Shakespeare House Bed and Breakfast
Shakespeare House Bed and Breakfast

9 Best Luxury Accommodation in Te Anau

© Shakespeare House Bed and Breakfast

Luxurious Stays in Te Anau

Celebrating a special occasion or “just because”? Te Anau has a superb array of high-quality hotels, bed and breakfasts and lodges to make your stay on the edge of Fiordland National Park truly special. Hotels boast a range of desirable facilities you’ll be pleased to return to after a day exploring a World Heritage Area, while bed and breakfasts offer the real Kiwi experience with friendly local hosts and food. Check out our top picks in this list of the best luxury accommodation in Te Anau.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in 10 Things to Do in Fiordland and 5 Te Anau Must-Dos.

1. Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Enjoy breathtaking lake views, colourful gardens and a good pampering at the Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas. The lakefront four-star hotel boasts 112 rooms including luxurious villas and deluxe suites. Nothing beats unwinding in your private spa bath or getting a massage after a day on the hiking trails. Indulge in South Island specialities at the Lakefront Terrace and relax in the hotel’s spa, sauna and swimming pool.

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© Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

2. Dunluce Bed and Breakfast

Stay in one of the four exclusive rooms of this boutique bed and breakfast in Te Anau. Each of the rooms at the Dunluce Bed and Breakfast is named after the mountain ranges seen from every room and features either a king, super king or twin bed set-up. Watch the sun set behind the mountains from your private deck then enjoy the cosiness of your room with luxurious like underfloor heating. The stay also includes breakfast, a complimentary glass of New Zealand wine, a refreshment area with homemade treats and drinks. Helicopter landings are also available on-site to whisk you away to the nearby Fiordland National Park.

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© Dunluce Bed and Breakfast

3. Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Looking for an alternative hotel experience in Te Anau? Check out the Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau by Millennium Hotels. There are two types of flexible rooms available: the Standard Room and the Superior Room, both ideal for couples, small groups and families. The rooms have all the expected and well-appointed hotel amenities while providing a comfortable base to make use of the on-site restaurant serving Kiwi specialities along with tremendous lake views.

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© Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

4. Fiordland Lodge

The construction of the lodge itself is enough to impress made with striking natural timber and huge log trusses towering in the lounge which is also clad in river stone. Stay in one of the 10 luxurious rooms or two stand-alone self-contained log cabins of the Fiordland Lodge boasting commanding views over Lake Te Anau. The Executive Suites and Deluxe Lodge Rooms are ideal for a special occasion like a honeymoon, while families and groups will find ample space in the Two-Bedroom Lodge Studio or Owners Residence. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Te Anau.

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© Fiordland Lodge

5. Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Another fabulous hotel by Distinction Hotels, Distinction Luxmore Hotel offers an alternative option in Te Anau. The 180-room hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Te Anau. There’s something for couples seeking luxury and pampering in the Deluxe Suites with a spa bath and super king beds, while families can take advantage of a number of hotel rooms, including accessible rooms. The hotel also has two eateries, Bailiez being a popular choice with the locals. See more suitable family rooms in Te Anau in our 10 Best Family Accommodation in Te Anau.

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© Distinction Luxmore Hotel

6. Radfords on the Lake

An eco-friendly luxury escape awaits at Radfords on the Lake. Stay in superbly-appointed apartments and suites for couples, small groups and families. Each room features a small kitchenette, Sky TV, free WiFi, plunger coffee and other hot drinks and provides access to free bike hire and free use of the laundry facilities. Hire a DVD and the money is donated to the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary.

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© Radfords on the Lake

7. Shakespeare House Bed and Breakfast

Providing a real “B&B” experience, Shakespeare House offers some of the best breakfasts in Te Anau with their substantial home-cooked breakfast (or buffet-style continental if you prefer). Each of the nine rooms has an ensuite, TV and free WiFi and a communal kitchen to enjoy some home cooking. The B&B is 100m from the waterfront and only 10 minutes walk away from the town centre. This is a great option for adults, couples and solo travellers.

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Shakespeare House Bed and Breakfast© Shakespeare House Bed and Breakfast

8. Loch Vista Lake View Villa Accommodation

You’re already on your way to Milford Sound when you stay at this rural B&B on the Milford Highway just outside of Te Anau. Loch Vista Lake View Villa Accommodation is set on four acres of land overlooking the stunning Lake Te Anau, best enjoyed from the breakfast bar while indulging in your continental breakfast. Enjoy local hospitality and hotel-style rooms with all the expected amenities including an ensuite bathroom and breathtaking views from each room.

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© Loch Vista Lake View Villa Accommodation

9. Blue Thistle Cottages

Embrace the peace and serenity of your own private cottage amidst 10 acres of land soaking in the lake and mountain views at the Blue Thistle Cottages. The cottages are 1km from Te Anau town and are fully self-contained for that “home away from home” experience and even include a private courtyard to take it all in. All the essentials are there, from free WiFi to Sky TV, as well as fluffy robes and electric blankets to take the chill off the Southland weather.

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© Blue Thistle Cottages


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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