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“Wake up to the beautiful lake”
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Parkhead Motel
Reviewed 13 November 2011

The studio room we had is facing the lake but there are couple of bigger rooms in front of us. The rate NZ$115 is a little bit high for the spacious but dated room. The bathroom also shows its age. There is no kitchen and the owner suggests there are lots of restaurants in town why bother to cook (there's also no big supermarket in town). Internet is NZ$4/day though wireless signal isn't so good and it's only on until 11pm.
We love the motel for its location right on the lake front but there are many other motels along this road.

Room Tip: Make sure your room has full view of the lake
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

Stayed at the 3 bedroom Lake House Unit. Very nicely designed unit, with very good view of the lake Tekapo across the street.

The property is about 3 min walk from the Church of Good shepherd, and a short drive to the village center. The rooms are of adequate size, and clean. The master bedroom has an en suite, and there is another bathroom outside.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Micjas
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

Our room looked out on the lake and there were covered carports, which is handy for keeping snow off the car. Our room was outdated and very cold.
The heating did not seem to work very well. We ran out of hot water during our shower.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

We were traveling NZ with another couple for 23 days and of all the places we stayed, this was our favorite. NZ pronounciation of this lodge is Pock-heed (but that's another very funny, but long story!) Comfortable roomy house with all the conveniences plus beautiful scenery right across the street. There's no downtown, just a very small national park-like village with gas, small grocery and some very nice restaurants. The house we rented had three very nice bedrooms, two bathrooms, a decent-sized kitchen, big living room, large porch looking right out to the lake and a small, well-manicured yard. Wish we could have stayed there another week! This is the place to go if you just want to relax far from the big cities of NZ...because there's little here except Mother Nature.

Room Tip: Ask for the little house right by the road, just as your enter the Parkhead grounds.
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2011

We stayed in studio unit for one night. The motel is on the lakeside and our room have a balcony to view Lake Tekapo. The room is big and clean. Though not in full kitchen facilities, microwave is good enough to fulfill our needs. The host is so nice and helpful providing every information around the area. 2mins drive to main street with restaurants and convenient stores.

Just remind if you find the way home at night, it's soooooo easy to miss :)

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2011

Good place for staying on the way to Mount Cook. Beautiful location at the lake. Gorgeous view over the lake, forests and the mountains. Clean and quiet rooms. Big studio with patio. Nice host. Very closed to the 'Church of the Good Shepherd'. Around 10 minutes walk to restaurants,shops, information center.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2011

We stayed at one of the family units which had a commanding view of Lake Tekapo. The unit itself was adequate for our needs. Nothing extraordinary, but nothing terribly bad either. Wifi did not work very well.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Parkhead Motel

Address: 10 Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Lake Tekapo
Price Range: £71 - £205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9

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