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Lake Tekapo Lodge

4.5 of 5 24 Aorangi Crescent | PO Box 123, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed here for one night on our way to Queenstown from Christchurch. Stephanie and Alistair were the most amazing hosts for our first night in NZ. We arrived an hour before sunset and were immediately advised by Stephanie to go to Mount John Observatory to view Tekapo at its best. We were literally blown away at the view. A... More

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

Many thanks Keshav! It was great to have you both here on your first visit to New Zealand. A trip up Mt John is a "must do" when in Tekapo - the view is amazing. More

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I like this place very much as you could find unique art pieces everywhere and the rooms are very nicely decorated. Views in the morning are magnificent too. Hosts are very friendly and breakfast is good. Would highly recommend if you are into arty stuff. A bit expensive though.

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

Hi Judy! Many thanks for your review and so pleased you enjoyed the beautiful artworks and thoughtful and tasteful decor... We are not the cheapest B&B, in fact we do call ourselves boutique hosted accommodation". We offer a quality stay in beautiful surroundings sharing magnificent artworks and heritage pieces. If you prefer our style and our generous hospitality (complimentary beer... More

Bromsberrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We would return without hesitation just to sample Stephanie's special welcome! We arrived late morning and were warmly welcomed by Stephanie who strongly suggested that if we wanted to see Lake Tekapo at its best we should go straight away up to the nearby Mount John Observatory for a fantastic view and maybe a snack for lunch at the café.... More

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

Hi Allin - many thanks for your review ! After a few months to still remember us is a little bit special... So pleased you ejoyed our accommodation and the other guests. As I tell you all "We only have gorgeous guests". Do come back again for star gazing. The good news is that the nights start earlier with autumn... More

Oneida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Lovely one night stay while driving from Christchurch to queenstown. Very friendly privately owned. It is structured as bedroom with private bath as all amenities are in common lounge room. Cooked to order breakfast and guest gathering a great way to start your day by sharing information and travels.

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

Hi Lorri. Many thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay. "Scottish style inn" is a new one for us... We do both descend from Scottish immigrants into NZ in the 1860s. We have an eclectic approach to style and design highlighting contemporary NZ art which we exhibit throughout the lodge for all guests to enjoy. To avoid... More

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32 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This place is beyond gorgeous. When walking up to the door, it feels like a castle. It has this strong sense of graciousness and it makes a person feel like royalty. Of course, Stephanie certainly fills the bill of welcoming you more than you expect. This was our splurge for our 25th anniversary - and I am so glad we... More

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

Hi Monica! So thrilled your expectations were met for your special stay... and many thanks for the review. If you felt like a princess then "job done"! Hope you enjoyed the last bit of your holiday in Christchurch and hope to see you again? Cheers, Stephanie More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Promised to review when we got back to the uk so here it is! Fantastic place, fantastic hosts etc need I say more. We absolutely loved our stay here and would recommend without hesitation. When we arrived it was dusk/ semi darkness so we didn't appreciate the setting until the following morning. We were welcomed by Alistair who helped with... More

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

Hi there "northern traveller"! Many thanks for posting a review. Your stay here with your friends was all too short! You are very well travelled so maybe you will return to NZ? More wine regions to explore! NZ can be a gourmand's paradise... Cheers, Stephanie More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Stephanie and Alistair have a lovely home with lots of interesting art work and beautiful rooms. Breakfast was superb and full and we met the most interesting fun people to share experiences with. A great place to stay!

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

Hi Leigh! Many thanks for the review. Places such as our boutique accommodation tend to attract like minded people and we do have some great fun at breakfast time with lively discussion! It was interesting for you to chat to NZers who now live abroad - a different perspective. Hope you enjoyed your holiday in NZ and come back! Cheers,... More

Seattle, WA
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We recently spent one night at Lake Tekapo Lodge and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Stephanie and Alistair are first-rate hosts, and when we had to leave, it felt like saying farewell to family. The two Jack Russell terriers were so much fun to interact with (would have loved to smuggle them into my luggage). We stayed in the gorgeously-appointed Tekapo... More

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

Hi Lisa and Bill! What a lovely surprise to read your review just now... many thanks. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us (even those rascals Buster and Ted endeared themselves! They are usually out rabbiting...). We do try to make everyone feel very welcome and relaxed so I guess "family" is good enough! It is difficult to say... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed in more bed and breakfast accommodation than I care to remember but Stephanie and Craig has put together the most amazingly decorated accomodation you will ever find. The view from the rooms is great, as is the view from the dining room when having breakfast. Craig cooks an amazing breakfast which is on a par with some... More

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

Hi there - many thanks and great you were happy with your stay after being such a bed and breakfast afficiando!! Come again my friends - Perth is not that far from NZ! So sorry we could not accommodate your friends the next nights. Maybe we need to expand to meet demand?No, we will stay small and relaxed -. Would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Tekapo is only a small place with a beautiful lake. The lodge is located in a quiet residential area. A 2 minute walk takes you to a good choice of bars & restaurants. There are only 4 rooms and the whole house is beautifully decorated with many interesting pictures, photographs & 'art pieces'.There is also a spacious 'guest longe'. We... More

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

Small but beautiful! Tekapo is tiny (only 300 residents) with limited services but the appeal is the wild beauty. We try to add a bit of luxury to your stay So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, merci beaucoup et au revoir mes amies!!! See you again soon, Stephanie More

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Address: 24 Aorangi Crescent | PO Box 123, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lake Tekapo Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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