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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 26 December 2014

This hotel is located very close to Lake Tekapo.The place is surrounded by scenic beauty and thanks to the fine weather we could have a good view of Mt. Cook This hotel cotains 72 r00ms spread in five blocks, all the blocks are of two storeys. It has one restaurant one swimming pool, no gymnasium, and one bar. the drawback...

Thank R G
Waikanae, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Stayed for business...price is good but really needs tidying up. Lots of old weatherboard run down buildings at the back. Not a good look for a resort town like Tekapo. Room was very basic and old but comfortable. Lots of noise during the night from traffic on the state highway

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Our room was terrible. We couldn't bring ourselves to even use the shower, the bathroom was so horrible. The whole room was desperately old fashioned, hadn't been updated for what looked like 40 years, and the electrics were frankly a bit scary. No net curtain across the front glass wall, so you had to keep the whole curtain closed (and...

2Thank Sarah T
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 15 December 2014

This is very tired and rundown hotel in a very beautiful place. The whole place looks like it was built on the cheap back in the 1970s and nobody has bordered to maintain it since. What an embarrassment for the NZ tourism industry. The nasty shower will leave you making alternate bathing plans. Even if you chose to risk it...

4Thank Goatog
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 December 2014

A friend booked our room on-line and by the time we arrived we had little alternative but to stay in the rooms he had booked. The floor was dirty and the carpet tired and fraying. The bathroom was moldy - a heavily stained sink and the toilet cistern had black mould all over it. The shower finally produced some water,...

3Thank Robyn M
New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

THE GOOD 1. Price is reasonable. 2. Front desk service is polite and friendly. 3. Location is good. THE BAD 1. Very limited hotel water to shower. 2. Water pressure is very low. 3. Room is very old. Upgrade needed. 4. Bed is too soft. 5. Heat pump is old and noisy.

1Thank AJHolidays
Reviewed 12 November 2014

We had a good view of the lake from our reasonably comfortable room which was very tired and in need of refurbishing. It seems this hotel is a throwback from the 1970's without being upgraded at all. It is overpriced for what you get although the dining area where we had a reasonable breakfast affords great views.

1Thank bbcw
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Room smelt musty. The bathroom was mouldy, not updated in years. TV didn't work. Overpriced. Food ok. Upgraded after some discussion. Nice lounge room with log burner. Lovely view of lake from bedroom. B and M from Ireland

1Thank bernard g
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This place is a blight on not only the town of Tekapo, but the entire country, the owner should hang their head in shame, they should be embarrassed. This is the most run-down, ugly, tired, cold and basic accommodation I cam across in New Zealand. With probably the best views in town, it should be a glittering diamond in the...

3Thank MellyWilde
Reviewed 12 October 2014

From the shower which wouldn't stay on to the flicking lights, bad wiring to the terrible bed.... Yes I kid you not I think after twenty years of travelling I found the worst room ever in my own country....

4Thank Cat M

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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: ₹ 5,207 - ₹ 9,031 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Godley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Near the front with a view.”
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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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