Lake Tekapo Village Motel
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Lake Tekapo Village Motel

State Highway 8 Village Centre, Lake Tekapo 7945 New Zealand
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4.5
#1 of 2 resorts in Lake Tekapo
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
Situated in the centre of the village, Lake Tekapo Village Motel offers quality accommodation within walking distance of the local shops, restaurants and the lakes edge. All rooms are clean and modern, and some feature views over Lake Tekapo and the surrounding mountains. Located just 3 hours from Christchurch and 3 and a half hours from Queenstown, it’s a fantastic accessible stop on your journey, or the perfect getaway for a worry-free weekend. Picturesque by day and dazzling by night, Lake Tekapo is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it the perfect spot for stargazing. Those looking for a relaxed pace can enjoy the local hot springs and the many world-class cafes and restaurants amongst the stunning lakeside scenery. For the more adventurous, activities include boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horse trekking.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Hiking
Skiing
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

State Highway 8 Village Centre, Lake Tekapo 7945 New Zealand
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 83 out of 100
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Timaru Airport
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Christchurch Intl Airport
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S P wrote a review Mar 2020
Amersham, United Kingdom143 contributions82 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Motel was great! It's a pity my trip to Lake Tekapo was pretty short but anyways the property met all expectations.

Room was spacious and clean with a lake views. Early check-in was not possible but I was kindly allowed to leave my luggage at the reception.

The room rate was a bit too high in my opinion but taking into the account that Lake Tekapo is a mega touristy vacation spot, the price was still lower compared to some other properties nearby.

I highly recommend Lake Tekapo Village Motel to everyone!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Veronica W wrote a review Oct 2020
Whanganui, New Zealand164 contributions172 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel prices in Tekapo are quite steep, and this place seemed to be the most reasonably priced without compromising on comfort and location much. It's an older style motel, but well maintained and in a great spot. The lovely lady at reception when we checked in was super friendly and helpful, which is always a good start. Our studio room was spacious and well appointed, the bed was comfortable and the spa bath much appreciated (shower was good too). Our downstairs room even had a partial lake view (which we weren't expecting). The location is excellent, right across from the large and well-stocked 4 Square and near numerous restaurants and bars. I would stay again if passing through for a night.
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Date of stay: October 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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LowYC wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore119 contributions46 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel is in a great location in Lake Tekapo. It is just beside the Dark Sky Project, where you can sign for the various tours to view the stars. We can see Lake Tekapo from the porch of our room, and just a short 10mins walk to the Church of the Good Shepherd. There are also a few cafes right outside the motel, catering to our breakfast and dinner needs.

Room is good size, bathroom is relatively huge but location is peerless.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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middleageoe wrote a review Mar 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand109 contributions90 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Only stayed the one night en route to Christchurch. Standard Motel offering, everything you would expect, clean but lacking that extra touch. Nice view of the Lake from the balcony. Little else to add other than you are expected to wash your dishes (2 x mugs...) which is a bit hard with no sink. Plus I would have thought it would be a requirement to put them thru a dishwasher?

For some reason accommodation in the district was pricey which reflected in what we paid. Had better for less on our trip around the South Island.

Pleasant lady on reception, appreciated the restaurant recommendation.
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Date of stay: March 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Xplor138 wrote a review Mar 2020
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom1,067 contribution209 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel is comfortable and accommodates most needs for a short stay. There’s a fridge, microwave, a few dishes, mugs, glasses, and washing up materials, etc.

There’s a portable basin for washing cups and dishes but it’s not a place you’ll cook in so it’s more than adequate for most needs.

The room was a good size, and there’s good size balcony.

It’s clean.

It’s close to the lake and the nearby cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants. Bear in mind it’s a small town on the edge of a large glacial lake.

The staff were friendly.

Check out time was earlier than we expected, ie 10 am but it wasn’t a major issue. We simply weren’t aware given in Europe check out is usually 11 am.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JimboMtMaunganui wrote a review Jun 2020
Mt Maunganui45 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lake Tekapo Village Motel is not one of the newer motels but is well located very close to the lake. We had a room at the end closest to the lake and had a view of the lake. Only a short wall over a bridge to the church of The Good Shepherd. The room was adequate and well appointed with everything that you need. Good parking and super friendly hosts. We stayed 3 nights and explored Twizel area and Mount Cook from here.
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Date of stay: June 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We had the end ground floor unit. Noisey from guests above but okay next 2 nights. Maybe try for...
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Debbie G wrote a review Nov 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand46 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We hadn't made any pre bookings as we had been sleeping in a tent until the rain came in and we then found out our tent was leaky, so we just poped in to see if there was a room avaliable and there was 3 we could choose from. The lady who looked after us was amazing, she showed us 2 of the rooms (we didn't need to see the 3rd) and we took the one upstairs. There was everything we needed in there, 2 spereate rooms, one with a queen bed and the other had 2 single beds. The room had fantastic views, a great kitchenette with everything you need. The place was spotlessly clean. When we are down here again we will definitely stay again. This was better than I expected and better than a leaky tent.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Travelbug100893 wrote a review Jul 2020
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It definitely felt like budget accomodation but with a $180 a night price tag. The bed was way to small to be a queen, the bathroom looks like it was made entirely from cheap plastic materials and the showerhead can't move and is facing the shower door, the only way to turn the shower on without making a swimming pool in the bathroom is to jump in and shut the door before you turn on the water but than u get hit with the cold water until it warms up. The good thing about the room was it was warm.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dianne F wrote a review Apr 2021
Matamata, New Zealand31 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location, but needs a revamp
Spa bath not working, rooms were clean.
The view from the ground floor is of the car park to view the lake you have to sit on the main walking deck which is where people have to walk past to get to rooms.
Ask the lady owner if I could pay on arrival which she said would be fine, she still wanted my credit card details which I gave to her in good faith, arrived in the afternoon to find out she had already deducted our accommodation fee. Very disappointed.
The TV was only in the main bedroom, no other seating apart from the table and chairs and two outside collapsible chairs, no couch to sit on. A night in after a long drive is watching TV in the bedroom, definitely not very good.
The weekend manager was great, very helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kimmi1999 wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I thought this would be a nice place to stay on our way back from Queenstown. We stayed 1 night and honestly regretted it. It was really hard to find the place as there was no clear signage especially to someone who has never been to Tekapo before. Our room was extremely hot upon arrival, and when my partner turned the ceiling fan on he then had to duck a lot to avoid hitting his head! The plug sockets in our room were all loose and I didnt feel safe using them! There were also multiple cracks around the light switches and the little lights in our head board flickered on and off when adjusting them. There was mould in the bathroom around the shower, and the shower door would not close properly due to the sealing of the shower. The towels we were given had a very distinct smell of bleach. Was very disappointed in this motel and the pictures are quite deceiving! Would honestly not recommend this place and will not be staying here again in the future!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
£89 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lake tekapo scenic hotel lake tekapo, hotel lake tekapo scenic
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictLake Tekapo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Tekapo Village Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Tekapo Village Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Tekapo (0.2 miles), Aotea Gifts Tekapo (0.08 miles), and Billy The Bard (0.04 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Tekapo Village Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Lake Tekapo Village Motel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Tekapo Village Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Tekapo Village Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake Tekapo Village Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include TLV Restaurant & Bar, The Greedy Cow Ltd, and Blue Lake Eatery & Bar.
Is Lake Tekapo Village Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Lake Tekapo.
Does Lake Tekapo Village Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Lake Tekapo Village Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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