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The Chalet Boutique Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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84 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Definitely one of the best”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

We arrived in Lake Tekapo at about 9pm without making any prior reservations. Most of the other hostels and hotels were fully booked and we were lucky to chance upon the Chalet Boutique Motel. The friendly and helpful owner, a Swiss lady, offered us (family of 3) a cottage with an amazing view of the lake. The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable.

The location was just perfect, being in a quiet part of the lake, yet within 1 minute on foot to the Good Shepard Church. The unobstructed view of Lake Tekapo just filled us with awe. We were sad that we only spent less than 12 hours in the cottage. We wished we could stay another day but had to drive up to Chirstchurch.

We will definitely stay in the same property if we come back to Lake Tekapo again. Definitely one of the best.

Room Tip: Get one of the cottages facing the lake
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

We needed a place to stay for one night that was near the lake but not in the middle of everyone. This was the place. Lake views, was able to walk to lake and star gaze at night. Walking distance to Good Shepard Church. Rooms clean and everything in kitchen to make ourselves a nice dinner and breakfast. Walter the host let us use the laundry facilities which helped after spending 2 weeks traveling in NZ.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

We booked two nights at the chalet and loved it all. They had no problem with accommodating a baby and produced a cot and high chair with no problem. They even adjusted the timing of some work on the balcony to fit in with his sleep. They booked dinner for us at the wonderful Japanese restaurant by the lake even though we arrived quite late. The view was to die for and the apartment was tasteful, clean and really well equipped. It has a lovely calm atmosphere and is a wonderful place to stay. Book early to avoid disappointment and stay as long as you can.

Room Tip: Our apartment had view of the lake which was a real binus
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

My original plan was to stay for 4 nights in The Chalet. However, the place took my breath away that after I left for 2 days, I missed it so much that I cancelled all other plans and went back for another 5 nights.

Such friendliness from Zita and Judith was totally unexpected. And it is not just a motel, it felt more like home in where I stayed (Unit 1). I will definitely be back.

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Clean, warm, quiet, welcoming unit with view of lake and mountains. More like a rented home than a motel. Wonderful super king bed. Very helpful staff. Highly recommended - we will stay here again next time we visit.

Room Tip: Unit 6 is studio upstairs and has a view of lake and mountains
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

The Chalet is a beautiful maintained, warm and welcoming home from home but with lots of special additional touches. Located close to all local amenities and attractions this was the perfect place for my short stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Stayed in unit 1 with husband and daughter. Warm welcome from Judith. Delighted with the lakefront, mountain view from the unit. Spacious bedroom with kingsize bed, and mezzanine lounge with sofa bed - plenty of room for 3. The owners have been there for 20 or 30 years, but were as welcoming as if we were their first guests.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Chalet Boutique Motel

Property: The Chalet Boutique Motel
Address: 14 Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Chalet Boutique Hotel Lake Tekapo

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