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The Godley Hotel

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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews the night before I started getting really worried about staying here. It really wasn't too bad as a in and out the next day. Very outdated and desperately needs renovations as we couldn't even turn the hot water tap off in the bathroom basin. The beds are good for a single person as you will sledge...

Thank Spike201419
Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We paid the extra for a lake-view room - which certainly was spectacular. The snow covered mountains behind the lake made a wonderful backdrop. The room had just been partially renovated and had new carpeting. It had a good heating and the bed was OK. The paint on the bathroom door was pretty chipped and rough. It must have had...

1Thank NotistBodds
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 August 2015

This place is unbelievable. First, it smells like an old folks home. The corridors are painted that awful cream that they use inside old hospitals. The room we had boasted one heater which was inadequate to keep it warm during a relatively mild winter's evening. The electric blanket was good though and the bath was great with heaps of hot...

Thank HappyRover63
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We were in Tekapo for a car club event and could not get accommodation at Peppers, where most of the others were staying. Yes it isn't as flash as that other hotel, but the price is a lot less too. Our room was clean and warm. We also had a great view of Lake Tekapo and the Church. It is...

Thank Channon R
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We've been travelling in Australia, NZ and USA a lot and we've tried many types of lodging, but this hotel (motel?) is by far the W-O-R-S-T. This is the type of accommodation from the 1960s. I am not saying it's a vintage style, because it's not. They're trying to give the feeling of wooden cabin accommodation, but it' not. It's...

2Thank DarumaDaruma
Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Bedroom was small but clean. No cutlery, plates or microwave, Only electric jug. Bathroom needs total refurbishment. Pealing paint, wash basin with stains screws in the wall. Very grubby. Lovely views of the lake and mountains especially ay dawn and sunset. Personally would not stay there again.

1Thank gazzap44
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This hotel is ranked budget, and it is very budget. I have stayed at better back packer hostels than this place. It is in the town centre and close to the lake for some great views. Easy walking distance to mostly everything in town. No free wifi but you can purchase if needed. Our room was like stepping back into...

1Thank MollyAust
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Its in a great spot, walking distance to shops and the beautiful lake, but it is what it is, cheap accommodation which was fine for us, along as it was clean and warm with hot water in the shower it was fine, the best thing was they have a hot tub, altho a tad too much chlorine.

Thank Curly_birdy89
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Our room smelt- no air conditioning and tiny bar heater that didn't work properly. Bed was so soft you constantly roll into and on top of partner. Toilet sistern covered in mould and grot and grease in basin. Door very difficult to unlock and 2 person job to lock it again (1 to hold door shut in right position and...

Thank Leesa W
Denver, CO
Reviewed 19 July 2015

It was pouring rain when we were trying to find a room in Lake Tekapo. Went to tourist information desk in sporting goods store & they found us a room at the Godley. More than we wanted to pay, but "lake view" sounded good & we decided to splurge, as it was our last night on the road. Definitely not...

Thank Dincy

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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: €69 - €115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Godley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Check before you book if you have a room with a view”
Journey61, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Lake view rooms are best and furthest from road.”
BangorBarney, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you ask for a room with a lake view.”
russdon3, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Did not stay, had dinner only”
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“Try elsewhere”
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