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“Modern, spacious and comfortable”
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Tekapo Heights
Ranked #3 of 10 Lake Tekapo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
112 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Modern, spacious and comfortable”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

We stayed for two nights in this lovely B&B. It sits on a small hill, 10min walk from the centre of the village. If you're lucky, you will get a room with the lake view, but unfortunately all we saw from our window, was a bit of a mountain. On a plus side, our room was on the far end of the building and it had a separate entrance. The room itself was large with a built in wardrobe, TV, small fridge, microwave, basic cutlery and tea/coffee maker and a small heater. **Kitchen facilities are limited, so it's best to eat at one of the restaurants in the village (just make sure you book early cause they get very busy). ** The bathroom was also quite big with a very modern shower cubicle and a funky toilet. Basic toiletries were provided, but were not restocked during our stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Myself and my partner stayed here for 1 night in mid october. We loved our stay. The room was large, well furnished with a very comfy bed. We even got robes to wear! The hosts were friendly and helpful, providing us with towels so we could visit the tekapo hot pools, and cooking us a lovely homely hot breakfast in the morning. Bonues were the lovely view from our room, and also the very friendly dogs and cats that sat on our laps while we read outside on the porch eating the complimentary giant cookies they gave us. One of the cats even made a surprise visit to our room in the middle of the night because we had left our window open! Very funny. Even though it wasnt in the centre of town we didnt seem to mind this as it was only a 1min drive down to the restaurants, or about a 10min walk. We would definitely return!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Very friendly hosts, comfortable room and excellent breakfast!
The Guest House is located on the heights above Lake Tekapo township in a very quiet area and has great views of Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Friendly and warming hosts who were very prompt with service and gave some great suggestions about Lake Tekapo. The room was gorgeous and elegant. Stunning views looking over the lake and mountains. Yummy breakfast the next morning. Just minutes walk from the village centre with many choices of great food or dinner. Its the perfect little romantic night stay.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed at Tekapo Heights after scouring Tripadviser and as usual we were not let down.
This property is set above the township of Tekapo and has a COMMANDING view of the lake and surrounding snow capped mountains. For a couple of people who have really done limited travel we were just blown away. Our room, which is under the same roof and part of the same building as our hosts was beautiful. The building is really well designed so you dont actually feel you are living with your hosts, simply a different wing. Clean well appointed with great views. The facilities contained in the bath room are a real feature.
The property is an easy five minute walk to the town centre where you will find many places to eat the drink.
Jenny and Steve are great host and have a real passion for what they do, all the way down to Steve making sure our iced up car windows were de iced prior to our departure and sending on a bag we had left behind. Cant recommend highly enough.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We booked this last minute and got, probably, the largest room available with a great view of the lake and mountains. We were in Christchurch, ready to begin our trek to Queenstown early and with just a couple hours notice, they were ready to take us. We adored Tekapo and were so lucky to find such clean, cozy accommodation. It can be a bit noisy in the morning while they cook, but if you're an early to bed, early to rise person then it's no problem at all.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We stayed for one night in winter, in the room without lake views. Not a problem for us, since the B&B is only ten minutes walk from the lake. Lovely room with underfloor heating in the bathroom! Breakfast was delicious and the couple loved talking about the area. They also have a couple cats and two small, quiet dogs (who aren't allowed in the guest areas) who are a nice treat to have around if you miss pets from back home. The place is full of local NZ items, and the walk to the lake is lovely. Great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tekapo Heights
Address: 2 Sams Place | PO Box 85, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Tekapo Heights 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tekapo Heights for superb accommodation offering stunning views of the mountains and Lake Tekapo. We have just refurbished all our guest rooms with tasteful colours and new furnishings for your convenience and a more luxurious experience. Our Super King size beds have been restyled with new bedding and Dream Lodge pillows for your added comfort. Updated technology with new tvs in three of our rooms and internet for all our guests including Netflix/Movies for your leisure and enjoyment. Enjoy breakfast in our dining room with spectacular views or step outside and take advantage of our outdoor seating areas or stroll around the garden and take in those breath-taking views of the Lake and Mountains from the deck. ... more   less 
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