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Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort

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State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located right on the shore of Lake Tekapo, the view from this resort is breathtaking. Like many hotels in New Zealand, the room comes equipped with a mini kitchenette, sufficient to make a simple meal. The only thing that I didn't like was that the only way to get fresh air in is to open the sliding door and pull... More 

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived in Lake Tekapo mid afternoon without a booking and based on the location of the Scenic Resort, we enquired for overnight accommodation. We got the "family room" right on the lakes edge, which we paid a little bit more for, but the view was worth it. Catherine (Owner?) was great in answering the many questions my husband had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first stop of our trip. We got a parking spot right out the front of the stairs that led up to our room. We were greeted with a friendly welcome, shown a map of the area and the key places were explained to us. Our room was simple but clean and warm with an amazing view of... More 

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Dunedin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spotless studio units with a fantastic view. Rooms very tidy, very well equipped and very well soundproofed. Travelling with a 4 year old was made easy as the huge range of DVDs in the reception (free to borrow) provided entertainment after skiing. The rooms didn't have anywhere to wash-up the dishes eventhough there are heating / snack preparation facilities but... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night during the week at the start of august. Owners were real nice and friendly on reception, even gave vouchers for a free coffee and muffin to apologize for the 'inconvenience' of the parking area being under construction. As it really wasn't a big deal (other car parks are less than a 30 second walk away)... More 

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Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in Lake Tekapo mid afternoon without a booking and based on the location of the Scenic Resort, we enquired for overnight accommodation. All the 'newer' looking apartments in the separate Lake facing block were full but we were offered a family apartment at the lake end of the original block with direct uninterrupted views of the lake. An... More 

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Aonang, Krabi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location right near restaurants, bakery, minimart etc. Kids loved playing in the snow just outside the room. Limited internet - I don't understand why so many places put a low limit on internet usage....not so convenient when you have to stay in contact with your office.

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Don Y, Owner at Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, and I am pleased you enjoyed Lake Tekapo. Regarding internet usage, we currently offer 250Mb free access for each guest each day. Our policy is that guests should be able to complete email requirements, booking and travel details and reasonable communication without cost. However this also enables us to maintain some control, preventing unrestricted... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lucky to have chosen this great accommodation - rooms were spotless which extended to all the property, very well kept. Couldn't have had a better spot to view the lake and mountains. Hosts were welcoming and I had the most relaxing holiday. Loved the spa bath :))

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room was comfortable, we particularly enjoyed the spa bath tub in the bathroom. Good view of the lake, however there was some construction going on which kinda spoils the view. Not sure how long will it last. Good location, right next to the cafes and the tour bookings (earth and sky office is right there).

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PHOENIX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed with my 16yr old son in room 18, it had a pull out couch for his bed, which seemed adequate. There is a beautiful view of the lake from a small balcony which worked well for us taking photos of the night sky. The room was warm with a towel warmer which was nice, the shower was a... More 

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