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“What a Lovely B & B” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tekapo Heights

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Tekapo Heights
Ranked #3 of 11 Lake Tekapo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cheshire
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93 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“What a Lovely B & B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

We stayed at the 'Heights' on the last stage of our journey back to Christchurch from Milford Sound and were treated to a great stay. Tucked away in Sam's Place Jenny and Steve have created a lovely haven. Our room was airy and complete with all that we would want during our stay including a large and well appointed shower room - the best shower of the whole trip! Originally we were going to leave early and not have breakfast but changed our minds and the small extra cost was worth every penny. Tasty food freshly cooked and presented in a lovely room overlooking the lake and mountains all accompanied with a great chance to chat. Thanks again for the hospitality.

Room Tip: It would appear that all the rooms had their advantages
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia
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72 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

We also thought we were going to an hotel but the friendly atmosphere and lovely rooms soon made us realise we had made a good choice. One room had the most amazing shower with a radio in it! Breakfast was really nice and our hosts were friendly and informative. We did have views of the lake and from the dining table magical views over the lake and the alps. Our rooms were spacious and well-appointed with wonderful comfy beds.

Room Tip: Ask for lake view
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

This was our first B&B stay on our N Zealand holiday and not sure what to expect. Have to say it was far superior to any UK B&B. The accommodation was great with a good sized bedroom with a fridge. The bathroom was spotless and all mod cons. View from window was out over the lake. The hosts were great and couldn't fault the cooked breakfast. Highly recommended

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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France
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266 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

Very roomy, modern house situated two minutes above the centre of Tekapo with fine views of the lake below. Well-furnished with a comfortable bed and nice shower.

Quite hilly so not handy for 'town centre" (such as it is) but good view of lake.

Continental or cooked breakfast was offered - we chose Continental but were a little disappointed with the single toast and single coffee offered. Otherwise fine.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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114 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

My first time to stay in a B&B, the room is clean, host trying their best to make our stay comfortable, although I'm not used to a shared living area kind of accommodation, but the sound proofing was quite good, at least I didnt hear anything from the next room. Great location although not right at the lake front, but still in walking distance. Lovely dogs in the garden too.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

i booked months ago and paid in advance only to find when i showed up that the room was overbooked and they had booked me at another place- which was nice but far from the lake. Not the best experience after an overnight 10 hour flight and a few hours of driving. Booked via agoda so not sure it was agora or the B&B's fault- either way they should improve their system so that bookings through agoda are not double booked. Apparently they sent me an email 2 days before my stay which went into junk folder. it offered me the alt booking or a change- in peak season how can you get a decent alternate place two days before your stay date? i have no review on the B&B itself but i would recommend double checking your booking the day before u are set to stay there.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

This is one of the best place to stay in Lake Tekapo. Excellent room, spacious, clean and tidy, well equipped and great views. The lawn with the lake view refreshes you. Having a cup of coffee on sofa in the lawn with a chat with the wonderful owner is best thing abt this place. I recommend stay here. And how can I forget the pet dog of the owner. You would want to take it back home.

Room Tip: Take rooms with Lake View. Would love them. Though rooms with Mountain View are good though.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 11 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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