Is it cheap? Yes. Does it need some serious updating? Yes. Did I arrive with realistic expectations? Yes.
It is currently 2.23am and I will not be getting anymore sleep tonight. There is total silence outside and nothing is preventing me sleeping other than the excruciating pain I am in due to these beds.
I was prepared to overlook the fact that the wallpaper had been around so long it was almost back in fashion. And that one of the lights in the room didn't work. And that the light in the bathroom didn't work. And that the receptionist wasn't overly friendly or welcoming. But I will now spend the rest of the night awake and in pain because of beds that have only a future as bonfire material.
I had read the reviews before booking so, sadly, I have only myself to blame. For goodness sake, heed the warning, spend the money and actually get some sleep somewhere else!
- 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