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4.6 out of 5

"Stayed here in the past, always good. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 30 Sep 2021

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Hotel Description

Lake Tekapo Village Motel places you steps from Dark Sky Project and within a 10-minute stroll of Cowans Hill Walkway. Highlights at this motel include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 19 rooms feature fans, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Free toiletries and wardrobes or closets are also available.

This motel has free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and tour/ticket assistance. Added amenities include laundry facilities and luggage storage. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 3.5-star Lake Tekapo motel include Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd.

Lake Tekapo Village Motel ratings based on 335 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Lake Tekapo Village Motel

Everyone (121) Couples (151) Family (59)
4 out of 5
Stayed here in the past, always good.

Posted by on 30 Sep. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Nov. 2021 by Lake Tekapo Village Motel

Thank you for your review - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Lake Tekapo Village Motel Management Team

1 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5
They were welcoming. The motel was close to everything

Posted by on 14 Jul. 2021

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4 out of 5
Great veiws from our room . Friendly staff . Handy to all amenities. Didn't like the bed much but the room was well heated and had a good bathroom . Well priced .

Posted by on 5 Jul. 2021

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4 out of 5
great view, warm and cozy

Posted by on 2 May 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Mar. 2021

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4 out of 5
Location is excellent - handy to everything in town. The motel is well maintained and comfortable with a good view over the lake.

Posted by on 28 Mar. 2021

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3 out of 5
Management were very pleasant but found the unit was overdone with written instructions everywhere. Not welcoming at all.

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2021

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4 out of 5
Great location in middle of village. Close to walking bridge to visit Church of Good Shepherd and memorial statute of working dog

Posted by on 27 Feb. 2021

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4 out of 5
Generally very good, but no sink in kitchen and no table/chairs inside.

Posted by on 19 Jan. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jan. 2021 by Patrick

I am sorry you did not have a bigger unit (with Kitchenette - but on booking you would of seen in the Unit you booked, that there where only the tea and coffee making facilities (and a microwave) in the Studio selected

About the Lake Tekapo Village Motel

Location Village Centre, Lake Tekapo, 7945

Property Features

As a guest of Lake Tekapo Village Motel, you'll find tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Lake Tekapo motel.

  • 19 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Lake Tekapo Village Motel offers 19 accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include complimentary toiletries and fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Wardrobe or closet

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and onsite parking. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards, and cash. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are not cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety


Optional extras

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

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 percent

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

Hotel Names

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  • Lake Tekapo Village Motel
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.

National Rating

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

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Frequently asked questions

*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.