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10 Best Hotels in Lake Tekapo

Peppers Bluewater Resort
4.5 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
AU$184
per night
7 Apr. - 8 Apr.
4.1/5Very Good! (2,455 reviews)

"Lovely complex but our room was too small. Only place to sit was on the bed."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

Peppers Bluewater Resort
The Godley Hotel
3 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
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3.1/5 (911 reviews)

"Newly refurbished rooms. Nice and clean. Staff were very friendly. Great location"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

The Godley Hotel
Mantra Lake Tekapo
4 out of 5
1 Beauchamp Place, Lake Tekapo
AU$274
per night
7 Apr. - 8 Apr.
4.5/5Wonderful! (495 reviews)

"Spacious accommodation, units are well laid out and supplies in the units were well equipped. One thing that made the stay a little uncomfortable is that the previous guest or housekeeping had left one of the windows without a bug screen open, so there is a lot of bugs in the unit. Each light source ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

Mantra Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo Village Motel
3.5 out of 5
Village Centre, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
AU$181
per night
28 Apr. - 29 Apr.
4.5/5Wonderful! (782 reviews)

"The view of the lake was fantastic and the staff very upbeat and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Lake Tekapo Village Motel
Lake Tekapo Cottages
3 out of 5
12 Sealy St, Lake Tekapo
AU$136
per night
7 Apr. - 8 Apr.
4.3/5Excellent! (304 reviews)

"I'm so pleased I found this place. It was tucked back in a quiet location, yet very convince to walk across the bridge to the village. The cottage was nice and cozy with a large kitchen. Only issues I had was the shower handle came apart, but was still workable and the bathroom fan was a bit nosiy ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Lake Tekapo Cottages
The Mackenzie Suites
3.5 out of 5
67 Darchiac drive, Lake Tekapo
AU$209
per night
27 Apr. - 28 Apr.
4.9/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)

"A luxurious property with everything you would need including a fire, front & back outside areas and views of the lake. Friendly, helpful check in."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

The Mackenzie Suites
Ranginui B&B
4 out of 5
10 Rankin Rise, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$484
per night
7 Apr. - 8 Apr.
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"This was our first B&B experience anywhere. The hosts (Ann Marie and Saab) were so welcoming and even had a reservation at a great local restaurant called Blue Lakes that we enjoyed. Saab is very talented in cooking breakfast. In the room we enjoyed complimentary snacks and drinks and had a beautiful ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2020

Ranginui B&B
Scott Street Apartments
3.5 out of 5
3 Scott Street, Lake Tekapo
AU$193
per night
1 May - 2 May
4.7/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)

"Excellent property! Nice and modern, clean and tidy with all the basics provided. Comfortable beds and quiet location. Would definitely stay again!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Scott Street Apartments
Mackenzie Apartments & Suites
3.5 out of 5
4 Sibbald Ln, Lake Tekapo
AU$253
per night
25 Apr. - 26 Apr.
5/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)

"The apartment is clean and comfortable. The view is great if you are on the second floor. Furniture and kitchen are nice and new. There is even a washer and dryer set you could use. It is a short walking distance from the city center."…"

Reviewed on 22 Dec. 2019

Mackenzie Apartments & Suites
Tailor Made Tekapo Backpackers
2 out of 5
11 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo
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4.4/5Wonderful! (67 reviews)

"Good accommodation"…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov. 2019

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Visiting Lake Tekapo

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Lake Tekapo, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting and top-notch restaurants. Quaint and scenic, this city attracts tourists with its mountain views and churches. In Lake Tekapo, there are 8 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.

Sightseeing and Staying in Lake Tekapo

The city's lakeside, mountain views, and stargazing provide a picturesque setting, and places to visit include Lake Tekapo. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Roundhill Ski Area and Mount John Lookout.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 8 hotels and other lodging options to pick from in Lake Tekapo. Below are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Lake Tekapo Village Motel - Amenities at this 3.5-star motel include free WiFi and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its central location and helpful staff.
  • Mantra Lake Tekapo - Our customers like the room size and location at this apartment. With a stay at this 4-star apartment, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with an in-room kitchen.
  • Lake Tekapo Cottages - With a stay at this 3-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free parking and laundry facilities, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its convenient parking and helpful staff.

Dressing for Lake Tekapo

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 70°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 47°F
  • From April to June, the average is 64°F during the day and 35°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 60°F during the day and 35°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 70°F as the daytime average and 42°F as the nighttime average
  • Lake Tekapo gets about 1.42 inches of rain per year
  • January and February are usually the hottest months averaging 69°F, while July and June are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 36°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Lake Tekapo?
Lake Tekapo Village Motel is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. It is located a short 9-minute walk from Lake Tekapo. Another top choice for your stay based on reviews is Lake Tekapo Cottages.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Lake Tekapo, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Lake Tekapo.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Lake Tekapo?
Based on reviews, Mantra Lake Tekapo is a popular apartment for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Another top option for your stay on the cheap is The Godley Hotel.
What's the best accommodation option for families in Lake Tekapo?
Mantra Lake Tekapo is a top 4-star apartment on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens. Other options to stay with the children include The Godley Hotel and Lake Tekapo Cottages. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Tekapo Springs.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Lake Tekapo?
Lake Tekapo Cottages is a favourite 3-star guesthouse for couples, and features free WiFi and a garden.
What's the best luxury hotel in Lake Tekapo?
Mantra Lake Tekapo is a 4-star apartment with an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay.
Where's the best place to stay for a trip to the slopes in Lake Tekapo?
Based on our travel data, Lake Tekapo Village Motel is a top 3.5-star property for hitting the ski slopes, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay near the slopes include The Godley Hotel and Lake Tekapo Cottages. Those looking to ski or snowboard can spend their days at Roundhill Ski Area.
What is staying in Lake Tekapo like?
Families will find child-friendly activities in Lake Tekapo, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting. Scenic and quaint, this city will delight tourists with its churches, mountain views and local tours. Top sights in the city include Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki and Church of the Good Shepherd. In Lake Tekapo, there are 31 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What are the top places to visit in Lake Tekapo?
The city is notable for its churches and landmarks such as Church of the Good Shepherd, Sheepdog Statue and Mount John Lookout. The lakes and mountains highlight the city’s natural beauty with places to visit including Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki and Lake Benmore. Taking tours is a top activity, and Roundhill Ski Area is one place to visit.
What's the weather like in Lake Tekapo?
The hottest months are usually January and December, with an average temperature of 21°C, while the coldest months are July and June, with an average of 2°C. Average annual rainfall for Lake Tekapo is 997 mm.

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