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Distinction Te Anau Hotel
We invite you to enter a world where elegance and generous hospitality meet sophistication and style – creating a welcoming haven, and ensuring you leave feeling better than when you arrived.
Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas has recently been renovated, now offering chic, elegant accommodation for the perfect getaway. 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.
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. If you need an escape from every day life, and a chance to indulge yourself with a relaxing holiday, this is the place for you.
Designed for your comfort, we offer 112 luxurious rooms, including standard hotel rooms, spacious villa suites, comfortable villa rooms, and deluxe suites, offering a breathtaking lake or garden view.
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 with the finest ales and wines. 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 swimming pool and massage services.
There are plenty of activities ensuring visitors can find things to do while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and picturesque surroundings. The international reputation as the 'walking capital of the world' is well earned, with Te Anau being the departure point for many excellent walking tracks. Coach and boat transfers are available to all major tracks, including the Great Walks: the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Track. The Te Anau glow-worm caves are another attraction accessible from Te Anau with regular scheduled launch departures transporting passengers across the lake to explore these unique caves. Guided tours also depart from Te Anau daily to visit the fiords or to explore other features within the National Park.
With so much to do, see and explore all year round, a minimum 2 night stay is required to truly experience the range of activities in this truly magnificent part of New Zealand. Consider one of our tailor-made packages, or design your own package to make the most of your holiday in Te Anau.