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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We only stayed one night on route to Twizel. Room pretty dated but ok if you only need a bed for the night. Convenient location and check in service was efficient and friendly. I probably wouldn't go back as usually it's nice to pick somewhere nicer when you are staying in a hotel.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Just finished our evening meal and was very impressed. Yes the hotel needs a facelift and no doubt the rooms are the same but the food, service and overall experience in the restaurant was amazing - don't let the outside deter you give it a go!!

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Dated and tired. Hotel desperately needs a refurbishment. Internet in the room doesn't work. Hot water is limited and the bathtub looks dirty. Paint is peeling from the wall and door. TV reception is awful. Restaurant is awful and breakfast buffet has limited range. The staff is okay but we only dealt with them at checkin. Won't recommend to anyone.

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2Thank Alice J
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We was staying in lake tekapo for one night during our three week trip of the South Island and this was by far the worst room and cost a lot more than some of the better ones. The room was extremely dated with a small tv, dated furniture, uncomfortable bed, broken radiator right through to door locks that don't work....

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3Thank Helen A
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

When I booked a hotel I certainly expected a more modern room than the one we got. However, we were pleasantly surprised that there was a nice clean open air swimming pool (great for a hot January day) and a indoor spa pool. The room, although had dated decor, was clean, comfortable and spacious. The restaurant also provided a delicious...

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Thank Libby M
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Hotel located at the village center, so it was convenient to access the restaurant and supermarket. Multiple parking space It stated free 500MB wifi but it does not connect at all. Room not much privacy as the window and slide door fitted with see-through glass. Therefore, poor ventilation once the blind sealed off the window Poor room lighting Not value...

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2016

On arrival at the hotel, we were delighted to find that we had been allocated a Lake view room - #411. Unfortunately that was as good as the hotel got (see attached photos of our views) with a little forethought the bed could have been positioned on the other wall, but alas the only view from the bed was of...

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2Thank Mick W
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very old and needs a refurb or a rebuild, the rooms are not well maintained. Most things are only loosely attached to the walls, the fridge didn't work and the heater was either on full or we had to turn it off. The isn't much choice when staying in Tekapo. We also paid way over the top...

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2Thank Lee A
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

By far the worst room of our 4 weeks holidays in New Zealand and unfortunately not the cheapest. As we didn't book in advance, tgis was one of the only options left close to Mount Cook. Smelly room and the bathroom definitely needs some rework. Sink is old and used, seems dirty, wallpaper coming off the walls,... Fortunately the staff...

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2Thank Gaetan_Vanhees
Mumbai
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night coz we wanted to check out the night tour to mount john observatory. The room was strictly OK, a bit worn out at that. Lighting is quite dim at night and overall has a gloomy feel. The only upside is the view to lake Tekapo from the balconies on the other side. Overall, we felt...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located by the lake, overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains, the Godley Hotel offers comfortable and clean rooms in a beautiful and central location. It is a country style hotel with friendly staff and great service. Just 1.5 hours driving time from Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and 3 hours from Christchurch and Queenstown, the hotel is also only 40 minutes' drive from local skifields. The Church of Good Shepherd, the Sheepdog Statue, and all the restaurants and bars are within walking distance. Just a short distance away you can also find our beautiful tracks and walkways, world-class skiing, horse trekking, as well as the Tekapo Springs where you can enjoy an earth-fed natural hot spring bath and Mt John Observatory where you can view the galaxy of stars. With the wide range of outdoor activities available in Lake Tekapo, the convenience of the Godley Hotel makes it a great choice for the region. The hotel has a large restaurant and cosy bar with great Food and Beverage menu for you to choose, the hotel also offers indoor spa pool, outdoor swimming pool and a pool table for you to enjoy. A warm welcome from all of us at the Godley Hotel and we hope you enjoy your visit in the beautiful Lake Tekapo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Godley Hotel

Address: State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range: $116 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Godley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Just don't stay there ?”
 of 5 bubbles WaipunaOhau, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ensure lake view, it is its only saving grace.”
 of 5 bubbles 195jacquit, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“maybe one of the cheaper accomodations in tekapo, but def nothing wrong with it”
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 of 5 bubbles gavinr17, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do not choose 411 - it overlooks the fire escape and has no nets or blinds!”
 of 5 bubbles 82mickw, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ask for front on veiw to lake we were up stairs”
 of 5 bubbles 11Bear, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
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