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25 Murray Place | Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #6 of 11 Lake Tekapo B&B and Inns
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“Why stay anywhere else?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

As 2 couples we booked the Luna & Stella Combo rooms at the Moonlight B&B as a stopover between Christchurch & Queenstown and also for the return journey.
We were greeted by Tracey on arrival who showed us to our fantastic accommodation. The toilet and bathroom were clean and bright. The other side of a glass sliding door were two bedrooms, both lockable. We had the pleasure of staying in both rooms. The first was the bigger of the two rooms, a huge comfy bed and plenty of storage. The second was smaller, with a double bed and some storage.
The lounge area between the rooms had a dinner table, sofa, drink making facilities, breakfast facilities, an iPod dock and patio doors onto the pretty and well-kept garden.
We opted for the breakfast and it was great. Warm bread, croissants, fruit salad, yogurt, tea/coffee, fresh fruit juice & a boiled egg.
We weren’t rushed to leave at 10:00am (official check-out time) and in fact spent time talking with Tracey before continuing our journey.
The Moonlight B&B has already been recommended to our friends as the place to stay in Tekapo. Value for money, a pleasant host and only a short (5min) stroll to the lake. We will be back to Tekapo in the future and we will be booking the Moonlight B&B.

  • Stayed April 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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TraceyLakeTekapo, Owner at Moonlight Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Wow, thanks for the awesome review! It was great to meet you all - I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, such lovely guests! All the best, Tracey
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in the 'Sol' room which was very clean, sunny and spacious with a great little patio area in the garden and a super comfortable bed. The bathroom area is very modern and spacious with a fabulous shower! The moonlight is an easy 5 min walk into town via the pathways along the river. Tracey was very welcoming and helpful and shared her knowledge of the 'best bits' of Lake tekapo and the surrounding area. The breakfast was fresh and plentiful and really set you up for a day of sightseeing.

Lake Tekapo is one of the most beautiful places we visited in our tour of NZ, the vivid blue colour of the lake is so amazing! We could have quite happliy stayed there for much longer than our planned 2 nights.

Three 'must do' things whilst in Tekapo;

1) Visit the Mount John observatory - either during the daytime for stunning 360 degree views of the whole surrounding area or take an evening tour for amazing views of the night sky. There are telescopes to look through and really interesting commentary from the staff to make your visit truly memorable.

2) Visit the Alpine Springs - great for soaking away the aches and pains after a hard day of sightseeing!

3) Mackenzie's Bar & Grill - The best 'stone grill' dining experience!

  • Stayed March 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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TraceyLakeTekapo, Owner at Moonlight Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Great review and summary of my favourite 'must do's'! Thanks for staying with us, hope you had a fantastic holiday. Cheers, Tracey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We stayed here for one night en route from Queenstown back to Christchurch. Lake Tekapo was a good stopping point with the town a bit bigger and more lively than we had expected. Tracey met us at the door and showed us the rooms which are on the ground floor of her house with a quiet back garden ideal for watching the birds and sipping a glass of red. The bed was comfortable and breakfast was plentiful with freshly made bread and croissants. We had our evening meal at the restaurant Tracey said was her favourite and they managed to fit us in without a prior booking. The meal and the service was very good. The B&B is several streets away from the shopping area but easily accessible via laneways.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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TraceyLakeTekapo, Owner at Moonlight Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Moonlight and Lake Tekapo - thanks for the lovely review! Cheers, Tracey
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

When we arrived at Moonlight we were warmly greeted by Tracy who was very helpful and advised us of good places to visit nearby and which places were good to eat at, it was quiet and the beds were very comfortable and the rooms were very clean, breakfast was very good with a good range of choice. Will definitely be going back to Moonlight again.

  • 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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TraceyLakeTekapo, Owner at Moonlight Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Hi guys, it was great to meet you, look forward to seeing you again! Thanks for the fantastic review :o) Cheers, Tracey
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Great B&B for visiting Lake Tekapo - it's light blue colour is amazing!. Spacious super kingsize bedded room ('Sol'), large bathroom and breakfast bar with fridge. Tea/coffee facilities including ground coffee. External terrace. Positioned in quiet residential area, a short walk down pathway to village. Spent 2 nights on tour of South Island. Met by delightful Tracey who explained all there was to know in and about Lake Tekapo, including recommendations for dinners - 'Mackenzies' & 'Reflections' chosen and enjoyed by ourselves. Make sure you book and try to get tables, in latter, overlooking lake - spectacular in evening light. Extensive continental breakfast delivered to room, at time to suit us, by Tracey, who even early on a morning, was always full of energy - a great start to our day. If feeling energetic after breakfast, take the walk/climb up Mount John (50 mins up, 35 mins down). 360 degree view of mountain ranges around. Well worth the effort but you might need a cuppa from Observatory Cafe at top though!

  • 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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LakeTekapoTracey, Owner at Moonlight Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Hi Keith, thank you for a great review, we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Hope you had a fantastic time in NZ, see you again sometime! Cheers, Tracey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Travelled around New zealand for 10 days and this was the best accomodation that we have stayed in. Not only is it spacious and clean, the room also feels very cosy. The breakfast was good too with warm bread and crossiants together with fruits and yogurt :)

In addition, we really appreciate the heaters in the bathroom especially at night when it gets chilly!

  • Stayed March 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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LakeTekapoTracey, Owner at Moonlight Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Hi,
Thanks so much for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us, even though the weather was a bit cold! Cheers, Tracey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed at Moonlight for 2 wonderful nights! The rooms are large and comfortable and Tracey offered lots of advice of where to eat and visit. We had a wonderful stay dispite the weather being a bit horrid. Cannot wait to go stay again!
Thanks Tracey!! :)

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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TraceyLakeTekapo, Owner at Moonlight Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Hi Jesse & Boze
It was great to have you stay with us, look forward to seeing you again! Thank you for the lovely review, you were lovely guests! :o) Best, Tracey & Wolfgang
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Address: 25 Murray Place | Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moonlight B&B is a holiday retreat offering guests a relaxed atmosphere in a peaceful setting just a few minutes stroll to stunning Lake Tekapo and cafes, shops and restaurants. Our guest rooms are located in separate areas of the house, offering total privacy from your hosts and other guests. Two spacious kingsize rooms have ensuite/private bathrooms and guest lounges. We offer FREE parking and WIFI. Enjoy our homemade continental breakfast with fresh baked bread, croissants and real coffee, served in your private sitting area. ... more   less 

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