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The Godley Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
Reviewed 23 April 2014

0 rating stayed for one night booked 2 rooms unfortunately,You vomit as soon as you enter becoz the oddor,The bathroom stinks with stains and stinch from hell, heating is poor, bed bugs and more, please avoid for your own health and safety, tried to pay more for a better room but nothing available because of peak season, please don't go here and be tempted with cheap rates

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

This is the worst place I have stayed. My husband pulled out his side table to try to find a plug to plug in his electric toothbrush. Behind were a mess of exposed wires coming out of the wall. A bit freaky to say the least! Heater was nearly coming off the wall. Toilet barely flushed, shower was rubbish and pathetic. In the main reception carpet was threadbare. Everywhere was faded paint which was peeling and the whole place in general disrepair.

Room Tip: If you are an electrician there's some wires needing fixing in room 415!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Sue W
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Yes all those terrible reviews are correct. Torn bedcover, tiny TV with instructions in perhaps Polish or Serbo - Croat, noisy fridge, dent in the wall , crevice across the washandbasin, black mold etc etc.
If it had not been raining torrentially we would have driven on. As it was ,we escaped at dawn without using the uninviting shower and not risking the restaraunt in case the hygiene was on a par with the bathroom.
Are there no minimum standards for accommodation? One can only cringe to think what impressions of NZ tourists must get from the Godley hotel.

Room Tip: Drive on or sleep in the car.
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Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
2  Thank holyisle
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Honestly, we were dreading our stay at The Godley Hotel after reading the Trip Advisor reviews. Although The Godley was shabby around the edges it was clean, and the heated bathroom floors were appreciated!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Denise V
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

To sum this hotel up the first thing that came to mind ( MUNTED) ..... NZ saying :) One has to have a sense if humour to stay here ...Please do not be to excited when offered an up grade ., I would love to see the budget room ... . On a serious note I was very disappointed that what was advertised on the internet was far from what we experienced . Rooms and linen were old and shabby . Carpet dirty and stained .Bathrooms needed to be totally demolished. I have stayed in many hotels over the years and this one is definitely the worst .

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We just returned from 14 days travelling around beautiful NZ , on our second last night we stayed at the Godley Resort this place is NO resort, location is great but the accomodation is the worst we have ever stayed. The carpet was stained, a tiny TV, bathroom was absolutely disgusting, balcony looked like it was going to fall down. We will not be recommending this place to anyone. This place needs a MAJOR overhaul, or demolishing., other than this place ,don't let this turn you off going to beautiful NZ .

Room Tip: Don't stay at Godley Resort
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

The shower and Lino are peeling . Toilet seat misfitting and old . The bathroom sink is cracked the bedcovers are stained and the carpet is filthy. Probably don't need to say anything else. $125 for a double Room comprising of double bed and two singles. Small TV 16 inch. Fridge Unsafe- plugged into wall externally with double plug . Whole unit old and tired . We left for dinner externally and notice re non-smoking was left on our bed whilst we were out. Not happy that our unit had been entered in our absence.

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Additional Information about The Godley Hotel

Address: State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
Price Range: £69 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Godley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located by the lake, overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains, the Godley Hotel offers comfortable and clean rooms in a beautiful and central location. It is a country style hotel with friendly staff and great service. Just 1.5 hours driving time from Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and 3 hours from Christchurch and Queenstown, the hotel is also only 40 minutes' drive from local skifields. The Church of Good Shepherd, the Sheepdog Statue, and all the restaurants and bars are within walking distance. Just a short distance away you can also find our beautiful tracks and walkways, world-class skiing, horse trekking, as well as the Tekapo Springs where you can enjoy an earth-fed natural hot spring bath and Mt John Observatory where you can view the galaxy of stars. With the wide range of outdoor activities available in Lake Tekapo, the convenience of the Godley Hotel makes it a great choice for the region. The hotel has a large restaurant and cosy bar with great Food and Beverage menu for you to choose, the hotel also offers indoor spa pool, outdoor swimming pool and a pool table for you to enjoy. A warm welcome from all of us at the Godley Hotel and we hope you enjoy your visit in the beautiful Lake Tekapo. ... more   less 
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