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Alpine Vista Bed & Breakfast
12 Hamilton Drive, Lake Tekapo | PO Box 1, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 12 Lake Tekapo B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
“Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Lovely setting with an ideal view. Pete & Jill were lovely to deal with and gave us great ideas on places to eat and things to do.

The cottage is beautifully equipped with a full kitchen containing high end appliances and has free wi-fi for guests.

Everyone said Tekapo's stunning setting was one of the highlights of the trip.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Geraldton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Unfortunately we only had a one night stopover on our way to Queenstown and would have loved to stay longer! The Alpine Vista Cottage is separate to the main B+B so is perfect for families liking a bit of privacy. the timber cottage has 3 bedrooms. One with an en-suite and the other 2 sharing a bathroom. The cottage is really a small home away from home, well equipped with all the luxuries you would need. Beautiful views, perfectly clean, very warm and cosy. Breakfast is not included but my husband loved the coffee maker. Free wi-fi. Great customer service from Peter and his wife. would LOVE to come back!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Our hosts, Pete and Jill, made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. The room was spotless, if a little small - we left a case in the car. The room had twin beds and we had our own en-suite with a bath as well as a shower. Breakfast was really good and cooked at a time to suit us - it included fresh fruits, cereals, hot cooked options, choice of breads and a range of jams. Tea/coffee making facilities were just outside the room as was free computer access to the Internet. Pete and Jill provided very helpful information about the various places to eat, all within 10 minutes walking distance, and lots of useful advice for activities in and around the area. Complimentary drink and nibbles were provided for guests and this allowed us to learn about the area from our hosts and fellow travellers. Thoroughly recommended

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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El Arish, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

It was just fantastic, Pete and Jill were great. Since we come from tropical north queensland, Australia, inside the house was just so warm and inviting, it felt like we were at home. The view was breathtaking and we will definitely come back one day soon. We were there as our daughter was getting married at the church, the bride and her bridesmaids got ready at the house, it was roomy and we got some great shots. Thanks again Pete and Jill for a wonderful 4 days, your home is now part of the wedding photos always.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stayed 2 nights here to ski at Roundhill and break the journey up between Christchurch and Wanaka. The cottage was made lovely and warm for our arrival and contained all the amenities one could want. The view out onto the lake is great and is simply spectacular from the bed and breakfast part next door.
Hosts Jill and Peter were very helpful and I would recommend anyone a stay here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here on our way back to Christchurch from Queenstown. It was a great place to stay as Pete and Jill were very helpful at showing is around, recomending places to go eat and pointing out any nearby walks that might be if interest. The rooms were very nice and spacious and the room we stayed in had views to the lake. Breakfast was included and it was great, specially Jill's homemade jams. Overall we would definitely go back if we went there again!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here & wished that we had been able to stay longer. The hosts are lovely & the cottage is gorgeous. The attention to detail is fantastic. Our whole family felt welcomed & comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Alpine Vista Bed & Breakfast

Address: 12 Hamilton Drive, Lake Tekapo | PO Box 1, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alpine Vista B&B and Alpine Cottage offers the option of Bed & Breakfast accommodation or self catering in our Alpine Cottage. This property is independently assessed as a Qualmark 4 Star Plus property. This means that guests will be guaranteed a high level of service and facilities. Alpine Vista has 3 guest rooms all with en suites. Alpine Cottage is a full 3 bed roomed house located adjacent to Alpine Vista and is ideal for families or couples travelling together. Alpine Vista is located in the quiet Lake view Heights area and is a 5 minute walk to the lake and 10 minutes into the Village Center. Lake Tekapo is only a small town but has lots to offer therefore consider staying longer to enjoy the experience. ... more   less 
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