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“A good option if you have to stay in Tekapo”
Review of Mantra Lake Tekapo

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Mantra Lake Tekapo
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

A group of condominium units, just off the main highway. Easy walk through pleasant gardens to the lakeside and the Church of the Good Shepherd. Condos are modern and comfortable, with 3 bedrooms. The road is noisy and busy, so try for one at the back of the development. Reception is not manned after around 1800. There's a small pool and a hot tub for communal use. Nearest cafe, shops and restaurants are a 400 metre walk back into Tekapo along the highway. We had no hangers in the wardrobes and most of the lightbulbs were out, but these were quickly rectified (although housekeeping should really have made sure all was OK before we arrived). A good option if you have to stay in Tekapo.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Mantra Lake Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2014

Kia ora UKtraveller2014,

Thank you for such a great overview of your recent stay with us.
We are glad you found so many positive aspects about the resort, and we hope to see you again some day.

Kind regards,

Andrew M Freak
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

We flew from Sydney to Christchurch, then drove to Lake Tekapo. We were tired when we arrived and relieved to see a comfortable, clean bed. We felt this accommodation was good value and would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Mantra Lake Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2014

Kia ora Jo R,

Fantastic review, thank you! We really appreciate your taking the time to let us know, and we are very pleased to hear that you felt we were great value for money.

Warmest regards,

Andrew M Freak
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

The hotel is located just a few minutes from downtown Lake Tekapo. The rooms, the kitchen and the bathrooms are wide and comfortable. Lake Tekapo is also just one hour drive away from Mount Cook, which is also a nice place to visit. It is perfect for those who travel with friends or family. The place is clean and quiet. I only didn't like the front desk hours, because it closes very early.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Mantra Lake Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2014

Kia ora Thiago A,

Thank you for your kind comments.
It is lovely to hear that our accommodation was so suitable for your needs.

Many thanks,

Andrew M Freak
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Mantra Lake Tekapo

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Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

The best hotel I've ever stayed for a reasonable price.
The apartment was bigger than my house with a large living room, leather sofa, beautiful dining table and a modern kitchen. Very confortable!

The reception is open only during the day but you can ring a closeby hotel and they solve any problems during the night for you.

Highlt recommended this place!!!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Mantra Lake Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2014

Kia ora Tiago D,

Thank you for an incredible review! We could not be happier to know that you had such a fabulous time!

Sincere thanks,

Andrew M Freak
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

The three bedroom had everything you could need for a relaxing holiday. The apartment was modern and spacious with high quality furniture and fittings. It had excellent kitchen and bathroom facilities and a lovely pool and spa area. Would highly recommend.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Mantra Lake Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2014

Kia ora Rosemaryg10,

Thank you for a lovely review of our property Mantra Lake Tekapo.
We are so thrilled to hear we were able to provide everything to make your time so comfortable here!
We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Best wishes,

Andrew M Freak
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

It was the best accommodation througout our 10 days roadtrip in south island of New Zealand. We shared the 3 bedroom apartment with my friend and her family, and it was perfect! We could cook in the lovely kitchen, and had a great chat in a modern loving room.

We utilized the washing machine as well. The apartment was excellent. We didn't use the pool as it was too cold (although we were there in Dec and it supposed to be summer). We did a dip in Lake Tekapo hot pool, really recommended.

We love Mantra Lake Tekapo.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Mantra Lake Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2014

Kia ora tesyasblog,

Awesome review - thank you so much! We are really humbled to hear such positive comments, and we are glad we were able to contribute towards what sounds like a fantastic road trip in NZ!

Regards,

Andrew M Freak
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in a 3 bed roomed residence (family of four, third bedroom was locked).

Residence was spotlessly clean - good quality linen and towels however we had to ask for teaspooons as none in the drawers. Frying pan was very old - the stairs to the upstairs was very uneven, it felt as if it would give way at times. We could have used an umbrella over the outdoor furniture as we ate outside but had to come in as the sun was too strong with no shade. Overall, the Mantra was very good value for money and the staff were very friendly and helpful. On check in we were told if we needed anything extra for the Residence to just ask. Good location also, a few minutes walk to the Lake. Would recommend

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Mantra Lake Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2014

Kia ora Ennis41,

Thank you for your kind comments. We also appreciate some aspects raised that we can address, and improve upon. We really value that opportunity, and hope to see you again in the future.

Warm regards,

Andrew M Freak
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Additional Information about Mantra Lake Tekapo

Address: 1 Beauchamp Place, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Lake Tekapo
Price Range: $232 - $397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra Lake Tekapo 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the rugged alpine heart of the South Island's Mackenzie Country, just a stone's throw from the shores of a shimmering turquoise lake, nestled amid snow capped mountains, Mantra Lake Tekapo offers 28 spacious apartments each featuring three large bedrooms, two luxury bathrooms with heated floors, a spacious open plan living and dining area with a gas fireplace and French doors opening to a private courtyard. Cook up a meal in the fully appointed kitchen featuring granite bench tops and quality appliances. At Mantra Lake Tekapo you can choose to relax by the pool, spa and a paved BBQ relaxation area with an outdoor fireplace or enjoy a bottle of one of New Zealand's award-winning local wines on your apartment's private terrace. With world-class trout fishing, horse riding, scenic flights and two local ski fields all within easy reach there is plenty to see and do. Additional Information: Unfortunately we are unable to allow pets onsite at Mantra Lake Tekapo. ... more   less 
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