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Cromwell, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Booked last minute on our way home from Christchurch, paid $154 and was quite surprised at our room as the hotel reception is quite nice, but don't be fooled other than that the rooms are extremely basic, reception staff were very pleasant. Once we got up in the morning and went to have a shower we discovered that we didn't...

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Deloraine, Australia
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

There is nothing nice about this hotel at all! Our room smelt so bad we had to go and buy air fresheners which still only took the edge off! Puts a dampener on such an amazing location, looks like instead of doing any work to the building the have done the bare minimum to keep it running, avoid at all...

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

After reading the other reviews people have to get a real oicture of things and realise you get what you apy for. It is basic and dark, but only $140 a night. The Motel was clean and had been updated, the room size was good compared tom other budget Motels I have stayed in,

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The bed was comfortable with good clean linen. That is all I can say that is positive about this place. It was very dated and no maintenance had been carried out probably since it opened, it was really BAD!! Outside was no better, the outside pool was chained and locked. This place has really been run to the ground and...

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Burnsville, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I have never been so disgusted with a hotel/motel in my entire life. A cold and dark walk to our "room". The comforter was stained with Lord only know what. There were holes in the cheap paneling. There is NO room on either side of the bed. The bathroom mirror is delaminating. But the MOLD has to be the biggest...

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Thank Peter S
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Stayed a night at the Godley hotel. Our room was accessed by a narrow dark corridor and the room, although of good size was old, with threadbare carpet and very limited furniture. The bathroom had cracked tiles and the basin looked as if fires had been lit in it. The shower was poor. I would not recommend this hotel to...

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Thank Richard L
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This hotel is not really worth staying at, although it does have a beautiful view over Lake Takapo. On arrival, the reception area was nothing special and in fact, a little depressing. Although this establishment is entitled "hotel", it is really a motel. Our room, as was the rest of the property, tired, worn out and set in the past....

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The hotel seems to be in a very bad state. The outside stairs look like they will fall apart any moment. The rooms are outdated. The toilet does not flush right. The hot water has a limited supply. Wifi also has limitations which is a nuisance. We were staying here for one night and that was one night too much....

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Ohope, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The best thing they could do would be to demolish the whole complex , it is a disgusting disgrace to New Zealand. The exterior is a rotting unsightly mess and the rooms were probably good 60 years ago . The staff and management just don't care because there is limited accommodation in Tekapo , we felt embarressed for the Asian...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The Godley is sorely in need of refurbishment. It is like stepping back into the 1970s. The staff on reception were very good and our room was clean but it really is not good enough for what travellers expect these days. Spend some money on your asset.

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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
  • 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: $122 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Godley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“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
“No views and advertised pictures are misleading.”
  • Height of tub to get into tub with NO mat to prevent you from slipping.
debbiegD9928WS, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Near the front with a view.”
39kylieg, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
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