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The Godley Hotel

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, 7945, New Zealand
3.1 out of 5 rating 896 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 3.1
Property Details

Property Location

When you stay at The Godley Hotel in Lake Tekapo, you'll be on a lake, just steps from Mount John Observatory and 6 minutes by foot from Lake Tekapo. This hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Church of the Good Shepherd and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Tekapo Springs.


Make yourself at home in one of the 70 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and Smart televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and electric kettles.


Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and a fireplace in the lobby.


Enjoy a satisfying meal at Restaurant and Bar serving guests of The Godley Hotel. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 10:00 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Mount John Observatory - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Lake Tekapo - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of the Good Shepherd - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Sheepdog Statue - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Tekapo Springs - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Mount John Lookout - 3.8 km / 2.4 mi
Fairlie Heritage Museum - 42 km / 26.1 mi
Fairlie Golf Course - 43.5 km / 27 mi
McLean Park - 43.6 km / 27.1 mi
Lake Pukaki Information Center - 47.3 km / 29.4 mi

The preferred airport for The Godley Hotel is Timaru (TIU-Richard Pearse) - 97.2 km / 60.4 mi

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 10am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10:30 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests requesting specific accessibility needs should contact this property in advance. Contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: NZD 22.50 for adults and NZD 11.25 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 46 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 percent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • -Fireplace in lobby
  • -Free self parking
  • -Roll-in shower
  • -Accessible bathroom
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • -Conference space
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Free newspapers in lobby
  • -Television in common areas
  • -Front desk (limited hours)
  • -Restaurant
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Garden