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Review of Lake Tekapo Village Motel

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Lake Tekapo Village Motel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2011

Love this hotel, the lake views was fantastic. Would not mind staying longer if I got the time.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Noosaville, Australia
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2011

This hotel really was a very pleasant surprise. Located smack bang in the centre of town and with a view of the lake to die for. It looks a bit shabby on the outside but inside the rooms are really nice. Looks like they have been renovated not long ago and although not 'glam' they are nice, very clean, have heaters, comfy beds and even a toaster and crockery so you can make your own breakfast. We were upstairs in a room facing the lake which had a little balcony so come 5 o'clock you could sit there and drink in the amazing view along with a glass of wine. Literally up their driveway you were on the main street and can walk to eateries so very handy. One quirky little addition, they have their own mini golf course, go figure...?? and this definitely was the highlight for my 8 year old son.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2011

We stayed in a family room for 2 nights and although it was a bit small, it was nice and cozy. Definitely a good thing, as the weather was getting quite cold. Very friendly host, perfect location and wonderful views of the Lake and Church. Opposite a wonderful grassy park with loads of space for the kids to play. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2011

We were glad we had broken up our road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown halfway at Lake Tekapo. We were met by an incredible view of the snow covered Mt. Cook and adjacent peaks and a mirror like lake. Hiking to Mt. John, observatory with a view of other lakes was a beautiful exercise.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Campbelltown, Australia
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2011

The Resort is centrally located in the village of Lake Tekapo. The units are spacious with outstanding views across the Lake towards the Southern Alps. Cooking facilities would be an unwanted extra as there are so many different food venues within one minute of your room. The hosts are very helpful. They provide three levels of accommodation - motel, hostel and backpacker. Laundry facilities are available and clean. The only downside is that everyone uses their paths and car park as a a thoroughfare. However, the noise subsides quickly after dark.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2011

It's not a hotel stayed for 2 nights clean and tidy but no wardrobe just a hat stand, very handy for restaurants and shops, but it is a very small town.
great scenery, we flew over the glaciers and Mt Cook from here, very good

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2011

wow! for a backpacker this place is a 4 star hotel!
great and beautiful location, fits the name "scenic resort" perfectly!
rooms are spacious, cleaned up really well and the most people in a "dorm" are 4! that's nothing compared to other hostels with 8 people dorms!
each bathroom is also a shower, very convenient and clean!
kitchen is together with lounge which is nice and cozy...
nice person at reception (forgot his name, sorry..)
I bet the couples rooms are amazing.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Lake Tekapo Village Motel
Address: State Highway 8 | Village Centre, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand (Formerly Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Free Parking Spa
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Tekapo Village Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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