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Creel House

36 Murray Place, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 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 hotel reviews
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 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
58 helpful votes 58 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 

16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

We only stayed here one night, but found it a comfortable place to stay in a fine location, ten minutes walk from the centre of the village. We had a room at the top of the house with a nice balcony and outstanding views over the lake. The shower in our room, though clean, needed some updating - had low... More 

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

Pleased that you enjoyed the balcony room and our location. I checked the shower fitting after you left, and the shower rose which has a small water regulator adjuster that adjoins it had been turned down which would have given a low water output. The rose itself is 1.82m from the base of the shower. It normally has a standard... More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

This place is way overpriced! Our room was fine, but the breakfast was ho-hum. We were there for the fishing, and it seems Grant would rather hunt than fish. We also spent a lot of time going through the back roads. Exciting ride, but not many fish. We caught one fish over 10 inches. There were two of us fishing... More 

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

It was explained to you both on arrival by Grant that the Mackenzie area and Tekapo Rivers had received a very high rainfall in the previous two weeks and that the rivers had been in flood but had receded, and the option of not going on the trip was discussed because post flooding fishing would not produce the best results.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

The B&B is located on great place next to lake Tekapo, the rest doesn't meet my expectations and for sure not the price, it looks very "industrial" and does give the warm feeling of homy place, the room and the bathroom are very minimally furnitutrd and the hospitality is moderate, if you expect motel like style this is the place... More 

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Address: 36 Murray Place, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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