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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Faultless. Fantastic welcome. Superb room, with fantastic views. Chris D note we didn't mind one bit sharing the view and terrace with the other guests. Are you for real? Fantastic bathroom. Helpful hints on eating out and our trip onwards. Breakfast was great too. How anyone could criticise Stephanie's hospitality beats me. Wish we had had more time to spend... More 

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Thank Stephen B
stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Wow wow wow yourself Stephen! It was lovely to have you and Shirley here to stay if only for one night! You could see we welcome all our guests and truly care about our visitors and making the most of their time in NZ... Can't please all of the people all of the time but so happy you two were... More 

poole
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207 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Without doubt this was our best hotel experience during our holiday in New Zealand. My only regret was that we could not stay longer. From the time my wife and I arrived until we departed, we were made truly welcome by Stephne and Alistair and nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was truly excellent with the most comfortable king... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Well thank you Sue and John for your glowing review of your one night stay with us! It is so easy when we have gorgeous guests! And thank you for "testing" the new mattress topper - it obviously did the trick... Do hope you had a great meal in Christchurch.? My advice was not needed - you had already marked... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

As parents of two lively little ones in need of time out, it was heaven to enter a "grown-ups" paradise, that struck the perfect balance of being both personal and friendly, yet incredibly respectful. Our room was clean and fresh and beautifully decorated, in keeping with the gorgeous art work that was so prevalent throughout the lodge. A pre-dinner glass... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Liz. Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us last November. We are so pleased you felt relaxed and welcomed into our beautiful home in stunning Tekapo. Not so far away for Christchurch folk so hope you manage to "escape" another time soon! Best, Stephanie More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Super stay ... Very warm welcome and very friendly hosts. Great breakfast and a very lovely interior decoration. All the rooms have a great view of lake Tekapo and the church of the good Shepard is only an easy 10 minute walk away. Tee, coffee, beer and are complementary and the shower has a good water pressure.

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Thank Benjamin S
stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Well thank you so much for taking the time to tell others you enjoyed your stay with us! We really enjoy our guests (almost without exception!) and we want everyone to feel welcomed and comfortable in our bed and breakfast home... Sounds like you two had an amazing NZ holiday with plenty of thrills to keep you alert! Best, Stephanie More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at Lake Tekapo Lodge and we loved it. The surroundings, the house and the rooms are amazing, super clean and very well maintained. Stephanie will put you at ease from the first moment (no sign of tyranny ;)) and will give you valued tips to make the most out of your time at Lake Tekapo. Thank... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Ah bonjour and merci mes amies! We loved having you four stay with us the other day. You were very patient with my schoolgirl French.... Wonderfully open, kind and respectful guests make our hosting rewarding.... Hope your drive to Queenstown was stunning in that glorious weather and that Jean Louis has found real All Blacks gear! Au revoir, Stephanie More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We are 3 weeks into a 5 week tour of NZ staying at all the top lodges. Every property we have stayed at so far has been great in every aspect until we stayed here. We arrived an hour before check in and asked if we could leave our cases there before we ventured out to Mount Cook.] Stephanie said... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Chris. Naturally we are surprised by your review of our boutique bed and breakfast ( we are not a luxury lodge or hotel!). There are some comments that must be addressed for any readers to place your criticisms into perspective. 1. Check in is at 2pm with check out at 10am. This is usual practice in NZ. We happily... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

What a wonderful B&B. My husband and I stayed with Steph and Alistair for only one night regrettably but the whole experience was simply sheer pleasure. The attention to detail that Steph and Alistair have lavished on the quality of furnishings, artwork and decor greet you as you enter the Lodge then you are met with a wonderful, sincere warm... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks Pauline! We do try to treat our guests as we would wish to be treated - like friends staying.... The lodge is our home and we are particular about making sure our guests feel comfortable so that we also can enjoy your company! Rapport goes both ways and we have been very fortunate to have had lovely guests... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

As owners of a New Zealand luxury lodge, my wife and I are well-trained in what sets various accommodations apart, and Lake Tekapo Lodge ticks all the boxes. Lake Tekapo itself has a wonderful freshness and poignancy, with beautiful play of light on the Lake and surrounding hills. The 3 bedroom B&B has comfortable beds and a lovely lounge, but... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much Lee for taking the time to post this lovely review. It was a real pleasure to meet the four of you. You were all so gracious and lovely even though the weather was not typical of Tekapo! Best, Stephanie More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Everything about Lake Tekapo Lodge says welcome - from the door mat to the gorgeous hosts and owners Stephanie & Alistair. A gorgeous location, central to Tekapo but removed from the main thoroughfare & the rooms are divine. Immaculately presented and extremely comfortable - quiet and very relaxing - just what we needed after getting out to enjoy the surrounding... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there! Many thanks for your glowing review. It is so wonderful to get feedback that our guests feel very welcome - job done! We loved having you to stay and if all it takes is a drop of a hat to come back then we look forward to hosting you again! Best, Stephanie More 

Florida
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We are on a two week trip to New Zealand from the states. We have been staying at some of the best five star luxury lodges along the way and needed a place to stay for one night on our way to Christchurch and our travel agent booked us here. It turned out to be a lovely stop, Stephanie and... More 

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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Caren. Many thanks for your very gracious review of your stay here with us. We are happy you were comfortable and felt welcomed especially after the amazing experiences you have been having at NZ's most luxurious exclusive lodges. And thanks for the tips on Cuba! Just an aside for anyone wondering about staying with us, the three lake view... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lodge is under new ownership from 1 September 2012. Lodge has been upgraded and redecorated with emphasis on NZ food, wine, art.Lake Tekapo Lodge has three stunning lake and mountain view super king ensuite guests rooms. A queen ensuite is also available. Chef hosts can provide dinner by arrangement highlighting premium local fare and NZ wines. A private guest lounge/library and an eclectic NZ contemporary art collection. Located adjacent to the village with easy access to activities and restaurants. On-site warm friendly & experienced hosts ensuring you have the best experience in our magnificent location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Tekapo Lodge

Address: 24 Aorangi Crescent | PO Box 123, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range: $324 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Tekapo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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