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“Management are very rude and condesscending”
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Riverside Cottages
Reviewed 12 November 2010

The units weren't quite what we expected, a real mickey mouse configuration. That was sorted out but we had a problem with the TV. The manager came and sorted it out but critized me for using the remote control incorrectly. He said "Read theBloody instructions". Well the instructions didn't refer to "changing channels". He was also very rude to my wife and very condecending. The fridge made an awful noise and was in the same room as the bed. There was a note stuck to the fridge that said if you don't like the noise then turn the fridge off. Well the fridge was there for a purpose that being keeping our food cool but in the middle of the night we had to turn it off. Perhaps they should get it fixed. All in all it was a disappointing finish to our holiday. And as far as riverside, you had to walk to the edge of the property to see the riverbed which was well below the edge of the property.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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5  Thank GoldCoastGary
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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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Thank jmm60_10
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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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Thank neetwa
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Reviewed 1 March 2010

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

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with family
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Thank JanetBao
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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
Thank ronvoyage
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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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1  Thank sydneypip59
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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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Thank patriciaCheshire
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Address: 18D Murray Place, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
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Ranked #17 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Lake Tekapo
Price Range: £92 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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