This was just a overnight stop at a beautiful and interesting place and it would have been miles better if the sun had shone but the clouds were dramatic.
As for the hotel well what can you expect for the price in such an out of the way spot. Our room was shabby the bed not especially comfy but hey everything worked in the room and everything was clean. We had all the facilities to prepare our own breakfast including toaster and too our surprise the very shabby shower worked really well.
It was a struggle to lock the door but we had a balcony with a partial view of the Lake and there were really good laundry facilities.
We didn't eat at the hotel but it might have been better than the place we did eat.
Walking down to the laundry block I saw rooms that looked a whole lot smarter over looking the pool but expect they were a lot more expensive and the one we had served it's purpose fine. I've paid more for no better at chain hotels in the UK.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located by the lake, overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains, the Godley Hotel offers comfortable and clean rooms in a beautiful and central location. It is a country style hotel with friendly staff and great service. Just 1.5 hours driving time from Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and 3 hours from Christchurch and Queenstown, the hotel is also only 40 minutes' drive from local skifields. The Church of Good Shepherd, the Sheepdog Statue, and all the restaurants and bars are within walking distance. Just a short distance away you can also find our beautiful tracks and walkways, world-class skiing, horse trekking, as well as the Tekapo Springs where you can enjoy an earth-fed natural hot spring bath and Mt John Observatory where you can view the galaxy of stars. With the wide range of outdoor activities available in Lake Tekapo, the convenience of the Godley Hotel makes it a great choice for the region. The hotel has a large restaurant and cosy bar with great Food and Beverage menu for you to choose, the hotel also offers indoor spa pool, outdoor swimming pool and a pool table for you to enjoy. A warm welcome from all of us at the Godley Hotel and we hope you enjoy your visit in the beautiful Lake Tekapo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Godley Hotel Lake Tekapo