Distinction Hotel - Te Anau

64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, New Zealand  show map
 4 stars
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Distinction Hotel - Te Anau

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Distinction Hotel is a 4-star property offering non-smoking guestrooms with a delightful view of Andes Mountains and Lake Te Anau. Since 1966, it has been hosting guests in the center of Te Anau.

The hotel is about 550 meters from Lake Henry, Te Anau Wildlife Centre and Fiordland Cinema. The property is located within a 10-minute walk to the center of Te Anau.

A short drive takes guests to Queenstown airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 112 rooms featuring a writing table, multi-channel TV, a mini bar, an in-room safe and climate control as well as modern bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and free toiletries. The rooms look on to the mountain. The rooms have beautiful decor.

Eat & Drink

A renowned on-site restaurant serves dishes of vegetarian cuisine. The hotel’s relaxing Explorer bar welcomes guests for finest drinks. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, The Moose Bar & Restaurant and Kepler's Restaurant are about 200 meters from the property.

Services

Guests can use tour/ticket assistance, room service and shopping service as well as a chapel, a safe deposit box and free self parking.

Relax

Distinction Hotel also has cots and a pool for guests travelling with children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   112.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Concierge desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of NZD 36 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Distinction Hotel - Te Anau Te Anau location
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Hotel Address:

64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Te Anau
    700 m
Airports
  • Queenstown (ZQN)
    91.9 km
Restaurants
  • The Moose Bar & Restaurant (cuisine: European)
    170 m
  • Kepler's Restaurant (cuisine: New Zealand)
    260 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    112

Rooms and availability

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Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Queen-size beds or 2 Single beds
Size: 28 m²
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    Bed type: Double bed
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    Villa
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 27 m²
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      Two-Bedroom Villa
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      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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      Deluxe Two-Bedroom Villa
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 50 m²
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        Deluxe Suite
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Distinction Hotel - Te Anau Te Anau location
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        Hotel Address:

        64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, New Zealand

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Te Anau
          700 m
        Airports
        • Queenstown (ZQN)
          91.9 km
        Restaurants
        • The Moose Bar & Restaurant (cuisine: European)
          170 m
        • Kepler's Restaurant (cuisine: New Zealand)
          260 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          112

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        • Te Anau Glow Worm Caves - 300 m
        • City Center - 600 m

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Fiordland Cinema - 500 m
        • Lake Henry - 1.3 km

        Parks

        • Ivon Wilson Park - 1.1 km
        • Te Anau Wildlife Centre - 1.4 km

        Local attractions

        • GlowWorm Caves - 13.8 km
          Fjordland travel boat docks, Te Anau

          Near the hotel

          • Luxmore Jet - 110 m
            Lakefront Drive, Te Anau
          • Lake Te Anau - 500 m
            Te AnauNew Zealand

          Restaurants nearby

          • The Moose Bar & Restaurant - 170 m

            Address: 84 Lakefront Drive

            65% likes this, based on 98 reviews
            Cuisine: European

          • The Village Inn - 260 m

            Address: Mokoroa Street
            Phone: 03 249 7911

            80% likes this, based on 29 reviews

          • Mercado - 290 m

            Address: 41 Town Center Road

            68% likes this, based on 21 reviews
            Cuisine: Spanish

          • Kepler's Restaurant - 260 m

            Address: 23 Town Centre
            Phone: 03 249 7909

            72% likes this, based on 85 reviews
            Cuisine: New Zealand
            Price Range: GBP 15 - GBP 22

          • Olive Tree Cafe - 320 m

            Address: 52 Town Centre
            Phone: 032498496

            69% likes this, based on 176 reviews
            Cuisine: New Zealand
            Price Range: GBP 7 - GBP 28

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            112

          Distinction Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Distinction

          Average guest rating

          7.6out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 180 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            The service and the comfort

            Restaurant; service good - food overpriced

          • Older travelers
            5.4

            We chose to stay at Te Anau Hotel & Villas because of visiting Milford sounds, a must do if time allows. Also visit the cinema and view the astounding milford sound video,while enjoying a hot toddy drink, movie only takes half an hour, well worth it. I was disappointed in the motel as the room we apparently chose was a viilla appartment , which is at the back of the motel. The room was comfortable , but needs maintance, especially the bathroom . I was disappointed the room was not part of the motel.

            Did not like the fact that when booking this premises I would have preferred to stay at the motel. We would not be staying at the Motel.

          • Couple
            7.0

            Proximity to city center was excellent.

            You could tell that the hotel was designed decades ago. The furniture has been updated but the facility is still very old fashioned.

          • Couple
            7.8

            Separate lounge in villa. excellent food, special coffee's were excellent! location was great.

            had to have the heater on all night because of draft under door, easily fixed with some door stops or better insulation. plus there was no extractor fan in bathroom and only a window which opened and again made the room freezing. plus everywhere we have stayed that say they don't wash the towels if they are left up have always washed them this place no exception. if your going to say that your looking after the environment then you should actually do it!?

          • Family with children
            6.6

            Location of the hotel.

            The hotel felt shabby and for the same price we stayed at much nicer places in bigger towns.

          • Couple
            10.0

            The spa bath was awesome. Got more than what we expected. Full kitchen with microwave was handy too.

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            Convenient location, nice room, free WiFi in lobby

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            Location was excellent. Easy walk to downtown area with restaurants. We had a cottage and very much enjoyed the extra space after a couple of nights at some close quarters during our trip. Staff was warm and helpful.

            It would have been nice to have had wifi available in the rooms. Wifi was available in the dining room, bar area and lobby area.

          • Couple
            9.6

            I liked how all we had to do was book in at main office then felt completely alone in our villa room, all it took was to book and pick up the key and the spa and suana was ours for the entire hour. Distinction is very close to shops and cafes, within walking distance. Top stay every second was made to feel as comfortable as id expected :)

            There were cobwebs thoughout the room, and just under the duvet cover was a pair of woolen socks that wernt ours.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            Good location quiet and peaceful and my partner loved the full breakfast in Hotel dining room.

          • Family with children
            5.0

            Pricey and no Microwave or Hot pad in room

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            I liked the lakeside views and proximity to the town centre. Nice happy hour in the Bar with free Wifi. Spacious room with good TV.

            Bathroom was a little cramped. Provided with only one pillow - when asked, service staff did not believe us.

          • Group of friends
            9.6

            Loved the bed and the cleanliness of hotel. Staff was very helpful.

            Would of loved to have shower with door though, not a big fan of shower curtains.

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            The hotel is beautifully located. A lake view room would have been superb. Internet connectivity was very useful. Enjoyed the bar ambience.

            The Villa itself was a bit dated, especially the bathroom facilities. The layout could have been bettered to give more room in the bathroom. The swimming pool was a bit small. We did not use it. but would be quite unusable during a busy period.

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            The staff and facilities were great, location to shops etc, we had a most enjoyable stay.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Distinction Hotel - Te Anau Te Anau location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, New Zealand

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Te Anau
            700 m
          Airports
          • Queenstown (ZQN)
            91.9 km
          Restaurants
          • The Moose Bar & Restaurant (cuisine: European)
            170 m
          • Kepler's Restaurant (cuisine: New Zealand)
            260 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            112