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Mantra Lake Tekapo
4 out of 5
1 Beauchamp Place, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$245 per night from 27 Oct. to 28 Oct.
4.5/5Wonderful! (517 reviews)

"Proximity to Tekapo Village and warmth of unit/ apartment was greatly appreciated. Lovely family accommodation with full kitchen and laundry facilities was very handy. The internal access garage was brilliant too."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2020

Mantra Lake Tekapo
Peppers Bluewater Resort
4.5 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$149 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
4.1/5Very Good! (2,532 reviews)

"The hotel is straight across road from supermarket and the main town centre. Easy walk to local attractions and lake shore. A 3min drive to hot pools or an easy cycle if you have a bike. We had a small room at a very affordable price but there is quite a chouce of room ootions to book."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2020

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$139 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
3.1/5 (965 reviews)

"The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was quite dated, with squeaky floor, a shower with very low pressure and the mattress was very tired. Other than that it was great."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2020

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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 15°C, while the coldest months are July and June, with an average of 7°C. Average annual precipitation for Lake Tekapo is 997 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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What's the best budget-friendly hotel 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.

How is it to stay in Lake Tekapo?

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Lake Tekapo, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting. Scenic and quaint, this city will delight tourists with its churches, mountain views, and local tours. Top sights in the city include Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, and Church of the Good Shepherd. In Lake Tekapo, there are 32 hotels and other accommodation to choose from.

Where is the best place for a stay in Lake Tekapo?

Tailor Made Tekapo Backpackers is a favourite with Expedia customers. This property is a short 11-minute walk from Lake Tekapo, and it offers free WiFi and free parking. Other top choices based on traveller reviews include Lake Tekapo Cottages and The Godley Hotel.

What is there to see in Lake Tekapo?

The city is notable for its churches and landmarks like Church of the Good Shepherd, Sheepdog Statue, and Mount John Lookout. The lakeside and mountain views highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, and Lake Benmore. Taking local tours is a top activity, and Roundhill Ski Area is one place to visit.

Where is the best hotel to stay close to Tekapo Springs?

Lake Tekapo Village Motel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data, and this 3.5-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. It's located just a short 1 mi (1.6 km) from Tekapo Springs. Other good options within 5 miles include Tailor Made Tekapo Backpackers and Lake Tekapo Cottages.