Mackenzie District Hotels | Places to Stay in Mackenzie District

December 9, 2022 Terina Blouin

Discover the best hotels in Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island including The Hermitage Hotel, Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, Mountain Chalet Motels, Mantra Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo Village Motel, Galaxy Boutique Hotel, Mt Cook Lodge and Motels, MUSTERER'S ACCOMMODATION FAIRLIE.
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1. The Hermitage Hotel

89 Terrace Road, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999 New Zealand
Excellent
34%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2795 reviews

The Hermitage Hotel

From an intrepid journey through glacial valleys to a mouth-watering culinary dining adventure, the Hermitage Hotel is the perfect 'base camp' to discover your Peak Experience. Choose from premium hotel rooms, motel units or cozy chalets. Add world-class activities such as Glacier Explorers, Tasman Valley 4WD Tours, Big Sky Stargazing, Encounter Day Walks, scenic flights or the visual extravaganza of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and you have a unique, year-round alpine adventure perfect for the family holiday or your next romantic getaway.

The views are great

Reviewed By Barry P

We stayed at The Hermitage for it's iconic location and great views of Aoraki and the neighboring mountains. It's one of my favorite places to be. We stayed in standard rooms which were conveniently close to everything in the hotel and had a nice view. The facilities are very basic. The staff were friendly and helpful but it is clear they are run off their feet and the hotel is understaffed. Not their fault, more people just don't exist and visitor numbers are significantly down especially mid week. The buffet is the only dinner option, but the cafe is good until 4pm and reasonably priced. Breakfast buffet is good *if* you get there early in the service window.

2. Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo

State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7945 New Zealand
Excellent
33%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
10%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 4571 reviews

Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo

Looking out to the breathtaking Lake Tekapo between Christchurch and Queenstown in New Zealand's South Island, Peppers Bluewater Resort offers stylish studios, one, two and three bedroom luxury villas. Relax amongst the cosy sofa at Rakinui Lounge while enjoying a warming drink or light snack and for breakfast and dinner Rakinui Restaurant serves a diverse selection of international standard cuisine and favoured local delights accompanied with a breathtaking view across Lake Tekapo. Lake Tekapo provides excellent kayaking and fishing, while the old village is steeped in mythology and rich High Country history.

Excellent Accomodation

Reviewed By Shona B

From the booking process, through to dealings with staff it was a very positive experience. Staff were polite, helpful and accommodating. The rooms were spacious, very clean and had everything that I needed. Room service food was very nice and a good selection.

3. Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

86 Mount Cook Rd Lake Pukaki, Pukaki 7944 New Zealand
Excellent
97%
Good
1%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 233 reviews

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

We provide two luxury accommodation options: The 2 bedroom luxury Villa and Private Spa including sauna, hot tub, workout room and massage room (breakfast included). The Villa is private and romantic and set in one of the world's most picturesque locations. Meal options available; The 2 bedroom Pukaki Homestead where you will enjoy hosted bed and breakfast accommodation (breakfast included) with unsurpassed views and warm kiwi hospitality. Meal options available.

Paradise *5 Stars*

Reviewed By Louise S

Had a most idyllic 3 night stay here with family. The villas are absolutely stunning and love the open fireplace and hot spa outside under the stars. The food was brilliant under the competent chef Rafa. Also had a cooking demonstration and learnt so much, a delicious venison meal with panda cotta to follow,To top it off, it was our birthday and Rafa made a beautiful birthday cake to celebrate. Luke was a most gracious host and full of enthusiasm. We loved the astronomy evening with him with a glass of port. A true delight and 5 star experience.If you have any special requests they will try their best to accomodate. A perfect place for a wedding!!

4. Mountain Chalet Motels

Wairepo Road Canterbury, Twizel 7901 New Zealand
Excellent
32%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 412 reviews

Mountain Chalet Motels

Mountain Chalets is situated in Twizel, 40 minutes’ drive from Mount Cook, on State Highway 8 between Christchurch and Queenstown. This picturesque site is on the doorstep to some of New Zealand’s finest scenery. Located in the Mackenzie Country.

Pet friendly

Reviewed By usdey1

We were travelling with a dog these guys are dog friendly and they were great. (So is my dog) the room was clean warm and close to everything. Could of had milk but that was the worst I could come up with.I would highly recommend staying here if you are on a budget or are travelling with pets

5. Mantra Lake Tekapo

1 Beauchamp Place, Lake Tekapo 7999 New Zealand
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 640 reviews

Mantra Lake Tekapo

Set in the rugged alpine heart of the South Island's Mackenzie Country, just a stone's throw from the shores of a shimmering turquoise lake, nestled amid snow capped mountains, Mantra Lake Tekapo offers 28 spacious apartments each featuring three large bedrooms, two luxury bathrooms with heated floors, a spacious open plan living and dining area with a gas fireplace and French doors opening to a private courtyard. Cook up a meal in the fully appointed kitchen featuring granite bench tops and quality appliances. At Mantra Lake Tekapo you can choose to relax by the pool, spa and a paved BBQ relaxation area with an outdoor fireplace or enjoy a bottle of one of New Zealand's award-winning local wines on your apartment's private terrace. With world-class trout fishing, horse riding, scenic flights and two local ski fields all within easy reach there is plenty to see and do. Additional Information: Unfortunately we are unable to allow pets onsite at Mantra Lake Tekapo.

Excellent Accommodation for a family.

Reviewed By CherylN222

We had an awesome stay at the Mantra in Lake Tekapo. Huge apartment and everything you would need for a family of 4. Also very clean and serviced daily. Heating was great as the weather was cold. The kitchen was well stocked and we were able to cook as the restaurants were all booked or closed in the town.

6. Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo

State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7945 New Zealand
Excellent
33%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
10%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 4571 reviews

Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo

Looking out to the breathtaking Lake Tekapo between Christchurch and Queenstown in New Zealand's South Island, Peppers Bluewater Resort offers stylish studios, one, two and three bedroom luxury villas. Relax amongst the cosy sofa at Rakinui Lounge while enjoying a warming drink or light snack and for breakfast and dinner Rakinui Restaurant serves a diverse selection of international standard cuisine and favoured local delights accompanied with a breathtaking view across Lake Tekapo. Lake Tekapo provides excellent kayaking and fishing, while the old village is steeped in mythology and rich High Country history.

Excellent Accomodation

Reviewed By Shona B

From the booking process, through to dealings with staff it was a very positive experience. Staff were polite, helpful and accommodating. The rooms were spacious, very clean and had everything that I needed. Room service food was very nice and a good selection.

7. Lake Tekapo Village Motel

State Highway 8 Village Centre, Lake Tekapo 7945 New Zealand
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 792 reviews

Lake Tekapo Village Motel

Situated in the centre of the village, Lake Tekapo Village Motel offers quality accommodation within walking distance of the local shops, restaurants and the lakes edge. All rooms are clean and modern, and some feature views over Lake Tekapo and the surrounding mountains. Located just 3 hours from Christchurch and 3 and a half hours from Queenstown, it’s a fantastic accessible stop on your journey, or the perfect getaway for a worry-free weekend. Picturesque by day and dazzling by night, Lake Tekapo is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it the perfect spot for stargazing. Those looking for a relaxed pace can enjoy the local hot springs and the many world-class cafes and restaurants amongst the stunning lakeside scenery. For the more adventurous, activities include boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horse trekking.

Great views

Reviewed By brianrF5138CN

Was last minute decision to travel to Lake Tekapo and the Lake Tekapo Village Motel looked the best place to stay. Easy check in and check out. Team there were friendly. Had up stairs unit which had a good view of the lake and mountains. Unit was clean and tidy, well equipped and comfortable bed. Close to eating establishments and local supermarket. Would certainly stay again.

8. Galaxy Boutique Hotel

53 Darchiac Drive, Lake Tekapo 7999 New Zealand
Excellent
95%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

Galaxy Boutique Hotel

GALAXY BOUTIQUE HOTEL is the latest boutique hotel in the Mackenzie Region, providing a unique high-quality accommodation experience. The Hotel is only 500 meters from Tekapo Village Center or the shore of Lake Tekapo, one of the most beautiful glacial lakes in New Zealand, one hour drive from Mount Cook National Park, and 3 hours from Christchurch or Queenstown. Each room offers views of Lake Tekapo. In-house guests can enjoy free breakfast, free SkyTV, free high-speed Wi-Fi and free call to Australia and New Zealand.

Amazing Accommodation

Reviewed By travellerMelbourne

This hotel was an excellent overnight stay in Lake Tekapo and a chance to witness the International Dark Sky Reserve with millions of stars. The skylight above the giant super king bed meant you could see the stars and nebula all night. You can also press a button to close the skylight shutter, but it was much more interesting to leave it open. The rooms are super stylish and feature everything you need for your stay. Views of the lake from the room and bathroom with rainfall shower and luxury bathtub. Just a short 10 minute walk down into the town centre in this beautiful little town. Such a peaceful place.

9. Mt Cook Lodge and Motels

Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946 New Zealand
Excellent
23%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
8%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 573 reviews

Mt Cook Lodge and Motels

Pleasant stay

Reviewed By Barnali M

We had a pleasant stay here in a 1 bedroom motel unit. These were clean, modern, attractive accommodations that were much more reasonably priced than the Hermitage. Our motel unit had a kitchenette that was well-stocked with coffee and tea; a comfortable living room with a sofa, dining table, patio, and full size bed; a bedroom with a full-size bed and full length mirror; and a bright, modern, well-lit bathroom that had plenty of towels and toiletries. The only downsides were a bit of mildew on the bathroom ceiling, and the fact that housekeeping did not wash our dirty dishes when cleaning the room. Overall, we had a nice stay here, and were so glad we chose to stay here rather than the Hermitage up the hill, which was more than twice the price.

10. MUSTERER'S ACCOMMODATION FAIRLIE

9 Gordon St, Fairlie 7925 New Zealand
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 156 reviews

MUSTERER'S ACCOMMODATION FAIRLIE

Musterers Accommodation Fairlie is located in the heart of The Mackenzie Country on the main tourist Highway 8 Between Queenstown and Christchurch. Close to your tourist destinations yet away from the crowds, set on 6 acres, all units are individual and stand alone with 5 units being self contained with your own Hot Tub, (prior booking required and has an additional cost) and two cabins. Brand new in December 2013 built to a very high standard 5 min walk to the friendly town of Fairlie. We offer a unique private experience for the whole family.

A Great Place to Stay

Reviewed By 538AlanR

We stayed in our campervan. Very friendly hosts and wonderfully landscaped area. Cabins/motels looked very good if you arrive by car. A short drive to the township with great pies and fish and chips. A good stopover between Christchurch and Wanaka/Queenstown/Mount Cook/Aoraki.

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