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“Superb motel, breathtaking location......” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lake Tekapo Village Motel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Superb motel, breathtaking location......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Drove to lake tekapo, New Zealand to visit the local observatory and planned on sleeping in my car for the night,(roughing it). Found this lovely motel, overlooking the lake. They had one room left for a solo traveller so, I took it, thinking, oh well, it's got be more comfortable than the car and being a studio, didn't expect much? Well!! The room was as comfortable and well equipped as any 4/5star hotel I had stayed in, it was fabulously comfortable, with every amenity, drinks fridge, snacks and free wifi!!!!! Flat screen tv, direct dial telephone, local area information packs, snazzy bedside lamps and a fantastic en-suite. I had the best nights sleep I've had in some time, the bed was very, very, comfortable!!
The motel was very central to bars and eateries, literally seconds away, it was fantastic! The staff member/manager was lovely and very helpful. The view was to die for, worth the price of the room alone and with so many activities available, including, the mt John observatory for the scientifically minded, you are spoilt for choice!

The location is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

If you ever go to lake tekapo, this is the one, I can't praise it enough!

Room Tip: From what I could see, all the rooms had lake views.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Mercmaster
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great place. To die for view. Great service. The hosts went out of their way to be helpful. I will stay again and do tell my friends. Thank you for a great stay. Clean. Quite. Helpful. What more can i say

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

I recently stayed at this hotel only for one night with two close friends, the hotel was well kept and the location was truly spectacular, bar none the best view in New Zealand to wake up to, Lake Tekapo in the morning sun is worth the hotel price alone, if you go anywere in New Zealand go to this hotel just for the View....

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank 912Phippo
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Shanghai, China
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188 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

its a fair motel room, nothing special and luxurious, but it is located by the lake. you have beautiful views of the lake in the morning and sundown as well as stars at night. a good stop to the mount cook area. be aware of sandflies at night

Room Tip: free parking, second floor rooms have better views
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kevinzhikangchen
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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

In Dec 2011, we stayed in this resort, it didn't disappoint.

This December, I brought my family along and booked 2 rooms; Studio and Family unit. These 2 units are located in different blocks. Communication was made easy by using their inter-room phones.

My family members fell in love with their rooms. Parents got the studio unit and they were pleasantly amazed by the picturesque view of Lake Tekapo. Simple and facilities were all provided for. Family unit has cooking facilities so the others came to my unit for some supper.

The 4square supermarket down the road is well-equipped for simple meals.

Even though we went during Summer, it was cold. Say 13-18 degree celsius.

Don attended to us this time round and he was lovely. Utmost caring of all the lodging hosts that I have met.

Definitely would love to go back again.

Room Tip: 2nd level units are the best.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank aprilngern
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Moraira, Spain
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

We managed to get a last minute cancellation after deciding to head back to Christchurch via Lake Tekapo upon the recommendation of a friend and wow, we were not disappointed. After two weeks of touring around the South Island, I thought I had seen all the breathtaking sights but here was another. We were given a family room for three adults which overlooked the lake and paid NZ$182. It was on the first floor and was very clean and comfortable, just what we wanted. The proprietor was very friendly and helpful and pointed out places of interest such as the little church on the edge of the lake and the drive up to the summit of Mount John. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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140 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

The familu unit was clean, spacious & comfortable. My room had a balcony facing the gorgeous mountains & lake. We decided to cook that evening and having dinner with the view was marvelous. Definitely a view to die for!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Lake Tekapo Village Motel
Address: State Highway 8 | Village Centre, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand (Formerly Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Free Parking Spa
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Tekapo Village Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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