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Lake Tekapo Village Motel

State Highway 8 Village Centre, Lake Tekapo 7945 New Zealand
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#2 of 4 hotels in Lake Tekapo
Situated in the centre of the village, Lake Tekapo Village Motel offers quality accommodation within walking distance of the local shops, restaurants and the lakes edge. All rooms are clean and modern, and some feature views over Lake Tekapo and the surrounding mountains. Located just 3 hours from Christchurch and 3 and a half hours from Queenstown, it’s a fantastic accessible stop on your journey, or the perfect getaway for a worry-free weekend. Picturesque by day and dazzling by night, Lake Tekapo is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it the perfect spot for stargazing. Those looking for a relaxed pace can enjoy the local hot springs and the many world-class cafes and restaurants amongst the stunning lakeside scenery. For the more adventurous, activities include boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horse trekking.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Car park
Complimentary tea
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
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Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Lynda S wrote a review 9 Jun
Picton, New Zealand49 contributions19 helpful votes
This motel is right in the Tekapo township so was easy to get around to shopping, eateries and the night sky tours. We had the accessible 2 bedroom unit. Bathroom was excellent. Living room is a little tight for a wheelchair. Would be helpful to have a concertina door between living room and main bedroom that folds away totally to allow better movement around the bed.. Would struggle with layout if totally confined to bedroom. Was much better than lots we've stayed at.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Upstairs would supply a better view as there are buildings across the road but they aren't...
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didee62 wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand274 contributions85 helpful votes
We stayed in an upstairs unit which Had a great view of the lake and also over looked the planetarium.easy parking.It is a 2 min walk to restaurants and supermarket.You can do a 25 min walk to the Hot pools along the walk way or a 5 min drive.Wi Fi was perfect andSky had all channels.Check in time 2 pm easy check in,paid for on the morning before our arrival by advance credit card number no surcharge.As to dish washing which you need to do we didn’t mind the system as the place was spotless and the cleaning crew do a perfect job from what we could see when we arrived.Bed comfy with electric blankets.We think The village inn is great value for the service provided.If you do book in advance do take note of the instructions on how to get to reception as some reviewers on here couldn’t find the entry it’s simple if you follow the instructions given.Highly recommend staying here
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Dianne F wrote a review Apr 2021
Matamata, New Zealand11 contributions2 helpful votes
Good location, but needs a revamp Spa bath not working, rooms were clean. The view from the ground floor is of the car park to view the lake you have to sit on the main walking deck which is where people have to walk past to get to rooms. Ask the lady owner if I could pay on arrival which she said would be fine, she still wanted my credit card details which I gave to her in good faith, arrived in the afternoon to find out she had already deducted our accommodation fee. Very disappointed. The TV was only in the main bedroom, no other seating apart from the table and chairs and two outside collapsible chairs, no couch to sit on. A night in after a long drive is watching TV in the bedroom, definitely not very good. The weekend manager was great, very helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
middleageoe wrote a review Mar 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand105 contributions46 helpful votes
Only stayed the one night en route to Christchurch. Standard Motel offering, everything you would expect, clean but lacking that extra touch. Nice view of the Lake from the balcony. Little else to add other than you are expected to wash your dishes (2 x mugs...) which is a bit hard with no sink. Plus I would have thought it would be a requirement to put them thru a dishwasher? For some reason accommodation in the district was pricey which reflected in what we paid. Had better for less on our trip around the South Island. Pleasant lady on reception, appreciated the restaurant recommendation.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Vanessa Lewis wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
Great location. Easy parking. Really comfy rooms. Great spa bath of a decent size. Easy walk to all the restaurants and very short stroll across the park area to the lake. It was a bit rainy during our visit but the view from our room was still beautiful.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$99 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Tekapo Village Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Tekapo Village Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Tekapo (0.07 km), Aotea Gifts Tekapo (0.1 km), and Petronella's Gallery and Bookstore (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Tekapo Village Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Lake Tekapo Village Motel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Tekapo Village Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Tekapo Village Motel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake Tekapo Village Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Greedy Cow, Kohan Restaurant, and Ramen Tekapo.
Is Lake Tekapo Village Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Lake Tekapo.
Does Lake Tekapo Village Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Lake Tekapo Village Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.