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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do travel a lot for business and pleasure and it is not very often I write a review, but sometimes I just feel the obligation to write and then it is always something positive I want to share. There are B&Bs and there are B&Bs, the Creel House is a great choice if you happen to be to Lake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Very nice place with good location where only around 10 to 15 minutes walk to Lake Tekapo, information centre and shops. Very clean and comfortable enviroment. Very nice homemade breakfast with other travelers and owners in a very comfortable environment. Also, the owners were very friendly and helpful as we missed the bus from Tekapo to Christchurch( around 3 hours... More 

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Deerlijk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Creel House offers an excellent stay, owner Rosemary is friendly and helpful, the room is clean and comfortable, the location is very quiet and on walking distance of Lake Tekapo. Breakfast is "a beauty".

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

At the time we booked there was little other option in popular Lake Tekapo. Proved to be a good choice although expensive. We stayed in a room on the upper floor, which made getting our heavy suitcases an effort. Room was a good size, had its own key lock, and decorated in a curious period style. Rosemary was helpful and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Communal breakfast with Grant and Rosemary was delightful who gave us an interesting history of the area and its development. They were very helpful guides to activities in and around the town. An easy walk (downhill) into town on the edge of the lake.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

The rooms here are decorated in 90s modern style and lacked personality. The facilities were great and everywhere was spotless. As well as the spacious bathroom there was access to a full kitchen. Somehow for me the place lacked personality despite Rosemary being available to chat and offer information. The breakfast was an absolute highlight. Rosemary made her own croissants... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We arrived without a reservation and were welcomed into Creel House. The host was warm and friendly and our room was great with a comfortable bed, heated blanket and private bath. Breakfast was delicious and easily accommodated a gluten allergy. We were a short walk to town and the host had recommendations for eating and tramping including a map. Would... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We had the lake-facing room which was big and had great views. Very comfortable bed. Breakfast is continental (croissant, cereals, fruit salad,yoghurt, toast, fruit juice, plus cooked eggs) and plenty. Excellent! 15 minutes walk into town. We saw the twin room at the back which seemed pleasant enough. There is a large sitting room at the front with TV, lots... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Nice view over Lake Tekapo from the room in front. The room is big, but dated. However the beds are really nice. Great breakfast with homemade egg-muffins and poached fruit. Walking distance to town and great restaurants.

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Thank Mery K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lake Tekapo is beautiful and this spot was very convenient for exploring the area. We had been staying in motels all across New Zealand so it was nice to be in a home. Rosemary made it very welcoming. The breakfast was outstanding, with homemade croissants, great fruit, eggs, and more. Rosemary was making the croissants the evening we arrived and... More 

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RosemaryneeDoig, Owner at Creel House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Nancy, and did you go home and make croissants? :) Regards, Rosemary More 

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Creel House is located in the village of Lake Tekapo and is an excellent base for exploring the Tekapo and the Mt Cook region. Your hosts, Rosemary & Grant invite you to stay in their three storied home built by Grant in the style of a Norwegian chalet. All rooms are spacious and comfortable with three guest bedrooms, two doubles (queen beds) with private bathrooms, and twin room with two single beds and ensuite. The accommodation is on the middle and upper floor with guest entrance and lounge. A continental breakfast is served with homemade and seasonal produce. Lake Tekapo is situated halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown, and only 75 minutes from Mt. Cook. It is also close to Roundhill, and Mt Dobson skifields for winter skiing and pursuits. The lake is known for its incredibly turquoise blue glacial waters and the historic Church of the Good Shepherd which sits on the foreshore. Local walks start nearby. Creel House is a 12 minute walk to the restaurants and shops, or five minute drive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Creel House

Address: 36 Murray Place, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range: $120 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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