This property is in high demand!
Booked 16 times
Booked 16 times
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||6.9|
"Location is great for travelers from overseas."
October 15, 2018
"Location very charming, quite & beautiful."
May 18, 2018
"The location is good and convenient."
June 17, 2018
"Older hotel but perfect location with helpful staff."
November 29, 2016
During your stay with us be sure to take advantage of the activities and sights the region has to offer, ranging from free walks and cycle ways to fully guided hikes and glacier landings in the stunning Southern Alps. Whilst here, keep watch on the surrounding scenery and witness the transformation forged by gorgeous fiery sunrises and beautiful pastel sunsets. Once you’ve had dinner and are nicely relaxed, why not take a walk across the lawn and look up into a crystal-clear view of the night sky, completely unaltered by artificial light. Rated as one of the most unpolluted skies in the world. Tekapo is the perfect place to relax and recharge.
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 ski fields. 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 a 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 outdoor swimming pool and a pool table for you to enjoy.
"Staff was professional, polite and helpful."
May 18, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 3 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 3-13 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 14 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Basic rooms with a great view”
The rooms were small and seemed outdated. The bathroom was alright, although quite small. But the views of Lake Tekapo were really good. For the price we paid, I wouldn't regard it as value for money but it was the cheapest option in Lake Tekapo. Would only recommend if you're staying for one night.
Good location but weak shower tab”
The location is perfect and Kohan is just next to the hotel. Lake Tekapo is just right beside and Earth & Sky is within walkable distance. All good but the shower tab is a bit weak and hot water is limited.
Great View and Location”
The Godley Hotel is only 5 minutes walk to The Church of Good Shepherd. Even we can see The Church and Lake Tekapo from our room. One thing to improve is free WiFi connection in room. Overall we had a pleasant stay here.
Nice motel/hotel right in front of lake tekapo”
Relucant to book this hotel after some reviews, but decided to book it anyway as i stay for a nite. The hotel is a very good location. Quite. Very clean for my standard. It is a old hotel so looks like a 4 star motel. I recommend to book a lake view one. As it overlooks the lake tekapo and a mountain. The water is amazingly turquoise. V. Calming.
better than expected”
Upgrade an additional, and ask a lakeside view room (in the 400 block), and you can have a quiet nice room with panoramic view of Good Shepherd Church and surroundings. Heated bathroom floor, and close to downtown.
Old facilities in room, fairly clean, tea pot with milk inside and the water in bathing room is weak. Staff from front desk is very nice and helpful. The intercity bus driver forgot to pick up us to Queenstown. After the helping of the front desk staff (Julie? Not sure the name) , it's finally fixed by taking Tekapo taxi to there. Driver of Tekapo taxi is really good too.
Great location saves it. ”
Facilities are VERY DATED. Room was VERY small and not inside of the building. You could hear everything from outside or the room next to you. Breakfast was fine apart from the scrambled egg that didn’t taste like eggs. Anyone planning to go to Tekapo for a proper vacation, don’t choose Godley Hotel.
maybe not again”
Old hotel, all mattresses were soft. Ok for 1 night stay. location is great for travelers from overseas. Paying money for the location, not the facilities. Staying in Tekapo more than 4 people, go to one of the newish holiday homes.
Great Location with great view of the lake and the staff are helpful and nice here.
Renovation is underway”
Very disappointed that we were told after paying that renovations were underway and there would be disruptions. Needless to say they are major, with most of the complex fenced off and unusable and access around the place was difficult to work out. Rooms are very old and renovation work appears to be cheap. Rooms with views have a view if you stand up and look over the timber boards on the small balcony - balcony runs length of all rooms, no privacy and not even wide enough to place a chair.
Very Noisy! Can hear people talking in next door and vehicle movement outside.
Under renovations ”
That was the only drawback the whole place being renovated so 1 star for facilities and value for money
you should stay at this hotel if you want to have the "before crime scene" csi experience.
Nice hotel. Near the lake & lots of interesting place nearby. Eatery just walking distance.
For the price to choose around the area, I would say it’s fair. The locations not too bad, but maybe could find somewhere better.
Perfect stay in Lake Tekapo”
Room was super clean and tidy. Beds were comfy. Great location near the church of good shepherd and loads of cafes.
very nice, excellent view”
Me and a friend stayed 2 nights. There is a pool, a free spa guests can use, free 500MB of wifi, tea and coffee in the rooms. The walls are thin--we were woken up by our neighbor at 4am. But overall a wonderful change of pace from 10 bed dorms.
Not helpful at all”
My partner broke his arm one day before arrival. Staff was very unfriendly and did not communicate so that they kept our money even though we could not travel to tekapo. We were willing to credit it but nothing...
Beautiful view of Lake and Church but bathroom has issues...”
Wonderful views of the Lake and Church of the Good Sheppard and an easy stroll to visit. The bathroom was a major let down for this property, the shower pressure is non-existent and although it is a shower over bath, you almost need a step ladder to get into it! Parking is also problematic as people park willy-nilly.
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!