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Creel House

36 Murray Place, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake Tekapo is beautiful and this spot was very convenient for exploring the area. We had been staying in motels all across New Zealand so it was nice to be in a home. Rosemary made it very welcoming. The breakfast was outstanding, with homemade croissants, great fruit, eggs, and more. Rosemary was making the croissants the evening we arrived and... More 

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RosemaryneeDoig, Owner at Creel House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Nancy, and did you go home and make croissants? :) Regards, Rosemary More 

Wirral
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Cannot fault this place. Very comfortable, clean and relaxing. Rosemary provides a tremendous breakfast. I cannot understand any rating below excellent but we have the beautiful balcony room. The lounge also has a balcony and it is a lovely spot to sit and relax.

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RosemaryneeDoig, Owner at Creel House, responded to this review

Thanks SallyAnn for your review. Appreciate your comments and that you enjoyed the breakfast. Regards, Rosemary More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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99 reviews 99 reviews
26 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We stayed 20 places in 26 days on our trip throughout NZ and this and Charlotte Sound were our most expensive nights. Definitely book the room with the balcony if available. Beautiful Tekapo lake views. We had the rear bedroom with private big bathroom right across the hall which worked well. Great to have free WiFi especially when travelling. Host... More 

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RosemaryneeDoig, Owner at Creel House, responded to this review

Thank you Anita for your review. The braided rivers book is really interesting to those who like geography and nature and the braided rivers are endemic to the Canterbury region. Sincerely, Rosemary More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Of the 28 B&Bs we stayed with in NZ this turned out to be the most expensive and therefore the least value for money. The hosts were reasonably hospitable and the breakfast was ok. The accommodation was slightly dated but convenient.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

You can be sure of a warm welcome from Rosemary if you stay in her home at Creel House. We stayed here for two nights while visiting the Lake Teakapo area during our recent tour of South Island and had the front room at the top of the house. The view of Lake Tekapo from the bedroom window was superb... More 

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RosemaryneeDoig, Owner at Creel House, responded to this review

Thank you Sue. Pleased you enjoyed your stay here. Have a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year. Best Wishes - Rosemary More 

Tokyo, Japan
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17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Mary was very nice and welcoming, and her breakfast was expansive and delicious. The home is a little older for the price, but the location and views were good. We would stay here again if it was a little less expensive. The Lake Tekapo area was great, and the little town was within an easy walk of Creel House.

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Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We have just spent two days at Creel House. Rosemary made us very welcome and opened her home for our use. Our room was very clean and comfortable with tea and coffee fascilities available. The view from the balcony was amazing as the colour of the lake changed all the time, so it was fascinating to watch. Creel house has... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed one night in the Creel House, and while the rooms were clean and the location excellent, the breakfast was so-so (except for the excellent stewed plums). It was expensive compared to other places we stayed in our trip.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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35 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The room is nice with a lovely view on Lake Tekapo. The bed is small. And there is no TV in the room. The hosts expect that guests use the TV that is located in the(ir) living room. This lack of privacy is also reflected in other aspects. There is no lock on the room and the bathroom is outside... More 

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RosemaryneeDoig, Owner at Creel House, responded to this review

Greetings NC0205 In response to your comments, the bed is a standard NZ queen size bed and I’m sorry that we do not have tv’s in the guest bedrooms. From time to time we survey guests about this and the response has been surprisingly as a preference that a tv in the bedroom is not a prerequisite, but have noted... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Rosemary was the perfect host....available to give advice and answer questions, but not intrusive. The B&B is lovely! big room, comfortably furnished, great location at top of hill overlooking the lake. FABULOUS breakfast with home-baked muffins and croissants. We were so glad we drove up the hill and stumbled on it!

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Rosemary-neeDoig, Owner at Creel House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments! Much appreciated, and it was nice that you took the time to do so. Hope you enjoyed the rest of NZ as much as enjoyed Tekapo! These ladies did a 13km walk - Richmond trail - a popular hike but better for a cooler day and am embarrassed to say 'I haven't done it... More 

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