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“Home Away From Home with Extra's”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mantra Lake Tekapo

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Mantra Lake Tekapo
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Home Away From Home with Extra's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Well this was an awesome place to stay.. Spacious 2 storey town house. 2 bedroom with possible 3rd bedroom. pool right outside the patio.(too bad you had to walk right round to the other side to get thru the safety gate to get in the pool). spa as well. Like the title says....it was home away from home. i loved that we had a garage with internal access.I really have no complaints, except a wall or two could do with a paint, and the water on the bathroom floor (from the shower and leaked under the shower door.. One other downfall was that when we arrived we had to drive down to Peppers Hotel to get keys. We would've liked to be told that we would've had to do this even after we told them on the phone that we probraly be there about 830-900pm. .
Late checkout was good as well
i would love to go here again , and recommend it to everyone to stay here..tekapo has some lovely lil resturants as well for dinner and breakfasts. 9.5 out of 10

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Mantra Lake Tekapo, responded to this review, 13 May 2013
Kia ora aconfused1,

Wow! What a wonderful review!
Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words.
We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyble stay with us, and very much look forward to seeing you again.
I also appreciate some aspects for our improvement, which we will certainly take on board.

Many thanks,

Andrew M Freak
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Mantra Lake Tekapo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

We stayed at the Mantra for a couple of nights in December. The setting is a little gated community of quality townhouses with a central swimming pool and spa. Our townhouse was very spacious and comfortable, and was well set up for a long stay (although a clothes horse would’ve been helpful). The outdoor entertaining space isn’t private and given it’s on the main highway there is a constant murmur of traffic. But the pool and (more so) spa were very inviting. The service was very helpful and the location is walking distance to the town centre. Would I stay here again? I’d prefer to stay in something off the beaten track but it’s worth consideration.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Mantra Lake Tekapo, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Kia ora Sunj74,

Thank you for your recent review of Mantra Lake Tekapo.
We are thrilled that you found your apartment to be so spacious and comfortable.
I'm glad the team were able to provide helpful service to you during your time with us.

Kind regards,

Andrew M Freak
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

Awesome is basically all I can say!! We were in a 2 bedroom apartment overlooking the pool. It would have to be the best accommodation that I have stayed in with the spacious rooms and quality chattels. Only 2 complaints and they are the walls on the stairs were quite dirty with hand marks/scuffs and the tea and coffee etc sachets were not very exciting or plentiful. Putting this aside I would definitely look forward to staying there again. I loved the garage!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Mantra Lake Tekapo, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Kia ora Catgirl44,

Wow! Wonderful to hear - thank you immensely for providing such a great review! It is fantastic to hear that you had such a great weekend, and we are really pleased to have been able to be a part of that.
Thanks for bringing a couple of details to our attention, which we will certainly get right on to.

Hopefully we will see you again sometime soon!

Warm regards,

Andrew M Freak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013 via mobile

I really recommend Mantra if you are planning to stay in lake tekapo. It's a house and not an ordinary motel/hotel. We stayed in a 2 BR unit that has everything including your private washing machine and soup!! The appliances were new and there were alot of decorations. The only negative thing that it doesn't face the lake and you need a car or less than 10 min walking to reach the centre of the town.
Definitely I will stay again if I come to Tekapo.

  • Stayed March 2013
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Mantra Lake Tekapo, responded to this review, 24 March 2013
Kia ora Sydney M,

Thank you for an awesome review of Mantra Lake Tekapo!
We are really happy to hear that you found so many positive aspects about your stay, and we are glad to have helped you have such a wonderful time. The rooms are lovely, and really create a homely ambience which a lot of people love.

We look forward to hopefully seeing you back again soon.

Regards,

Andrew M Freak
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

Very spacious and clean 3BR apartment. Two storey apartment. A garage, washing machine, dryer and well equipped kitchen. Very impressive. It gives a 'home' feeling rather. Our kids were very happy with the pool.

Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Mantra Lake Tekapo, responded to this review, 10 February 2013
Kia ora Freewid,

Thank you so much for your recent review of our property.
We are thrilled to bits to hear that you and your family enjoyed all that is to offer at Mantra Lake Tekapo. We're really glad that you had such a great time in our care.

Many thanks to you!

Regards,

Andrew M Freak
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Mantra Lake Tekapo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

This place is excellent. We stayed in a 3 BR apartment. The weather was pretty amazing - about 28 degrees Celsius during the day and then cooling down in the evening. Our family found the apartment to be really spacious and great to either hang out in or come home to. Beds and bathrooms are good quality. The pool is lovely and certainly is refreshing - the children had lots of fun. A 5 minute brisk walk to town along the road or you can talk the scenic route by the lake - which is only 2 minutes down the lane. Would happily recommend and definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Mantra Lake Tekapo, responded to this review, 10 February 2013
Kia ora perthkiwitravellers,

We really appreciate your lovely comments about Mantra Lake Tekapo, so immense thanks to you!
It's wonderful to hear that so much of the property was to your liking, and we would certainly love the opportunity to welcome you back, although Perth isn't exactly down the road!

Warmest regards,

Andrew M Freak
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013

We were a party of four and original looking for accommodation with a view ( elsewhere which we failed to secure )but this however turned out a blessing in disguise.)The townhouse has three bedroom and 21/2 bathrooms . In the four days we stayed in Lake Tekapo we experienced , sun . ,rain ( 400ml in 2 days ) wind ( 80 to 120 k ) and snow ! The large living area with its gas fire and the heated floors in the bathrooms were a bonus . The townhouse has good facilities ,dishwasher,washing machine , and a big garage.It is close to town ,quiet however in winter time it would be potentially difficult to walk ,

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Mantra Lake Tekapo, responded to this review, 14 January 2013
Kia ora Kim v,

Thank you for an amazing review of Mantra Lake Tekapo.
Wow - you certainly got all seasons whilst you were here with us!! It's certainly been an unusual couple of weeks of weather, but we are glad it didn't impact on your stay.
It's really great to hear that you enjoyed your apartment so much, they are indeed very spacious and have all the amenities of home.
We are thrilled to hear you had such a good time, and would love to see you back again in the near future.

With thanks,

Andrew M Freak
General Manager
Mantra Lake Tekapo
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Property: Mantra Lake Tekapo
Address: 1 Beauchamp Place, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Mantra Lake Tekapo 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the rugged alpine heart of the South Island's Mackenzie Country, just a stone's throw from the shores of a shimmering turquoise lake, nestled amid snow capped mountains, Mantra Lake Tekapo offers the perfect haven for a weekend away or and extended stay. Mantra Lake Tekapo offers 28 spacious apartments each featuring three large bedrooms, two luxury bathrooms with heated floors, a spacious open plan living and dining area with a gas fireplace and French doors opening to a private courtyard. Cook up a meal in the fully appointed kitchen featuring granite bench tops and quality appliances. Stay warm and dry with you own private garage with internal access and full laundry. At Mantra Lake Tekapo you can choose to relax by the pool, spa and a paved BBQ relaxation area with an outdoor fireplace or enjoy a bottle of one of New Zealand's award-winning local wines on your apartment's private terrace. With world-class trout fishing, horse riding, scenic flights and two local ski fields all within easy reach there is plenty to see and do. Mantra Lake Tekapo is a perfect base from which to explore the unspoiled beauty of Lake Tekapo. ... more   less 
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