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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

8.0/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, 7945

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationChurch of the Good Shepherd7 min walk
  • Popular LocationSheepdog Statue8 min walk
  • Popular LocationTekapo Springs4 min drive
  • AirportGlentanner (GTN)57 min drive

Room options

About this area

Lake Tekapo

Located in Lake Tekapo, The Godley Hotel is in a rural area and on a lake. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Mount John Observatory, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki. Take in the nearby slopes with downhill skiing, snowboarding and a ski area, or try out other outdoor activities such as snow tubing.

What's nearby

  • Church of the Good Shepherd - 7 min walk
  • Sheepdog Statue - 8 min walk
  • Tekapo Springs - 4 min drive
  • Mount John Observatory - 13 min drive
  • Mount John Lookout - 20 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Mackenzie's Stonegrill - 3 min walk
  • Tin Plate Kitchen & Bar - 2 min walk
  • Mackenzies Cafe Bar & Grill - 3 min walk
  • Pepes Pizza & Pasta Restaurant & Bar - 1 min walk
  • Tekapo Auto Services - 3 min walk

About this property

The Godley Hotel

3-star hotel by the lake
Located close to Church of the Good Shepherd and Tekapo Springs, The Godley Hotel provides a cafe, a garden and laundry facilities. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a fireplace in the lobby and conference space.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self-parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), smoke-free property and a front desk safe
  • A TV in reception and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All 58 rooms offer amenities such as free WiFi. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and free cots/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hairdryers
  • 40-inch Smart TVs with satellite channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, fridges and free tea bags/instant coffee


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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

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

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: NZD 29 for adults and NZD 14.50 for children
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe

Restaurants on site

  • Jack Rabbit

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

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

Business services

  • Conference space


  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


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


  • 40-inch smart TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Fridge


  • Phone

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 55 per night.
Free cots are available on request at the property

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: from approximately NZD 29 for adults and from NZD 14.50 for children
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 55 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 per cent

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is 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

Is The Godley Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 21 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 26 Mar 2023 start from RM 419.19, excluding 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.

How much is parking at The Godley Hotel?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Godley Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Godley Hotel?

Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is The Godley Hotel located?

Situated on a lake, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Church of the Good Shepherd, Tekapo Springs and Lake Tekapo. Mount John Observatory and Lake Pukaki are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Godley Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Godley Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Godley Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 124 out of 296 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 42%
Rating 8 - Good. 93 out of 296 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 31%
Rating 6 - Okay. 48 out of 296 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 16%
Rating 4 - Poor. 19 out of 296 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 12 out of 296 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Recently renovated and pleasant place to stay in Tekapo. Staff were most helpful with advice on the surrounding area. Very comfortable room.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great view! Lovely people!

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
A good stay at The Godley. All amenities, comfortable bed and handy to the village and restaurants. Would stay there again. Jack Rabbit restaurant great for breakfast!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

2/10 Terrible


Travelled with partner
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
I found this motel to be very run down ,small bed ,old need work ,would not stay again not worth what we paid
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

4/10 Poor


Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is my second stay here and have always had a great experience. The hotel itself is a budget friendly accommodation, with basic facilities. The rooms are clean and well provided for, however are definitely a 2 or 3 star experience. We did not use the pools on site but opted for the nearby hot pools experience. The location is perfect for visiting the little town center, Church of the Good Shepard, Dark Sky Diner and observatory, the lake, and all key locations in Lake Tekapo.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Disliked: Amenities
It’s too expensive for what the room provides. There’s ample space to fit in a toaster and a microwave. Tiny tubes of shampoo and conditioner? Seriously try to consider person with long and with second person sharing the room.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Close to shops and dining options as well as sightseeing places.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
We had a pleasant stay. The room and bathroom were clean and adequate.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023