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Lake Tekapo Lodge
Ranked #1 of 10 Lake Tekapo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Gorgeous.. Excellent .. Perfect ...”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

It was a wonderful experience . The room was very clean with an amazing view on the lake tekapo and the mountains . The typical New Zealand breakfast was excellent .. One of my best experience in my life . Thanks so much . See you again for sure ...

Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review, October 1, 2014
Ah merci beaucoup mon ami! Enjoyed your visit with us and maybe one day see you in Paris?? Kia ora, Stephanie
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed just one night however loved the views of this place. Breakfast was delish too. The atmosphere is really great - relaxed and positive.
My only issue is that the heater didn't work (and it was early winter, so fairly chilly at night - I wore thermals to bed).

but the next night they moved us to a different room which was much better.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the lake
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank bibinoble
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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Ouch.... I am afraid this review has been posted to the wrong location and Trip Advisor has been notified. This guest did not stay at Lake Tekapo Lodge. Readers please be assured our rooms are warm with great heating in winter and we have not ever had a problem with heaters not working, nor had to move any guest to a different room for their second night! Tekapo is a beautiful location so pleased this guest enjoyed our area.... just unfortunate our property has been the victim of a guest error beyond our control.
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Beijing, China
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5 reviews
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

We spent only one night in this nice lodge and regret not staying there for longer. Stephanie is the best host I've met in any B&B. It's located at a small residential area that is not as noisy as those hotels at the main road. The decroation of the lodge is classic, you can see the owner has spend a huge effort on maintaining it. Breakfast is nice and the quality of sleep is excellent. Definitely the best lodge in town I think.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank PaulBeijing_China
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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Many thanks for your recommendation Paul. Pleased you enjoyed our boutique accommodation experience! We have made an effort to style the lodge beautifully as we value our guests and wish to share many of our precious artworks... Your appreciation is the reward! Cheers, Stephanie
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our 5 day stay at Lake Tekapo Lodge was the highlight of our mid-winter holiday. Stephanie and Alistair are the most delightful and welcoming hosts. Their choice of art and furnishings and warm hospitality made it feel like home away from home. The breakfasts were superb, the rooms warm and comfortable, and the other guests were great company. Stephanie provided wonderful suggestions for day trips. The location gave us easy access to Mt Cook National Park, the beautiful plains and hills of the McKenzie Country, the Waitaki river valley, and Mt John which was at our doorstep. We look forward to returning.

Room Tip: Select a room with a lake view
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bob B
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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Thanks Bob! We are only as good as our lovely guests! Many thanks for choosing to stay with us for your winter holiday - you had time to really explore the area. Remember we have those bikes and transfers for you to do the A2O cycle trail one day.... Looking forward to seeing you both again down here in the Mackenzie high country. Lots of snow as at today. Lucky Alistair had all that firewood ready for me to burn burn burn!
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

We booked this hotel coz eye catching form the official website, and found it was the best in town. Since we met the host Stephanie we knew we made completely right choice, her hospitality and helpful which we never experienced in our past B & B stay. Bus stop picked up and drove us to the Mt John cafe by host was impressed us , when we reached the luxury classy artistic decorated lodge room, we found we were in heaven of paradise, the stunning lake view from our room drive us crazy, how much we want to stay as long as we can. So touched by the professional tasty rich breakfast made by Alistair, many small touch so impressed us -- designed furniture , warmth heart welcoming , complimentary wine and coffee shows the passion and insight of the host. The lodge is only one year old and very well maintained, we see it is the new baby of the host and they put lot of effort on it, and we so careful to keep the lodge from dirt and damage, the price tell the luxury and it totally worth, sure we will visit this baby again soon.

Room Tip: we like Pukaki
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thanks Jenny! We get so much more from our guests with the opportunity to meet and befriend people from all over the world. To share this magnificent place makes us very proud. What a great group of guests we had that last breakfast with you! So much laughter and fun - many thanks for the photos you emailed me...Tell Kamal Ladahk definitely on the agenda!!!
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed here in late March and loved it. Stephanie and Alistair were fantastic hosts and my husband was very impressed with both the complimentary bottle of wine on the balcony but also with Stephanie's art collection! This is definitely a special lodge and well worth visiting. Enjoy!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Hello there my lovelies! Many thanks for the wonderful review - amazing how wine lubricates the soul!! You would not recognise Tekapo today with snow everywhere. The skiers are smiling. maybe you need a winter NZ holiday away from the humidity??? All the best for the future together!
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed here on our way from Christchurch to Queenstown and it was a perfect place for a night of luxury. Alistair and Stephanie were very friendly and welcoming and provided great advice on what to do, see and where to eat in Tekapo. The lodge itself is beautiful and they have a lovely art collection to support the beautiful views. Thanks once again!

Room Tip: If you're going to stay here, choose a room with a view - it's stunning!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jessica P
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stephanie h, Owner at Lake Tekapo Lodge, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Hi there Jessica! Many thanks for the review! The art prints you like are by Lester Hall - he has a website... Hope Arrowtown was good to you? All the best you two clever young people!
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Tekapo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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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