The Godley Hotel - Lake Tekapo

State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealandshow map
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Overview

Located 300 meters away from Lake Tekapo, a 3 Godley hotel offers a non-smoking accommodation within a 5-minute walk from Church of the Good Shepherd. The comfortable hotel represents Alpine architecture in Lake Tekapo.

Featuring great location, the hotel puts guests in the center of Lake Tekapo. The venue is set within 1 km from Lake Tekapo city center.

A short walk to a national park and lakes as well as ski fields.

The hotel lies within 70 km of Timaru airport.

Rooms

There are 80 rooms including family apartment, family room and standard room in The Godley Hotel, where guests can enjoy a captivating view of the mountain and make use of free wireless internet, climate control, television, a fridge and an iron with ironing board. The property offers views of Andes Mountains from the rooms. They also comprise en suite bathrooms appointed with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Every morning a hearty buffet breakfast is served. The onsite restaurant specializes in local cuisine. Guests are invited to the Fully Licensed bar to unwind with a drink. The property is located near highway, about 250 meters from lake tekapo tavern and Run77 Cafe serving a wide selection of dishes.

A continental breakfast is served and charges are applicable.  All visitors are offered a buffet breakfast for a fee.  A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The on-site comforts include free self parking, a designated area for smoking and a luggage storage.

Relax

A swimming pool, a library and a golf course are available for guests' enjoyment. The property offers a gym and a fitness centre to keep shape.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   80.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Garden area
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Lake view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Media

  • Internet television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 5 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children6 - 18 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Lake TekapoLake Tekapo1300 ft Lake TekapoNew Zealand
Church of the Good ShepherdChurch of the Good Shepherd1300 ftPioneer Drive
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Pepes Pizza & Pasta RestaurantPepes Pizza & Pasta Restaurant300 ftLake Tekapo Village Mall State Highway 8
Kohan RestaurantKohan Restaurant1000 ftSH 8
lake tekapo tavernlake tekapo tavern900 ftlake highway 8
Run77 CafeRun77 Cafe1000 ftVillage Centre SH8
Thai TekapoThai Tekapo1000 ftState Highway 8
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Tekapo SpringsTekapo Springs1.2 mi6 Lakeside Drive
Earth and SkyEarth and Sky12.3 miPO Box 112, Lake Tekapo
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Getting around
Airports
Glentanner (GTN)19.3 mi
Mount Cook Airport (MON)24.0 mi
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Reviews
6.4
GoodBased on  283  reviews
  • 7.0
    Very good

    The Godley is a well located hotel with friendly and efficient staff. Breakfast was well catered and plentiful. Staff at both dinner and breakfast were most attentive.

    The room we had was very cold and not at all welcoming. We had to ask for an extra heater as the panel heater was not working correctly.The lounge area had a great fire but you had to sit next to it to feel any benefit of the heat, otherwise the room was cold and draughty.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Position by lakes and restaurants. Value for money. As cheap as many packpacker doubles.

    No smile from the receptionist as we came in Two minutes at least to acknowledge us though she was only looking at computor screen

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    location was okay

    very old facilities, dated, worn out, should have been about half the price for the quality of the facility, TV reception tuning not good,

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The location is definately one of its strong points.

    Only having a double bed, instead of a queen. This is not ideal if you are staying there for a romantic weekend.

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    Only the location, close to beautiful Lake Tekapo

    Our upstairs rooms led onto a smooth, plywood verandah (the only entrance to the rooms) which was slippery with ice and a huge gap in the railing where my young son almost slipped off towards certain injury. Electric blanket did not work. Two heaters were faulty. Bathroom was unclean Breakfast was terrible. Stale bread and the cheapest bacon and tomatoes the establishment could find.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    It was warm and comfortable. The view was amazing. The chef was very helpful with my Gluten Free breakfast. Cooking me my own hash browns. You recommend it to others and would stay again.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff were extremely friendly and always willing to help (I even left some gear in the room and I was contacted twice on my mobile that day to fix the situation). There was an oustanding spa, the rooms were warm, clean and well-equipped for a weekend stay. The location in Tekapo is excellent; 1-5minutes walking distance from each eating facility and restaurant. My friend and I felt thoroughly rested before our trip on to Mount Cook. All this for $40 each ($80 for double room + single bed).

    Nothing really. For someone wanting something a little more 'upmarket,' the basin in the bathroom was a bit cracked and could have been fixed. Maybe a change in wallpaper to something more 'modern.'

  • 6.6
    Good

    Location

    Dated rooms, average menu in restaurant. Whole place needs renovating

  • 7.4
    Very good

    stepping back to the 70's decor , love the radio dials and the caperted areas

    shower

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Location is good near small village and lakeside. Large rooms with many local people staying, giving it a friendly atmosphere

    Staff was not very helpfull, check in could not be done before 4 P.M. for unclear reasons. Room was smelly and not well cleaned smelly (attempts to do so were probably the reason for late check in). The whole complex could do with some fresh look and furnitures.

  • 4.4
    Guest rating

    Very ,very shabby, in need of paint, room dark and dingy, no window in room, threadbare carpet, bathroom very scruffy. A pity as a great location. Would not go back there.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location is great. Staff very helpful and understanding.

    The quality of accommodation in this hotel is well below average. We were thoroughly disappointed with the shabby rooms we were offered and horrified, as New Zealanders, to think this is what is being offered to our overseas visitors. Come on Godley owners spruce it up or pull it down and start again!

  • 6.6
    Good

    Comfortable, easy to find and extremely close to shops etc.

    Woman on front desk was very rude at the start but warmed up over time. Rooms could do with a paint and patching of holes.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    really really nice room with a view we went for the budget room and were really impressed with the cleanliness and services.

    just a little disappointed that the breakfast was a different price to that quoted in hotel info but at least were advised and could make a decision.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    peaceful setting

    room had a lovely view of a wall. didnt dine at hotel as menu didnt look inviting

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Highlights
6
GoodBased on  283 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in New Zealand

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 5 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children6 - 18 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Glentanner (GTN)19.3 mi
Mount Cook Airport (MON)24.0 mi
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