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Low season

June Cheapest month to stay with an average 16% drop in price.

High season

September Most expensive month to stay with an average 121% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

C$ 174 Average Sun. - Thu. price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 188 Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

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The Godley Hotel - Lake Tekapo
1
7.2 Good (1,950 reviews)
C$ 190+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Godley Hotel in Lake Tekapo, you'll be on a lake, within a 10-minute walk of Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: very good location and personal attention
Cons: breakfast was with very little variety
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was comfortable and warm. Even though it was on the road side it was well soundproofed and quite. It was well worth having the buffet breakfast.
Cons: Cant think of anything.
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: The price was good. The location was right across from Lake Tekapo.
Cons: So yes, the price is cheap. Our room cost us about $62 USD. But when you figure you can stay at Motel 6 in the states for 39.99 USD , this place made the Motel 6 seem like the Ritz Carlton. Firstly, it's winter and very cold. The rooms are freezing and only equipped with a small heater that did absolutely nothing. I didn't even get out of my coat for a couple hours until I needed to take a shower. The bathroom was even colder as there is no heater in there. The rooms only come with a certain amount of hot water. And when you do try to turn the water to hot, the water pressure drops to nothing. So basically warm water trickles out and it's pretty impossible to really clean yourself. All this why you're shivering from and trying to get done before the hot water all but disappears. Secondly, room is very dirty. There floor is something you don't even want to think of walking on without shoes or sandals. The furnishings all have stains, holes, discolorations, bodily fluids of some kind, etc. Sections of wall were even missing in our room. It looks like it was built in the 50s or 60s and never refurbished. The radio on the nightstand had to be the first radio in recorded history ever built. No joke. Luckily the bed did have an electric blanket. That was the only saving grace that didn't cause me to die of hypothermia in the night. Again, not being dramatic. Also we were told on the website there was free WiFi but that's not the case. You sign up through some 3rd party and pay and it took several tries to even get it to work. So basically you get nothing. The room is cheap but other hotels for the same price offer more value. This hotel provides little heat. Little hot water. No WiFi. Uncomfortable beds. Dirty rooms. I've stayed in $20 a night hostels that offer cleaner, better quality accommodation with more amenities. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. If I had paid $30 or something I wouldn't have complained but considering I paid the same amount a few nights earlier for a place in Omarama that was actually really nice, it is totally unacceptable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fast check in, easy access to the building during after hours as we when on a stargazing tour. Very good heating in room.
7.7 Good
Pros: It's priced according to the facilities provided. It is a budget hotel at a budget price.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Super clean, luxurious feel, very comfortable, staff friendly, great lakeside location
Cons: Look forward to your breakfast buffet being available, missed it.
6.0 Good
Pros: The room looked to be newly renovated and the bathroom was lovely. The room was laid out well and had all the basic necessities. Nice view. Great location close to pools, restaurants etc.
Cons: 1) The parking was an issue - not enough parking out front. 2) The shower temperature fluctuated a lot. 3) Top blanket had stains on it. 4) Our heater didn’t work at all (but this was easily remedied with a replacement from staff) 5) Unsure about long shared balcony - would prefer it to be separated so people can’t be right outside your room.
3.4 Mediocre
Pros: Easy to access the lake.
Cons: The sink was stained, and without hot water. The bath tub had separated hot and cold taps. That is to say you cannot wash your face with warm water in the morning except using the shower.
6.0 Good
Pros: Clean and great location
Cons: Very small rooms. No balcony. Very limited sitting space in room.
Mantra Lake Tekapo - Lake Tekapo - Building
2
9.0 Excellent (1,749 reviews)
C$ 254+
Overview Reviews
Prepare yourself for some of the most spectacular mountain scenery you'll ever see at Mantra Lake Tekapo, two and a half hour scenic drive from Christchurch and Queenstown. Spacious self-contained apartments in the heart of Mackenzie Country each offer 3 bedrooms, with fully equipped kitchens, two and a half bathrooms with underfloor heating and quality furnishings. Enjoy your private courtyard, garage and other facilities such as swimming pool, hot tub, barbeque area and outdoor fireplace.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: This place is superb for location and service.
Cons: The mattresses in all bedrooms are way overdue for change. We didn’t rest well because of it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: So comfortable and clean. Everything we needed was in the apartment. Great sporting Chanels on tv and cosy sofas. Best shower in all NZ South The staff were so helpful and friendly. Couldn’t faulty anything
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely thrilled with apartment and facilities.
Cons: Nothings
7.9 Good
Pros: Good location walking distance to restaurants and lake. Cleanliness could use an upgrade with carpets, blinds and other surfaces not clean. Bathrooms and bedrooms were good. Unit well equipped but could use a good scrub.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Really lovely facilities and well kept. Great conditions.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was very good, quiet and easy to get to. Rooms were clean and big. Beds comfortable. Friendly staff who saw to all our needs
Cons: The firealarm's battery needed to replaced, I think. it was beeping all night. Gas heater in the living room, didn't work - could not get it to be started
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Warm and comfortable
Cons: Mouse dropping under sink
Lake Tekapo Village Motel - Lake Tekapo - Building
3
8.3 Excellent (1,289 reviews)
C$ 249+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Lake Tekapo Village Motel in Lake Tekapo, you'll be in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: In the center very close to the shops and the lake
Cons: None
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The locality was wonderful with being so close to the lake and the shops.
Cons: The room was clean and cosy, even though we were close to the road and shops it was quiet, it’s location was perfect, and the view from our upstairs room balcony was stunning.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: It was right in the middle of everything
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Was a great price, great location, very cosy room, good shower and clean..... friendly staff too.
Cons: Bed a touch hard but that’s being ultra picky.....noisy upstairs guests.... but they shut up eventually and no fault of the establishment...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Helpful staff; location
Cons: N/a
Lakefront Lodge Backpackers - Lake Tekapo - Bedroom
4
8.1 Excellent (1,406 reviews)
C$ 34+
Overview Reviews
Lakefront Lodge Backpackers is just a 3-minute drive from Lake Tekapo town centre. A free shuttle service is available to and from Lake Tekapo bus terminal. The hostel is a 5-minute drive from Church of the Good Shephard and a 14-minute drive from Mt John University Observatory. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities in the surrounding areas including, canoeing, fishing, horse-riding, hiking and cycling. Bicycle hire is available. All rooms have access to shared laundry and bathroom facilities. You can prepare a meal using the barbecue facilities available.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The overall cleanliness and comfort level was far superior to other backpacker accommodation that I have stayed in. Staff went above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great friendly service at the reception, room had a great view! Power points everywhere also with USB plugs. Heating great in every room. Shower was great. Parking, bbq and shared facilities also very updated and looked great.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the cabin we stayed in, super handy to the facilities and beautiful view of the lake! Highly recommend
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice view on lake out of the common room. Good hot showers.
Cons: Most of the time the internet is weak in the backpackers lodge.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Room for just me this time- no bus tour present
5.0 Okay
Pros: Location is good if you have a car - by the lake, and close to the hot pools. Bed sheets were sparkling clean. Fast check in.
Cons: I stayed in 4-bed mixed room. Car parking was full, Wi-Fi didn't work in the room (poor signal), the room was tiny and very basic (no lockers, chargers, bedside lighting etc), constant noise coming from outside, common spaces were crowded, you have to use your key to get to the kitchen from outside which was not most convenient way. I don't recommend staying there.
Tekapo Heights - Lake Tekapo - Building
5
9.1 Excellent (494 reviews)
C$ 258+
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place. Good location. Amazing views. Perfect location for stargazing. Great staff
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable bed, great location
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We had very comfortable two night stay. Bedroom 1 has fantastic views. Hosts very keen to please.
Cons: Breakfast limited. For quality of accommodation we expected more choice.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice view and very convenient place. The room is very clean and large. The owners are a Chinese Couple, very kind and welcome. They prepared simple breakfast for the guest.
Cons: Very thing is good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Quiet residential street with adequate parking. Rooms are luxurious. Hosts, whilst having limited english, have a good grasp of translator technology so communication is relatively easy. Breakfast was more than ample with the host encouraging you to eat more. View from breakfast window is awesome. Easy walk back into town
Cons: There was nothing not to like.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The family who owns is incredibly accommodating as well as friendly. The entire place was very neat and clean and comfortable. It was one of our favorite rooms we’ve stayed in on our trip.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Fully equipped rooms. No need for any room service. Staff was very friendly and courteous. Being a vegetarian,they made us egg less muffins that was the highlight of our stay.
Cons: Rooms were little small. No hot water in wash basin. No food available after 8 pm
Three Rivers Lodge - Lake Tekapo - Bedroom
6
9.1 Excellent (273 reviews)
C$ 335+
Lake Tekapo Lodge - Lake Tekapo
7
9.5 Excellent (62 reviews)
C$ 456+
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts we very welcoming and we immediately felt comfortable. They left us to come and go as we wished with good suggestions to help make the best choices in the area. Having tea making facilities in room would have been an additional benefit if possible. The outside garden gave plenty of privacy as well as fresh air. A really lovely stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts make your stay at their home a very special experience. The rooms are beautiful and very inviting, the guest lounge is a little library, drinks are available and there is a fire place, a comfortable couch and arm chairs. Especially in colder season it is extremely “gemütlich“. Restaurants are just a view steps away, the McKencie grill offers stone grilled steak for very reasonable price. Everything was great, it is the perfect stop between Queenstown and Christchurch.
7.1 Good
Pros: Views were unsurpassed. People were friendly and very helpful.
Cons: Although quirky and historical felt it needed updating . Shower was weak.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Welcoming gracious hosts in a lovely home full of flowers from their garden as well as their collection of NZ art in an unbeatable location. Superb accommodations.
1.0 Poor
Pros: Home owner kept going on about how this was her home and not a hotel. Ad naseum. Lots of cheap props on walls she calls art.
Cons: The lady owner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Honestly absolutely lovely stay. Great location and lodge. Even better hosts.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stephanie & Alistair provide a home from home in a beautiful location. They are brilliant hosts, the location of the Lodge is perfect for exploring Tekapo & the facilities are fantastic. I had a wonderful few days relaxing after coming to NZ for work.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Hosts, room , facilities, extras. Artwork was superb. Lovely selection of books. Stephanie was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
Cons: Nothing.

Best rooms in Lake Tekapo

Tekapo Heights - Lake Tekapo - Building
1
9.1 Excellent (494 reviews)
C$ 258+
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place. Good location. Amazing views. Perfect location for stargazing. Great staff
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable bed, great location
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We had very comfortable two night stay. Bedroom 1 has fantastic views. Hosts very keen to please.
Cons: Breakfast limited. For quality of accommodation we expected more choice.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice view and very convenient place. The room is very clean and large. The owners are a Chinese Couple, very kind and welcome. They prepared simple breakfast for the guest.
Cons: Very thing is good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Quiet residential street with adequate parking. Rooms are luxurious. Hosts, whilst having limited english, have a good grasp of translator technology so communication is relatively easy. Breakfast was more than ample with the host encouraging you to eat more. View from breakfast window is awesome. Easy walk back into town
Cons: There was nothing not to like.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The family who owns is incredibly accommodating as well as friendly. The entire place was very neat and clean and comfortable. It was one of our favorite rooms we’ve stayed in on our trip.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Fully equipped rooms. No need for any room service. Staff was very friendly and courteous. Being a vegetarian,they made us egg less muffins that was the highlight of our stay.
Cons: Rooms were little small. No hot water in wash basin. No food available after 8 pm
Three Rivers Lodge - Lake Tekapo - Bedroom
2
9.1 Excellent (273 reviews)
C$ 335+
Mantra Lake Tekapo - Lake Tekapo - Building
3
9.0 Excellent (1,749 reviews)
C$ 254+
Overview Reviews
Prepare yourself for some of the most spectacular mountain scenery you'll ever see at Mantra Lake Tekapo, two and a half hour scenic drive from Christchurch and Queenstown. Spacious self-contained apartments in the heart of Mackenzie Country each offer 3 bedrooms, with fully equipped kitchens, two and a half bathrooms with underfloor heating and quality furnishings. Enjoy your private courtyard, garage and other facilities such as swimming pool, hot tub, barbeque area and outdoor fireplace.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: This place is superb for location and service.
Cons: The mattresses in all bedrooms are way overdue for change. We didn’t rest well because of it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: So comfortable and clean. Everything we needed was in the apartment. Great sporting Chanels on tv and cosy sofas. Best shower in all NZ South The staff were so helpful and friendly. Couldn’t faulty anything
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely thrilled with apartment and facilities.
Cons: Nothings
7.9 Good
Pros: Good location walking distance to restaurants and lake. Cleanliness could use an upgrade with carpets, blinds and other surfaces not clean. Bathrooms and bedrooms were good. Unit well equipped but could use a good scrub.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Really lovely facilities and well kept. Great conditions.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was very good, quiet and easy to get to. Rooms were clean and big. Beds comfortable. Friendly staff who saw to all our needs
Cons: The firealarm's battery needed to replaced, I think. it was beeping all night. Gas heater in the living room, didn't work - could not get it to be started
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Warm and comfortable
Cons: Mouse dropping under sink