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Radfords on the Lake

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a great find - luxury rooms in an extremely well-run family-owned business. The location on the lake is lovely. Kerri, the owner, has really thought of everything in furnishing the rooms, and makes sure that everything is immaculate. We had an upper level suite with beautiful decor and good views, and the location is very convenient for restaurants. Would we return? Yes, definitely!

Excellent experience. Kerri (owner) gave us great recommendations for local tours, restaurants, cafes etc. Her recommendation of using "Trips & Tramps" for our visit to Fiordland and a cruise on Milford Sound was greatly appreciated; we had a great day. The room was spotless and well equipped with a great view of Lake Te Anau. We'd love to again.

We stayed at the Radford on the Lake in Te Anau and were looked after so well. Kerri (owner) was full of excellent local and inside advice. Her recommendation of "Trips & Tramps" for a day tour of walks and cruise on Milford Sound was the best advice and we had a great day. The room was spotless and well equipped. Each room had a view of the lake. It was easy to walk to the local restaurants and cafes. Would definitely use again if we were in the area.

We didn't enjoy our time in Te Anau, but we did enjoy this place. It had a great view over the lake straight out the front! The hosts are excellent locals, making you feel very much at home. The units are well-appointed, very comfortable, with room to move and relax. If we were heading to Te Anau again, I'd definitely stay here again!

If you want to feel welcomed and cared for stay at the Radfords on the Lake! Kerri, one of the owners Is so very lovely and genuinely cares for her guests. The view is wonderful...sunsets of the lake at night. Suits are very, very clean, recently redone and comfortable, with sliding glass door that open up the whole front of the unit. Book early!

Stayed for two nights by choice as we had stayed several years ago, not disappointed in anyway. Rooms are well set up, clean and well serviced. Our host gave great advice on restaurants and fishing. Will definitely stay again if lucky to get back

Family run and extremely helpful and friendly! Kerri is a wonderful hostess! She lent me her anorak to take on the Doubtful Sound cruise - and I was very grateful. She gave us great recommendations on where to have breakfast and dinner and made reservations. Our room overlooked the lake, was clean and comfortable.

Radfords on the Lake was perfect. It was scrupulously clean, beautiful decor, comfortable bed with luxury bedding. The unit was well equipped and the fresh milk offered was greatly appreciated for our nightly cup of tea. Kerrie was the perfect host and gave us good tips for eating places and went to the trouble of booking one for us. We stayed for 2 nights but could have happily stayed longer. Also, the trip from Te Anau to Milford Sound was spectacular! Would highly recommend Radfords on the Lake.

Feels like family owned and so the host was knowledgeable of the town. Good recommendations on where to eat. Room was clean. While it doesn't get too hot in this part of NZ, we preferred if there was air con to cool the room rather than relying on opened windows. Location was great. Easy walks around the lake. Suggest that you do the local horse riding.

Radfords is near perfect. Our lake view room (#14) was great. Comfortable bed........ stove, refrigerator, microwave and many other amenities too numerous to mention. Easy parking and easy access to main area of Te Anau (5 minute walk to restaurants and shops.) Our hostess, Kerri was extremely helpful with a number of great suggestions for restaurants and sightseeing. No need to look any further in Te Anau.

56 Lakefront Drive Te Anau

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Radfords on the Lake places you next to Lake Te Anau and Luxmore Jet. Each of the 14 rooms at this 5-star motel includes a kitchenette, a furnished balcony, and a refrigerator. It's on a lake and also close to Fiordland Cinema and Ivon Wilson Scenic Reserve.


Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee.


The 14 recently renovated rooms feature kitchenettes and furnished balconies or patios. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at Radfords on the Lake enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a garden. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. This smoke-free motel also has wedding services.

Room options

Lakeview Premier Studio (Upper Level)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Studio, Spa Bath (Ground Floor)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

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

Twin 4 | Sleeps 6

Premier Apartment, 2 Bedroom (Upper Level)

King 2 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 655 reviews