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“Excellent views + value for money” 5 of 5 stars
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Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Excellent views + value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I stayed here 2-nights while driving down from Christchurch to Queenstown. The facilities are really top-notch for a motel, warm and comfy. Bathroom was clean and well-maintained, bed was comfy and room service was wonderful.

The view is magnificent - you could not ask for anything better. We watched the sunrise from our beds! The location is smackbang in the middle of town near the grocery store and it's located right next to the best cafe in Tekapo (Run77 Cafe).

All in all, a very lovely stay - thank you!

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs studio so you can see the sunrise on the lake from your bed!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Easy to find, great location near to shops and restaurants. The room and bed were very comfortable, huge bathroom with spa bath. Nice and warm on a chilly spring night. The views are magnificent. Would definitely stay here again next time.

  • Stayed October 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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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed here overnight on a trip with our teenage daughter.

We were welcomed warmly at reception and then shown to our rooms personally by the owner. He was full of information and happy to answer any questions we had.

Our room was upstairs with a wonderful view of Lake Tekapo from our balcony. The room was booked as a double and single for three people however there were only two chairs.

There are plenty of eating places within an very easy stroll. We also took advantage of the putt putt golf course right beside the hotel.

It is a gorgeous place to stay with friendly owners - we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

For NZ$150, it was the most expensive night of our 8 day Christchurch-Queenstown tour but it was well worth every dollar. We got the upper flour studio and the views of the lake and mountains were absolutely breathtaking. Don't be mistaken by the seemingly dated exterior of the resort, the rooms are modern, clean and well-equipped and is on par or even better than your four star hotels. There is even a large balcony for you to enjoy the view while sipping a cup of coffee. Queen sized bed was large, clean and comfortable. Heaters in the room and the bathroom (well appreciated since it can get quite cold at night). Room was spotless, there was ample tea and coffee provided. TV was equipped with Sky and there was even a ceiling fan for those feeling the heat in the summer. Not to mention, the innkeepers were friendly and helpful in introducing the facilities of our room, Lake Tekapo and pointing out directions for us on our day of departure. There was also free onsite parking. Only small blip was the bird poo on my chair in the balcony, but I guess that's part and parcel of resort living!

Kudos to the resort for our memorable stay at Lake Tekapo! Will definitely return again!

Room Tip: Request for upper floors for a better view, although the lower floors are just as good
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  • Stayed September 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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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This review is a little late in coming, stayed here twice - on 4th of Sept and then again on the 13th..fantastic location and excellent rooms, bright, clean and airy. Our family of 4 fit in beautifully in room 4 and the spectacular view of the lake made the stay really memorable.
A special mention about Judy - our hostess , extremely friendly and helpful (weather/ chopper rides etc). My kids loved the DVD collection.

All in all totally worth it.

Room Tip: Family Room 4 has 2 access french windows, makes an excellent viewing point esp in the morning with...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stayed 1 night enroute from Queenstown to Christchurch. We had a well appointed studio spa room overlooking the lake. The studio was well appointed and comfortable. It was also very clean. We were personally shown to our studio and given some very good advice for sightseeing during our short stay. Tekapo Scenic Resort is in the centre of town down a driveway between some shops. It was quiet and tranquil and would not hesitate in recommending it to travellers.

  • Stayed September 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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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We are a family of 3 travelling NZ. Enjoyed our stay at Lake Tekapo, our view was directly over the lake and Alps. Room slightly too small for 3 of us, but as we were only staying 2 nights it didn't really matter. An easy walk to the hot springs and restaurants.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the lake
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort

Address: State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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