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Overview Reviews
Featuring inspiring alpine outlooks, Alpine Suites on Tekapo offers boutique accommodation with free Netflix. Both well appointed suites include a flat-screen TV. Some rooms offer a seating area for your convenience. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers. A number of activities are offered in the area, such as skiing, golfing and horse riding. Twizel is 42 km from Alpine Suites on Tekapo, while Mount Cook Village is 110 km away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were more than welcomed by the hosts. The view is spectacular, the breakfast is simply fantastic, room and bathroom super comfy with luxury amenities. We felt in a 5 star hotel. We highly recommend it.
7.5 Good
Pros: Beautifully presented and modern fitout, easy access and lovely bathroom. Great breakfast served, and immediately across the road from Lake Tekapo.
Cons: Lack of screens on the windows meant our very warm room filled with hundreds of mozzies, and we had little other way to cool down. Situated right on the highway was quite noisy, and we significantly misinterpreted the overall B&B setup from the website - thinking it was two individual self contained pods for visitors in a broader open landscape - in fact it is two rooms within a house of a very suburban area. However after our initial shock, the stay was very comfortable and our hosts lovely.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Such a beautiful location. Will be back for sure.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super nice stay in my whole trip.the owners are very kind and helpful. I will recommend friends to stay if they come
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I love the living room,it had attractive lake views .The owners are very friendly
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owners were amazing hosts, great cooks and the house was extremely warm and cozy. Definitely recommend to anyone passing through tekapo
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect hosts . Excellent breakfast . Great bathroom .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were welcomed by two very warm and friendly hosts, Kevin and Jenny! Even though we arrived rather late, at close to 6pm, they were very detailed in giving us the full run down of their amazing house. The house was beautifully furnished with very classy furniture, decor and fittings, giving the simple and elegant feel. Every room was spacious and I am most amazed by the floor heating that runs throughout the entire house, even in the bathrooms! I love their philosophy of treating their guests the way they want to be treated, providing only the best toiletries, an overly stocked minibar with a good range of wine, beer, soft drink and juice options, and best of all, a heavenly breakfast prepared by the lovely couple. Keven is an amazing cook, the hash browns were the best I've ever had! In fact, I told my partner that this experience is so much better than any 5 or 6 star hotels we have ever stayed in and we must visit New Zealand again to do a more thorough coverage of the south island, starting with our stay in Alpine Suites again. The million-dollar view overlooking Lake Tekapo, while we enjoy our delicious breakfast was an experience I will never forget. I also enjoy Kevin's professional photography work which are hung around the house. They give an extra sense of calmness and peace throughout the stay. I definitely recommend a must-stay experience in Alpine Suites if you ever visit Lake Tekapo!
Cons: I felt bad that we arrived late without informing Kevin and Jenny and they probably were stuck at home waiting for our arrival. Would be better if the time of arrival was communicated a day or two prior to our arrival (wherever possible).
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were superb. The property was of outstandingly high quality. Attention to detail was second to none.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great room, great reception, friendly owner and... a glass of wine or more!
Three Rivers Lodge - Lake Tekapo - Building
2
9.4 Excellent (332 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Three Rivers Lodge is located off the southern banks of Lake Tekapo, in the shadow of New Zealands picturesque Southern Alps. Floor to ceiling windows provide views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Guest rooms at Three Rivers Lodge offer comfortable beds and private bathrooms. Rooms are modern with heated floors in the winter, air-conditioning hot and cold, Sky TV 50+ channels. In addition all B&B rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and a small fridge. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great room, fabulous location and lovely hosts!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic room, location and the hosts were wonderful!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We absolutely loved the owners! Such a gorgeous property and so welcoming. The breakfast was also delicious.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Well located with new facilities.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The home is easy to find and is located just in front of lake Tekapo. Really amazing view. Host Joanne and Dannis were very friendly, able to give very good advice on where to go and what to eat, and their recommendation were all excellent. Breakfast prepared was superb as well. We enjoyed our stay at Three Rivers Lodge very much!
Cons: NIL
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super easy to find. GREAT LOCATION! Beautiful room with a stunning view. The owners met us as we arrived and got us squared away. They suggested things to do and were lovely hosts. In the morning, when we had a little time to chat with our hosts Joanne and Dennis, we learned that they are world class travelers and just wonderfully relaxed and friendly people who made us feel so welcomed. Really outstanding experience all around!
Cons: Didn't like that we only stayed one night!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The lounge was set up in the way that, if you sit on the couch, you could see the lake. The back section had only one unit, so it had good privacy. Nice host.
Cons: The price was much more than we normally spend, but I could see many properties in Tekapo was also pricey.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendliness of Hosts .The unit was very clean and comfortable Breakfast Excellent.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It had everything we needed and was light and spacious and comfortable and our hosts were very welcoming. Breakfast was also good! We even enjoyed driving around the new properties being built in this area!
Cons: Parking was a bit tight but it still worked
9.5 Excellent
Pros: breakfast excellent location excellent with wonderful views
Cons: no
Marie Therese Bed & Breakfast - Lake Tekapo - Building
3
9.4 Excellent (127 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Marie Therese Bed & Breakfast in Lake Tekapo, you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place with many blooming flowers that are cared for well by Marie. Place was a short walk away from the lake, and there were ample good quality products in the bathroom and for breakfast. A heater was provided under the bedding also. Bathroom had a bath tub!
Cons: Creaking sounds everytime someone was walking.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, spacious, lovely view and gardens, friendly welcome :) We were there only for one night, so actually didn’t spend much time ‘home’ at all... Short but sweet! Thank you!
Cons: Would be helpful to have a heater in the bedroom with the 3 beds...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and views friendly and nice hosts who enthuasistically tries to provide anything you need abundent food cute dog Definitely recommendable! Wanna go back asap
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast simple but good (essentially a basket of cereals, milk, juice etc. for a d.i.y. breakfast). Location good (5 minutes from village centre). Comfort very good (2 rooms with a big double in the main room and 3 singles in a separate room). Owner very helpful. A real "home from home". Laundry facilities available at no cost. Would book again if staying in Lake Tekapo. Care though ..... there is only one suite at this property, so need to book ahead.
9.3 Excellent
Cons: There was no information for check-in, no one for any problem even any guests. So we waited for her so long time.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: View, Space, cleanliness
Cons: No one to greet us or help us check in and no note as to what to do. Had to call main number and then let ourselves in.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous location with an easy walk to town and a great view of the lake. The setting was lovely with beautifully kept gardens. The rooms were spotlessly clean, the bed was super comfortable and everything we needed was provided for. Plenty of provisions for breakfast, including fresh milk, fruit and yogurt. A lovely stay.
Cons: Nothing
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Lots of space for two, well equipped and a great view. Marie was very helpful.
Cons: We did return one wonderful evening to enjoy a glass of wine on the outside bench and table with a view but it had a garden sprinkler soaking it and a very small garden bed, which was a bit odd.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: location was a major attraction, both on a map and facing the lake. the bathroom /shower /tub were exceptionally shiny, seemed brand new.
Cons: property was fine. reaching for a criticism, hard, resort prices for dinner were unsurprisingly a bit much.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location within a 10 minute walk of the Church of the Good Shepherd. A beautiful garden with lake and mountain views, even from even the rooms! The welcome basket and breakfast all laid out - classic hospitality.
Lake Tekapo Lodge - Lake Tekapo - Building
4
9.5 Excellent (75 reviews)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful bed and breakfast with a great location. The hospitality was superb and we would definitely recommend staying here.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This our second stay. We love this lodge. Beautiful views and ambience. So clean . The hosts are extraordinarily over and above with their generosity and kindness. Food unbelievable
7.5 Good
Pros: the decoration is awesome
Cons: my friend who booked and paid for this lodge was refused to enter into the gate of the lodge to check in and say goodbye to me which made me embarrassed. I think this behavior of the property owners is impolite and offensive.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Stephanie and Allister were fantastic hosts. It was very different from what we imagined. They were extremely helpful and provided a welcoming stay. Thank you!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Honestly absolutely lovely stay. Great location and lodge. Even better hosts.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stephanie & Alistair provide a home from home in a beautiful location. They are brilliant hosts, the location of the Lodge is perfect for exploring Tekapo & the facilities are fantastic. I had a wonderful few days relaxing after coming to NZ for work.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owners greeted us in a welcoming friendly manner and showed us the guest areas of the lodge. The lodge is purpose built, with one side being the owners living area and the other, guest rooms and lounge. Both areas are joined by a central dining area. As guests we loved the friendly conversation, artwork, books, magazines and garden as well as access to a variety of drinks after a long journey. It was a highlight of our holiday in the South Island of New Zealand.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast/ friendly host
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Hosts, room , facilities, extras. Artwork was superb. Lovely selection of books. Stephanie was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
Cons: Nothing.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Stephanie was a wonderful host, and the kiwi art is fantastic. Highly recommend
Deervue B&B - Fairlie - Bedroom
5
9.3 Excellent (112 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set amongst picturesque countryside surrounded by rolling hills, Deervue B&B offers a tranquil farm stay escape. Guests can relax in the shared lounge area or soak up the sun on the terrace. Deervue B&B is a 4-minute drive from Fairlie. Four Square Fairlie supermarket and Fairlie Golf Course are within a 5-minute drive. All rooms are heated and have towels and linen provided. They offer access to shared bathroom facilities. Some rooms have a mountain view.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The room was very comfortable, bathroom was clean and they were very friendly with us. The breakfast was very good.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Super lovely family, great breakfast und very comfortable and clean beds. Highly recommended!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location , friendly people great breakfast.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Farm fresh eggs and bacon were marvelous as was everything else. Jenny and Wayne were very hospitable hosts and were wonderful in sharing their life on their deer farm which included a tour of their operation. We very much enjoyed our short stay there. I definitely would recommend visiting and staying at Deervue B&B!
Cons: While it seemed at first to be good distance out of town, it was definitely worth it
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The setting at Deervue was stunning; rural and pretty, yet close to Fairlie, so we could easily go into town for our evening meal. The breakfast was super!!
Cons: We loved Deervue and can't think of a way it could be improved.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Owner gave us a great tour of the deer farm
Cons: Shared bathroom
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was awesome. Very clean, very friendly, great views.
Cons: Water pressure in the shower was a bit lacking, shower head needs tightening. Very minor things though. Overall was a great experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very enthusiastic landlady, she has a large farm with deer, you have the opportunity to go close to see, the house is beautiful, clean, breakfast is very rich, very recommended here, also thank the landlord for his help.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Delightful hosts who had helpful suggestions and served an excellent breakfast to start our day of exploring.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The entire house is pretty clean and the staff were welcoming!
Cons: The room is a little small, everything else is fine
Yha Lake Tekapo - Lake Tekapo - Building
6
9.3 Excellent (102 reviews)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The common room and kitchen area with THE VIEW were truly the best.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hostel near the Lake Tekapo. Very clean and comfortable.
Cons: No
10.0 Excellent
Cons: A little bit noisy in our room.
2.5 Mediocre
Cons: The worst service I have seen before
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I shocked when i saw kichen. It was so clean and so tidy. And everything was very organized. It was the best hostel kichen i've never seen
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very great location near the lake tekapo, the church and the snow mountains! Clean and large kitchen!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Nice location close to the Lake. Big, clean kitchen with a lot of cooking stuff. Also big and clean private bathroom. The staff is very helpfull!
Cons: At night there was a lot of noice, because there was a big group of school children. In the hall the light works with a sensor and a lot of light came into the room at night.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The best view, even from the room. Nice and close to the Intercity bus stop. Good facilities. Loved it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and friendly staff The facilities are awesome
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The location
Cons: The address is wrong on booking.com and that the started cleaning at 4:30 in the morning and it kept me up The light polution from the kitchen and lounge going out towards the lake ( brightest building in the area )
Mantra Lake Tekapo - Lake Tekapo - Building
7
9.1 Excellent (1,344 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Mantra Lake Tekapo in Lake Tekapo, you'll be on a lake, within a 10-minute walk of Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable stay for 2 adults with 2 teenage children. Very warm in winter.
7.5 Good
Pros: the size and lay out of the apartment and the spa pool
Cons: the service of towels/sheets/rubbish removal was either non-existence or far too late in the day - we were out everyday until 5pm and we had 2 service visits in the time we were there between 5-6pm, when we were trying to shower and unwind from the day. There was also quite a lot of dog poo on the lawn out the front of the apartment which should have been cleared rather than bought into the house on shoes.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location - size of apartment
Cons: N/A
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Extremely friendly knowledgeable staff. Apartment looked like home away from home with extra thoughts put into home decor. Beds very comfortable.
Cons: Little over priced.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful spot. Apartments are great and roomy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spacious and clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was brilliant and exactly what we wanted.
Cons: The oven was difficult to get working but staff fixed it. Tv remote didnt always work.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The heating in the house is excellent. The location is close to the church by the lake and few minutes walk to the restaurants and shops.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Although there is no lake view, you can reach the lake within minutes of walking.
Cons: If the garage is a little larger , it will be great.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: what breakfast?
Cons: wall heater had a burnt cord and could not be used and it was a very cold night needed two heaters
Cairns Retreat - Lake Tekapo - Building
8
9.2 Excellent (97 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The Cairns Retreat offers a pleasant stay in Lake Tekapo for those traveling for business or leisure. Wi-Fi in designated areas is available at this property. With Tekapo Springs and Church of the Cood Shepherd both within a short distance, there is no shortage of things to do in the area. This hotel makes a great place to kick back and relax after a long day of sightseeing. This Lake Tekapo hotel offers free parking on site. When it comes to Lake Tekapo hotels, the Cairns Retreat is highly regarded for its excellent facilities.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely new place with excellent Lake Tekapo views.
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very stylish accommodation. Wonderful view of lake.
Cons: Nothing
6.8 Good
Pros: Very modern recently built property with good views of the lake. Comfortable and clean accommodation. Well located for visit to Mount Cook.
Cons: A bit pricey but probably reflective of the lack of accommodation in the area. Lot of building work going on in both the estate and the town.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This property was just amazing. The location allowed a view of the lake and just a short drive of a kilometer or two to town center. Fabulous sunrise. The facilities were modern with a shared living area in addition to a private room and bath. Coffee, tea and a fridge was provided along with welcome cookies.
Cons: There was absolutely nothing To dislike.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked how modern the house was and how clean and fresh it was, and ever so comfy.
Cons: The only thing I would change is the lounge room area. I would have preferred if the rooms were a little larger to house their own living space. Other than that it was a 10 out of 10 experience.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The bed was very comfortable and bathroom was spacious and sparkling clean.
Cons: More coffee.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable bed
8.0 Excellent
Pros: *great location - lake view, secluded, away from noise and traffic, on the top of the hill *modern decor, cleanliness 10/10, very comfortable bed *slippers, bathrobe *only 2 guest rooms on the property - ideal for 2 couples if you’re traveling with friends
Cons: *room quite small, thin walls (could hear other people talking and their TV), no space for 2 chairs and table in the room *communal kitchen is nice, modern and decent size and it worked for us sharing it with our friends but it could be a bit awkward if you are sharing it with quests you don’t know *a bit small bathroom *not much space for large luggage items/suitcases *room windows overlooking the garage and the main entry into the house so the privacy could be an issue for some people (pulled curtains would give you privacy but would block out beautiful views) *overpriced in our opinion considering the size of the room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: lovely modern property close to the centre of town within walkable distance. lovely views across the lake from the room.the facilities were all excellent with access to a communal kitchen lounge area.
Cons: nothing to dislike here.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Views were spectacular. Room was a good size, charmingly decorated, bathroom modern & clean and we were shown great hospitality.
Tekapo Heights - Lake Tekapo - Bedroom
9
9.0 Excellent (339 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Tekapo Heights is a Bed and Breakfast with 4 bedrooms, 3 with ensuites and 1 with a separate private bathroom. All have tea/coffee making facilities and microwaves. The rooms all have glass doors opening outside into the garden with views either of the lake or surrounding countryside. From the garden and sitting areas there are magnificent views of Lake Tekapo and the mountains.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: View from the property was amazing. The hosts were very pleasant and wanted to be helpful. They didn’t speak English but used a texti app to communicate. That worked well.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is very tidy and clean, staff are very friendly always with big smile. We loved to stay and wished we could stay longer but we had move on to Auckland. I will definitely come again for our next holiday. Location is perfect, walk to town center but quiet from highway noise.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hosts were very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The room was exactly as described with a great view of the mountains and lake.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Shower room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Bed was really comfy and the little treats in the room was a nice touch
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super friendly owners, great view over lake and mountains, near-new house and well-appointed rooms. Lovely varied breakfast each day.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were super nice very helpful room was clean and bed was comfy with nice views from the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful and friendly host. Very comfortable accommodation. Generous breakfast
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tekapo Heights - more of an AIRBNB experience but with personal hospitality. The rooms were decked with comfy beds and bathrooms - the owners were warm and welcoming - highly recommend for those passing Lake Tekapo for star gazing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: They are chinese but there's no problem to talk. Location view clean everything is high quality
Tailor Made Tekapo Backpackers - Lake Tekapo - Building
10
8.9 Excellent (591 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tailor Made Tekapo Backpackers in Lake Tekapo, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 15-minute walk of Mount John Observatory and Lake Tekapo. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Owners were really nice and the place had such a comfortable, homey vibe to it. Super nice to read a book by the fire in the lounge. Beds were comfy and rooms were warm.
Cons: Bathrooms could be better but they’ve done well with what they have.
7.5 Good
Pros: Single bed was comfortable, Big kitchen, had lovely animals , Shower room was clean and big.
Cons: House had stairs , not convenient for heavy luggage.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The cleanliness was good. The staff was great & very welcoming. We didn't spend much time there. However would recommend to go bak there.
Cons: The water pressure is a bit small. The parking to the driveway wasn't that well lit. But overall it is not bad.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great place to stay in Tekapo. Very clean, warm, comfortable with all the facilities we needed in the 2 main buildings. 24 hour access & use of facilities. Quiet in room areas as guests can socialise in kitchen/living area in the one building. Some outdoor areas for summer.
Cons: Just need more hooks or rails to hang things on in rooms!
7.0 Good
Pros: Nice staff. Vintage garden.
Cons: The kitchen located separately with rooms so it will get cold when I want to go out at night. It also easy to slipping caused snow falling. I forget one of bottle serum in the hostel, I try to contact with staff but there is no answer.
5.5 Okay
Pros: The location and the staff.
Cons: The room was not very clean and beds were not comfortable, but what was really a problem was the cold. Heather provided is not enough to keep the room warm and the power was turned off during the night.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: It is in a very quiet area. Very clean and friendly staff. Kitchen was very well equipped and warm with fireplace.
7.5 Good
Pros: As a youth hostel in NZ, Rate Tailor made hostel provided single bed for each visitor which is not very likely to have in NZ. I really enjoyed having my own single bed in NZ.
Cons: The water temperature have to be fixed. It was cold sometimes and sometimes too hot.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: They upradge us to a room with private bathroom
Cons: Should improve the cleaning
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great bed
Cons: Nothing
Burkes Pass Country Motel - Burkes Pass - Building
11
8.8 Excellent (200 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Burkes Pass Country Motel in Burkes Pass, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Fairlie Heritage Museum and Mount John Observatory. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: beds and bedding are nice and comfortable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing friendly service the rooms are serviced daily and even that is done with a personal touch that makes you feel you are staying at a 5 star hotel and not a country motel. Owners went out of their way to to help they even offered to personally collect us from tekapo when we had car problems. Anyone looking for accommodation around Tekapo I would highly recommend to have a look here first
Cons: Nothing place and owners are amazing to a fault
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome place for a staring night!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and comfortable. Very easy going, friendly and accommodating staff. Easy to find. All of our needs catered for. Parking right outside the door.
Cons: Very small space. No mobile reception due to location. Reception office untidy with dusty junk.
7.0 Good
Pros: Very friendly welcoming family
Cons: Thought price bit on high side but the treat of a fresh snowfall was fantastic
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Studio unit had all we needed. Very cosy & comfy bed. The care in folding towels/ facecloths with the added chocolates were a lovely touch.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely and clean also warm.
Cons: Close to the highway, so a bit noisy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect in every criteria! Internet was fast even if it is located in a small town.
Cons: None
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Very cosy room, warm, and super clean! Also appreciated the private bathroom, tea and coffee, and off street parking.
Aorangi Motel - Fairlie - Building
12
8.5 Excellent (450 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Aorangi Motel in Fairlie, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Fairlie Heritage Museum and Fairlie Golf Course. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Nicely located in the heart of Fairlie. Really enjoyed our stay!!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Handy and easy to find
Cons: N/a
5.5 Okay
Pros: Location
Cons: The owner
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the extra care and attention for our later arrival on a winters night. This was the perfect stop-over for a winters drive to Christchurch.
Cons: Short of power points in the bedroom
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff. We even got a welcome back note and a packet of chocolate biscuits left in our unit. Heaters left on to warm unit.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location for us was good, just a short walk to get dinner at night, we stoped on our way to Christchurch travelling from Queenstown so it was a good distance in between the two places.
Cons: a light so i could read by the side of the bed there was only a light on one side of the bed.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very pleasant and helpful. It was clean and tidy and well back from the road.
Cons: The wicker type chairs were not the most comfortable to sit and relax in while watching a bit of TV.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spacious and clean - good value close to tekapo and round hill -
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Trace the manager was great. Texted to confirm check in and placed the key in lock box as we were arriving late and even turned the heater on so it was nice and toasty when we arrived. Even left an extra towel and ice scraper for the car windscreen frost. Plenty of instructions and dining suggestions. Made the stay much more pleasant.
Cons: Dishes needed to be cleaned before use and there was no tea towel to dry them.
9.5 Excellent
Cons: The heater took a while to heat the room BUT it was a very cold day. Maybe it was the Electricity Supply company the problem.
Lake Tekapo Village Motel - Lake Tekapo - Building
13
8.4 Excellent (808 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo Village Motel is on a lake, a 4-minute walk from Mount John Observatory and 9 minutes by foot from Lake Tekapo. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
6.8 Good
Pros: Clean and comfortable. The staff were very accommodating and willing to help. Location very close to the Dark Sky Diner which was our favourite meal on our whole NZ holiday.
Cons: There was no lounge chair or living space. This was a 2br family room and we would have to have all 4 of us sitting on our bed to watch TV. Our kids are adults so this was the wrong room for us. I should have noticed when booking that there was no lounge.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Good location and very clean
7.0 Good
Pros: The bed and was very comfortable and the linen good quality and clean.
Cons: Unit was tired and needed upgrading. I obviously didn't understand the recent growth of Tekapo and the unit cost at $180 per night is obviously at the very cheap end of accommodation.
7.5 Good
Pros: Location was fantastic and room was clean and adequate. The kitchenette was great and the block out curtains. Great to have Sky channels too. The room had a heater which was easy to operate and worked well. We hardly used it which is great considering the sub zero temps. Loved the separate room for the kids.
Cons: Noise from the upper levels was excessive and kept us awake. There was no ventilation in the bathroom but outside temps were below zero so opening a window was not the best solution. Also the unit windows were wet and steamy in the morning. Overpriced for a motel room but it's a captive market so I guess that's unavoidable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The gentleman at reception was warm and welcoming. Was extremely helpful. Room was clean, warm and comfortable. Clean guest laundry. Free parking on site. Location was fantastic. Walking distance to Lake Tekapo. Absolutely beautiful. Check out quick and easy.
Cons: Everything was
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Views from from the room we were in were great. Directly across from Dark Sky project which was convenient for us. Close to everything you need. Free parking on premises.
Cons: Room was a bit dated for the price point but it was comfortable.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Very close to the lake
Cons: Very cramped, no chair to sit on. Second bed was poorly situated in the room.
6.3 Good
Pros: The rooms were clean
Cons: The kettle was looking rusty on the inside and the tea made tasted like metal. The heating in the rooms is ancient but surprisingly we were not cold and the beds had electric blankets.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic location really close to the Dark Sky tourism venture so excellent if going on one of the night tours as you literally just walk across the road.
Cons: N/A
7.5 Good
Pros: Location is the key. Close to the lake, restaurants and shops. Staff are very friendly. Rooms are very clean and tidy. Heaters work proper and make rooms comfy.
Cons: Living room and bedrooms are not big enough for a family. The windows seem wired and they become mirrors during the nights and cannot be looked through, but people from outside are able to see through. The entrance of the motel seemed a little bit difficult to allocate.
Pinewood Motels - Fairlie - Building
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8.2 Excellent (517 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Pinewood Motels in Fairlie, you'll be a 3-minute walk from Fairlie Heritage Museum and 14 minutes by foot from Fairlie Golf Course. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
5.8 Okay
Pros: walk to supermarket .
Cons: little bit dull check in. and old bed
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent value for money. Will go again for sure.
6.8 Good
Pros: Location and heating was good
Cons: Shower slide rail didn’t work properly so showering was a mission
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The bed was comfortable and the room warmed up quickly. It was an easy walk into the centre of town.
Cons: There was only one plunger packet for coffee. Would have been nice to have 2 since it was a small plunger and 2 people.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, comfortable and warm. Had everything we needed. Great, central location, yet very quiet. Very easy to find on the main road with easy access to Mount Dobson Ski Area and Lake Tekapo. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Although not 5 star luxury, this place was perfect for a stop-over. Fantastic value - half of the price of Tekapo accommodation, which is only a 30 min drive away.
Cons: Perfect for our needs. Cannot fault the cleanliness, service or price.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great location for skiing at Mount Dobson. Lovely rooms and a decent kitchen.
Cons: It was a bit cold but it if the middle of winter
6.3 Good
Pros: Heaters and lights were on for our arrival, nice touch on a cold night.
Cons: Room has seen better days
5.8 Okay
Cons: The shower head was broken and kept falling forward. No sheets for the extra fold out bed.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and tidy. Good beds.
Cons: Room was slow to heat up with small electric heater. Shower pressure bit low.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Its very nice and clean, the place is really comfortable.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Good rooms. Extremely friendly. Highly recommended. We enjoyed our stay.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: What a lovely motel, my family enjoyed our stay in every aspect, thank you Pinewood!
Lakefront Lodge Backpackers - Lake Tekapo - Bedroom
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8.1 Excellent (1,304 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Lakefront Lodge Backpackers is just a 3-minute drive from Lake Tekapo town centre. A free shuttle service is available to and from Lake Tekapo bus terminal. The hostel is a 5-minute drive from Church of the Good Shephard and a 14-minute drive from Mt John University Observatory. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities in the surrounding areas including, canoeing, fishing, horse-riding, hiking and cycling. Bicycle hire is available. All rooms have access to shared laundry and bathroom facilities. You can prepare a meal using the barbecue facilities available.
7.5 Good
Pros: Location and kitchen
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The location was amazing! The sunrises over Lake Tekapo were breathtaking. You could even see it from the lounge and the kitchen (we were cooking breakfast.) The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were clean!
Cons: We were a team of 10 - and we booked a 6-dorm and a 4-dorm room, separately but when we arrived the four of us were also allocated into a 6-dorm room, where we had to share with other roommates. Still good, but we didn't get the package we bargained for.
6.8 Good
Pros: Staff (Peggie) was very friendly and helpful. The lounge is very cosy with a fireplace and some reading nooks plus magnificent views during the day. Walking distance to Hot Springs and Mt John walkway, town center not too far away either. Kitchen seemed to be well equipped.
Cons: Massively overpriced (because Tekapo). The Kiwi Experience Bus had a booking the same night and the place was loud and crowded. Smelly carpet in hallways and room. Everything but the lounge needs an update, very dated. No lockers, no shelves, nowhere to store anything in the room, no reading light, no power outlet near bed, no privacy courtain for upper bunk. Booked a four bed room but it turned out to be a six bed room as the hostel had changed my booking without letting me know; they offered to change it back after I complained but that's not how an accommodation business should treat guests in the first place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was great!
Cons: The stickers for labelling food were pretty awful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great view with comfortable and clean environment, friendly staff. Good price too. Really recommend it. We had a great time there.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is Fantastic, very clean and comfortable, the view from my room is very good so need to go out because its winter. The facility also complete and clean. Love this place!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfy beds, clean facilities and we'll equipped kitchen. Amazing location on the lake and close to the church of the good shepherd... perfect for stargazing.
Cons: Not a complaint about the hostel, but the Kiwi Adventure bus stopped here and left the kitchen in a mess.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Good facilities, burning fire, kitchen good equiped
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean kitchen, comfortable room and cozy living area with a stunning view of lake
7.0 Good
Pros: The price was good value for money. Kitchen was big and clean, communal room was nicer than other backpackers and view was amazing!
Cons: No wifi, no service connection at all. Reception was hard to find. I didn’t sleep very well.
The Godley Hotel - Lake Tekapo - Building
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7.1 Good (2,386 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at The Godley Hotel in Lake Tekapo, you'll be on a lake, within a 10-minute walk of Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: 1/ The view outside our room was absolutely breathtaking (View of the snow capped mountains & Lake Tekapo) 2/ Walking distance to Lake Tekapo & The Good Shepherd church 3/ Next to restaurants & the local supermarket for grocery needs 4/ Breakfast was very delcious
Cons: 1/ The room was 'older styled' however, some would say it was homely 2/ Renovations/Construction currently being undertaken therefore, parking at times was difficult & noise noticed
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: The price was good. The location was right across from Lake Tekapo.
Cons: So yes, the price is cheap. Our room cost us about $62 USD. But when you figure you can stay at Motel 6 in the states for 39.99 USD , this place made the Motel 6 seem like the Ritz Carlton. Firstly, it's winter and very cold. The rooms are freezing and only equipped with a small heater that did absolutely nothing. I didn't even get out of my coat for a couple hours until I needed to take a shower. The bathroom was even colder as there is no heater in there. The rooms only come with a certain amount of hot water. And when you do try to turn the water to hot, the water pressure drops to nothing. So basically warm water trickles out and it's pretty impossible to really clean yourself. All this why you're shivering from and trying to get done before the hot water all but disappears. Secondly, room is very dirty. There floor is something you don't even want to think of walking on without shoes or sandals. The furnishings all have stains, holes, discolorations, bodily fluids of some kind, etc. Sections of wall were even missing in our room. It looks like it was built in the 50s or 60s and never refurbished. The radio on the nightstand had to be the first radio in recorded history ever built. No joke. Luckily the bed did have an electric blanket. That was the only saving grace that didn't cause me to die of hypothermia in the night. Again, not being dramatic. Also we were told on the website there was free WiFi but that's not the case. You sign up through some 3rd party and pay and it took several tries to even get it to work. So basically you get nothing. The room is cheap but other hotels for the same price offer more value. This hotel provides little heat. Little hot water. No WiFi. Uncomfortable beds. Dirty rooms. I've stayed in $20 a night hostels that offer cleaner, better quality accommodation with more amenities. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. If I had paid $30 or something I wouldn't have complained but considering I paid the same amount a few nights earlier for a place in Omarama that was actually really nice, it is totally unacceptable.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely and warm
Cons: Small tv
5.0 Okay
Cons: Worst shower ever in the world,and very uncomfortable bed.
4.3 Okay
Pros: The entrance hall was nice
Cons: Under renovation, but currently the room was horrible: an old bathroom door repainted but only partially, surfaces not clean...
3.8 Mediocre
Cons: The shower was extremely short and the bed too. Not recommended for average height or tall people. It’s made only for short ones. The room was not clean and had bad smell.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Room was fairly clean, even though my boyfriends sister found some papers under the bed
Cons: The room was quiet cold when we got there, it took some time to heat it.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Favourite spot in winter.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast buffet Heated matress was a great touch Lakeside view superb
Cons: Room was near fire exit, blocked the view Single bed was not heated
Gladstone Hotel - Fairlie - Building
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7.0 Good (603 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Gladstone Hotel is set in Fairlie, 30 km from Lake Tekapo and 47 km from Timaru. There is an on-site restaurant. You will find a shared lounge at the property. Bike hire is available.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Good value and great meals
Cons: Dodgy shower over bath with no rubber mat
6.8 Good
Pros: Breakfast was free so it must be good,the pub is very old but I only needed a bed.Its nothing flash.
Cons: It was all good,I only needed a bed.
6.3 Good
Pros: Greats weekend with Irishman rally from the old car club boys(and gals)
Cons: A vegetarian option for meals
7.0 Good
Pros: The availability of being able to make breakfast.
Cons: Rooms cold. Electric blanket cord on one side of queen bed didnt reach the plug socket.
7.5 Good
Pros: Great local friendly hotel. Nice local bar, the meal was ok, beer was good.
Cons: Very old building, it was ok for a budget stay but don't expect any more than that.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The evening meal didnt have many choices. The pork was dry.
7.0 Good
Pros: It was warm. The bed was very soft but comfortable. Bathrooms clean.
Cons: Noises from room next door. You could heard everything! Also the smell in the room was awful.
6.8 Good
Pros: Same as every one else's opinions, the place is in need of a refurb but it did the job and the restaurant attached to the hotel is pretty good.
7.5 Good
Pros: Food and room was great value, old world charm with lots of potential, Owner friendly and helpful, bedroom warm and bed very comfortable.
Cons: The bathrooms were too cold
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Old But stylish and historic. There was Everything you needed.