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Book direct through our website for special offers including priority early check-ins, long-term vehicle storage and more! Contact us for more information.

Free cancellation up to 48 hours before arrival. In case of no-show or late cancellation, the total amount of the booking will be charged. Exclusions to this apply if your travel has been affected by COVID19.

Minimum 3 nights stay with our current special, please contact us if you have any questions.


Booking Information

We offer two ways of booking accommodation at Radfords on the Lake: Same rates regardless of payment methods

Want To Prepay Your Stay?
If you’d like to prepay your accommodation, just let us know when you book and we’ll be happy to organise this for you. Otherwise payment is taken on arrival.

NOTE: if you can’t find the room(s) you’d like, please contact us and we may be able to help with bedding configuration

Check in & Check out times

Check in time:
Between 2 pm and 8 pm.
Check out time:
10 am.

If you have any questions,
please contact us:

Radfords on the Lake Cancellation Policy

Cancel with 48 hours notice or more prior to 2pm check in date and your booking will be refunded in full. For bookings from 23 December 2020 through until the 4th January 2021, there is a 7 day cancellation policy.

If you fail to arrive for your booking, the full tariff of your reservation will be charged to the credit card provided at time of booking. Multi night stays that are cut short on arrival will be charged the full amount of reservation.

Please note; All cancellations must be in writing and confirmed by us.

Credit Card Security:  Your credit card details will be taken to secure your booking.

Changes in reservation term:   Any extension to a booking is subject to availability of rooms.  Earlier departure than the reserved date will result in you being charged for the full reservation.  We reserve the right to accept reservations that are subject to a minimum stay period.  All amendments to bookings or cancellations must be in writing and confirmed by us.

Smoking:  This is a smoke free complex.  Please smoke outside away from open windows, doors and other guests, especially children.  In the event of someone having smoked in the room we will engage a specialist cleaning company.  We reserve the right to charge such costs and any resulting loss of income to the registered guest.

General:  All deliberate or reckless acts that result in damage to our property and any costs associated with inappropriate behavior resulting in loss of income to the motel, will be charged to the registered guest.

Free parking is available for guests vehicles while away on an overnight cruise or a walk/tramp.  We also have parking available for guests boats, trailers or larger vehicles &
locked storage for motorbikes.  We also have secure storage for your luggage.  Just enquire at reception on check in.

Travel Insurance 
Unfortunately things can go wrong when on holiday. You could fall ill, have an accident or have money or luggage stolen; your visit may need to be cancelled or cut short through injury or illness. It is our recommendation to guests to take out travel insurance to protect themselves from these unforeseen circumstances.

  • "Beautiful hotel, warm and welcoming. We had a 2 bedroom spa bath unit which was lovely. Decorated luxuriously with special touches, and so clean. Kerri, the manager is so lovely, let us feed her gorgeous cat Dexter as we were missing ours. Guest laundry available, free parking and situated right across the road from the lake and a short walk to town. Can’t wait to return, thank you for a lovely stay."
    TraceJase – August 2021 – Gold Coast, Australia  Read Reviews
  • "We stayed for two nights and have no complaints, staff were very helpful and their location puts you very close to the main street and local places to eat. The room was good and on par with many places we have stayed in both in OZ and Europe and in some aspects, better. I certainly recommend them as a nice place to rest and relax during your exploration of this beautiful country."
    Jason T – August 2021 – Adelaide, Australia  Read Reviews
  • "We fully underestimated Te Anau, I wish we could have stayed longer. Absolutely wonderful place to stay, lovely helpful people, and beautiful comfortable rooms. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality!"
    Lorraine – August 2021 – New Plymouth, New Zealand  Read Reviews
  • "Really enjoyed our time at Radfords, clean comfortable room with a great view. Knowledgeable staff and well located. Well located to walk to the Real Journeys centre to catch our cruise to Doubtful Sounds. Would definitely stay again."
    Alex P – July 2021 – Gladesville, Australia  Read Reviews

Our Environmental Promise

We are committed to preserving our beautiful surroundings and reducing our footprint on the environment.



We were recently visited by travel blogger @findingalexx. A connoisseur of all-things NZ tourism, Alexx has compiled a list of top places to stay across the country, and thanks to her enjoyable stay with Radfords, we’ve made the list! 
Hear what Alexx had to say about her time with us - link in our bio
Finalist…. With the MC
We love all of our guests, and sharing their joy as they discover the pure, pristine beauty of Fiordland. So we’re more than pleased to share some rather exciting news: we have been named a Finalist in the Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards! 

No matter what the end results may be, we are so honoured to be amongst such a fantastic list of finalists and to be recognised for our efforts.

Why, meow, two-legged pals. 

 I’m Dexter Dude, and this is my second attempt at a short news update on Te Anau from my particular purry perspective. Because despite my small stature, and my priority being snoozing in a patch of sun most of the time, I’m actually surprisingly up-to-speed with the goings on around here.

On Saturday July 10th it sounds like the Kepler Track is going to be bustling. There’s a family-friendly Matariki Night Time Nature Walk to discover the forest after dark, and spot some of the delicious interesting creatures that live there. Registrations are required, so get in quick https://www.doc.govt.nz/news/events/regional-events/fiordland-events/booking-form-fiordland/

That’s all from me for the month. Catch you next time! 
🐾 all my fluffy love, Dexter.

Winter is officially here! And the beautiful stillness of Lake Te Anau is second to none at this time of the year. In fact, the whole Fiordland region is stunning this season; things are a little bit quieter outside of the peak spring and summer Great Walks and general exploration period, meaning you can take a moment to catch your breath and soak in the scenery. 
We’d love to host you here at Radfords on the Lake for a midwinter break. Time it with the school holidays next month to treat the kiddos to a calm, crisp Doubtful or Milford Sound experience. Or take the time to yourself – as a couple or alone – to tick this trip off your Kiwi adventure bucket list. 

📸 Great South
Reading through Trip Advisor reviews and I thought this lovely review sums up Kerri and her team perfectly...
Kerri, Steve and their team absolutely love sharing their local knowledge and making sure you get the most from your time in Fiordland. 

💫 Warm friendly Southern Hospitality
🏔 Beautiful views of Lake Te Anau, surrounding mountains and manicured gardens
🛏 Cosy and comfortable apartments 

Pappi’s scones for morning tea - our favourite!! 
Follow @whats_for_smoko for this recipe and many more

Autumn 🍂 

Our favourite season here in Te Anau, the weather is calm and still followed with warm sunny afternoons.

This tree was saved when the section was cleared by Sandra & Merv Radford in preparation for building the complex back in 2000, we always look forward to the beautiful colours it changes to in Autumn.

📸 @thejoshshaw 

We recently hosted the lovely Wendy and Brent from Tauranga. This afternoon a surprise gift arrived from them and I was blown away by their thoughtfulness and kindness. Thank you so much @wendysboutique