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“Cute couple and great hosts.” 5 of 5 stars
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Tekapo Top House
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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
Mumbai
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“Cute couple and great hosts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This place is in the super small town of Tekapo, and is a little away from the Lake itself, so you dont get a view of the lake.
But because it's at a slight height, you get brilliant views of everything around you.
We were lucky, because we booked a room with the host, which would have been smaller and on the ground floor - luckily, the one room on the 1st floor was free, so we stayed there at the same rate.
The room was great - a double bed and a single bed; nice hot shower.
The breakfast was a simple milk, cereal, toast, etc. but with some of their homemade preserves :)

About the town - things shut down very early, so make sure you eat your fill before 9 pm.

Room Tip: Ask for the top room.
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Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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Montréal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

It was the last place available in town when we arrived. We were lucky to have this great place to stay with a very welcoming couple. You feel like home, very comfy and very cleaned. Expect to pay 140$NZ per night for a room.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My only complaint is of myself...that we didn't stay longer in Lake Tekapo with Ann and Tony.

The Tekapo Top House is just that...at the Top of Lake Tekapo, literally! Their house is situated on the very top of the neighborhoods of Lake Tekapo which makes the surroundings so peaceful. The en-suite room is very well appointed, with everything you could ask for and more. Clean, cozy and quiet. Ann and Tony are the perfect hosts. Very caring, open and helpful.
I would highly recommend the Tekapo Top House to anyone travelling to Lake Tekapo. Not only is the lake one of the most beautiful sites we've seen, but your hosts and the house are the perfect place to stay.

Room Tip: The top floor ensuite is the best room!
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  • Stayed December 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

… and the finest of views in every direction. We thoroughly enjoyed Ann & Tony's company over a glass of wine and nibbles before we walked down into the town in the evening. If you're fortunate to have a clear night sky, do accompany Tony on the balcony for some star and planet gazing. We left Tekapo Top House fully laundered, buttons resewn having enjoyed a home from home stay with charming hosts.

  • Stayed November 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

What a great evening with Anne and Tony. Room with windows and views on three sides, all glorious. Clear clear evening and stars filling the sky - and with Tony's commentary the stars all identified! Beautiful home, beautiful people.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is a beautiful B & B with amazing hosts. You will be made to feel very welcome, and the room was lovely with views of the lakes and mountains, just stunning. The breakfast was cereal, and toast which was just what we wanted.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed for one night at the Tekapo Top House - everything was perfect and immaculate. A lovely room was put up to welcome our stay with amazing view of surrounding mountains. A must for all star-gazers.

Friendly hosts (Ann and Tony) were extremely helpful in giving us recommendations for things to do in Tekapo. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this little gem in Tekapo.

Wilfred & Rebecca

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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