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Riverside Cottages
Reviewed December 13, 2009

What a wonderful hideaway, exceptionally friendly hosts, Derek and Elizabeth went out of their way to make us comfortable and happy during our stay.
The advice they gave us was invaluable, it saved so much time looking through guide books, we were "OFF" from the word go, walking, eating and generally having the most wonderful stay. The accommodation was not pre-booked, yet it turned out to be one of the best stays we had!

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2009

This is the most homely of accomodation. It was cold grey day in the south island and true to form the staff at the Geraldine Isite were doing there thing. We had done our own research and had decided on Peppers at Lake Tekapo, but were unsure of the weather condtions hence the visit to the Isite. We were informed the weather was ok and should hold and decided to press on to Tekapo and then Mount Cook. 'Booked your accomodation?, we were asked, 'no we are going to Peppers' we said, 'How about this?' They said, and we are glad they did. Derek and Liz could not be more friendly! We arrived to an icy steep drive, no need to drive down as Derek drove up in his 4x4 to collect us and our bags, I feel that had we driven down the drive we would have been in for a much longer stay. We were with them just 1 night, but it was comfy and individual, maybe not to everyones taste, but to us very, very homely. We are from the UK and NZ is as far away as can be so a homely feeling is just great! Location great, a short walk to the town, the accomdation was clean and tidy, dvd library, books, cds, little snacks to nibble on....just lovely. Tekapo itself is just majestic, if the weather is good go and see for your self!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2009

We stayed at Riverside Cottage for two nights during our 18 day honeymoon to New Zealand in May 2009. The hosts were extremely helpful with their information about the area and while super friendly, they were non-intrusive and left us honeymooners to enjoy the self-contained cottage on our own. There are sweet little touches throughout the cottage like cookies, cereals and tinned fruit in the pantry and jams, milk and marmite in the fridge. Even the bathroom was well stocked with full sized bottles of bath gel, shampoo and conditioner. There was a view of the lake from the front of the cottage and you can take a lovely walk around the side of the property past a forest of pine trees and down to the river where you will find a wild apple tree with delicious apples!

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2009

What a fantastic place. Derek and Liz are the perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome. The cottage is very well equipped , clean and cosy and sitting on the balcony over looking the lake with a glass of wine was heaven. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom is clean and modern. The town is within walking distance with a pathway along the river from the cottages.We stayed in 13 lots of accomodation whilst we were on holiday and this was our favourite. We will be coming again next year.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2008

Riverside Cottage is a sparklingly clean and very comfortable place to stay with small. well-equipped self-catering units. The hosts are very welcoming and helpful and the cottage is within view of and easy walking distance to the lake. We would recommend staying here for more than one night to make the most of the views of Lake Tekapo and the area.......many visitors to the lake seem to jump out of their cars, take a photo and go! By staying, if you hit a bad day for weather, the next could be totally different and the colours of the lake may change.

Stayed: November 2008
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Reviewed March 17, 2011
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Reviewed August 23, 2010
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Address: 18D Murray Place, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
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Ranked #17 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Lake Tekapo
Price Range: $129 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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