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Creel House

36 Murray Place, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
Creel House
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Nice view over Lake Tekapo from the room in front. The room is big, but dated. However the beds are really nice. Great breakfast with homemade egg-muffins and poached fruit. Walking distance to town and great restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 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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