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“Fantastic view”
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Parkhead Motel
Carlingford, Australia
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164 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic view”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Have stayed many time before, the front units are old and could do with an update in some areas the newer units and the house are very good but the view from the front straight up Lake Tekapo is worth the stay, within easy walking to the town, the units are warm and comfortable and reasonably priced

Room Tip: 2 front units have best views
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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English first
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Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

This little motel was hidden away and looked dated from the outside, however once inside the unit we were pleasantly surprised. Unit was clesn and had all that we required. Pleasant host snd the most fahtastic view of the lake. It is an easy walk into the village. Would happily stay again.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Lovely spot right by the lake. Owner friendly and helpful but not overbearing.Yes its a little dated, but contains everything you need, and good value for money.Only a short distance to cafes and stores. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We paid $125 a night for a really comfy contained unit, with double bed and a single, satellite TV, small kitchenette, two reclining chairs and a small patio with amazing views of the lake and mountains. We dragged the chairs out onto the deck and indulged ourselves in the vista for hours. Sure, the bathroom was dated, the shower wasn't the best, but this is $125, for 2 people, it's stunning value. The walls were thin, we were lucky that next door were very quiet.

Room Tip: If you can, there are two cabins nearest the road where the views would be uniterupted
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

My husband and I stayed here and the outside of the building was not that impressive but the town was busy and we needed a room. The rooms were spacious and clean and very practical. It is right across the road from Lake Tekapo so the views are amazing.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

My husband and I stayed here for one night. As we were only passing through Tekapo we were after a budget pick. The units looked a bit disconcerting from the outside - kind of like transportables or older cabins from a caravan park - and the decor and fixtures are dated, but the room was very spacious, warm, and provided an excellent view of the lake and surrounding mountains. The bathroom is basic; didn't use the kitchenette facilities but it appeared to have all the basics for a couple days' stay.

If this is in your price point and are you aware that you're not getting top luxury, then it would be a good selection for 1 or 2 nights.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

Had experience with both studios, which basically quite similar except the shower at studio 4 ran out of hot water faster than the other. (Not sure why). However, the studio unit does offer breathtaking views to the lake. It is spacious plus comfortable, and also located near to the Church of Good Shepard & the Dog statue.
Kitchen comes with basic amenities. Good enough to prepare simple food.
Overall good experience and value for money kind of stay at Lake Tekapo.

  • Stayed September 2013
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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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