briefly in the evening if guests drinking and chatting in the Library.”
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“Do not stay if the only room is the Bishop's Retreat unless you're OK staying in a brick shed in a car park. Ask for a room with a view”
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“We had the Belfry room upstairs”
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“Not value for dollar”
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