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Lake Tekapo Lodge

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24 Aorangi Crescent | PO Box 123, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Darfield, New Zealand
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Lake Tekapo Lodge. We were upgraded to the Tekapo Room which had a beautiful view of the lake. Staphanie and Alistair made us feel very welcome from the time we pulled up until we left. The lodge has a lovely guest lounge were we could have a glass of wine in front of the... More 

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

Many thanks for the lovely review and really pleased you enjoyed your dinner in front of the fire... And also thank you so much for the beautifully fresh salmon! Look forward to seeing you both again soon. Cheers More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Hosts were welcoming and knowledgeable despite having been there only a short time. We were upgraded to a room with a view as it was not occupied even though it was high season and they could have sold the more expensive room fairly easily on the day. Fantastic views from the room and at breakfast. We had an additional member... More 

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

Thanks for the lovely review particularly after such a long time since you stayed...! Lucky I didn't play Leonard Cohen?! Cheers! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

lake tekapo lodge is just the perfect place to stay! Great location to view the blue lake.. The lodge would not be this perfect without Stephanie and Alistair. They have made our stay wonderful. Stephanie decorated the lodge beautifully and Alistair cooked the best omelette!!!! I will definately recommend lake tekapo lodge and i will come back for sure!

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

Wow thanks Maggie - thrilled you enjoyed our lodge experience! You must both come back again to see what we've done.... after August! NZ isn't too far away and book dinner next time. Would love to see you. Cheers, Stephanie More 

Taupo, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Lake Tekapo Lodge is a treat for all the senses! The decor throughout is a an extremely clever fusion of contemporary New Zealand art, English and French antiques and sumptuous soft furnishings. Stephanie most definitely has an incredible talent with interior design. It looks amazing as is, but Stephanie has plans for new wallpapers, carpet and bathrooms.... I guess I'll... More 

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

Cheers Adele! So thrilled you "get" us - we are a bit different in our style but I guess that reflects our personalities. It is a real pleasure to share our beautiful and precious art and furnishings with appreciative guests. From your other reviews of Tekapo it sounds as if you really did enjoy your Mackenzie experience - come back... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We loved our night at Lake Tekapo Lodge. We were Stephanie & Alistair's only guests on the night we were there, and they upgraded us to a lake view room. The bed was sublime - large, comfortable and lovely bedding. The room was decorated to a very high standard with lots of lovely kiwi art on the walls. Breakfast was... More 

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

Thanks Gemma! Hope you had a wonderful wedding in Wanaka - I was thinking of you both. All the very best, Stephanie More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Suberb Hosts Lake Tekapo has a world class night sky and a pleasant hike but what makes the place worht a visit is Lake Tekapo Lodge. We arrived tired by bicycle and Stephanie and Alister did everything to make our stay a high point of our trip from driving us to the hike start point to offering us the use... More 

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

Great to hear from you George and Joni - our intrepid cyclists! You must come back and ride the Alps to Ocean (A2O) route from Mt Cook to Oamaru. It is fantastic and very popular already with it being officially opened only last month. Many thanks for the lovely review and we hope we might see you one day in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Excellent stay at the Lake Tekapo Lodge due to the exceptional location and warm weather but mainly due to the hospitality, enthusiasm and local knowledge of the new owners Stepahanie and Alistair. Updating of the rooms will only enhance the facilities of the Lodge.

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

Thank you for your review but I can't work out who you are from your anonymous name! A mystery shopper? So many lovely guests, so little time when they check out each day! So pleased you enjoyed your stay and the lodge. Stephanie More 

Wolverhampton
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Lake Tekapo Lodge is a fantastic place to stay and if you love art you will be blown away. Our room was fabulous, as were the views, and Steph and Alistair are just the perfect hosts. They told us they are updating the rooms but honestly they looked just perfect as they were. Every thing about the place oozes taste... More 

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

Well Paul and Jane we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay here with us. I enjoyed talking art and interiors with you. It is wonderful when our lovely guests appreciate the styling and get the feel of the place. A guest last evening purchased two of our Kate Rutecki cast glass birds and they are now winging their way to... More 

Hyderabad
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This B&B was supposed to be our first real deal after a stopover in CCH earlier. The Start couldn't have been better. Wow!Even before we entered the lodge, the whole backdrop of Lake Tekapo just blew us away. Me & my wife were on our honeymoon and it couldn't have got better than here. Stephanie & Alistair welcomed us warmly... More 

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

So pleased you enjoyed our beautiful Lake Tekapo Ankur and Chloe - even if it did rain! We haven't seen rain since then... I hope you do come back to experience our World Heritage Night Sky right above us. Many thanks for the lovely review and all the best, Stephanie More 

Beringen, Belgium
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We had a great welcome by Stephanie and appreciated the fantastic breakfast done by Alistair. Following Stephanie's advice we had a really great japanese dinner.The atmosphere is great and we enjoyed the really nice lodge with all its art and artifacts, skillfully collected by Stephanie. Breakfast was together with other guests, which led to a nice exchange of experiences. We... More 

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

Hi Hugo and Renilde So pleased you enjoyed your stay at our busy lodge! Kohan, the Japanese restaurant is a great choice and one we highly recommend. Also glad you appreciated the artwork in the lodge although I must admit there are some new pieces so come on back! Not sure Alistair has noticed them yet.....! All the best and... More 

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