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Lake Tekapo Cottages
3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   12 Sealy Street | PO Box 133, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand   |  
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We booked one night at the Rowan cottage and upon checked in, we were surprised that we were upgraded to Mina cottage. The cottage was clean and spacious. It is located about 100 metres from the Church of the Good Shepherd. As it was so near, we took a stroll after dinner and breakfast to take some wonderful pictures of the place.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Stayed on my own - very nice accom and clean tidy and cosy with everything clean and working.
The staff were very caring and curtious. It was very cold and all the heaters worked - blankets. The view over the trees and gardens are fabulous - will stay their again. Thanks.

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stayed at the Pottingshed for only one night and would have loved to stay for another night! Loved our cozy little cottage which was equipped with all the amenities such as heater, washroom & shower, a small kitchenette, a small sofa and a table. It was just nice for us and we loved the vibrant colors of the exterior. Loved the flower garden maintained by the owner Amena, and we were greeted by very friendly Steve when we arrived. Just a few mins walk to the Church of The Good Shepherd, which was great as we went out stargazing at night. Worth the price and would definitely recommend!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

During our 2 weeks holiday in New Zealand, Lake Tekapo Cottages is the best accommodation for everything, only 200 meters distance to Church of Good Shepherd, very friendly manager and good desk service, very clean bedrooms/kitchen/bathroom, and good value for money.

Room Tip: Prefect location to see Church of Good Shepherd, and access to village easily.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We spent a single night in the Potting Shed in November 2013. What a gorgeous, charming little building it is! For us, it was a perfect, homely little spot to spend our first night in New Zealand. We were hoping to try some of the authentic home made Thai food on our stay, but unfortunately the cook was unwell, but the owners directed us to a great spot just up the road for some awesome Japanese food with a spectacular view. We appreciated the free WiFi and the beautiful gardens. There are several cottages available, but all are really close to the Lake Tekapo church and it's an easy walk over the bridge into town as well. Lake Tekapo is a gorgeous spot, not to be missed.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stayed at the potting shed. Its the smallest of the cottages. I thought it was cute and nice to stay somewhere different. Close to town. Clean. Friendly owners. Beautiful gardens. Worth $95 a night!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We stayed in Rowan for 1 night. Cute cottage, place is clean but some parts need a face lift.
We have 4 ppl but main house got only 1 double bed and 1 single. The children refused to sleep in the other 2 single beds in the small separated barn as they find it spooky, so we have to squeeze in.

Room got chilly at night (even in Dec) and the portable heater doesn't help at all.

Excellent point is its proximity to the lake and Church of Shepherd.

Value for its price but there may be other better choices.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12 Sealy Street | PO Box 133, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake Tekapo Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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