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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 25 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 23 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 18 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
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed for a night in Lakeview room. Despite the stunning view in the morning, there are no other pros. Paint on the wall is peeling off, main light in the room is not working, broken blind and there are not enough sockets to plug all the electric blankets and bedside lamps in. We had to call room service to...

Thank Vyanne
Reviewed 16 July 2015

My family (2 adults and 2 kids under 5yo) stayed at the Lakeview room. The view was stunning, but we just wished the management also took some time to ensure: 1. the light (both ceiling and bedside) are in working order 2. the blinds in the bathroom don't just fall over

Thank Martin L
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately we booked online and couldn't cancel by the time we got there... We got a room in a bunker from the 60's, nothing had been changed (or cleaned) since then and it was just really disgusting. We're not fussy people but had to pay to get an upgrade to one of the Lakeview rooms, it was slightly better but...

Thank GladerN
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 June 2015

As the title says this place has them. Yes it is cheap but there is a reason for it, the place is old & the rooms need a real good refurbish. The heater is preset so you cant even stay warm , the hot water is so poor you would be better having a bath in the pool. Only stay...

1Thank Unhappcamper
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 May 2015

It's been some time since we stayed at this hotel. My surprise is that it is still trading! The only redeeming factor was the smiling reception staff, lulled us into booking in! We paid for a lake view room......we could just make it out over the ugly tin roof and TV antenna in front of our 'room'. The room was...

Thank McCrae3938

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  • Free Internet
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Breakfast Available
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: $117 - $174 (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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