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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Receptionist tried to overcharge stating it was standard procedure for foreign debit card. The room was dirty (blood stains on the beddings) , 2 light bulbs were not working. Got woken up at 6 by the garbage truck and as the walls are made of cardboard the whole place was vibrating. The shower had no pressure whatsoever, utter rubbish. For...

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Lawai, Hawaii
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beware of this hotel at any cost! Kiwi's we met said they have had reno/ tear down plans for years! It is a scam and don't get caught in it! There are a lot of options in the town. The place is dirty, smell of urine and mold, dated (1950's) and actually unsafe ( bathroom slip and fall in tub/shower!)...

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Thank Debbie G
Cromwell, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked last minute on our way home from Christchurch, paid $154 and was quite surprised at our room as the hotel reception is quite nice, but don't be fooled other than that the rooms are extremely basic, reception staff were very pleasant. Once we got up in the morning and went to have a shower we discovered that we didn't...

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Deloraine, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is nothing nice about this hotel at all! Our room smelt so bad we had to go and buy air fresheners which still only took the edge off! Puts a dampener on such an amazing location, looks like instead of doing any work to the building the have done the bare minimum to keep it running, avoid at all...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the other reviews people have to get a real oicture of things and realise you get what you apy for. It is basic and dark, but only $140 a night. The Motel was clean and had been updated, the room size was good compared tom other budget Motels I have stayed in,

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Thank kylie g
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bed was comfortable with good clean linen. That is all I can say that is positive about this place. It was very dated and no maintenance had been carried out probably since it opened, it was really BAD!! Outside was no better, the outside pool was chained and locked. This place has really been run to the ground and...

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Thank swissjoron
Burnsville, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been so disgusted with a hotel/motel in my entire life. A cold and dark walk to our "room". The comforter was stained with Lord only know what. There were holes in the cheap paneling. There is NO room on either side of the bed. The bathroom mirror is delaminating. But the MOLD has to be the biggest...

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Thank Peter S
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed a night at the Godley hotel. Our room was accessed by a narrow dark corridor and the room, although of good size was old, with threadbare carpet and very limited furniture. The bathroom had cracked tiles and the basin looked as if fires had been lit in it. The shower was poor. I would not recommend this hotel to...

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Thank Richard L
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is not really worth staying at, although it does have a beautiful view over Lake Takapo. On arrival, the reception area was nothing special and in fact, a little depressing. Although this establishment is entitled "hotel", it is really a motel. Our room, as was the rest of the property, tired, worn out and set in the past....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel seems to be in a very bad state. The outside stairs look like they will fall apart any moment. The rooms are outdated. The toilet does not flush right. The hot water has a limited supply. Wifi also has limitations which is a nuisance. We were staying here for one night and that was one night too much....

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: ₹ 5,243 - ₹ 8,830 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Godley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“No views and advertised pictures are misleading.”
  • Height of tub to get into tub with NO mat to prevent you from slipping.
 of 5 bubbles debbiegD9928WS, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Near the front with a view.”
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“There are no good rooms. Book any place but this place!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles R7783KCpeters, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Just don't stay there ?”
 of 5 bubbles WaipunaOhau, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ensure lake view, it is its only saving grace.”
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