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Review of Parkhead Motel

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Parkhead Motel
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

Hosts were amazing, nothing was too much trouble. Were allowed to take our beloved pet if we abided by the rules which were more than fair. Lovely views, over the road from the lake so plenty of walks.

Room Tip: The front house was fantastic with the views and plenty of room for extended families to stay in.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Chris O
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

The place was basic clean but the shower had no hot water and the kitchen tap too had cold water. The furniture was dated too.
Unfortunately, on the day we checked out I fell and sprained my ankle when I slipped from the steps but when my friends asked the person at the reception if there was a doctor in town, it seems there was none.
He didn't offer any first aid assistance at all and didn't even bother to come over to the room to inquire about my condition.
The weather was cold and we found that his attitude was "cold" too... won't be our choice of stay should we stop at Lake Tekapo the next time. Pretty disappointed with our choice.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Esther K
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Melbourne-Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

Nothing much to look at from the outside, dated but clean and reasonably comfortable. The cheapest motel in Lake Tekapo and only 2 minute walk to the church. Magnificient view of the lake and mountains from the balcony. Just walk 20 meters down the driveway, across the road and Lake Tekapo is there. Watch the sunse and then the sunrise hitting the tops of the mountains. What you are paying for here is the view. Well worth a one night stay at Lake Tekapo

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank BeagleOwners
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Avignon
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

The studio was spacious with a nice balcony. It was equipped with all amenities, clean and cosy.
The owner was nice and helpful. Good value for money

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank asammut
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79 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

Although described as a motel, it is really a collection of chalets that look a bit dated. Don't let this put you off, they are very cosy and well equiped. Ours was in the garden at the back, not overlooked, and with good views. The chalet had all we needed to cook meals, and in the evening we sat on the verandah lapping up the sun until it set.
The motel is right next to the beautiful Lake Tekapo, and the Church of the Good Shepherd and sheepdog memorial are just along the road.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Chris P
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

The large Queen Studio Unit had a lovely lake view with a shared large balcony where you could sit and admire the view. There as a small kitchen area with a toaster, microwave and small refrigerator. The ensuite was small, but adequate. The unit was clean and the internet accessokay worked okey for us. There was no Iron or hairdryer and although the towels were changed daily, they did not make the bed or generally service the room.The mattress was was only fair. It is situated in a convenient location with a short. walk to the village. A one or two day stay would be okay.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank 977
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Singapore
Level Contributor
162 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

We stayed here on the 10 Dec 2011, totally love the house we booked. It has 3 bedrooms and a well-equiped kitchen. The view is something to die for, Lake Tekapo directly across the road from where we stay. Would definitely recommend to friends and whoever going to Lake Tekapo! In NZ, having a large group does have advantage, you get to have the whole house to yourself and everyone is happy!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Jollyshandy
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Additional Information about Parkhead Motel

Property: 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 14 Speciality Lodging in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9

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