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Three Rivers Lodge
Ranked #2 of 10 Lake Tekapo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
“The Very Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

The best accommodation we had on our month long holiday in NZ
we wished we could have stayed longer
the room was excellant the breakfast was the best
This is a 5 star property
And Joanne & Dennis were the perfect hosts
And lake Tekapo is just a wonderful place
thank you for having us - we will be back
Barry & Cherrie

Room Tip: only 2 single rooms and a unit all perfect
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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ThreeRiversLodge, Owner at Three Rivers Lodge, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thanks for the review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We do hope you get the chance to come back again. Note we actually have 3 rooms for 2 adults and the 2 bedroom apartment for a maximum of 4 adults and 1 child. We do not advertise the 3rd room online but it is available for direct bookings through email enquiries.
Take Care
Joanne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We had one night here on our way from Wanaka to Mount Hutt but I wish we could have stayed for longer. The first thing that strikes you is the amazing views of the lake and mountains right from your room. The 2 B&B rooms are very well presented and the bed is very comfy. Joanne was the perfect host, providing us with recommendations for things to do and where to eat and booking us a table for dinner. Breakfast was delicious and it was fascinating to share our traveller stories with her. We would definitely like to come again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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ThreeRiversLodge, Owner at Three Rivers Lodge, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thank you so much for the review. We love hearing all the traveller stories from all over the world and breakfast is our favourite time of day enjoying the company and conversation with our guests. I do hope you get a chance to come back to NZ and spend a little more time with us and in Lake Tekapo.
Regards
Joanne
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed here for two nights at the beginning of August and were pleased to find a two bedroom unit with kitchen, bathroom, laundry facilities, cable tv reception and adequate heating. Joanne was lovely and recommended some hiking trails and even provided us with extra towels for Tekapo Springs (a must after a big hike).
Comfortable beds, striking views of the surrounding mountains. Very close to the tiny town centre.

Room Tip: If you're expecting breakfast, you need to tell them beforehand and it's $15/person.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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ThreeRiversLodge, Owner at Three Rivers Lodge, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thank you for the review. We appreciate the feedback and are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Please note that breakfast is included in the B&B rooms, as the apartment has a full kitchen most guests cook or provide their own breakfast. However if requested we are willing to cook breakfast at the small additional fee.
Regards
Joanne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lake Tekapo will forever have a very special place in my heart. We drove from Christchurch and it took us around 3 hours to get there. After passing by the sign which announces that you have arrived at your destination, what greets you at a distance is the loveliest sight of Lake Tekapo! The water was in the prettiest shade of blue, and it glistens in the sun so magically.

Three Rivers Lodge is only a 2 minute drive from the 'entrance' of Lake Tekapo town, and I was greeted very warmly by Dennis upon arrival. In the morning, I had given him a call because we heard from our rental car company that a section of the road from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo was closed. At that time, I already formed great impressions of our host as he was extremely friendly, supportive, and informative. Dennis mentioned that he could still see cars passing through, so all must be well. He also gave helpful advice on grabbing whatever groceries we needed during our stay at supermarkets along our journey, as it would be much cheaper.

Dennis and Joanna gave us a grand tour of our two-bedroom apartment which was located behind the main house, provided us excellent suggestions on f&b and activities, as well as general information about this lovely, little town which only 300 people call home.

The apartment was extremely clean, homely, warm (we visited when it was winter!), cosy, and a few minutes away from the village centre and the lake. We would take walks to the lake everyday despite the frigid cold because it was so enchanting. At night, you could simply look upwards, and experience the spectacular view of the stars that litters the dark sky, southern cross, milky way and shooting stars. (We went on a stargazing tour with Earth and Sky which I recommend. But looking at the sky from ground level is amazing enough!)

To add icing on the cake, it snowed on the day we were due to depart. The entire place was covered with snow and it transformed into a totally different landscape altogether. My trip to NZ would be a special memory I will forever hold dear to my heart. If anyone were to ask me for recommendations on accommodation at Lake Tekapo, Three Rivers Lodge is The One. No doubt about it :)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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ThreeRiversLodge, Owner at Three Rivers Lodge, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to wrote this review. We love what we do and enjoy the company of our guests however it makes everything so much more special when we receive a review as amazing as yours. We are really pleased we were able to make a positive and memorable difference to your stay in NZ and do hope you all come and visit us again in the future.
Thank you
Joanne
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

The lodge was clean and very comfortable, the lake view from our bedroom was also amazing and it is a pity that we only had one night here. Breakfast was very nicely cooked by Joanne and we had a great long chat with Dennis and Joanne who owns the place. Overall, a very enjoyable stay and we really appreciate the hospitality shown by the couple! Would highly recommend this place! Thank you Joanne and Dennis!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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ThreeRiversLodge, Owner at Three Rivers Lodge, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. we really enjoyed having you both stay with us and appreciate your feedback. Take care Joanne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is a quiet place with great views of the lake and mountains. Close to all the attractions of the town. Extremely comfortable rooms and friendly service. The cooked breakfast was very nice. The views from Astro Cafe at the top of Mt John are worth a visit, and the coffee is good too.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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ThreeRiversLodge, Manager at Three Rivers Lodge, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Take care Joanne
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

Nice place to stay, the rooms are clean and kept well. Both Joanne and Dennis are lovely hosts and we enjoyed the conversations we had with them during our breakfast. We stayed there for two days so we recommend this place to anyone who is looking to dine out and not looking for a motel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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ThreeRiversLodge, Owner at Three Rivers Lodge, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to complete a review on line. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope we have the opportunity to have you stay with us again in the future. take care Joanne
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Property: Three Rivers Lodge
Address: 2 Lochinver Ave, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Three Rivers Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Three Rivers Lodge is modern, purpose built accommodation located 1.5km or a 2 minute drive from Tekapo village. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide picturesque views of the lake and surrounding mountains with no interruptions as the land between the Lodge and the lake is all reserve land. Guest rooms offer comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms. All rooms are modern with heat pumps (air conditioning hot and cold), heated floors, LCD flat screen TVs, Sky TV including sports channels and free wireless internet. A BBQ is available for your use in summer. B&B rooms have magnificent uninterrupted views and either a super king, king or king single beds available. Continental or full cooked breakfast for 2 is included. The 2 bedroom self-contained apartment, including a washing machine and DVD player has partial views of the lake and surrounding mountains from the open plan living and kitchen area. Discounts are available if you stay more than 1 night. Your hosts Dennis and Joanne Bradley look forward to meeting you. ... more   less 
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