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The MacKenzie Suites

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Large super comfy bed and Escea gas through wall fire
Room & Suite (24)
Dining (4)

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4.5
#3 of 7 apartments in Lake Tekapo
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Five star apartment style living with thru wall gas fires between the bedroom and living area, fully tiled bathrooms with heated floor and freestanding bathtub, magnificent lake and mountain views from the deck, living area and bedroom, kitchenette including fridge and dishwasher plus full laundry facilities.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
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Sofa
Iron
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Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
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English
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TriciaCx wrote a review Nov 2020
Terrace, Canada52 contributions31 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent one night and so wished we had more time on our road trip. What a lovely spot with views of the mountain and lake. Very quiet and beautifully appointed. We had a spacious one bedroom apartment with a luxurious bathroom, including a soaker tub. Warm welcome from the owner and we were able to check out at midday rather than the usual 10am which was wonderful after being on the road and up early so often. There is a washing machine and drier in the unit so we could catch up on laundry and do the ironing. Sitting on the balcony, admiring the view after a leisurely 7km walk to the Good Shepherd Church and around some of the lakefront, definitely a little slice of paradise.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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heather v wrote a review Mar 2021
Rotorua, New Zealand106 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an awesome view from this very comfy and extra special accommodation. We booked online and were not sure exactly what we were in for - and enjoyed a two night stay with no regrets! The host brought us a lovely continental breakfast every morning. There is a wonderful electric fireplace (how easy) set in the wall to be enjoyed by both the living room and the bedroom. Antiques collected all over the south island show the owner's appreciation of stories and legacy. Even a star chart found in a corner of some shop in Dunedin is helpful! There are candles ta take a bath by and a deck to watch the ever-changing hue of Lake Tekapo. The host Polly provided helpful directions such as how to walk just behind the Suites to the golf course at night and watch the dark sky. Priceless!
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are upstairs so you won't go wrong!
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Derrith B wrote a review Dec 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand20 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
10 out of 10. Hosts were very welcoming. The one bedroom apartment was beautifully furnished, comfortable and very well appointed. The kitchen was very complete and had everything we needed to prepare our own meals. We had a beautiful view of the lake and the hosts were sure to give us up to date information about the local attractions. We will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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48shelly64 wrote a review May 2020
Salisbury, United Kingdom63 contributions34 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was extremely disappointed that the Mackenzie Suites wouldn’t allow us to a refund on our booking in November despite the NZ government saying they won’t be letting foreigners in. I thoughtfully tried to cancel early so you could rebook to a NZ guest. We hope to come next year or whenever we can but we won’t be staying at the Mackenzie Suites.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ivan johnston, Owner at The MacKenzie Suites
Responded 22 Oct 2020
Hello Shelley we are very sorry you have been disappointed. Many of our guests travel plans have also been impacted by the spread of Coronavirus and various government travel restrictions. We hoped the offer to our customers with non refundable bookings the opportunity to cancel an existing Reservation and keep the value of their Booking as a Reservation credit which would be valid for 12 months from the date of the original booking as a positive solution. The only thing guests would have to do is have to pay any variation in the rate at the time (if there was one) then call us on 0276806926 when you are ready to rebook with us. Regards ivan
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Lottie1 wrote a review Aug 2022
Papamoa, New Zealand90 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were back in Tekapo to try our luck again with the Dark Sky Project and chose to stay at the MacKenzie Suites this year - wish I had found them last year as they are lovely! We had an amazing view of the lake and location is great - a short drive or medium walk down to the town. We loved the gas fire that covered the bedroom and the living room. Super comfy couch and the wee kitchen had everything we needed. There is a washing machine and dryer in the room and off street parking. The view of the night sky is also excellent with very little light pollution. The bathroom is great with underfloor heating, big walk-in shower and deep bath for soaking in. Wish we could have stayed longer!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RewaNewZealand wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
These apartments are well-appointed with stunning views of Lake Tekapo. The kitchen is modern and I really appreciated the personal touches, such as the lolly jar. The bathroom was large and luxurious, with a large soaking bath. Again, extras like the scented bath salts were a very welcome end to a long day of travel. We were welcomed by Polly who showed us through the apartment. I left my jacket behind and she very kindly posted it back to me, free of charge. I really appreciated that. We look forward to staying at the MacKenzie suites again.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Meg wrote a review Aug 2020
Central Otago, New Zealand38 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were absolutely blown away by this accommodation. Very generous sized suites and the most incredible uninterrupted views of Lake Tekapo. The bathroom was very luxurious with beautiful big bath (which I wish we'd taken advantage of) fully functional kitchen even with dishwasher, so if you're planning to stay in Tekapo a few days. STAY HERE.
I also loved the little details they also added in with the parking and names of the suites.
Also if you're a golfer, check out The Cairns golf course, just behind the Mackenzie suites. It's absolutely breathtaking!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Upgrade to the Suited, you won't regret it.
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Julie B wrote a review Jan 2023
34 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything and I mean everything is here for you.
The view are spectacular from the unit. Everything you need for a short stay or longest stay is supplied.
The kitchen has everything from the rice cooker to a coffee plunger.
Bathroom has a soaker tub and heated floor tiles. Large fluffy bath, towels and robes and slippers if you want them.
The bed is super comfy. The linens are gorgeous.
The owner is out of her way to be helpful.
Perfect romantic place to stay for couples, summer or winter.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kiwitravellers54 wrote a review Jul 2020
Wellington, New Zealand36 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perhaps one of the best places we have stayed in here in New Zealand. Incredible views, amazing facilities, well appointed and very quiet. The heated floor in the bathroom was much appreciated. Lake Tekapo is so beautiful and the suites are centrally located to all attractions. Visit McKenzie Suites - you won’t regret it.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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wmjowett wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand56 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stepping out onto the balcony of the apartment gave us a real "wow" factor. It was magic. The apartment had everything we needed, was spacious and had the extra touch of a 4 poster bed, a free standing bath and lovely cosy gas fire. Is within walking distance of the township. The extra touch of a bottle of wine as Ivan had remembered my comment in the original booking that we were holidaying for a significant birthday was a generous gift. This apartment is highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from ivan j
yes we do. our email can be found on our website
Answer from ivan j
Intercity bus departs close to Christchurch airport in the morning and arrives lake tekapo 1145. We provide free pick up and drop off to all buses.
Kini68 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Christchurch, New Zealand249 contributions72 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I got a bit of a fright when the fireplace turned on automatically at midnight, so check where the remote is before bed!"
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Superoger wrote a tip Mar 2024
Sunset Hills, Missouri138 contributions77 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go across street to grocery store and have happy hour on patio."
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cruzfool2005ft wrote a tip Mar 2023
Freeport, Texas301 contributions152 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take at least 2 nights here if you can and be sure to book a dinner reservation if eating out. otherwise, nice 4 square market to buy dinner"
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Rob wrote a tip Apr 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Every apartment would be a great place to stay in."
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heather v wrote a tip Mar 2021
Rotorua, New Zealand106 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are upstairs so you won't go wrong!"
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PRICE RANGE
$234 - $367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictLake Tekapo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about The MacKenzie Suites
Which popular attractions are close to The MacKenzie Suites?
Nearby attractions include Lake Tekapo (0.6 km), Mount John Summit Circuit Track (1.1 km), and Tekapo Springs (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The MacKenzie Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at The MacKenzie Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The MacKenzie Suites?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The MacKenzie Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The MacKenzie Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include TLV Restaurant & Bar, The Greedy Cow Ltd, and Blue Lake Eatery & Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at The MacKenzie Suites?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
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