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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Room was very outdated and unclean!! Very run down and musty!! Walls were so paper thin we could hear the couple in the room next to us having sex. The carpet was very old and had holes through it. The shower was not cleaned and vinyl was rotting. Shower curtain was just a normal old curtain from a window. We...

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North Narrabeen, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Our stay here was very disaapointing, the rooms were comfortable but the showers are pathetic and with regard to the restaurant, the bar and the night receptionist - dreadful. My parents could not get lunch at 13.50 despite being told that lunch could be had up to 14.30. That evening, we got back to the hotel after eating elsewhere and...

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Thank elaine b
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Staff were friendly, but the room I had was disgusting and in desperate need of a refurbishment.The bed was small and pilot was old and lumpy. This is one over-used Hotel, and whilst cheap, was an embarrassment to New Zealand tourism and the Asian market they service. C'mon guys, a lick of paint and some fresh unstained carpet wouldn't go...

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Thank TruckMovesMike
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The hotel is very badly dated & has had nothing done to it for a long long time. Although the builders were there at the same time so assume they are doing the place up. The room was clean & tidy but the hand basin was badly cracked & the basin has back mould on it. 1 of the cupboards...

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Thank gusgus2016
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The rooms are clean and comfortable, even though the hotel as a whole looks old and not very inviting. We were quite happy about the location, because it was within walking distance to the lake as well as to shops and restaurants. It is also quite near to most of the attractions (as are other hotels, but then this one...

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Thank H0nestH0lidayer
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Our room was upstairs, facing the lake. The hotel is showing its age, but we found our room to be clean and well presented. There were tea/coffee facilities, with coffee etc provided, and a small fridge. The water pressure in the shower was dismal! We would have loved a couple of comfortable chairs to sit on.

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1Thank Ruth G
kuala lumpur
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Checked into the hotel ( more like a motel) in Sept 2016. Service was good. Hotel is old but no complaints. Next to shops and restaurants, very convenient. Walking distance to Lake Tekapo. Our room faces the lake. Beautiful view.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The room was very warm and as we were only there to sleep, thought it was very good for the price. Was clean and cosy and many restaurants to choose from within a couple of hundred meters and a general store for your supplies close by. We would stay there again.

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Thank Gavin P
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 September 2016

For such a great location, the hotel owners have done nothing to maintain it. The buildings and decor look tired and dated, there was mould in the bathroom. The guy at reception did nothing to help us, did not even bother to introduce the highlights of the place to generate more business for the region. Disappointing. We will stay elsewhere...

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The room and view were adequate for the price. The breakfast was overcooked and greasy. The reception were totally unreasonable and quite willing to lose 2 extra nights accom for the price of cancelling one night due to weather related plan changes. Very poor business attitude and will not recommend to fellow business and travel friends.

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

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Address: State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range: $111 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Godley Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“ask for front on veiw to lake we were up stairs”
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“If you must stay get a room away from the main road - as noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles kangab, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't get a room beside the road as it really noisey.”
 of 5 bubbles gusgus2016, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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