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Mantra Lake Tekapo
4 out of 5
1 Beauchamp Place, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$199 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
4.5/5Wonderful! (524 reviews)

"Liked the swimming pool. Also the location. Didn’t like that maintenance in some areas of the unit was lacking"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb. 2021

Mantra Lake Tekapo
Peppers Bluewater Resort
4.5 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$169 per night from 4 Mar. to 5 Mar.
4.1/5Very Good! (2,587 reviews)

"Amazing view from the room, only issue was the window latch was broken so was a tad noisy when the wind hit!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2021

Peppers Bluewater Resort
The Godley Hotel
3 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$116 per night from 4 Mar. to 5 Mar.
3.1/5 (976 reviews)

"Rooms very dated. That’s okay if you get what you pay for but felt was overpriced for the 70’s decor and facilities."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2021

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As you start mapping out your travel itinerary, you realize there are a lot of things to see and do on your list. You plan on visiting the many landmarks that make Lake Tekapo unique, and know of a handful of restaurants that are dishing up meals you can’t miss out on. And you can’t forget your plans to tour the museums and art galleries. There are so many things to experience in Lake Tekapo, so why spend your entire holiday budget on your accommodation? There are plenty of cheap hotels in Lake Tekapo that will not only serve as a comfortable place to recharge between sightseeing, but that will provide exemplary service and welcoming amenities, too.

Instead of spending your whole bank account this trip, book cheap accommodation in Lake Tekapo that offers everything you need. Budget hotels offer the things you’d expect from a temporary stay, such as comfortable beds, spacious rooms, televisions with extensive channel offerings, and occasionally even additional features like kitchenettes and pools. If you’re not planning on spending much time in your room, why blow your entire paycheck? Instead, spend your hard-earned money on experiences that will truly make your stay memorable, like tickets to local concerts, plays, or sporting events.

Cheap Lake Tekapo hotels allow you to keep cash in your wallet for when you truly need it—like when you’re touring the area and come across an irresistible ice cream shop. Browse an extensive inventory of Lake Tekapo hotel deals here on Expedia, and prepare to enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

Frequently asked questions

What is Lake Tekapo like for travellers on a budget?
Lake Tekapo offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travellers. In addition to its well-known attractions such as Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki, this destination is home to Tekapo Springs and Lake Benmore, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Lake Tekapo?
Based on reviews, The Godley Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Peppers Bluewater Resort and Mantra Lake Tekapo.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Lake Tekapo?
Weather is probably a major factor when you plan your trip to Lake Tekapo, but bear in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 11°C, while the coldest months are July and June, with an average of 5°C. Average annual precipitation for Lake Tekapo is 1023 inches.
What is there to see and do in Lake Tekapo?
Lake Tekapo draws tourists with its lakeside setting and mountain views, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. If you’re eager to get outdoors, you can enjoy the natural setting at Tekapo Springs, Lake Benmore or Mount Cook National Park.
How can I get to Lake Tekapo and get around on a budget?
Looking at these ways to get around Lake Tekapo is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. The closest airport is 42.4 mi (68.3 km) from the centre in Timaru (TIU-Richard Pearse). Lake Tekapo may not have many public transport choices so renting a car could be an economical alternative to see the area.

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