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Grand Suite Lake Tekapo
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 38 reviews
 by Julian
Great room but poor lake view

Great apartment but also a big disappointment. Definitely many more stars than three for the suite in terms of style, appointment and comfort. However, we were looking forward to sitting in the unit with a fabulous view of Lake Tekapo. Our two bedroom second floor unit was at the far end of the complex and the view was nothing like any of the internet photos. Call me fussy if you like, but I thought I was paying for a decent lake view to enjoy and not simply a water glimpse (albeit with some mountains). Make sure to request a decent view! The client views are those lucky enough to have had a “wow” view. Our reality, for the same price, was disappointing.

Hi Julian, thanks for your review. You are being a little presumptuous with your comments here. The few units we have with absolute lake views do come at a higher cost than our standard studios. All of our units see the lake and your two-bedroom unit is massive being 85m2 plus a terrace of 15m2. Furthermore, you do have the ability to appreciate the lake views from our Reception, particularly the view from the upstairs mezzanine floor as you read or browse the internet to possibly write lovely reviews. Safe travels.

 by Rebecca
Highly recommend

I stayed here last minute after the original hotel I had booked in the area was less than satisfactory. I had a warm welcome which cheered me right up and the room was so luxurious and well appointed that my only regret was not booking here in the first place. Stay here – treat yourself to a stay in this gorgeous accommodation with spectacular views!

Hi Rebecca, thank you for your lovely kind words. Safe travels.

 by Gail & Arjen
Great stay at wonderful accommodation

Unfortunately we only stayed one night in this wonderful accommodation. We stayed in the one bedroom unit and it was huge! The kitchen was well equipped, the bathroom was very luxurious with an awesome shower and the big bed was so comfy! And did I mention the stunning view at the lake from the nice living room already? The hosts were very, very nice and welcoming and even made a dinner reservation at the T.L.V. restaurant (which was great btw) for us. We highly, highly recommend!

Thank you, Gail/Arjen, for this wonderful review of our new property. See you back here again one day in the future. Take care.

 by Heather and Bob Carter

Lovely spacious accommodation, beautifully appointed and in a great location. The view was stunning and the manager very friendly and helpful. The photos in the gallery don’t really show how lovely it is.

Thank you Heather/Bob for your review. Great to have you staying with us. Take care.

 by Rob and Rose McKellar
Superb – 10 out of 10

We couldn’t be happier with our experience staying at the Grand Suites Tekapo. There was a large group of us and right from our first enquiry Dave and Sue went above and beyond to accomodate all of us and our needs as a large group. The rooms are even better in person, very modern, huge, well equipped and beautifully appointed looking over Lake Tekapo. Everything was simply stunning and we will all be back next year. Many thanks Dave and Sue for making our stay so memorable and enjoyable.

Thank you, Rob/Rose, for taking the time to write these positive comments. We are looking forward to seeing you again next year! Take care.

 by MN

We enjoyed a lot at this hotel. Room is clean and simple, Sue and Dave are kind and lovely , they advised us many things . We would like to come back .Thanks .

Thank you, MN, for your lovely review and kind words. We would love to have you back staying with us.

 by Janeene

The accomodation was perfect, Reception employees were very friendly and helpful. The room was magic and the views were amazing. It’s worth getting up in the morning for a short stroll to see awesome sunrises and sunsets. Would recommend staying here to anyone travelling to Lake Tekapo.

Thank you, Janeene, for your kind words. Great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.

 by Nikesh Barot
Great stay lovely people

Sue and Dave are very lovely people. They were extremely understanding, caring and accommodating. Great service clean and tidy place. Highly recommended. Will surely be visiting again.

Thanks Nikesh for your nice comments. Safe travels.


This is the nicest accommodation I have ever stayed in! The rooms are so beautiful , it made us want to build and replicate them for our own home. Every single room, to every single detail, just perfect. Highly recomend!

Thank you Sandra. Great to hear from you and thanks for your lovely review.

 by Mike Halliday
Amazing location

What an incredible location and accommodation facility. From the very start with Dave and Sue welcoming you are this Grand Suite entrance with lounging chairs and fire and the view of Lake Tekapo. From your rooms window of Lake Tekapo and the township with your room having plenty of room to walk around. The amenities are all 5 star from the heat pump / air-conditioning, to the heated floors in the bathroom, the 5 star finishings, full kitchen, and a very comfortable bed that you require when you travel a lot. The bed was well presented and comfortable. I can see the Grand Suites become Lake Tekapo’s top accommodation facility. Dave even gave us a 10% discount voucher for breakfast the next morning at Jack Rabbits restaurant. Will I stay there again, YES.
Thank you and see you again next time.

Thank you, Mike, for your stunning review. We are pleased to hear that you fully enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you staying again with us in the future.

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Chevelle M
Chevelle M
Stunning facilities and service! Exceeded our expectations. The most stunning facilities and service. Everything was brilliant, our stay here exceeded our expectations with attention to detail / design / location and of course an extreamly friendly team. The wonderful family managing the property were extreamly welcoming, helpful. Absolutely the best place to be when in beautiful Lake Tekapo.
Jane H
Jane H
The best accommodation in Tekapo! Wouldn’t stay anywhere else if visiting Tekapo. Perfect location, breathtaking views and huge, modern apartments. The owners were so friendly, we were only saying one night but wanted to stay longer. Will be back!
Impossible to fault From the minute I emailed Sue and Dave, I knew they understand and care about their guests. I said we didn’t care as much about the size/layout of the room as we did about the view. We wanted to see the lake and see the lake we did! The room was beautifully sited, and an added bonus was that it was pure luxury. Everything was quality, and we had room to move. The bathroom was spacious, the bed was comfortable, there were seating options, and my husband was over the moon with all the power sockets, and lighting options. Dave and Sue were friendly and helpful, as were the rest of the team. If you can drag yourself away from the comfortable couch, the village shops are within easy walking distance, but I chose to stay put and enjoy my surroundings from the unit, only venturing out for our Star Gazing booking with Tekapo Springs. In our opinion you couldn’t possibly do better than Grand Suites Lake Tekapo.
Xenia M
Xenia M
Brand new luxury with views Brand new! Luxury. Gorgeous place and right opposite the bridge & church & restaurants. Lovely staff upon check in. All the bells and whistles. Photos don’t do it justice. It’s better in real life . 100% beats peppers
Can’t fault! Superb accommodation! We loved our stay here and our family of five was very grateful for the upgrade to the superior studio suites, which had amazing views over the lake. Units were spotlessly clean, in pristine condition, roomy, warm, comfortable and modern. Lovely, helpful hosts also! We can’t wait to stay again 🙂
Liz G
Liz G
Amazing experience!! Highly recommend. The Grand Suites are amazing! We loved our stay. I can highly recommend. It’s very good value. The suites are modern, very comfortable, amazing views, easy walk to restaurants and the lake. The facilities within the suite were of a very high standard. We are a family of 5 and it fitted our needs perfectly. Highly recommend.
Mike Halliday
Mike Halliday
Amazing location Top 5 star accommodation at Lake Tekapo at Great prices. I have stayed in Tekapo many times in the past and this is the best location for viewing lake tekapo the quality, presentation, amenities, bathroom are the best. Heated floor in the bathroom, 4 varieties of spray on the shower head, full kitchen with heat pump and additional heater if required. Large TV, internet connection is great just a pleasure to stay at the Grant Suits Lake Tekapo. Our hosts Dave and Sue will welcome everyone and are very helpful, even a discount voucher for breakfast at Jack Rabits restaurant the next morning. Will I stay there again, yes every time I visit. Thanks Mike
Anna L
Anna L
Relaxing bliss Our room had a lovely view of the lake. We were really warm and comfortable with great heating, lovely throws and that view. Everything is within easy walking distance. We were made to feel so at home and welcome. Hard to leave! We will definitely be back
Theresa B
Theresa B
Do yourself a favour. It was wonderful. I have never been bothered to a write a review before but after we recently stayed at the Grand Suites Lake Takepo felt the need to say what a wonderful experience we had. If the magnificent uninterrupted views weren’t enough they were easily matched by the rooms well appointed luxury interiors, from the underfloor bathroom heating and soft furnishings to the cleverly incorporated kitchenette with everything you need. If you love to spoil yourself then do yourself a favour and stay here. Thanks to Dave and Sue for their wonderful hospitality and for making our stay something we will fondly remember on our NZ holidays. Cheers Patrick & Theresa (Thanks Lynda and Gaz for the tip on staying here)
Cheeki Cherries
Cheeki Cherries
Awesome Clean, tidy, friendly and awesome views and a nice 2 minute stroll into town, highly recommended. First time we had stayed here and won’t be the last. The host was very accommodating. Plenty of parking and very nice rooms with a full kitchen.