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Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

3.0 out of 5.0

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I've stayed at the Kingsgate numerous times this year while in Te Anau for work and always return. Like the majority of hotels in Te Anau the exterior is a little dated but the interior sure makes up for that with exceptionally clean rooms and modern furnishings. The beds are the highlight, extremely comfortable with high quality linen and pillows. Bathrooms aren't huge but again super clean and functional with high shower pressure and constant temperature. The dining area has great views of the lake and surrounding mountains while the bar area has a cosy feel with big comfy chairs. I haven't eaten in the restaurant yet but several colleagues have and rate it highly. I normally head into town for dinner which is a pleasant 8-10 minute walk a long the lake front. The staff are a friendly bunch, always up for a chat and extremely knowledgeable on the area and attractions. Overall the Kingsgate is a great option in Te Anau and no doubt I will stay again in the future.

Older motel free parking. No lifts so have to carry luggage up stairs. Large room with fridge but no AC in rooms. The restaurant was better than some we tried. The staff was friendly & helpful. The tv sound was locked at low levels ( I am hard of hearing even with hearing aids it was heard to hear). Nice location on lake & within walking distance shops & restaurants. Lot of tours come through. Wi-Fi okay at times really slow.

Nice location on the waterfront, check in was easy and very welcoming. The room was well appointed with a nice comfortable bed. Quiet and spacious room, although I did have to turn the fridge off as it was humming constantly. The meals in the restaurant were OK, but staff were having some problems with their POS system, didn't bother me but it did cause some issue for a few other guests. Breakfast buffet was OK, would have been nice to see some fresh fruit. There is a lovely walk along the lake right in front of the hotel, and a short walk to a local Cafe/Bar with Pub style meals. The centre of town is about a 10 min walk. Overall I would stay here again, thanks to a few of the helpful staff.

This isn't an expensive hotel so you pay for what you get but for the price I would say it was absolutely fine. It was clean but a bit dated and tatty but perfectly functional for a night - rooms were big as was bed. No complaints!

Perfect for a family on a budget. Walking distance to Restaurants etc and on the lake front. The rooms are clean and tidy with comfortable beds. Perfect place to get rest at night. Buffet breakfast is value, but the food was hit and miss. But overall I recommend this hotel.

Reception was very welcoming. We had 4 rooms. The consensus was that our rooms were just fine. Warm and spacious.Comfortable bed. Bathrooms small but adequate. No excessive noise at any time and location is handy for the town centre restaurants etc. We were happy with the price we paid for our stay. There was evidence of refubishment in progress

I never thought to ask on booking if we would have sky tv in room, just assumed as it was a hotel this would be available. The husband was gutted he had to leave hotel that night to find a bar that had sky so he could watch Lions first game. We were told sky could be turned on in house bar but they close at 8.30. So again he couldn't watch entire game. We also found the breakfast very disappointing. A lot of the hot food trays were close to empty and we had to ask if more bacon was being cooked. More stewed tomatoes came out which I love but they were just tomatoes cut in quarters, not stewed at all. The coffee and tea was warm not hot. The best part of our stay at the Kingsgate was the lovely friendly staff member that was at the front desk on the morning of the 4 th June. Overall the hotel has to up its game as I would not be prepared to spend that much money again.

Room was outdated, mould on the curtains, stained curtains, mould in the shower, carpets filthy, poor wifi. Poor shower facilities. Poor heating. Noisy tour groups also staying here. Would not recommend.

The hotel has a very 60's feel to it. The reception staff were friendly and welcoming. The room was adequate. There seem to be a lot of tour groups here with people arriving all the time. We ate in the restaurant the first night but would not recommend it as it was full of a noisy tour group and they did not really have time for us. The hotel is a walk from the main town along the very pretty lakeside. There are numerous shops, bars and restaurants here.

The staff here are great, unfortunately, the rooms are not. Our room was dated, dark and dingy. The blankets were covered in dubious stains, the carpet was very dirty, bathroom floors were sticky, toilet seat wobbly. Hideous dirty looking rubber bathmat,no plugs in sinks. The TV was so uneven and wobbly we had to put a mug under it to keep it upright and level. Overlooks Lake so has nice views, about 10-15 mins walk to town. Free WiFi and Book Exchange. No lift, so if on upper floor, have to carry bags up stairs. Could be a very nice place if clean and cared for.

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55% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 421 reviews