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Sealy Street, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Parkbrae Estate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 

Des Moines, Iowa
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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 

Ashburton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

"Garden Cottage" Everything about this cottage was perfect. The view was outstanding, the gardens immaculate, the cottage clean and tidy and well equipped. Perfect place for two families. Just to top it all off the weather was perfect and the lake excellent for water sports. The host was cheerful, friendly and willing to help out in anyway. We were so... More 

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

Thank you ever so much for your lovely comments. It was such a pleasure to have you all stay with us and we wish you could have stayed longer! You were wonderful to deal with and left the house super tidy! We so appreciate your consideration and respect for our homes. Make sure you come back for another visit!! All... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

You book Church House for the amazing view of the Church of the Good Shepherd, the lake and the surrounding snowcovered mountains. The house is privat and quit. You can sit outside whole day to look at and enjoy all the tourists that stop at the church doing there things. The house it self need TLC and a real fresh... 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 and for your constructive opinion. Church House has surely the best location and we are delighted you were able to enjoy the views plus the fun dynamics at the church and dog statue! Regarding the property we will be investing some time next year within the shoulder season... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We Stayed in the Garden Studio unit 21-23Oct14. What a complete opposite to the 5 star lesser priced accommodation we had stayed in at Fairlie the previous day. This appartment was grossly overpriced. It could be described as sub-standard and compared to a 1970's basic camping ground cabin standard with the minimum of redeeming features except for the view of... 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 and my sincere apologies for my late reply. I have been away and in all honesty it has taken me a while to digest your comments. We welcome all constructive criticism as it is the only way to improve our service. We encourage all our guests to assist... More 

Morisset, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stayed in two cottages, Aldourie Lodge and Doctor's Retreat, for the 3 days labor weekend in NZ (25, 26, 27 Oct 2014). We knew from the moment we arrived that the accommodation was going to be perfect for our family of 9 adults. We had specially arranged this trip to coincide for our 40th wedding anniversary (26th). Having the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It was delightful to welcome you all especially on such a joyous occasion! We couldn't be happier that your stay was a success and the birthday celebrations will be ones to remember!! It might have to become a family tradition now ;-) Hope you all can return so keep in touch! Best... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Got the garden studio for 2 nights, accommodation is across the road from the church of the good shepherd. Walking distance to lake tekapo and a short drive to Mt John. Room is clean , comfortable and well equipped

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are truly blessed living in our little paradise by the lake and reading such great reviews just makes our day! We hope we can welcome you again so keep in touch. Best wishes, Patricia More 

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Address: Sealy Street, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15

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