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The Chalet Boutique Motel

14 Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7945 New Zealand
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  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 4 hotels in Lake Tekapo
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Welcome to The Chalet Boutique Accommodation, your Lake Tekapo “home away from home.” The Hosts Walter & Zita & family are calling The Chalet their home for over 35 years and their aim is to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. They are incredibly grateful to their ever-increasing circle of loyal guests, who continue to come back or keep spreading the good word for them. Given the close proximity, to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Dog monument, village centre, great range of diverse restaurants, guests of can easily experience one of Lake Tekapo's most popular landmarks, but The Chalet's location is just far away enough to enjoy the unique peacefulness of the area... All the apartments, cottages at The Chalet offer Kitchen facilities, Wifi unlimited & free of charge, Sky Tv, DVD, super kingsize beds (or single beds) providing exceptional comfort and conveniences. If you are driving to The Chalet, off street, free parking is available. The Chalet, Boutique Accommodation puts the best of Lake Tekapo at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable. The hosts are more than happy to assist you with planning your activities so you can experience Lake Tekapo and its surroundings to the fullest.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Christine & Antony wrote a review 18 Jul
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
This was a return visit to Walter & Zita with our family and grandchildren. We stayed in 2 apartments which were linked by a corridor. This is perfect for a family. This stay was even better than last time ! Walter & Zita are amazing hosts, the apartments are so well equipped and well heated. The open fire was set for us every day . You are spoilt with the level of cleanliness and attention to detail . For nearly 2 decades we operated a successful Bed & Breakfast in Auckland during which we were given many awards. We know the hard work that goes into maintaining a quality place to stay . Well done Walter & Zita Antony & Christine
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Date of stay: July 2021
Jan wrote a review Jun 2021
Ashburton, New Zealand4 contributions
Amazing accommodation, beautiful decor, every kitchen appliance you could think of, spacious, warm and amazing hosts. Within walking distance to the church, restaurants and shops. Would have no hesitation in recommending The Chalet as the place to stay in Lake Tekapo.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Diane Robinson wrote a review Apr 2021
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We spent 2 nights here. The location was perfect looking straight out at the lake. We also enjoyed the garden-lavender, roses etc. Our unit was well resourced and clean (even the sills above the doors). A picturesque short walk to the dog statue, Church of the Good Shepherd and the shops. I warmly recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Heather Scandrett wrote a review Mar 2021
7 contributions
Friends recommended we stay at The Chalet and so pleased they did as our 2 night stay in Unit 2 was the highlight of accommodation on our South Island holiday. Walter was a charming and very knowledgable host and nothing was too much trouble for him. The views were outstanding, The Chalet itself was exceptionally clean and comfortable and the garden was so attractive - even the lupins were out! Have strongly recommended to others.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
BMNz wrote a review Feb 2021
NZ50 contributions12 helpful votes
Our daughter wife & myself spent two nights at Unit # 2 here at this unique property , a truly wonderful experience!!. The Chalet is a small group of units and part-cottages on the shore of the beautiful Lake Tekapo, units are located very close to the lake . The town is only a 10 minutes walk away and there are several restaurants and a cool trendy 4 Square supermarket to top up your supplies. The view from the rooms is priceless & the night sky is a special surprise awaiting you if the conditions are perfect The beds are very comfortable, rooms were clean, also a full fledged laundry is available on site should you need it. As for the host, Walter& Zita, I can only echo the comments made by previous reviewers - a charming, helpful and informative couple. we have travelled quite well over the years, & would not hesitate to recommend this property or return with the rest of the family if we had a chance
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: any if the units are great & offer views
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Chalet Boutique Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Chalet Boutique Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Tekapo (0.7 km), The Church of the Good Shepherd (0.06 km), and Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue (0.06 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Chalet Boutique Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at The Chalet Boutique Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at The Chalet Boutique Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Chalet Boutique Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Greedy Cow Ltd, Kohan Restaurant, and Ramen Tekapo.
Is The Chalet Boutique Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Lake Tekapo.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Chalet Boutique Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does The Chalet Boutique Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Chalet Boutique Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.