Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas | New Zealand | If Only

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If the breathtaking views over Lake Te Anau to the peaks of the Fiordland ranges isn’t enough, Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas is set among the vivid colours of its own beautifully tended garden grounds. The flexible accommodation provides room options to suit every type of visitor and the hotel is within minutes of the bustling town of Te Anau, also known as ‘The Gateway to the Fiords’.


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At a glance

  • Luxury Hotel
  • 4 Star
  • 112 Rooms



Standard Rooms easily accommodate two queen beds and can have peaceful lake or garden views. Villas provide guests with the added comfort of a separate living area with Villa Suites also offering additional luxuries including super king size beds, spa baths and direct access to the gardens.



With its fantastic views of the lake, The MacKinnon restaurant is a spectacular place to enjoy a hearty breakfast or a sophisticated evening meal. Menus featuring the freshest ingredients and the very best South Island favourites like lamb and beef, as well as a fine selection of New Zealand wines, makes MacKinnon’s the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the wonders of Milford Sound.

The relaxed atmosphere in the stylish Explorer Bar is ideal for pre-dinner drinks, cocktails or an afternoon coffee. And in the warmer months, guests are drawn to its fabulous terrace and spectacular backdrop.



Take a refreshing dip or simply chill out with a drink and snack around the heated outdoor pool. Marvel at the incredible Southern night sky in the complete luxury of the indoor spa pool or enjoy the restorative effects of a sauna. For those with some excess energy there’s a fitness room at Distinction Te Anau’s sister hotel, just a short walk away.


There’s nothing quite like a massage from a qualified therapist to restore mind, body and spirit. The Fiordland Massage Clinic offers bespoke treatments and consultations with staff will ensure a personalised experience focused on re-balancing the body and restoring energy.


Flexible accommodation including two bedroom villas means this property is ideal for families. Kids will love the wide-open spaces of the gardens, the outdoor pool (there’s paddling pool for little ones) and ‘mocktails’ on the terrace.

Getting There

Arrival Airport

Christchurch International Airport


Approximately 2 hours from Queenstown Airport


There isn't a bad time to visit the South Island. The summer months (December to February) boast the best weather, while the cooler spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) seasons are the ideal time to enjoy lots of the activities on offer. In the winter (June to August) head south to Queenstown hills for skiing and snowboarding.



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