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“Home Away from Home” 5 of 5 stars
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Andrew Don Dr, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 Lake Tekapo B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
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10 hotel reviews
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“Home Away from Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Of our entire trip, this was my favourite lodging. When you step into Tekapo Top House, you step into the lives of Anne and Tony Crowe, and they into yours. Though it was our first and only B&B of the trip, I think they have truly set the bar. Their home is beautiful and cosy and it really is a home away from home. Anne and Tony are very very personable and welcoming. If you don't have anything to do in the evenings, spend some time with them and have a good chat around the fire place. They shared about their lives and experiences, and my favourite part was when Tony brought us outside in the night to look at the stars. Absolutely beautiful view. Tony will tell you the constellations in the sky and the names of most of the stars that you would be able to see. And trust me, you will be able to see a lot!! Beds and rooms were very comfortable, wi-fi comes with the room. Breakfast from the kitchen and pantry of Anne, lovely simply breakfast. You're guaranteed a great stay with them. My only regret was that we only spent a night here. Would've loved to stay longer if we a chance. Will definitely return when we travel to NZ again. Highly recommended stay!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Last week I had the privilege of staying at Tekapo Top House with Anne and Tony Crowe. Anne and Tony’s home is ideally placed to capture the feelings and atmosphere of the McKenzie Country being on a high point with generous views. Their hospitality and friendliness made my stay very pleasant and I would recommend calling them if you are looking for a Bed and Breakfast facility in Tekapo.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Though there were not many reviews at the time we booked the B&B, I am glad that I made the right choice! Ann and Tony are lovely host, room is spacious, clean and comfortable. View from the room on the other side of the town is nice. We enjoyed our stay here!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The house is 3 minutes driving to Lake Tekapo, so it is not far from the lake. I like it because it has very good view, with windows in different walls. We could see sunrise and sunset when we sit in bed or beside windows, very nice view. The house is a stand alone one, so it is very quiet, and the view will not be blocked.

The room is very tidy and clean, with elegent and lovely decoration, make us feel like home, very lovely.

Ann and Tony are very kind and hospitable, we have a good breakfast and an interesting talk.

在这个小屋度过了情人节,回忆很是甜美。房子在离湖边车程3分钟的小镇外边,周围很空旷安静,视野开阔。我们住的是二楼的top view房间,非常的赞!房间三面有窗,风景非常好。坐在床上或者飘窗,闲看日出日落,云卷云舒,品茶看书甚是惬意。

房间装修布置的很雅致,老奶奶是英国移民的后裔,感觉总体有点维多利亚的风格,枕套被单都是镂空花边的,挺讲究的。卫生间的小窗针对湖光山色,就像一幅挂画。很喜欢住这个房间,也喜欢飘窗上的书,Yesterday of New Zealand,讲了很多这个美丽岛国的过往生活。

Ann和Tony非常友善好客,让人感觉宾至如归。共进早餐相聚闲聊也趣味多多。

Room Tip: I like second floor room, with so beautiful view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Kilsyth
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We thought at first this was rather expensive however it was only $20 more than a room (without breakfast) at the Godley Hotel which was a tip so it must just be that Lake Tepako is more expensive in general than other places. Our room had amazing panaramic views and Anne and Tony were very welcoming, making us feel right at home and helped us book our next accomodation too.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sundsvall sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Anne and Tony are a very good hostcouple. We felt welcomed from the first minute. We had a varm,funny and intresting breakfast with a spanish couple,some relatives to the hosts and the hostcouple. Than you for beeing so generous.

Room Tip: We sleept in an extra room because the omdanare was ocupied.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Everything was done well. The beds were comfortable, the views were stunning, the hosts helpful (but not too overbearing), the facilities were spotless, the house was warm.
The highlight was the breakfast featuring the best Central Otago apricots. We were also surprised at how close the house was to Tekapo, the maps made it look farther away!

Room Tip: They all have good views as the house is on top of the hill.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Andrew Don Dr, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
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Ranked #5 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Lake Tekapo
Number of rooms: 6

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