I'm just back home from a trip around NZ during which we started at various upmarket hotels - however, this lodge was probably our favourite of the entire trip as it was the most unique and charming. What I particularly loved was the copious original NZ art throughout the hotel and the fresh flowers in every room - this stuck me particularly when our next hotel had tasteful but rather generic prints on the walls.
Top marks also for the food. I arranged dinner, knowing the options would be limited in Tekapo and it was superb and very reasonable. Everything was locally sourced - the lamb, the salmon - and the superb pinot noir was from Kurow. Who even knew they made wine there?
Breakfast was similarly impressive. Fresh fruit, cereals, omelettes and espresso coffee to order.
The room was lovely, the view superb, and there was also a lounge for guests stocked with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks, tea and coffee, and chocolates.
Our hostess Stephanie was also absolutely lovely. Really it was a class act - and my partner and I were impressed.
It's not cheap but if you are prepared to pay for quality, you will be rewarded with a memorable experience.
- 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. Chef hosts can provide dinner by prior 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
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- Also Known As:
- Lake Tekapo Luxury Hotel Lake Tekapo