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Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas overlooks the spectacular Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland range and offers chic, elegant accommodation for the perfect Fiordland getaway. Spacious, elegant rooms boast lake and garden views and feature free wifi. MacKinnon Room Restaurant serves up the very best of South Island cuisine, and the Explorer Bar and Lakefront Terrace are the perfect spots for relaxing and enjoying uninterrupted views of Lake Te Anau. Also on the property is a lakefront wedding chapel plus extensive recreational facilities, including a spa, sauna, outdoor swimming pool, and massage services.

Some of the 112 luxurious rooms offer a breathtaking lake or garden view, and all feature free unlimited high-speed WiFi for guests’ use.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Refrigerator
  • Free WiFi
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Room service
  • Desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Flat-panel TV

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

MacKinnon Room
The MacKinnon Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to relax and enjoy sophisticated, leisurely dining with an unforgettable view of Lake Te Anau.

The MacKinnon Restaurant offers impeccable service, a hearty breakfast menu, and a contemporary evening menu. Dishes include South Island delicacies and flavors including South Island lamb and Southland beef, matched with the very best New Zealand wines. A nutritious kids menu is available for children 12 years and under.

The Explorer Bar
Stylish yet casual, The Explorer Bar offers an extensive drink and cocktail menu, including a wide selection of the finest wines of New Zealand. Relax in comfortable lounges, or on the outdoor terrace watching the sunset over Lake Te Anau and the nearby ranges. 

On the map: Located on the Te Anau lakefront, 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 everyday life, and a chance to indulge yourself with a relaxing holiday, this is the place for you. Te Anau is widely considered the ‘Gateway to Fiordland’, being the closest town to Milford Sound, a scenic 2½ hour drive away.

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