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“An excellent choice in Lake Tekapo” 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
Brisbane, Australia
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37 hotel reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“An excellent choice in Lake Tekapo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We chose a "Studio Upstairs" room at this hotel and it was fantastic. The room was quite large with stunning views of the lake and mountains. There's also a great view of the nearby park and gardens plus a nice view across to the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Check-in was a breeze and the owners were extremely helpful. I'd lost my reading glasses earlier that day and the owners had a small collection of glasses that had been left behind by previous guests. I found a pair that did the trick (not perfect but reasonable - and they got me out of a jam).

The room had everything we needed - plenty of space, tea and coffee, a large bathroom and a large comfortable bed. The veranda would be perfect for a quiet drink at the end of the day with a beautiful view to relax and unwind (although it was a bit too cold for that on our trip).

The motel is located conveniently close to everything you might want and is only a 5 - 10 minute walk from sights like the Church. If you're staying in Lake Tekapo, put this hotel on your shortlist.

Room Tip: Take the Studio Upstairs rooms - great views of the lake and mountains.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 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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Hangzhou, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The location is really good, lake Tekapo is just beneath your eyes. From the balcony we could enjoy the lake view as well as the clean view of sky at night. Rooms are clean and warm. It's worthy a try.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Have stayed here several times over the years and have always had a very pleasant experience. As many others have stated - you can't beat the views from the balconies. The rooms have always been very clean and well-maintained. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. I absolutely love this place!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We choose the Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort for a weekend away from Dunedin. First impression is the friendly reception and the clean and tidy room. We stayed in one of the upstairs studios which have breathtaking views over the lake. Coffee/Tea making facilities, Microwave, fridge and LCD TV, one sofa and a comfortable queen bed. The ensuite was clean and tidy, thought the water pressure in the shower was irregular. Thought a power outage sent the hole town for most of the day back to "stone age", Don and Catherine did everything to keep the stay as comfortable as possible.
All in all we enjoyed our stay and highly recommend Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Tasmania
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29 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great position overlooking parkland toward Lake Tekapo. Just amazing views. Room was compact with a queen size bed and a sofa and very clean.Cooking facilites limited with just a microwave and fridge. We had a lovely balcony which overlooked the lake and also carpark. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Lake Tekapo is a perfect place to break the journey from christchurch to Wanaka.

Room Tip: room with a balcony facing the lake
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne Australia
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14 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

You get beautiful views from this place and that it a big plus But.. Showers are old and water pressure was very low.but the view from the room is just amazing and can forgive the small issues. Motel is right next to the lake.overall average motel.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stayed in a dorm room here with my boyfriend in low season, there was noone else in our dorm and one of the beds was a double so we basically got a great value double room. The rooms were warm, big and clean with towels provided. The staff were very friendly and its in a great location. I would have liked to stay here more than one night but unfortunately we had time limitations.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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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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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