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“We came for one night and stayed for four”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Riverside Cottages

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Riverside Cottages
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“We came for one night and stayed for four”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2010

We would certainly recommend Riverside cottage. the room was spotless and beautifully appointed. the owners were helpful and welcoming. we would certainly stay there again as a first choice if we were travelling in that part of the south island again

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2010

We stayed in unit 1, which was clean & tidy. We found the layout a little odd with the sleeping and kitchen areas in one room but it wasn't really a problem. There is a beautiful out look from the terrace over a pretty garden down to the lake and there was a riverside walk that took us to the town in a few minutes. The cottage is in a quiet location away from the main road and overall very pleasent.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Shanghai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2010

Country feeling. Relaxing. Hosts very nice. Good choice for families.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2010

Derek and Elizabeth were superior hosts. Elizabeth is the master of the garden and the flowers were in full bloom. We stayed one night in Unit #1 that is a suite with a separate living room and bedroom. The unit is very efficient with the bedroom and kitchen in a common area. The garden area looks down the river to the Church of the Good Sheppard and Lake Tekapo. We strolled down the path by the river to the church in five minutes.

Derek suggested that we drive to the St John University observatory that overlooks the lake and the town. Truly spectacular.

I was surprised by the review that compared the Riverside cottages to Alcatraz. We did not experience anything but a beautiful unit that was built with care.

Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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sydney
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2010

Clean place but locks on every door and bathroom .We stayed in the twin bedroom and if there was a fire , we had no fire alarm and we would have to go through our friend's bedroom to get out . As it was , we had to go through their bedroom all the time as we had no door !!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2009

What a wonderful hideaway, exceptionally friendly hosts, Derek and Elizabeth went out of their way to make us comfortable and happy during our stay.
The advice they gave us was invaluable, it saved so much time looking through guide books, we were "OFF" from the word go, walking, eating and generally having the most wonderful stay. The accommodation was not pre-booked, yet it turned out to be one of the best stays we had!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Street,Somerset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2009

This is the most homely of accomodation. It was cold grey day in the south island and true to form the staff at the Geraldine Isite were doing there thing. We had done our own research and had decided on Peppers at Lake Tekapo, but were unsure of the weather condtions hence the visit to the Isite. We were informed the weather was ok and should hold and decided to press on to Tekapo and then Mount Cook. 'Booked your accomodation?, we were asked, 'no we are going to Peppers' we said, 'How about this?' They said, and we are glad they did. Derek and Liz could not be more friendly! We arrived to an icy steep drive, no need to drive down as Derek drove up in his 4x4 to collect us and our bags, I feel that had we driven down the drive we would have been in for a much longer stay. We were with them just 1 night, but it was comfy and individual, maybe not to everyones taste, but to us very, very homely. We are from the UK and NZ is as far away as can be so a homely feeling is just great! Location great, a short walk to the town, the accomdation was clean and tidy, dvd library, books, cds, little snacks to nibble on....just lovely. Tekapo itself is just majestic, if the weather is good go and see for your self!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Riverside Cottages
Address: 18D Murray Place, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
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Ranked #14 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
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