The Godley Hotel

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

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The Godley Hotel

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Superior Room, Lake View | View from room
Outdoor dining
Front of property
Superior Room
Coffee shop

Overview of The Godley Hotel


Very good

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, 7945
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Garden
  • Reception fireplace
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

Standard Room

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Superior Room

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

Standard Room, Lake View

  • 22 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Tekapo - 5 min drive
  • Lake Pukaki - 47 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Kohan Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Dark Sky Diner - 4 min walk
  • Dolce Pizza - 1 min walk
  • Tin Plate Kitchen & Bar - 2 min walk
  • Jack Rabbit - 1 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.


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 reception
  • 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

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.


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

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.
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.
What's the area around The Godley Hotel like?
The Godley Hotel is a short 5-minute walk from Dark Sky Project and 7 minutes' walk from Church of the Good Shepherd.



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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Great view and location…but very noisey.
This hotel had an amazing view but unfortunately it was incredibly noisey. I could hear the occupants of both rooms on either side and also the room above. It needs a bit of a refurb and the black mould on the bathroom ceiling is not a good look….
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Heng, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Our rooms were right by the stairs which are metal. a noisy group of Chinese people on tour arrived at 9pm and continued to bang up and down the stairs and talk loudly for an hour... very loudly. right outside or on the stairs and on the upstairs corridor. Then at an early hour in the morning they were up again and it was a repeat of suitcases rolling along and up and down the stairs. We also had booked for breakfast and paid for it but on arrival we were told the restaurant was closed for alterations. No one from the hotel had contacted us to advise this prior to arriving. one of the reasons we booked was to get a hotel breakfast before we got on the road to Queenstown. While we were refunded - most of the cafes along the road were closed that morning and there was a huge queue at the one that was open.
Noeline, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cute, sleepy lakefront hotel
This was a cozy, motel style venue. It had one of the nicest bathrooms that we had on our full stay in New Zealand. It is in a small remote area of the country so a couple things for US-based travelers to be mindful of: the front desk people may be on a break occasionally, but generally will come back within 15 minutes. There won’t be somebody at the front desk in the late evenings, but I believe there’s a phone number you can call to still be in touch with them. There also is a door on the side of the hotel that remains unlocked throughout the night for people to come and go into the hotel, while the front door is locked. We felt perfectly safe at this location and it is super convenient to all of the restaurants and shops in the area as well as the local landscape sites. We would stay here again.
Trisha, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

roger, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Hotel, we got really lucky with the view staying at this place. Cali was amazing at the front desk. This place got great brekky, a good location, friendly staff and it was a great experience staying here.
David, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Abdul, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Had a nice stay at this Hotel...Staff were lovely, especially the lovely young man from Brazil at the reception desk! Nicely updated bathroom and room was cosy. Had a wee problem with plumbing in bathroom on first night but maintenance staff promptly fixed it so much appreciated! Jack Rabbit Cafe next door was super convenient and has delicious food!! We would stay here again when visiting Tekapo!!
Sarah, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Agnes, 1-night trip
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