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Parkhead Motel

10 Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I had read the reviews and knew exactly what to expect so there were no surprises. Yes the motel is a little tired and in need of refurbishment, but the location is fantastic, with great views and the price is right. The room we had was big and clean enough. Nice to be able to just walk to the Tekapo... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place looks old from the outside but you will find the room large and clean. It had a small kitchen with everything you would need for cooking, large bed, T.V, heating, the bath room was small but clean. Could sit out on the deck with lovely views of Lake Tekapo and mountains. Is walking distance to the Church Of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Arrived in Tekapo without any reservation and was referred to the Parkhead Motel as the only available accommodation. Luckily got the only remaining room a 2 bedroom self contained unit. 2 bedrooms, kitchen and lounge room. Probably the best location in Tekapo. This is an older style motel however I was the luckiest person around, the front deck of the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stay in Parkhead for a night to join the Earth and Sky stargazing tour at Mt John observatory. This area is designated as Dark Sky Reserve, good for star gazing. Efforts were made to preserve the dark skies in Lake Tekapo area. The location of the motel is fabulous being right in front of the lake but away from the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

This motel is located right in front of the lake and a short walking distance to the town. Rooms were large with decks that faced the lake. Has all you would need in a room. Clean and large. Walls are a little thin as we could hear our neighbors talking and flushing their toilets. However, not major issue that would... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Parkhead Hotel offers the basics and does them quite well. Most of the units are stand-alone (so no shared walls) and the hotel is right on the lakefront in the quiet section of Tekapo - the shops and visitor attraction businesses are on the other side of the bridge. There are niggles, such as the bathroom mirror that you have... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

this is a unkept place -very unhygenic and the unit (lake facing along left boundary) we stayed in had a horrible bathroom and toilet - Might as well sleep in the car though lake facing and close to the church -

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Fred-Five, Manager at Parkhead Motel, responded to this review

It's always disappointing when the customers are not happy with the older ski chalets. However, many people chose these for their value for money and location. Next time you are down this way, try the lakefront cottage, we think it's unbeatable. Parkhead More 

Shropshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We stayed for one night whilst travelling South Island. The motel room overlooked the lake and was a great view. Large room with all the facilities. It is a walk crime Church of Good Shepherd. A 5 min drive from the town were we had food in the tavern.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We spent one night here in a big room with a lake view, albeit behind another small cabin.The room was a bit tired, and I wish the bathroom had even a packet of shampoo (I always assume they will!), but the location was nice and quiet, about 10-15 minutes from the "main drag", and near the church and dog statue.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

very good location with nice view, you can have all the facilities you need in the room. quite clean,tidy~only thing you need notice is you can not book their room on line, just go to their website check the number and call them! will chose this motel again next time back to tekapo ^_^

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