4.5 out of 5

"Overall accommodation was very good. Wifi was inconsistent the whole time we were there. Concierge was friendly, cheerful and very helpful. Hot pools ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 23 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Mantra Lake Tekapo you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd. Highlights at this property include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

You can enjoy a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and each apartment features a fireplace, a balcony or patio, and a sitting area. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a fridge, a microwave, and a hob. WiFi, a DVD player, and a separate tub and shower are also available.

This smoke-free apartment offers barbecues and tour/ticket assistance. Additionally, you'll find a spa tub, WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Lake Tekapo property, you'll be 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Tekapo Springs.

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$344 per night

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Mantra Lake Tekapo ratings based on 111 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Mantra Lake Tekapo

Everyone (40) Couples (8) Family (63)
2 out of 5
The Outdoor spa, which is why we booked this hotel over another one, was not operating. I was also hoping for some water views.

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
Decent place to stay. Carpet and sofa were ragged. Needs changing. Reception staff Julieanne was very helpful and polite.

Posted by on 21 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5
Excellent room. Poor communication and lack of room services.

Posted by on 12 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5

Lake Tekapo

Pros: Helpful service.
Overall accommodation was very good. Wifi was inconsistent the whole time we were there. Concierge was friendly, cheerful and very helpful. Hot pools, ice tubing and skating are a must to do.

Posted by , from Qld on 23 Jul. 2018

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5 out of 5

Short walk to lake

This property has no on site manager after 5.30pm and the after hours number didn’t answer. Heating wasn’t working properly but the beds were comfortable. Bedroom and bathroom doors opening onto each other was a bit strange and internal stairs not easy to navigate (very narrow) with bags.

Posted by on 2 Jul. 2018

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4 out of 5

Good bed, quiet

Great to top the long weekend off with a good bed, good facilities, and quiet wind down. Have stayed here before hence why we came back. Able to book online at last minute helped a lot. Likely to use summer facilities one day. Will come back.

Posted by , from christchurch on 25 Oct. 2017

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4 out of 5

"Snowed in what better place to be"

Pros: Warm,clean comfortable like being at home.Walking distance to shops. Wonderful staff, quite at night for a good nights sleep.
Cons: Outside light for reception at night, when arriving in winter cold & dark and you are unable see the phone numbers, no one there it is not welcoming.
Location: Hot pools, shops, lake walks, ski fields, Mt Cook all wonderful plus relaxing if you want to be doing nothing. great cafe's.
Arrived a little after reception closes, Though i did phone and advised we would be arriving 1/4 later. When we arrived no one was around very cold just what I did not want, the reason i phoned earlier that day so this would not happen. No light outside reception to use the telephone to ring you cannot see telephone numbers in the dark. Thank goodness we had a torch with us and were not international guests. This could be improved with the light being fixed. Managed to get hold of someone and get it sorted. Please make sure you arrive in winter prior to reception closing this could be the only problem. Wonderful staff helpful, could not ask for better. Very comfortable rooms clean and warm. The next morning opened the curtains to find snow all around- snowed in though who could not ask for anything better. A hot coffee and read the whole paper a first time in ages, relaxing warm looking outside to the snow. Staff cleared the paths and driveways for peoples safety. Outstanding service a great team, well done you are great. Wonderful hot pools - a must visit. We arrived though had a wee hic up we will be back for another break in Te Kapo - highly recommend.

Posted by on 31 Jul. 2017

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4 out of 5
Nice and comfortable, Close to ammenities and lovely to sit by the fire in the lounge while snowing outside!

Posted by on 23 Jul. 2017

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5 out of 5

Great long weekend away with friends

Pros: The feeling of spaciousness and even though the complex was fully booked for the long weekend we found it very quiet and relaxing.
Cons: The only thing that let the units down was the lack of some cooking utensils,Plunger etc. A call for assistance and was sorted immediately.
Location: Within easy walking distance to local shops,restaurants ,sightseeing operators etc.
Great location,Overall experience with this property was as great.You felt at home.The three bedroom unit catered well for three couples.We would definiately stay here again.

Posted by , from Christchurch,New Zealand on 6 Jun. 2016

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5 out of 5
Comfortable, modern, apartment hotel which is close to town centre. Really good facility. Love it.

Posted by on 15 May 2016

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Property Features

Mantra Lake Tekapo offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and laundry facilities are also featured at Mantra Lake Tekapo. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Lake Tekapo apartment is smoke free.

  • 19 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) (221.5 km / 137.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Mantra Lake Tekapo offers 19 forms of accommodation with fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Accommodation at this 4-star apartment has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower and a hairdryer. This Lake Tekapo apartment provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and DVD players.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Sitting area
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchenware
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 10.0 per stay.


  • No pets allowed


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 rollaway/extra beds available
  • 24-hour check-in


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 200.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 15 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 10 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 10.0 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Mantra Lake Tekapo Aparthotel
  • Mantra Lake Tekapo
  • Mantra Lake Tekapo Apartment

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Apartment property has been rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®