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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For an establishment in such a touristy place the service at the restaurant is very deficient and the food was nothing but ordinary despite the high price. We were sad to see such carelessness for patrons while awed by the beauty of the outdoors.

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Springwood, Australia
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

On arrival we were greeted by a lovely polite lady and we thought we were onto something good until we walk out of the entrance foyer. Unfortunately this place has not seen a renovation since it was built, it was almost like a museum it was that untouched. The only item in the room that was less than 10 years...

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1Thank explorer2777
Dublin
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Where do I start? I cannot think of any positives to write about this hotel. We found the building to be dilapidated, sub-standard, and well past its "sell by" date. Specifics include: Black mould and mildue in the bathroom; filthy & worn carpets in the external walkways; chipped and dirty furniture in the bedroom; fixtures & fittings dating back to...

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1Thank Courtmac2013
Levin, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We are staggered that a dump like this hotel exists in an area of NZ that is so tourist important. We are shocked at the condition of the whole place , inside and out . Actually as Kiwi's we are embarassed at the state of the dump in such a top location of NZ. They also insisted that we had...

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2Thank Balquiddar
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Everything we needed and wanted for a mini holiday. Yes the decor is dated, but it's clean and warm with good service and reasonably priced so we could spend more on the fun local activities. Meals were yummy too.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The hotel needs a facelift. Is it going to be knocked down shortly? The lunch in the dining room was its saving grace...brilliant portions and very tasty and a lovely man who helped us there. The bathrooms were yucky and breakfast brunch the next morning was dominated by large tour groups. How can a hotel with such an amazing view...

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2Thank Jacqui T
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

After leaving our air bed at home for tenting we decided to check in to The Godley. Room 117 2nd Floor. We had a bit of a view to lake and mountains which was the best bit. The sheets etc were clean but the double bed had leg broken off which we attached and the bathroom needs a serious revamp....

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2Thank Hayleyb71
Timaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 January 2017

one of the old accomodations of tekapo, but lake views wonderful (prob ask for unit that has this view) otherwise you be looking at someones back door. Great buffett breakfast, very pleasant reception and service staff... Dont ignore this one , its not too bad... june 2015

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Reviewed 15 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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  • 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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  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
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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: €74 - €127 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 39kylieg, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are no good rooms. Book any place but this place!!!!!”
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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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