This article provides a list of accommodation at Lake Tekapo New Zealand, so that you can easily determine whether a 3, 4, or 5-star accommodation at Lake Tekapo is within a 1, 2, or 3 km radius of Tekapo’s town center.
The drive from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo can take anywhere between 2.5 and 3 hours depending on the amount of traffic on the road and backroads.
Tekapo is a very small town. You can literally drive through it in 4 minutes. An extension of this is that accommodation at Lake Tekapo is very limited.
And yet another extension of this is that the prices of accommodation at Lake Tekapo tend to be very high.
There isn’t an abundance of resorts, hotels, and motels. Mostly, you’ll find houses being rented out as holiday homes or cottages.
There are also people who have converted or built their homes in such a way to accommodate tourists in the form of bed & breakfast accommodation.
There are several limited rooms accommodation at Lake Tekapo, mostly bed & breakfasts, holiday homes, and cottages, which you can find listed on the Lake Tekapo Tourism web site.
Hotel Review: The Godley Hotel
The only place I’ve stayed at at Lake Tekapo is The Godley Hotel. The Godley Hotel is not a Qualmark rated hotel.
My experience at The Godley Hotel is a mixed one, but that’s probably because I stayed in one of their budget rooms at the time, which are much older rooms, but still clean. Those rooms might still exist, but cannot be booked online; you’ve got to contact the hotel directly by telephone or email.
What I loved most about the The Godley Hotel was the food they served. When I booked with them, I got a very good package deal where I got breakfast and dinner vouchers for my entire stay – I think I was lucky to get such a good deal.
While I was not that crazy about their breakfasts, their buffet dinners blew me away. I stayed there 4 nights, and every night I’d look forward to have dinner in their restaurant.
Other than that, the staff of The Godley Hotel was nice and courteous to me, both through email and in person.
I’d definitely stay at The Godley Hotel again, but book one of their Standard or Lake View rooms instead of their budget rooms.
Lake Tekapo Accommodation Within A 1 km Radius
|Peppers Bluewater Resort||5||State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo|
|Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort||4||State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo|
|The Godley Hotel||N/A||State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo|
|The Chalet Boutique Motel||N/A||Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo|
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