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Lake Tekapo Lodge

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24 Aorangi Crescent | PO Box 123, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed here last weekend and could not recommend the lodge highly enough. The weather was dreadful but the warm and sunny welcome we received from Stephanie and Alistair more than made up for that. Our room was beautifully decorated, as is the whole house. There is wonderful artwork and furniture throughout the lodge. There is a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

4 rooms friendly hosts a beautiful view of a stunning lake. What more could you want? The rooms are individual beds are very comfortable and there is no rush. With a max of 8 guests the owners can afford to be choosy and they are. In return you stay at your pace. Breakfast cooked by Alistair is when you are... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Well hello there Buenodoc and Susie! many thanks for taking the time to review you stay with us. It was so lovely to meet you both. We just wish we had more time with you... Remember NZ is almost Norway! And a great reminder to potential guests that we we are not just a room for the night at the... More 

Sligo, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Alistair and Stephanie make you most welcome the moment you arrive welcoming you more like friends to their home rather than guests to their lodge. All three rooms have fantastic views of the mountains and over the lake. The decked area at the back of the rooms is a great place to start the day with a coffee, or later... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Keith and Denise! Thank you so much for the review. Wasn't it a wonderful few days having you four friends staying together? And then to have another couple easily fit in with you and dine altogether? We really enjoyed sharing our wine cellar with you all and Alistair cooked up a storm. Thanks for finding us and staying. See... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed in many luxurious lodges and B&B's before but Stephanie and Alistair made this 2 night visit very special. They are great hosts but give you all the private space you need as a guest. The views from the lodge suites are terrific and relaxing outside with a glass of wine was a treat. The dining room picture... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Wow many thanks Ross and Fran for staying and taking the time to write such a glowing review! I know you are both well travelled and to for you to be so comfortable with what we offer is a real accolade... Of course our role is made so much easier by the wonderful guests who choose to stay with us.... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
23 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It has all been said in the other reviews - we only stayed 2 nights in this very comfortable bed and breakfast and could easily have stayed longer just drinking in the view from our veranda. The only really comfortable and relaxing place to stay - many thanks!

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Colin! It was great to have you both staying with us and so pleased the weather was so good! We had a cold snap with a dusting of snow last week but the clear autumn days have melted it all away. The changed colours on the trees, the calm lake and golden light hopefully might lure you back to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We absolutely adored our short stay with Alastair and Stephanie and were very sad to leave this wonderful "home from home". The interior decor is stunning with quirky and original art pieces everywhere and ou room was extremely comfortable with stunning views. Our hosts could not have been more welcoming, Alastair cooks up a super breakfast and Stephanie was great... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking he time to review your stay with us and sharing your positive experience. It can be difficult to show the magnificence of Tekapo in a photograph. Equally it can be tricky to provide images of our style and "quirkiness". Pleased you were so comfortable and enjoyed your stay. We love our guests. As I say, we... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We found Lake Tekapo Lodge totally enchanting - Stepahnie and Alastair are wonderful hosts who really enjoy meeting their guests. They provide the highest level of comfort in their home which is full of imaginative and beautiful artistic touches and we especially enjoyed relaxing in the spacious lounge they provide for guests - with complimentary drinks. Breakfast was perfect and... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks Jenny and so pleased you enjoyed the ambience! We try to take special care with dressing the rooms and whole lodge to create a restful and interesting environment. You must have great taste to appreciate mine!! WE work on the basis of what we would expect and what gives us pleasure - art, antiques, flowers, wine, food, music,... More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The proprietors of this Lodge, Stephanie and Alistair are most welcoming and friendly. They share their luxurious home with just 5 couples at a time. The rooms are very well appointed, the shower rooms wonderfully modern with plentiful hot water and the bed big and comfy. Breakfast is pretty much whatever you need and beautifully cooked. The guest lounge is... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Brenda - so very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and grateful for the lovely review. we have supr king beds which sound daunting to some but everyone seems to sleep well (maybe it's the wine?) with our cooler nights and high altitude. Tekapo is a quiet village and with only a few guests accommodated at a... More 

Berlin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I stayed at Lake Tekapo Lodge for a night on a holiday trip and it was simply wonderful. The whole place is warmed by Stephanie and Alistair who pamper their guests as much as they can. Steph is a source of information on everything regarding New Zealand. And Alistair's cooking is incredibly good (and I have seen / tasted good... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for writing a review! It was a wonderful evening with gracious, interesting guests. Pleased you enjoyed the food and hospitality. Hope you catch up with your new friends one day and even come back to see us??? NZ isn't that much further on?! Cheers, Stephanie More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Lake Tekapo Lodge is beautifully decorated, with lots of interesting art works. Stephanie and Alistair made us feel very welcome and made sure we made the best of our short stay, as well as giving us lots of suggestions for our next couple of stops. Breakfast, perfectly cooked to order by Alistair, is served over looking the stunning lake, what... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Well if you come all this way to see us, the least we can do is make sure you see and do all the best stuff!! Many thanks for the lovely review and hope you had a great rest of NZ holiday.... Come back! Cheers, Stephanie More 

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