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Radfords on the Lake

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Beautiful apartments, very clean and comfortable. Nice bath tub, very comfy bed. Very charming, attention to every detail. Well equipped kitchen, good wine glasses. In front of the lake. Close to Main Street where restaurants are.

This place was just beautiful! Definitely the highlight of our touring trip around the south island. The owners were super helpful in suggesting activities to do in the area as well as getting to Milford Sounds. They were absolutely correct in that the drive to Milford Sounds is jut as good or perhaps event better than the place itself. The room was lovely with all amenities, great heating, and awesome views of the lake. The special touch of candles and mints on the bed was something I have not experienced in a long time, such a welcome and pleasant surprise! Would definitely recommend!

This motel is ideally located with spacious well provided rooms. The service and assistance were great. Location allows for an easy walk into the town for dinning and travel experiences. Beautifully appointed.

The level of taste is evident upon arrival. Carefully chosen decor was refreshing after a day of travel. Our room was quiet and beautifully appointed.There was some construction underway, but it did not impact our privacy or rest. Kerri is efficient and it shows in the management of Radfords. We liked the location-a short walk from the main shop/restaurant area and from the bird sanctuary-close enough to be convenient and far enough to be away from noise and buses. I loved Te Anau.If I am able to return to NZ,I would stay in Te Anau again.Restful and lovely.Nice to leave Queenstown and see the stars above the Lake.

I stayed here with my mom while driving the southern island. WOW! We loved our stay here. They were so friendly upon check in and it got even better when we got to the room. It was so clean, simply decorated and fully equipped with kitchenware, shower essentials and even milk if you wanted to make coffee. We wished we could've stayed longer! I highly recommend it!

What a charming and neat venue this place is! Our son and his wife thought this place was the best of the three week trip. Radfords is super clean and fresh! They had breakfast for us each morning (you must ask for this the day before) and it was a great breakfast of cereal, fruits and toast. Probably their greatest asset is the owner, Kerri. She is helpful and organizing. We emailed back and forth - she got tickets for the glow worm caves and the Mitre Peak Cruise for the next day. She even checked to see if we needed snow chains - we did not! Kerri sent us for one of the best meals in NZ - at the Red Cliff Cafe. What a nice stay we had. I cannot think of anything she could add to this fine experience. Thank you, Kerri.

Stunning views, lovely well appointed room, comfy bed and excellent, friendly service made for a wonderful weekend away. Great local knowledge guided us to excellent restaurants and entertainment. Thanks Radfords we will be back again.

We didn't stay at this hotel. But had a very nice meal in the restaurant. The maitre de was charming, professional and also very helpful. The food faultless. Only thing I wondered about was why the very good and comprehensive wine list didn't have any "local" wines? Having just flown into Queenstown and headed to Te Anau to do the Milford sound before heading back to Central Otago for a couple of days, I was looking forward to getting a taste of the regions wines...

Popped In on passing, asked re vacant rooms shown one was lovely but couldn't decided, so went for wander and came back, but no receptionist ....she was getting me honey and lemon for my cold. Room clean comfy, spa bath including bath bomb! Teas, coffees, ear plugs, Extras e.g. travel plugs, use of laundry at a few $. Staff brilliant, only thing would like to have been told about the decorating being done on top floor, but didn't ruin our stay would still recommend!

Enjoyed our recent stay at Radfords on the Lake. Absolutely no negatives! Lovely accommodations, spotless and very comfortable with great view of the lake. Convenient location to town and great access to all Fiordland National Park has to offer. Kerri, the owner, made us feel as though we were staying with family or a close friend. She helped us to choose the best way to experience Milford Sound and made recommendations for restaurants based on our preferences. She truly seemed to go above and beyond to make our stay in Te Anau a memorable one. Perfect choice for us.

Room options

Lakeview Premier Studio (Upper Level)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Apartment, 2 Bedroom, Spa Bath (Ground Floor)

Twin 4 | Sleeps 6

Studio, Spa Bath (Ground Floor)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Lakeview Premier Apartment, 2 Bedroom, Spa Bath (Ground Floor)

Twin 4 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 625 reviews