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2-4 Rapuwai Lane, Lake Tekapo 7999 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 28/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 4 hotels in Lake Tekapo
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Relax and enjoy comfortable, country-style accommodation at the Godley Hotel in the stunning alpine village of Lake Tekapo in the beautiful South Island! The hotel is centrally located in the village with gorgeous views of the lake and mountains. It is an easy 5-minute walk to the incredible lake with its famous turquoise waters, and the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd. There are 58 rooms, all with Smart TV, small fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and heating. There is an unheated outdoor swimming pool for hot summer days. Enjoy the onsite Jack Rabbit cafe with views of Lake Tekapo, graceful footbridge, and cute, cobblestone church. Jack Rabbit cafe is open for the public as well as guests from Thursday to Monday with gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options plus organic, fairtrade coffee. Relax in the stylish and modern lounge with free, unlimited WIFI and a fireplace. Lake Tekapo is famous for stargazing as the village is located in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. The night skies are exceptionally clear and pure, perfect for a stargazing tour or astrophotography. Other outdoor activities include walking, cycling, horse riding, scenic flights, and 4WD tours. Tekapo Springs is a 5-minute drive from the Godley Hotel, offering hot pools, day spa, steam and sauna, ice skating and snowtubing in winter, and waterslide in summer. The Godley Hotel is an ideal base for skiing and snowboarding as Roundhill Ski Area is just a 40-minute drive. The Godley Hotel is a 3-hour drive from Christchurch or Queenstown, and a scenic 1-hour drive to Aoraki/Mt Cook. Our friendly staff have great local knowledge and will ensure you have an amazing stay!
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Blackout curtains
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Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Mumma&Co wrote a review Jun 2022
Timaru, New Zealand4371 contributions520 helpful votes
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Beautiful view from our lakefront room, we didn't mind the people walking past as enjoy people watching. Friendly receptionist on checkin & checkout. Right beside restaurants which was perfect. Curtains were great, blackouts made for a nice sleep in. Comfortable pillows & bed. Parking at our door was appreciated. Room really needs updating, peeling paint in the bathroom, mouldy tile grout, very tight on bathroom supplies, no electrical blankets, heater really wasn't very efficient. Had to boil the jug numerous times to have a hot enough bath. Excellent location, uninspiring room.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jay H wrote a review May 2022
Auckland, New Zealand61 contributions7 helpful votes
The only good things were the receptionist, she was very helpful and friendly, she organised an extra heater for us, and the location. The rooms were dark and gloomy, they need a revamp. The bathroom was basic but clean.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Tori wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland, New Zealand54 contributions27 helpful votes
Clean and tidy hotel. The staff were lovely and polite, we had a quick and stress free check in. My own fault for not checking but didn't realize there was no aircon in the room. It was extremely hot there was a fan provided but it wasn't that helpful. Beds were comfy enough and the shower was really nice. Parking is free and right in front of the hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Markéta Mrázová, Guest Services / Front Office at The Godley Hotel
Responded 13 Feb 2022
Hello, tank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. It's made our day! Hope to see you soon. Have a nice day! The Godley Hotel Team
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Donna wrote a review Dec 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
A nice place to stay. Had a lake view room with bath, which was great. Had stayed around ten year ago and it has recently been refurbished. Bed super comfy and warm. It has heating but no aircon, so would be very warm during January February unless there was a good breeze blowing. Isabella on reception went above and beyond in sorting out wifi issue that some of us guests were experiencing which turned out to be an update issue from their providers. Thanks for your calm manner and great attitude in ensuring we we were sorted out. Jacks cafe on premises is superb too. See separate review.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: No lift to first floor. So if you have heavy bags, choose ground floor
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Response from Markéta Mrázová, Guest Services / Front Office at The Godley Hotel
Responded 6 Dec 2021
Hello, tank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. It's made our day! Hope to see you soon. Have a nice day! The Godley Hotel Team
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olivia b wrote a review Oct 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand45 contributions22 helpful votes
We booked the superior room. We booked for 2 nights. It was disappointing that they don't bother to service the rooms for you (take dirty towels away). This is a service that you will receive at many motels. The view is nice. But it's expensive for what you get.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Markéta Mrázová, Guest Services / Front Office at The Godley Hotel
Responded 6 Dec 2021
Hello, thank you for posting a review. We’re sorry to hear that your experience was not up to standards. Unfortunately we aren't able to fullfill our standart room service during Alert 2. Have a nice day. The Godley Hotel Team
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David Lloyd wrote a review Aug 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions
Marg and I stayed here for a night. We were greeted by a friendly young man at reception who said we could have an upgrade if we liked. We accepted the upgrade which was a room with a lake view. The room was comfortable and warm. The bed was firm and cosy and bathroom facilities, shower etc, good. We enjoyed our stay at the Godley. Thank you, we'll be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Mikaela Bertolli, General Manager at The Godley Hotel
Responded 29 Aug 2021
Dear Slernz, Thank you for taking the time and reviewing The Godley Hotel. I'm pleased to see that you enjoyed our little treat and your stay with us. Thank you for your kind words, I will pass the comment to William (Receptionist). We hope to see you again! Have a lovely week. Kind regards
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Cheryl J wrote a review Aug 2021
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
We stayed for one night on our way from Christchurch to Queenstown. Well positioned on Lake Tekapo with beautiful views from our room. Multiple restaurants and eateries are just a short walk away. Warm, clean and comfortable room. Parking was limited.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Mikaela Bertolli, General Manager at The Godley Hotel
Responded 16 Aug 2021
Hello Cheryl, Thank you for taking the time and reviewing the Godley Hotel for other travellers. It's great to see that you liked our location, we agree with you! We hope to see you again and we wish you a wonderful week. Kind regards
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Keilisi F wrote a review Aug 2021
Timaru, New Zealand160 contributions42 helpful votes
This is a great accommodation. Nice place. Very comfortable and very friendly team. The room was great and has tremendous views. It was quiet and very warm even though we were near the end of winter. Very lovely place and I look forward to staying here again.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Good choice of restaurants nearby. All within walking distance from the hotel. Nice walking...
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Response from Mikaela Bertolli, General Manager at The Godley Hotel
Responded 12 Aug 2021
Dear Keilisi, Thank you very much for reviewing The Godley Hotel. We are glad to see that you had a great time and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We agree with you, the views are tremendous! We are so lucky! I will pass your lovely words to the team and we hope to see you again. Have a wonderful weekend Kind regards
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anu702 wrote a review Jul 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand4 contributions7 helpful votes
Very warm and lovely stay. We visited during school holidays and hotel was packed with guest. Very friendly staff and lovely lake views from our room. WiFi and other amenities are also good. Hotel is located on the main street and easy access to all the eating joints and tourist attractions.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mikaela Bertolli, General Manager at The Godley Hotel
Responded 28 Jul 2021
Dear Anu702 Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed our hotel, the stunning views, our location and our friendly service! We hope to see you again and we wish you a fantastic week. Kind regards
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foodlover27264 wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland, New Zealand342 contributions71 helpful votes
Fantastic lakeside location. Although the buildings in front obstruct the whole beautiful panoramic view to a point, we could still see the top of the lake and gorgeous backdrop of mountains which was spectacular. The room was very warm and tidy but very compact. Good for a short stay but could be a bit annoying over a long period of time. Sadly there are no lifts so you have to lug your bags up the stairs yourself - not ideal. Some of the staff were more friendly and helpful than others. When enquiring if the towels were replaced daily, we were told we need to let them know on the day if we wanted them replaced?!?! On asking another (more friendly) receptionist the same question, she said to just simply leave towels on the bathroom floor and they would be changed. So slightly mixed messages. The towel-changing issue was pretty important as we were experiencing cold winter temperatures and there was sadly no heated towel rail in the bathroom, so dry towels were definitely a necessity. Loads of parking in the front of the building which was good.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Mikaela Bertolli, General Manager at The Godley Hotel
Responded 20 Jul 2021
Dear Foodlover27264 Thank you for taking the time to review The Godley Hotel and letting us know about this. Your feedback helps us get better! We apologize for the misunderstanding, we are currently training new staff. We will make sure this doesn't happen again. It's great to see that you enjoyed our location and the fabulous views from our stunning lake. Thank you very much for choosing us while staying in Lake Tekapo. Have a wonderful week. Kind regards
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US$98 - US$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictLake Tekapo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
58
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Godley Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Godley Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Tekapo (0.3 km), The Church of the Good Shepherd (0.5 km), and Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Godley Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Godley Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Godley Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Godley Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Godley Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Greedy Cow Ltd, Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, and Kohan Restaurant.
Is The Godley Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Lake Tekapo.
Does The Godley Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is The Godley Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.