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Set in beautiful garden surroundings, this B&B is only 100 yards from the shores of Lake Te Anau. Each room includes cable TV, electric blankets and tea/coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Shakespeare House Te Anau is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the restaurants and shops in Te Anau town centre. It is only 12.4 miles from Manapouri town centre and Lake Manapouri.

Cooked and continental breakfasts are served in the dining room each morning. The free shuttle service can drop guests off at the bus terminal or at the starting point for local hiking trails.

The tour desk can assist with local activities including visits to the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves, scenic helicopter flights, jet boating, and tours around the Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound region.

This is our guests' favourite part of Te Anau, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Shakespeare House has been welcoming guests since 10 Feb 2012.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Te Anau, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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Max adults: 2
King Room with Private Bathroom
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Max adults: 3
Twin Room with Private Bathroom
  • 1 single bed and
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Hosted by Nathan & Liz

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Nathan & Liz
Shakespeare House is the oldest BnB in Te Anau and offers guests a comfortable, clean and friendly atmosphere while you explore the beauty and grandeur of the Fiordland National Park, A world heritage park. My Guests will receive a warm genuine kiwi welcome and will be accommodated in cosy and clean en suite rooms. A Sumptuous and delicious breakfast will be ready for you in the morning in time for your excursions to the many natural wonders our region has to offer.
Nathan and Liz are Te Anau locals with a great amount of knowledge and insider tips on the Fiordland area. Nathan is a born and bred Southlander who hasn’t left the area. While Liz is a kiwi who has lived in a few parts of New Zealand but has always called this area home. Nathan has previously worked in sales and management roles before taking the plunge and purchasing Shakespeare house B&B with Liz in September 2017. Nathan and Liz love being able to share this beautiful part of New Zealand with people from around the world, and love having the opportunity to enhance people’s holiday experiences. They view it as a privilege to share their local knowledge with people and enjoy finding out what people want to get out of their holiday and giving them some ideas to get them on a path to goodness, so they have the best experience of New Zealand that they can. It could be doing something not so touristy or off the beaten track, or it could be getting a discount on an adrenaline junkies dream, whatever it may be, Nathan and Liz are here to help their visitors have an enjoyable stay at Shakespeare House B&B
Te Anau is a natural beauty that is still untouched and not overcrowded. There is very little crime and has a great small town community. Te Anau is the gateway to Fiordland and is a great base for all walking, cruising, boating, cycling, flying, golfing, fishing and hunting. If that is not your scene then a quiet spot along the lakefront which is only a minutes walk from Shakespeare House is a must do.
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Fiordland Cinema
    0.4 miles
  • Te Anau Glow Worm Caves
    0.8 miles
  • Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
    1 miles
  • Ivon Wilson Park
    1.3 miles
  • Lake Henry
    1.5 miles
  • Te Anau Wildlife Centre
    1.5 miles
  • Kepler Track
    2.1 miles
  • Luxmore Jet
    11.5 miles
  • Manapouri
    11.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/bar Redcliff
    0.4 miles
  • Restaurant Redcliff
    0.4 miles
Natural beauty
  • Lake Te Anau
    0.1 miles
  • River Upper Waiau
    3.8 miles
Closest airports
  • Queenstown Airport
    56.8 miles
How to get to Shakespeare House from Invercargill Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Facilities of Shakespeare House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Alarm clock
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Tumble dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live music/performance Off-site
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Movie nights Off-site Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Mini golf Additional charge
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Secured parking
  • Public transport tickets Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English
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14:00 - 19:00


06:30 - 10:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 10 years are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 10 and older are allowed)


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Shakespeare House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 21:00 and 07:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Shakespeare House B&B in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that there is a 2% charge when you pay with a Visa or Mastercard.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Shakespeare House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Shakespeare House

  • Shakespeare House is 1,050 yards from the centre of Te Anau.

  • Guests staying at Shakespeare House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Shakespeare House (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Check-in at Shakespeare House is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Shakespeare House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Diving
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Mini golf
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Movie nights
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Happy hour
    • Bike tours
    • Live music/performance
    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Horse riding

  • The prices at Shakespeare House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Shakespeare House by:

    • Car 2h 20min

  • Room options at Shakespeare House include:

    • Double
    • Twin