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Galaxy Boutique Hotel

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#2 of 3 small hotels in Lake Tekapo
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GALAXY BOUTIQUE HOTEL is the latest boutique hotel in the Mackenzie Region, providing a unique high-quality accommodation experience. The Hotel is only 500 meters from Tekapo Village Center or the shore of Lake Tekapo, one of the most beautiful glacial lakes in New Zealand, one hour drive from Mount Cook National Park, and 3 hours from Christchurch or Queenstown. Each room offers views of Lake Tekapo. In-house guests can enjoy free breakfast, free SkyTV, free high-speed Wi-Fi and free call to Australia and New Zealand.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Massage
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Complimentary tea
Hiking
Skiing
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
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Bathrobes
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Room service
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Dishwasher
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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jo wrote a review Feb 2024
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We loved this little hotel. Very modern design, and definitely customized for the location (right down to the skylight, which allowed for stargazing). The staff were very welcoming. The breakfast buffet was a healthy change from the usual, including fruit, granola, and juices.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The walk to town might not have a sidewalk, but it's quick and convenient.
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NJCricketer wrote a review Feb 2024
NJ535 contributions173 helpful votes
Contemporary and simple - close to town - lovely breakfast and great service. The beds are comfortable - the skylight in the room allows for viewing the stars at night. We saw them on one night - heavy clouds on the next night prevented this. Great location to stay for dark skies experience and reasonable distance from Christchurch and Queenstown.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Higher floor may have skylight in room.
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Pierre R wrote a review Feb 2024
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Surely not a 5 stars hotel as mentioned on their official website…but a 3 stars boutique hotel. ( no safe box, no USB plug…) The breakfast buffet is very poor and the photo displays on their website is absolutely not reflecting the reality … this pic is a lie. And on top they don’t even sent you a satisfaction survey!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t consider this boutique hotel as a 5 stars but as a 3 stars.
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BURGWIN wrote a review Jan 2024
Melbourne, Australia3422 contributions350 helpful votes
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The new hotel is slightly elevated above the centre of Lake Tekapo in a new part of the village, the centre with its restaurants is a pleasant short walk away. The view from the hotel to the famous lake and the marvellous mountain scenery is fantastic. The path to the lake and the Chapel of the Good Shepherd is a pleasant distance away. We recommend visiting the chapel in the evening or later in the afternoon as there are fewer other tourists There is ample parking on the hotel grounds. The reception and service at reception are attentive and very friendly. Our flat was spacious and clean. The bathroom was extremely spacious. The most spacious of our trip so far. Of the two bedrooms, one faced the lake, one was at the back, unfortunately without daylight, but with sufficient artificial light and a pleasant ventilation system that made it comfortable to sleep in. We would find it helpful if the fact was mentioned in the description of the flat that one of the two rooms was without daylight. The breakfast was basic, all made with pre-made products. We found this a little disappointing. We would categorise the breakfast room as cramped and not in keeping with the hotel's price range. We enjoyed breakfast in the room, which was an ideal option for the three of us. The service was very friendly. And it can be reordered at any time. If we compare this hotel with previous stays in Lake Tekapo, it is a good option for an overnight stay (with the outlined few negative points).
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ben Brown wrote a review Jan 2024
Bundaberg, Australia13 contributions
Lovely hotel with a great view of the lake. Convenient location for anyone traveling that has a hire car. Not too far of a walk for those with young legs to the main street. The sky light was a cool addition. Would definitely stay at again and recommend to anyone traveling through.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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gpodar wrote a review Jan 2024
Mumbai, India28 contributions19 helpful votes
Rooms are clean and comfortable with the breakfast being basic with hot food cooked according to your order. We travelled in a large group and had both the larger rooms on ground floor and room on top floor with moon roof. The moon roof is frankly not much of a help and it is better to step out to view the stars and I would recommend going for the larger room on ground floor as views are similar and one can avoid taking the luggage up to first floor without a lift. We celebrated my wifes birthday for whic the hotel helped decorate the room.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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antoniosk wrote a review Dec 2023
Wellington, New Zealand249 contributions57 helpful votes
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A great hotel in a good location - warm clean and close to town. The rooms were good condition, with the normal wear and tear on walls from other guests. The shower and room were clean with no smells or odd noises, and everything just worked well. The location is close to town - about a 5 min walk down - and you are not bothered by road noise. Breakfast was fine, and we specified precisely what we were looking for ahead of time, meaning it turned up correct on time and precise the next day.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Perhaps look for deals, we used booking.com and got a good nightly rate
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Cigogne72 wrote a review Nov 2023
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France145 contributions78 helpful votes
We were desapointed by the room. We were 4 and we booked a room with 2 rooms : one of them was blind (no window). Some devices in the kitchen didn’t worked well. And in the morning, the breakfast should be available at 8:00 but we have too wait because there is a problem with the chef. The woman at the front desk did her best to be helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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arununni wrote a review Aug 2023
Singapore, Singapore34 contributions20 helpful votes
This hotel has a fantastic location from which you can enjoy views of Lake Tekapo. The highlight is the Skylight that you can enjoy from your room to see a sky full of stars (which we were fortunate to see on our one night or stay). I agree with many of the other reviewers on the hotel being overpriced for what they offer - this isn’t a ‘Boutique Hotel’ in the sense that you may have seen in other parts of the world. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The breakfast is basic. The owners who run the place are friendly and helpful. Tip: this hotel is located around 700m from the town center and up a hill. There’s zero public transport/taxi service in Tekapo. You’ll have to drag your bags uphill to the hotel yourself. Book this hotel only if you’re travelling light and able to haul luggage yourself. We requested the owner to drop us to the town center when we checked out and he was kind enough to do so. The hotel could win more customers by including a complimentary pick up and drop for all. In summary - a spectacular location for a view of Tekapo, but could come prices cheaper.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Located up an incline road from town. Book only if you can haul luggage yourself. There is no...
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Rod C wrote a review Jun 2023
Greater Sydney, Australia8 contributions
This has to be the best view of Lake Tekapo - our room overlooked the town to the beautiful lake. We watched the mountains turn pink on sunset, and the sky go from pink to pale blue on sunrise. A perfect location. Staff were so welcoming and helpful, providing advice on what to do around the town. The young lady who checked us in even insisted on carrying our luggage up the stairs to our room! The room was amazing - it included an electric skylight for some star gazing. There is even a window that allows you to take a bath while looking out over the lake! Don't worry, it's completely private with a blind that provides all necessary privacy! We were cozy warm on a sub zero night- no worries there. Breakfast was a continental, with hot food cooked according to your order. This is a very comfortable place to stay.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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$292 - $489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictLake Tekapo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Galaxy Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Galaxy Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Tekapo (0.5 km), The Church of the Good Shepherd (1.2 km), and Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Galaxy Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Galaxy Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Galaxy Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Galaxy Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Galaxy Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include TLV Restaurant & Bar, The Greedy Cow Ltd, and Blue Lake Eatery & Bar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Galaxy Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Is Galaxy Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.