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Creel House

05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived in Tekapo without accommodation booked. This was a good option considering the next town is 45 minutes away. The bed was comfy and the breakfast was very abundant. Off street parking and own bathroom.

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Rift Valley, Kenya
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We hadn't booked anywhere to stay so when we turned up at Tekapo we were delighted that Rosemary would take us at such short notice. She made us feel welcome from the start and had loads of knowledge about the local area. We had a lovely stay and Rosemary's breakfast was absolutely delicious. This place comes highly recommended.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Our host Rosemary was very welcoming and friendly. Excellent breakfast. Car parking space available. Comfortable room. Able to walk into town easily. Lovely views from the lounge across the town. Able to star gaze from the lounge balcony.

Thank killywhan
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was the second time we had visited Lake Tekapo and the second time we had stayed at Creel House. We made sure that we had the room at the front of the house with the marvellous view out over Lake Tekapo. Rosemary is quietly spoken, but very friendly and her breakfasts are delicious. There are facilities for making warm...

Thank Sally P
Berikon, Aargau, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 January 2017

As we arrived in Tekapo, Rosemary showed us our room on the first floor of their home, and we were blowed over by the view over the Lake Tekapo and the mountains behind from our balcony. It is a very nice room with bathroom just next door. Everything was to find in the room to make tea or coffee. And...

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The first night in Lake Tekapo we stayed in The Pepper Bluewater Resort. We could not stay a second night because they were full but we managed to get a room in the Creel House B&B. This turned out to be a wonderful choice. At this B&B you get a lot more value for money than you do at the...

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RosemaryneeDoig, Owner at Creel House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Billie. Have a Happy New Year. Best Wishes.

Reviewed 29 October 2016

Creel House is on the edge of Tekapo village with good parking facilities too. Our room was very comfortable and Rosemary's breakfast was excellent. There is also a cosy big lounge. Nearby is Mount John, a fine hill & lakeside walk, away from the crowds stopping in the village.

1Thank Rob_Roy_McGregor
Romiley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Although I only stayed for one night, I enjoyed this stopover. Rosemary is a very welcoming and helpful hostess. The room was comfy, with everything you could possibly need. Breakfast, sitting round a communal table with the other guests was interesting and enjoyable. It is also easy walk into the village and very near the office for the Observatory trips.

1Thank Mary S
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I do travel a lot for business and pleasure and it is not very often I write a review, but sometimes I just feel the obligation to write and then it is always something positive I want to share. There are B&Bs and there are B&Bs, the Creel House is a great choice if you happen to be to Lake...

Thank IslandWind
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Very nice place with good location where only around 10 to 15 minutes walk to Lake Tekapo, information centre and shops. Very clean and comfortable enviroment. Very nice homemade breakfast with other travelers and owners in a very comfortable environment. Also, the owners were very friendly and helpful as we missed the bus from Tekapo to Christchurch( around 3 hours...

Thank Sui Yee L

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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: €84 - €113 (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”
RonnyS33, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the lake view, the few bucks more is worth it”
IslandWind, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you want a view book a room to suit”
stoodlee, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have better views of the stars and the lakes.”
kathyk0l, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Balcony room a must for the view!”
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SallyannWirral, 5 Mar 2015 | Read review
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