The Godley Hotel

State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand, 7945
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7.3
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9.0
Exceptional
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Exceptional location
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  • Lake Tekapo390 m
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    2.5-star Hotel
    Free Wi-Fi

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 16 times

    "The only plus point is the location is very good, just a short walk to restaurants, church of good shepherd and lake tekapo"
    Tan - November 16, 2018
    Very good service
    7.3 rating for service
    Very good cleanliness
    7.2 rating for cleanliness
    Good facilities on premise
    6.6 facilities on premise
    Good comfort
    6.5 room quality and comfort
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Blackout curtains

    • Bar

    • Fishing

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    Location score
    9.0/10
    Value for money score
    6.9/10
    Service score
    7.3/10
    Cleanliness score
    7.3/10
    Better than
    99
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    of Lake Tekapo properties
    Better than
    98
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    of Lake Tekapo properties
    Value for money6.9
    Location rating9.0

    Rooms available at The Godley Hotel

    Standard
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Lake View
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    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Superior Lake View
    Superior Lake View
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Lake view
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    Superior Double or Twin Room with Lake View
    Superior Double or Twin Room with Lake View
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Shower
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    Superior
    Superior
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    Superior Double or Twin Room
    Superior Double or Twin Room
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Family Room with Lake View
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      Family Room
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          Twin/Double room - Superior
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            What people love about The Godley Hotel

            • 5.6
              Review score
              Location

              "Location is great for travelers from overseas."

              ilhye

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              October 15, 2018

            • 10.0
              Exceptional
              Location

              "Location very charming, quite & beautiful."

              KING P.

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              May 18, 2018

            • 6.8
              Good
              Location

              "The location is good and convenient."

              Sai S.

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              June 17, 2018

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            8.4
            Excellent

            "Older hotel but perfect location with helpful staff."

            David

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            November 29, 2016

            Description

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            Most talked about facilities

            Housekeeping
            18 mentions
            View
            17 mentions
            Internet
            11 mentions
            Breakfast
            9 mentions

            What they offer

            10.0
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Staff was professional, polite and helpful."

            KING P.

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            May 18, 2018

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            Food and dining

            Restaurants on site

            Restaurant
            Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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            Reviews of The Godley Hotel from real guests

            Overall rating
            7.3
            Very good
            From 2122 reviews
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            Rating via Agoda7.3
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            10
            Cleanliness7.2
            Facilities6.6
            Location9.0
            Room comfort and quality6.5
            Service7.3
            Value for money6.9
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            8-9 Excellent (48)
            7-8 Very Good (86)
            6-7 Good (57)
            <6 Below Expectation (100)
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            7.2
            Very good
            Shyam from Singapore
            Group
            Lake View
            Stayed 1 night in May, 2019

            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.

            Reviewed June 02, 2019
            8.4
            Excellent
            Yi from Hong Kong
            Couple
            Lake View
            Stayed 2 nights in April, 2018

            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.

            Reviewed April 09, 2018
            9.2
            Exceptional
            STEFANI from Indonesia
            Group
            Lake View
            Stayed 1 night in October, 2016

            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.

            Reviewed October 16, 2016
            8.0
            Excellent
            Fendy from Indonesia
            Solo traveler
            Lake View
            Stayed 1 night in June, 2013

            Nice motel/hotel right in front of lake tekapo”

            Location. Location. Location

            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.

            Reviewed June 21, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Pius from Indonesia
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in August, 2012

            better than expected”

            spectacular view

            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.

            Reviewed August 23, 2012
            6.8
            Good
            Nga from Hong Kong
            Couple
            Lake View
            Stayed 1 night in January, 2019

            Good”

            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.

            Reviewed February 14, 2019
            6.0
            Keke from New Zealand
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in November, 2018

            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.

            Reviewed November 19, 2018
            5.6
            ilhye from New Zealand
            Family with young children
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in October, 2018

            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.

            Reviewed October 15, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            KA from Hong Kong
            Solo traveler
            Lake View
            Stayed 1 night in August, 2018

            Nice Hotel”

            Great Location with great view of the lake and the staff are helpful and nice here.

            Reviewed March 30, 2019
            4.8
            Monica
            Couple
            Lake View
            Stayed 1 night in April, 2019

            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.

            Reviewed April 19, 2019
            7.2
            Very good
            SIEW from Singapore
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in April, 2019

            Very good”

            Very Noisy! Can hear people talking in next door and vehicle movement outside.

            Reviewed April 17, 2019
            4.8
            Craig
            Group
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in April, 2019

            Under renovations ”

            That was the only drawback the whole place being renovated so 1 star for facilities and value for money

            Reviewed April 13, 2019
            4.0
            Cheryl from Singapore
            Family with teens
            Standard Room
            Stayed 1 night in March, 2019

            Horror hotel”

            you should stay at this hotel if you want to have the "before crime scene" csi experience.

            Reviewed March 10, 2019
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Nor from Malaysia
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in January, 2019

            Exceptional”

            Nice hotel. Near the lake & lots of interesting place nearby. Eatery just walking distance.

            Reviewed February 05, 2019
            8.0
            Excellent
            Albert from Taiwan
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in January, 2019

            Fair”

            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.

            Reviewed February 01, 2019
            10.0
            Exceptional
            HAIYAN from China
            Group
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in January, 2019

            Exceptional”

            Good location

            Reviewed January 17, 2019
            9.6
            Exceptional
            YIJIA from New Zealand
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in December, 2018

            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.

            Reviewed January 02, 2019
            8.0
            Excellent
            Christina from United States
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 2 nights in June, 2018

            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.

            Reviewed June 26, 2018
            4.8
            Anja from New Zealand
            Couple
            Standard Room
            Stayed 1 night in March, 2018

            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...

            Reviewed May 31, 2018
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Amanda from Australia
            Group
            Lake View
            Stayed 1 night in April, 2018

            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.

            Reviewed April 16, 2018
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