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Top tips for finding Lake Tekapo hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Lake Tekapo, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Lake Tekapo in July and March.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Lake Tekapo if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Lake Tekapo found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $176, while the most expensive was $327.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Lake Tekapo for 7 days.
Relax and refresh your mind with a stay near Tekapo Springs, a hot spring also featuring ice-skating and a lake. Consider a stay at Lake Tekapo Village Motel, a 3-star property about a 5min drive from the springs. Other amenities include free parking and laundry service.
Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, one of the most photographed buildings in New Zealand. The quaint church sits atop a mountain, providing visitors with stunning views of Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps. A stay at the Mantra Lake Tekapo will place you about 10min walk from the church. The 4-star hotel also provides guests with a pool, kitchen, free parking and laundry service.
Hiking lovers should look for a hotel in the centre near the base of Mt. John. If you reach the top of the mountain you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the lake and Mackenzie Basin, as well as a charming café for a snack break. Consider a stay at Tekapo Village Motel or The Godley Hotel, both 3-star properties about 5min drive from the starting point of the circular track.
Travelling with kids? Choose a hotel close to Balmoral Farmyard in the city centre. The farm is an interactive, family-friendly activity for animal lovers. Visitors can get up close and personal with alpacas, pigs, lambs, sheep and more.
Lake Tekapo is a well-known destination for having one of the clearest skies in the world. Travellers from all over visit to observe millions of stars in the night sky. The best places to stargaze are out of the city centre, but another popular spot is Mount John Observatory, where you can use telescopes for a closer look. Solo travellers should consider Lakefront Lodge Backpackers, which is one of the nearest accommodation options, about a 15min drive from the observatory.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Lake Tekapo
If you’re visiting Lake Tekapo in winter, there’s a good chance you’ll hit the slopes at either the Roundhill Ski Area or Mt Dobson Ski Fields. Roundhill is about 32 km from Tekapo, while Mt Dobson is 43 km away. Both snowfields are located on the east side of the lake, so this is where you should look for accommodation. A good option is the Mantra Lake Tekapo, a 4-star property located about 50min drive from the mountains and featuring an outdoor pool, hot tub, terrace, fireplace, free parking and laundry facilities.
Peppers Bluewater Resort is an excellent 4-star accommodation overlooking Lake Tekapo. Located in the centre of town, it offers convenient access to shopping and dining areas. Featured amenities include modern rooms, bicycle rental, a restaurant and bar. Alternatively, the Godley Hotel is a 3-star accommodation very close to Lake Tekapo, with quaint rooms and a cosy restaurant.
Looking for a romantic getaway? Our recommendation is the Lake Tekapo Lodge, a 4-star boutique accommodation in the heart of the city centre. The rooms here have great scenic views and modern decoration. Facilities include a spa, laundry service and terrace, ideal for couples seeking a relaxing and rejuvenating break.
Peppers Bluewater Resort is one of the best destinations for business travellers visiting Lake Tekapo. The 4-star property features a business centre, laundry service, restaurant and free parking, catering to people visiting on business. Other featured amenities include a bar and bicycle rental as well as its prime location by the lake in the centre of downtown.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Lake Tekapo. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
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