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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2016

The rooms here are decorated in 90s modern style and lacked personality. The facilities were great and everywhere was spotless. As well as the spacious bathroom there was access to a full kitchen. Somehow for me the place lacked personality despite Rosemary being available to chat and offer information. The breakfast was an absolute highlight. Rosemary made her own croissants...

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Mountain View, California
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We arrived without a reservation and were welcomed into Creel House. The host was warm and friendly and our room was great with a comfortable bed, heated blanket and private bath. Breakfast was delicious and easily accommodated a gluten allergy. We were a short walk to town and the host had recommendations for eating and tramping including a map. Would...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

We had the lake-facing room which was big and had great views. Very comfortable bed. Breakfast is continental (croissant, cereals, fruit salad,yoghurt, toast, fruit juice, plus cooked eggs) and plenty. Excellent! 15 minutes walk into town. We saw the twin room at the back which seemed pleasant enough. There is a large sitting room at the front with TV, lots...

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Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Nice view over Lake Tekapo from the room in front. The room is big, but dated. However the beds are really nice. Great breakfast with homemade egg-muffins and poached fruit. Walking distance to town and great restaurants.

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Reviewed 30 March 2015

Lake Tekapo is beautiful and this spot was very convenient for exploring the area. We had been staying in motels all across New Zealand so it was nice to be in a home. Rosemary made it very welcoming. The breakfast was outstanding, with homemade croissants, great fruit, eggs, and more. Rosemary was making the croissants the evening we arrived and...

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RosemaryneeDoig, Owner at Creel House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Nancy, and did you go home and make croissants? :) Regards, Rosemary

Wirral
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Cannot fault this place. Very comfortable, clean and relaxing. Rosemary provides a tremendous breakfast. I cannot understand any rating below excellent but we have the beautiful balcony room. The lounge also has a balcony and it is a lovely spot to sit and relax.

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RosemaryneeDoig, Owner at Creel House, responded to this review

Thanks SallyAnn for your review. Appreciate your comments and that you enjoyed the breakfast. Regards, Rosemary

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We stayed 20 places in 26 days on our trip throughout NZ and this and Charlotte Sound were our most expensive nights. Definitely book the room with the balcony if available. Beautiful Tekapo lake views. We had the rear bedroom with private big bathroom right across the hall which worked well. Great to have free WiFi especially when travelling. Host...

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RosemaryneeDoig, Owner at Creel House, responded to this review

Thank you Anita for your review. The braided rivers book is really interesting to those who like geography and nature and the braided rivers are endemic to the Canterbury region. Sincerely, Rosemary

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Of the 28 B&Bs we stayed with in NZ this turned out to be the most expensive and therefore the least value for money. The hosts were reasonably hospitable and the breakfast was ok. The accommodation was slightly dated but convenient.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2013

You can be sure of a warm welcome from Rosemary if you stay in her home at Creel House. We stayed here for two nights while visiting the Lake Teakapo area during our recent tour of South Island and had the front room at the top of the house. The view of Lake Tekapo from the bedroom window was superb...

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RosemaryneeDoig, Owner at Creel House, responded to this review

Thank you Sue. Pleased you enjoyed your stay here. Have a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year. Best Wishes - Rosemary

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Mary was very nice and welcoming, and her breakfast was expansive and delicious. The home is a little older for the price, but the location and views were good. We would stay here again if it was a little less expensive. The Lake Tekapo area was great, and the little town was within an easy walk of Creel House.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Creel House is located in the village of Lake Tekapo and is an excellent base for exploring the Tekapo and the Mt Cook region. Your hosts, Rosemary & Grant invite you to stay in their three storied home built by Grant in the style of a Norwegian chalet. All rooms are spacious and comfortable with three guest bedrooms, two doubles (queen beds) with private bathrooms, and twin room with two single beds and ensuite. The accommodation is on the middle and upper floor with guest entrance and lounge. A continental breakfast is served with homemade and seasonal produce. Lake Tekapo is situated halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown, and only 75 minutes from Mt. Cook. It is also close to Roundhill, and Mt Dobson skifields for winter skiing and pursuits. The lake is known for its incredibly turquoise blue glacial waters and the historic Church of the Good Shepherd which sits on the foreshore. Local walks start nearby. Creel House is a 12 minute walk to the restaurants and shops, or five minute drive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Creel House

Address: 36 Murray Place, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range: ₹ 8,197 - ₹ 9,222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Creel House 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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“the room on the first floor showing towards the lake is just great”
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“Balcony room a must for the view!”
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