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The Godley Hotel

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Superior Room, Lake View | View from room
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Superior Room | Blackout curtains, free cots/infant beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi
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Overview of The Godley Hotel

The Godley Hotel

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel within walking distance of Church of the Good Shepherd

8.0/10 Very good

277 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Laundry facilities
The price is NZ$159
Price available on 09/03/2023
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, 7945

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Timaru (TIU-Richard Pearse) - 71 min drive


  • Ramen Tekapo - 3 min walk
  • The Greedy Cow - 3 min walk
  • Doughboys Bakery - 3 min walk
  • Kohan Japanese Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Reflection Café - 4 min walk

About this property

The Godley Hotel

When visiting Lake Tekapo, The Godley Hotel is a great choice to consider. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Jack Rabbit, which serves breakfast and lunch. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and location.


English, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 58 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Coffee shop

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Hot springs nearby

Working away

  • Conference space


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch Smart TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Jack Rabbit – This café serves breakfast, brunch and lunch.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 29 for adults and NZD 14.50 for children
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.5 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 55 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards, mobile payments and cash.</p>

Also known as

Godley Hotel
Godley Hotel Lake Tekapo
Godley Lake Tekapo
The Godley Hotel Hotel
The Godley Hotel Lake Tekapo
The Godley Hotel Hotel Lake Tekapo

Frequently asked questions

Does The Godley Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Godley Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Godley Hotel?
As of 6 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Godley Hotel on 9 March 2023 start from NZ$159, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Godley Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Godley Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Godley Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Godley Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at The Godley Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities such as downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing, and in warmer months, enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes hot springs. The Godley Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Godley Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Greedy Cow (3-min walk), Doughboys Bakery (3-min walk) and Kohan Japanese Restaurant (3-min walk).
What's the area around The Godley Hotel like?
The Godley Hotel is a short 6-minute walk from Lake Tekapo and 5 minutes' walk from Dark Sky Project. Travellers say that the area is walkable and ideal for skiing.



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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful Hotel, Well Managed, Polite Staff
Nice rooms and very helpful and polite reception staff. Views from the Cafe are great too downstairs and the social area is scenically beautiful too. The hotel did have a 3 hour power cut one evening however it didnt bother us too much and was eventually restored!
Priten, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ralph, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Y, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

My Review
Clean and comfortable. Staffing must be tight as couldn’t check in until ~5PM.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kaitlyn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Good but Could Do Better
The Godley is in a great position. For the price, it needs work. Firstly good staff exist but they charged my card instead of taking my cash. Granted arrived late but the front desk shouldn't have done this. That aside, the only other thing we can say is the room was tied. The overall attractiveness out of the lake view rooms is basic too. Have to say expected more than a park bench and a strip of concrete. At $180 is OK, at $250 is subpar even allowing for the position but as they are still one of the cheapest in town, don't expect things t change anytime first. So would I recommend it? Yes. Would I stay again? Yes. Just fix and tidy up what's broken please.
Stephen, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Martyn, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lance, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

jay, 1-night trip
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