Reviews

We both enjoyed staying at Dunluce, it's was a high end facility with lovely host to match :) Amazing breakfast. Beautiful furnished room, very comfortable house, delightful host who was so warm and friendly.

Jennifer, New Zealand

I cannot say enough good things about my stay at this property. Hannah, the proprietor, is the epitome of charm and hospitality. Beautiful room with gorgeous views of the mountains and Lake Te Anau, and truly gourmet breakfast. The whole place exudes personalized warmth and charm. High, high recommend.

Sammi, USA

Welcoming, peaceful, views - everything we needed done exceptionally well. Hannah was a great hostess and put a lot of time and effort into making every guests stay special. There was a dining room and patio that guests could use, with tea/coffee making facilities, a fridge and various free snacks/drinks for the guests. Breakfast was lovely. Hannah listened to what each guest was thinking of doing, and came back with ideas, routes, tips etc to make each day more special. Loved it, loved it, loved it. Thanks Hannah

Caroline, UK

Such a fabulous place My husband and I were lucky enough to spend a couple of nights at Dunluce. It was so beautiful - Hannah was a fantastic host, our room was spotlessly clean with amazing view of the lake and mountains, breakfast was spot on! Wish we could have stayed longer.

Jo, UK

Absolutely superb. Without doubt the nicest, bed and breakfast I have had the pleasure of staying in. Beautifully decorated throughout, never have I been made to feel so welcome. Hannah goes out of way to make your stay as pleasant as possible, I was literally in awe when I saw my accommodation, it also has a lovely relaxing atmosphere.

Keith, UK

Fabulous overnight stay. We stayed here before going out on Doubtful Sound. What a beautiful place and fantastic host. We couldn’t have been more comfortable with a delightful room, fabulous views and warm hospitality. A delicious home cooked breakfast was made for us and so much thought had gone into every little detail. Hannah is an excellent hostess and provided us with excellent information about the area. Highly recommended.

Triathlete Traveller, UK

Wow! So nice after our hike! We booked this place when the other fancy lodging we booked pre-hike didn’t have space for us afterwards. Wow. Dunluce was a much more comfortable place to land! The room was lovely, spacious and comfortable, had beautiful views, and was spotlessly clean. Hannah had snacks, fruit, and drinks available all day. Hannah was so sweet offering to do a load of laundry as it had rained during our hike and perhaps we arrived smelling like we had been wearing the same clothes for a few days! When the Milford and Routeburn tracks were cancelled due to trail and road damage, she also helped us explore alternative ideas with our freed up time. We ended up having an absolutely wonderful time by renting a car and exploring the scenic southern route. If we ever come back to Te Anau to complete those great walks, we will look no further than Dunluce. Book it. You won’t regret it.

Shelley, Canada

Delightful We enjoyed everything about our stay here - the beautiful view from our room, the warm welcome from Hannah, the delicious breakfasts and home baked treats. Everything was spotlessly clean and the bed and pillows were comfy with good linens. Super shower room too. This was one of our favourite stays during our trip to NZ

JL, UK

Great location, even better host. We only stayed one night here and soon wished we had been able to stay longer. The rooms are in a separate wing from the owners, Hannah, own part of this lovely property. All rooms look out over expansive grassland to the lake and the mountains ,,, at least the following morning when the storms complete with earthquake level thunder and amazing lightning

Jeff, UK

We were thoroughly spoilt by our warm and engaging host, Hannah, who took the time to sit down, have a cup of coffee and chat with us about life and experiences. Great location with views across lake Te Anau and within a lovely 15 min stroll distance along the picturesque lake foreshore to the town centre. Exceptional accomodation, I would highly recommend this to any couple. Staying with us were couples from Belgium and the USA, so the breakfast conversation was lively and entertaining. Thanks again Hannah, Anne & Bruce

Anne and Bruce, Australia

Lovely lovely stay!! Dunluce is a very comfortable and well appointed purpose build B&B a 3 minute drive from the centre of Te Anau. It offers the best of both worlds; easy if you want the bustle of a tourist town and perfect for the peace and quiet of a lake view retreat. Hannah, the host, does such a great job. She is unobtrusive yet available with great advice when you need her and she clearly delights in running her business. Breakfast was delicious and Hannah greeted us with her warm smile each day. The little extras in the guest dining room were a lovely touch You are doing such a great job Hannah well done

Lil, UK

This was my third and longest visit to this delightful purpose built property on the outskirts of Te Anau. The previous hosts after a short period of ownership have moved to Christchurch and Hannah Gray has taken over the reins. For anyone reading the reviews in recent years I can say that the property in every regard offers exactly the same benefits as it did with Wendy and Roger and Phillipa and Marc. Hannah is her own person and offers her own version of Kiwi hospitality. She has the knack of making everyone feel special and unique and like all good purveyors of hospitality she has great intuition but even more importantly applies it. Most importantly she communicates joy in what she is doing. All the little treats of yesteryear are in place and the breakfast I ate from the menu was superb. As her family are local she also has an excellent understanding of the benefits of the area. It goes without saying it continues to be run well with excellent support staff who keep the place immaculate. As a solo organiser I also happen to believe that your dollar goes further here than just about any other location in Te Anau and those who have seen quick succession have nothing to be concerned about. It is business as usual. If I would make one plea try and organise itineraries which give Te Anau more of a chance to show what it can yield which is quiet different to say Queenstown and might be more suited to the kind of clientele that visit Dunluce. Serenity, peace, a myriad of walks, from the easy to the challenging, great eateries and a night at the cinema as well as the ubiquitous Caves and Sounds (Milford and Doubtful)

Michelle, UK/ New Zealand

First class B&B We thought we were turning up to some random B&B, but this place is superb. It’s immaculately clean throughout and the room was luxurious. Best of all though were the views, which take in the lake and mountains. Just lie in bed and take it all in! Breakfast was yummy too!

John, UK

Best Breakfast in South Island! Hannah, our host at Dunluce, was welcoming and gracious. Fabulous breakfasts and homemade treats in the afternoon. The rooms were large. Beds were exceptionally comfortable. Spectacular view of lake from rooms. Very quiet, but convenient to restaurants. Finest B&B we stayed at in New Zealand

Barbara, USA

Stunning views, fabulous hosts and comfy room! I was lucky enough to plan my stay at Dunluce in October 2018 with Hannah. She was excellent with all communication with me throughout organizing my stay there prior to arrival and upon arrival she had the warmest and friendliest greeting! She let me know about the local walking trails - which I really appreciated as it is something I really enjoy doing and to have a stunning (and easy) lakefront stroll accessible by foot from Dunluce's front door was heaven to me walking along the lakefront and soaking up that magic view of Lake Te Anau. I also really liked that the rooms had a book with further hikes and walks that you can do in the area, catering to all levels and that they can even loan you a spare of that book when you do head out on the trails. Super cool!! The room was warm and had such a comfy bed and waking up to that breathtaking view was so special and something I will never forget. The breakfast was super delish and was icing on an already amazing stay. The only thing was that I wish I could have stayed for longer! Thankyou Hannah

Katie, New Zealand

Absolutely special. Had a night here on my October travels and it was just spectacular. The service was wonderful (as was breakfast). The views are just incredible. Certainly not a single complaint to be made - all excellent.

Andrew, Australia

What a hidden gem We spent 2 nights here with fantastic hospitality from Hannah. When we drove on B&B driveway at first, we felt like coming home. With surrounding landscape and spectacular lake and farm view, a lovely place like this must be a hidden gem. Very cozy room with comfortable bed and sufficient amenities. In lavender season, you also can smell its fragrance around this place. Additionally, daily delicious boutique breakfast from Hannah absolutely is one of the very best I ever had. Thanks for welcoming. We can’t wait to come back again.

Chia, Taiwan