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Hotel Description

At Lake Tekapo Cottages you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Church of the Good Shepherd and Lake Tekapo. Highlights at this ski guest house include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy TVs, featured in all 3 rooms.

This smoke-free guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace and a garden. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, barbecues and multilingual staff. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3-star Lake Tekapo guest house, you'll be 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from Tekapo Springs.

Classic Cottage, 4 Bedrooms

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max
AU$148* Per night/room 21 Oct. - 22 Oct.

Standard Suite, Multiple Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Aorangi Holiday Home)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Tui Cottage)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (The Eastwing)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Three Bedroom Holiday Home (Off-Site)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Lake Tekapo Cottages ratings based on 79 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lake Tekapo Cottages

Everyone (33) Couples (23) Family (22)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5
Friendly check in staff. Great view of mountains, short walk into town and church. Very clean but beds were a little soft. However, overall great stay.

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5
Great spot and very central! Pictures indicated a wood burner in the property which there was but not in use which was a shame and one of the reasons we booked

Posted by on 13 May 2019

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4 out of 5
What a beautiful property in a stunning location. Very close to some of the main attractions of Lake Tekapo. Nice, clean cottage with excellent heating. We had a very pleasant stay here and would definitely recommend if you're planning a trip to the area.

Posted by on 24 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
location close to town but secluded with bush surrounding was good , the air conditioning a bit noisy and could have used info on operation of tv and a bit more info on things in tekapo in room folder. Excellent shower, compfortable sofa but we did find bed uncomfortable for any length of time and woke with sore backs

Posted by on 6 Mar. 2019

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3 out of 5
Good location. House was clean on the inside but outside untidy and neglected looking. It was adequate accommodation but certainly not worth what we had to pay for it. Interior was clean and reasonably well equipped in the kitchen. There was no iron and several lights not working etc. Just a bit ordinary and not what we were expecting from the photos on Wotif

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
We stayed at the little birch. Best experience ever. Very modern, clean & amazing facilities. This place was even modern than some of the big city hotels. Its 2 minutes walk from the beautiful lake.

Posted by on 12 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5
Was in a lovely position beautiful scenery wonderful owners would definitely stay again

Posted by , from Australia on 31 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5
private with great views, great location to both the lake and town centre

Posted by on 30 Sep. 2018

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5 out of 5
Beautiful cabin just 100m from stunning Lake Tekapo. An easy stroll to the Church of the Good Shepherd (go early to miss the tour buses) and the village of Tekapo and a short drive to the hot pools and ice-skating rink. The cabins are on the expensive side ($315 for one night), but then again, we did visit in the middle of Australian and NZ holidays and booked just a few hours before arriving, so no complaints on that front. The kitchens are well-equipped and the heaters work like a treat. They even have heated bathroom floors - perfect for drying wet gear after the hot pools. Winning!

Posted by , from Gold Coast, Australia on 13 Jul. 2018

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About the Lake Tekapo Cottages

Location 12 Sealy St, Lake Tekapo, 7999

Property Features

As a guest of Lake Tekapo Cottages, you'll find a terrace, a BBQ, and multilingual staff. WiFi is free in public spaces. Lake Tekapo Cottages also features a garden, laundry facilities, and room service (during limited hours). Free self parking is available. This 3-star Lake Tekapo guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • 7 buildings
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) (222.7 km / 138.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Lake Tekapo Cottages offers 3 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Kitchenware

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 40.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 14 and NZD 18 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 40.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Lake Tekapo Cottages House
  • Lake Tekapo Cottages
  • Lake Tekapo Cottages Guesthouse
  • Tekapo Cottages Guesthouse
  • Tekapo Cottages Tekapo
  • Lake Tekapo Cottages Guesthouse
  • Lake Tekapo Cottages Lake Tekapo
  • Lake Tekapo Cottages Guesthouse Lake Tekapo

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.