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Parkbrae Estate

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Sealy Street, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there fore 2 times and never disappointed. Opera house is lovely and provide a very good view. Living room with a fireplace is nice. Main bedroom is lovely. Very short walk to the church. Strongly recommend to all travelers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Amazing location right on the lakefront across the road from the Church of St John and the statue of the dog. Very cute little cottage with everything you could possibly need. We had such an enjoyable stay. Our visitors from Japan were suitably impressed. Everyone we dealt with at the Estate was friendly and helpful and took the time to... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My husband and I took both of our parents to New Zealand for a family trip and spent 2 nights in Tekapo. We're so lucky to choose Parkbrae Estate as our accommodation in this heaven like small town. We stayed in Aldourie Lodge which is an elegant old-fashioned beautiful house with huge spaces. My mother and mother-in-law loved the giant... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in excitement to our booked night in the Garden cottage and whilst I was lighting the fire, my husband and kids spotted a rat or mouse on the kitchen bench. We promptly threw water on the fire, locked up and left. Management gave refund but no assistance given to find accommodation. Would not recommend or book again. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed in the Church House for 3 nights for our Lake Tekapo wedding, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Graeme was a fun, friendly and helpful host. The property has lovely gardens and enjoys spectacular views of the lake and the church. The house was very clean and comfortable (two bedrooms with closets, living/dining combo, kitchen,... More 

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are delighted you had a wonderful stay and were able to fully enjoy your special moment... as the weather was trying to play tricks on you! Graeme is surely one of a kind! Very generous and thoughtful. We are truly blessed in his company! We... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon Parkbrae while we were looking for an accommodation at Tekapo. What a find it was! It was a house that had history written on it. A little aged but still very much a charmer. Check in was a breeze even though nobody was around. The house was well equipped with whatever you will need for a comfortable... More 

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Mary Macs is our most recent property and we love it too! You are absolutely right as it is quite charming and it belonged to a well respected family in Lake Tekapo. The rock where it's embedded is from distant times and it gives such solidity to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I booked the holiday house at the last minute, but Patricia is very helpful and gave all the help we needed. The house is clean and tidy with all different themes with only a minutes walk to the lake takepo and the famous church. Love this place and will recommend to friends.

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Doctor's Retreat is truly a gorgeous property! We are so fortunate to have such amazing properties with the best location! Thank you so much for your appreciation. Make sure you come and visit again. All the best for 2015!... More 

Cardrona, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stayed in the garden tower, The view was good, the intirior of our room was terrible, not clean, the bed was very bad, and the kitchen utensils were poor. Bad wifi. The manager was very kind and helpfull but it`s a pity this is the only positive thing we can say about Park Brae Estate.

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I am really sorry to hear you didn't find your stay in the Garden Tower satisfying... especially that you found the interior horrible... I can understand taste is unique to everyone but we have only heard positive things and the Tower is very popular within our booking system.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We arrived for a 2pm check in at the opera house on the Park Brae estate after doing lots of research (booking and paying 6 months in advance) and want to stay in this house for the view. We were greeted by Patricia (the host) who said the house had a terrible smell and was uninhabitable. She offered us alternative... More 

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. I was very saddened to read such a review and really took it to heart... I did apologize for the state of the property and offering Doctor's Retreat was an upgrade as it is more expensive. When your expectations weren't met I secured yet another property with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were only able to stay one night in the garden studio but would have liked to stay longer. The place is decorated pretty hip. I especially loved the water pressure in the shower and the soft bed with a warming pad and a separate sleeping area for kids. The unit's patio overlooking the church and lake is also amazing.... More 

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! Delighted you enjoyed your stay and maybe you can arrange for more time spent in our little paradise by the lake. We are trying to find a better solution for WIFI as no one has offered any better... Our apologies. Hope to welcome you another time!... More 

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