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The Godley Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel doesn't have 24/7 hot water and limited wifi which is 500 MB and if you paid for more data, the wifi got extremely poor connection, I would never come here again ever! Please at least give unlimited wifi for this low quality room, so regret!

Thank Lexie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I purchased this accomodation when the hotel was having a sale, $99 for 1 night. When we arrived we were told that we had been upgraded and we were thrilled ... until we saw our "upgrade". From the exterior this hotel looks really snazzy. The room was musky, and decor was in desperate need of refurbishment. The lighting was so...

Thank rudyp599
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

A sublimely picturesque spot, turquoise Lake Tekapo, with the tiny Church of the Good Shephard perched on the edge, mountains that had just had their first dusting of autumn snow. I arrived at the hotel at 1pm having been driving all day from the south to be told to come back at 2pm when it was booking in time. So...

Thank Journey61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night. Lovely location on the lake. Motel is a dated building over 50 years old. Paid top dollar for accommodation which wasn't worth it for what we had.(in off season!) Every other Motel in NZ we booked all had good facilities toaster,untensils,etc this place did not have this. Rooms were average and walls paper thin. The...

Thank BangorBarney
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I saw the review for this hotel, I was nervous. But actually it was okay for visiting this small town for just one night. It is on the center of town and next to all restaurants, and only five minutes to Church of the Good Shepherd by walk. Location is excellent but hotel is a little bit old. The...

Thank Laoguai
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is a top spot with Lake frontage and spectacular mountain views. The rooms are very tired, particularly the bathrooms, but they were clean and comfortable. We had rabbits and ducks outside our bedroom door overlooking the lake which was cute. The evening meal at the restaurant was beautiful with stunning views. We would stay here again.

Thank russdon3
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had dinner here and the service and food were very good. The restaurant is underused, and needs some updating, but the food was very good for the price. The only criticism we had is that the coffee is just awful. Skip that, and the rest of the dinner will be excellent value for cost.

Thank Cris R
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Mostly a good motel. Stayed in budget accomondation and had trouble getting the back door to remain locked. Beds comfy though. Food lovely but expensive. Kids menu pretty basic but it made them happy.

Thank Rachel F
grantham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The lake was amazing. The azure blue colour and clarity of the water simply incredible. Sadly, the hotel didn't live up to the location. The room (and bathroom) was adequate. It was OK for sleeping in, but that was all. The quality of the food, both the evening meal and the breakfast was poor.

Thank D C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Unhelpful reception was a fitting gateway to a really poor, tired hotel. Rooms small and need painting and upgrade. Facilities minimal. Only location was a positive but hardly enough to redeem this disappointing place. Very deceptive on line photographs.

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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: $107 - $177 (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”
crisr663, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try elsewhere”
johnhJ6129FX, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
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