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“lovely accommodation and view of the lake!” 5 of 5 stars
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14 Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
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33 reviews
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“lovely accommodation and view of the lake!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Swiss German Zita was a lovely host. We had a bottom apartment style room that looked right out on the lake. There was a glass sliding door that opened up to a Terrace that overlooks the lake. You can sit there at the table and chairs and enjoy the view! Also, there's a full kitchen and free laundry down the hall from the room. You can park in the lot. It's about a 5 to 10 minute walk from downtown which you can walk along the Lakeside to get to, walking by the famous church. Also, we recommend going up Mount John to see the view of the area. It's priceless.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It was such a treat to stay in this lovely chalet. Great hosts, lovely accommodation in unit 1 for three nights - very quiet, private, clean, and so warm and cosy. Spacious unit with everything we needed. It was the perfect place for us to unwind and relax - we loved sitting inside or outside enjoying the views of lake and mountains and it was fascinating watching the weather change around them. Stunning scenery all around and awesome night sky (no street lights in front of chalet). We highly recommend this place.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Zita and Walter are fantastic, warm hosts. We are staying int he Henkel Hut, after one night in another unit (as Henkel not available, and that unit was lovely too). Their Swiss sensibility ensures warm units, double glazing, nice decor and well appointed units. Th
This place and W&Z deserve all the wonderful reviews. We will be back (to see the night sky as too cloudy this trip).

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Walter was not only the most friendly host we ever met, he was also the most helpful. Beautiful chalet recently refurnished, just steps away from shops and the church. Being dazzled by the Milky Way on the grass of the private garden was a highlight of our trip. Tekapo is a special place, and The Chalet is the place to stay!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I stayed in Unit 6 over the Christmas time of 2013 for 3 nights. This is the most beautiful place to stay and I am so glad to find and stay here.

I checked in on Christmas Eve. Walter anticipated my concern about restaurants being closed on Christmas Day and he readily shared which restaurant is opened on Christmas day. It is so thoughtful of them to anticipate the need and readily provide information that assures travellers.

I was so pleasantly surprised by the nicely decorated room when Walter showed me the apartment! It is one of the most beautiful and comfortable place.

It has the best location in Lake Tekapo, being nearest to the lake. With no street lamps nearby, it is also great for star-gazing.

I will very much like to go back to Lake Tekapo again just to stay here and gladly recommend this great place to all my friends.

Thanks Zita, Walter and everyone at The Chalet!

Room Tip: Unit 6 is great for 2 or solo travellers. It has a nice lake view.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed in Unit 4 on ground floor where we could park right outside our door. Comfortable king bed, fully equipped kitchen, and a nice spacious heated bathroom although the shower stall had a navy curtain and was really dark inside. Free laundry was a huge bonus after traveling for a few days - someone had also so kindly folded all our laundry when we were out! There is a big cherry tree in the yard that you could pick and eat. A quick 2-minute walk to the Church of the Good Shepard. Very friendly and helpful staff. We stayed 1 night and paid NZD210 which was fairly reasonable for lake-front although a continental breakfast would have been nice!
Others:
We had dinner at Kohan japanese restaurant and highly recommend it!
We played 9 holes at The Cairns, a brand new golf course managed by Andrew. Only $20 and you can borrow clubs for additional. Nice views!
Tax is already included in all prices.

Room Tip: We had Unit 4 on ground floor where we could park right outside.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Paul Carberry at New Zealand in Depth was asked to book us a self-catering unit in Tekapo where we could relax as part of our 54 day discovery of New Zealand. Although we wanted to visit St. Johns Observatory we also wanted to recharge the batteries. Well the Chalet was the answer, what can I say, sensational, mind-blowing, on the front of the lake with views to die for, that are ever changing, every ten minutes with the weather repainting the landscape in a different way. The Chalet has everything you could want in your own home to make it comfortable, practicable and every gadget in the kitchen you could need or think of.
Wonderful welcome, great brief of what was where and a laundry room to catch up on that every increasing washing mountain, at no extra cost! All the odds & ends beyond the usual tea & coffee, condiments and cooking oil which you always run out of.
We had sun, snow and gale force winds and it was so snug and comfortable, next time it has to be a week minimum, a couple of days can’t do it justice! We will be back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Chalet Boutique Motel
Address: 14 Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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