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Creel House

36 Murray Place, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
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Narrandera
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Communal breakfast with Grant and Rosemary was delightful who gave us an interesting history of the area and its development. They were very helpful guides to activities in and around the town. An easy walk (downhill) into town on the edge of the lake.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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44 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms here are decorated in 90s modern style and lacked personality. The facilities were great and everywhere was spotless. As well as the spacious bathroom there was access to a full kitchen. Somehow for me the place lacked personality despite Rosemary being available to chat and offer information. The breakfast was an absolute highlight. Rosemary made her own croissants... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We arrived without a reservation and were welcomed into Creel House. The host was warm and friendly and our room was great with a comfortable bed, heated blanket and private bath. Breakfast was delicious and easily accommodated a gluten allergy. We were a short walk to town and the host had recommendations for eating and tramping including a map. Would... More 

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Thank Shelby K
Bath, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We had the lake-facing room which was big and had great views. Very comfortable bed. Breakfast is continental (croissant, cereals, fruit salad,yoghurt, toast, fruit juice, plus cooked eggs) and plenty. Excellent! 15 minutes walk into town. We saw the twin room at the back which seemed pleasant enough. There is a large sitting room at the front with TV, lots... More 

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Thank MuddyBath
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Mery K
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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Thank Nancykeuka
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 36 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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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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Thank Anita G
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 16 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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36 reviews
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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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Thank Sue P
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 

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