We were advised by tourist radio to consider this place instead of staying in Lake Tekapo. Relax in parkland, play chess on the giant chessboard, enjoy a private hot tub and free Internet... Well how could we resist. Except the Internet wasn't free, the gigantic chess set was 64 bricks in the ground and chess pieces carved from local stone that had been so mistreated, you could only recognise about 3 of the chess pieces, what hot tub and the whole place looked badly in need of a major overhaul. The bathrooms had been repainted but this was more noticeable by the paint drips on the floor than the quality of the paint job, the toilet doors were all starting to swell from water seepage although are they painted over the swelling, I reckon they might get another few months out of it.
The town had a bakery that closed at 4, one restaurant closed for major repair and one closed for holidays. They did however have a pizza place which turned out to be the only highlight in our stay. My advice would definitely be to stop at Lake Tekapo instead of here.
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- A mature parkland setting with spacious camp sites, cabins and motels. Free internet access. Our 4 star plus Qualmark rating assures you of clean, high quality facilities. Take advantage of one of our specials and make us their base for 2 or 3 days. Best of all, sit and relax while you listen to the birdsong. Playground, sandpit, snakes and ladders and our 3 hole mini-mini golf designed by Lenny and built by Dad. ... more less
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