4.3 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 villa ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 13 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Lake Tekapo Cottages you'll be within a short 5-minute stroll of popular places like Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd.

All rooms feature free WiFi and TVs.

This smoke-free guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecues. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. 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.

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

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$185 per night

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

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Classic Cottage, 4 Bedrooms

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Tui Cottage)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Three Bedroom Holiday Home (Off-Site)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Lake Tekapo Cottages ratings based on 74 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 (32) Couples (22) Family (20)
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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5 out of 5
Had a lovely stay in the honeymoon suite. Beautiful view of the snow capped mountains.

Posted by on 10 May 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice cabin in a great location

Pros: Location and parking
Location: It is well located for a person who likes to walk around and it is near the lake.
This is a self contained cabin in a great location. It is walking distance to most things and around the corner from the Church of the Good Shepherd. The staff were helpful.

Posted by , from NT Australia on 29 Jun. 2017

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3 out of 5

Ckose to town

Cottage we stayed in quite old and in need of some TLC. Clean but would have preferred a more modern cabin. Host Steve was very pleasant

Posted by , from H on 21 Feb. 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice Location but overpriced for facilities

Pros: Location. The Bed. Cooking facilities.
Cons: Service Update the Wifi Signage Eqipment
Location: 200 m from Lake Tekapo, 300 m from town
Arrived but there was no signage (overgrown). Finally located the reception but no one responded to the bell (rang three times). Finally found a worker making a rock wall who was helpful. The free Wifi was non existent and we weren't sure if we would be able to find someone to help. Also the air conditioner did not work. Adequate but not for the price.

Posted by , from Brisbane, Australia on 17 Dec. 2016

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5 out of 5

Close to the lake

Very helpful and friendly staff. Quiet and lovely place. Kids loved it

Posted by , from Queensland Australia on 14 Dec. 2016

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About the Lake Tekapo Cottages

Location 12 Sealy St, Lake Tekapo,

Property Features

Lake Tekapo Cottages offers its guests a BBQ, multilingual staff, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Lake Tekapo Cottages also features laundry facilities, room service (during limited hours), and a lift. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Lake Tekapo guesthouse is smoke free.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) (222 km / 138 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

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

  • 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 until 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

  • 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.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

A cash deposit or credit 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

Fees

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

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.