What an amazing place with all the little touches that make a stay in the McKenzie Suites such a joy. From your name on the garage door as your drive up to the beautifully appointed bedrooms and bathrooms, it was a pleasure to stay there. Ivan and Cathy were great hosts - friendly, helpful and just the right approach to appreciate.
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!
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.
Uniquely furnished and well appointed apartment. Antique but tasteful- great four poster bed. Super large decks front and back. Secure parking. Fabulous bath for a good saak after evening star gazing.
We stayed only a single night, but I wish it could have been longer. The room is luxurious and the hostess was so friendly and helpful. She went out of her way to help us with printing off some tickets. The apartments are well set up and we could easily get out to our stargazing tour and back in again in the middle of the night without waking up other guests. I highly recommend this accommodation and would definitely stay again if visiting the area.