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The Chalet Boutique Motel

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14 Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
The Chalet Boutique Motel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Chalet for four nights over Easter weekend. We had a large studio with a view of the Lake, which was clean, well appointed, with lots of thoughtful touches like beach towels to use at the Tekapo hot pools. The hotel location is perfect - quiet and just outside the tourist crush but still a short walk... More 

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Porirua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in Unit 6 which was next door to the main complex and upstairs above the laundry. The view of the lake from inside was better than might appear from outside and the location was perfect for walking the short distance to the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd. The room was quiet, bright and we loved... More 

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
53 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Unit 5" may not sound inspiring but it is the most wonderful accommodation. It is beautifully furnished and equipped with a soaring vaulted ceiling to the living area. The lake views are stunning. A very special place.

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portland, or
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a quiet road, but within easy walking distance to town or the beginnings of hikes, this property is in a perfect location to avoid the tour bus crowds. The view is gorgeous, and if you have a room without a view (as I did), it was easy to go outside to a large lawn with a bench with a... More 

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Lake Hawea, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is up with the best , spotlessly clean and great attention to detail. Walter , Zita and Patchy the dog are brilliant hosts , you wont find better!!!!! Garden room does not have a lake view but this is not an issue for this hotel.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I can only reiterate what has been said previously. The attention to fine detail in the rooms and of course the magical setting is hard to beat. But what really raises the bar even further are the hosts. What a superb couple. They set a standard of hosting that would put many to shame. That personal touch and interaction is... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stayed for two nights and although as a late booking only the Garden room was available we thoroughly enjoyed out stay. Walter was super helpful and very friendly. Views from the property are superb, although not available from the garden room, however they were only a short stroll around the corner of the property. Rooms were spotless, and with great... More 

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Hangzhou, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We travelled to this place with out two kids and we stayed in the unit 5. The location and the view from the apartment is stunning. We loved it so much. The view on the lake and mountains was changing every hour thanks to the clouds and sun. Having breakfast/lunch/diner in front of this magnificent lake is a privilege. But... More 

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Belgium
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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Only pros: - super clean, well equiped studios - big windows, lots of light - fantastic terrace with great view on the lake - along a quiet road but still within easy walking distance to the church and town - we walked to the starting point of the observatory and lake trek, easy - very big and comfortable bed, very... More 

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Kincardine, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Lake Tekapo is stunning! Walter and Zita were wonderful, so helpful and super friendly. The first night of our stay we were in a garden view room which we found well equipped and spotlessly clean. The following day we had a walk around town and went to Mount John Observatory. When we came back to our room we found we... More 

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