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Radfords on the Lake

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Premier Lakeview One Bedroom - Upper Floor | View from room
View from room
Superior One Bedroom Suite - Upper Floor | View from room
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Overview of Radfords on the Lake

Radfords on the Lake

5.0 star property

9.4/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
56 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, 9600

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Te Anau2 min walk
  • Popular LocationFiordland National Park Visitor Centre6 min walk
  • Popular LocationIvon Wilson Scenic Reserve12 min walk
  • AirportTe Anau (TEU-Manapouri)13 min drive

Room options

About this area

Te Anau

Located in Te Anau, Radfords on the Lake is on a lake. Te Wahipounamu and Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Luxmore Jet and Te Anau Wildlife Centre. Boat tours offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with skydiving and hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests love the motel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Luxmore Jet - 2 min walk
  • Lake Te Anau - 2 min walk
  • Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre - 6 min walk
  • Fiordland Cinema - 10 min walk
  • Ivon Wilson Scenic Reserve - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 113 min drive


  • Miles Better Pies and more... - 5 min walk
  • Jimmy Cook's - 6 min walk
  • Four Square - 6 min walk
  • La Dolce Vita - 6 min walk
  • Bailiez Café & Bar - 6 min walk

About this property

Radfords on the Lake

5-star eco-friendly motel by the lake
Radfords on the Lake provides amenities, such as a garden and laundry facilities. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), free bike hire and secured bike storage
  • Bike parking, a vegetable garden and outdoor furniture
  • Guest reviews say great things about the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All 14 rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus, as well as perks such as free WiFi and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Reusable coffee/tea filters, recycling and LED light bulbs
  • Bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries and hairdryers
  • Furnished balconies or patios, wardrobes/cupboards and eco-friendly cleaning products

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM: NZD 25 for adults and NZD 25 for children

Things to do

  • Bike parking
  • Bike storage
  • Free bike hire

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Soundproofed rooms

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Vegetable garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • 100% renewable energy
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Reusable cups only
  • Vegetarian dining options

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding


  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea filters (reusable)
  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laundry detergent
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Recycling
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

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Check-in from 2 PM - 8 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out fee: NZD 50.00

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive before the start of check-in hours must contact the property in advance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 25 for adults and NZD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 50.00

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Motel property has been rated 5 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Property is also known as

Radfords Lakeview
Radfords Lakeview Motel
Radfords Lakeview Motel Te Anau
Radfords Lakeview Te Anau
Radfords Motel
Radfords Lake Motel Te Anau
Radfords Lake Motel
Radfords Lake Te Anau
Radfords Lake
Radfords Lakeview Hotel Te Anau
Radfords On The Lake Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
Radfords on the Lake Motel
Radfords on the Lake Te Anau
Radfords on the Lake Motel Te Anau

Frequently asked questions

Is Radfords on the Lake pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 9 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 14 Feb 2023 start from RM 971.68, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Radfords on the Lake?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Radfords on the Lake?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 8 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Radfords on the Lake?

Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for NZD 50.00.

Where is Radfords on the Lake located?

Situated on the boardwalk, this eco-friendly motel is steps away from Luxmore Jet and Lake Te Anau. Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre and Te Wahipounamu are also within 10 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Radfords on the Lake and receive a full refund?

Yes, Radfords on the Lake offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Radfords on the Lake cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This room was beautiful and immaculate. The staff was incredibly helpful and welcoming.

10/10 Excellent

Shannon, Portland

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful location. Extremely cozy and comfortable. Wish we had more days here!

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Kerri our host was first class! She was so welcoming. It felt like staying with friends and family. It’s the only hotel I would stay at in town especially because of Kerri.

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely place with the staff being very helpful. Just what we needed for a couple.

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property was lovely! Right on the lake and the service was fantastic. The only real downside was that it was very very hot and no way to cool down - not even a little fan. It was unusual for te anau to get that hot, but impacted our visit because no one slept well at all.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful Lake View
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very welcoming. Great location.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful rooms and views. Loads of extras in the room like a speaker. Friendly staff
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021