We are contemplating where to stay for 2 nights in this area. The Hermitage hotel is working out very expensive. We prefer private kitchens as we are planning to cook our meals. Our alternative is to stay @ a private unit at the Mt Cook backpackers lodge OR in a self-contained apartment/motel in Twizel. (Heard Pinegrove, Aspen Court, & Gladstone are all pretty good). Which of these options give a better experience?
So far, we are not considering staying @ Tekapo since there is limited activities there & any sightseeing will need backtracking. We are getting very confused with these options. Request you experts to give some advise :-) Thanks!