Galaxy Boutique Hotel, New Zealand
A New Luxury Escape
Galaxy Boutique Hotel is the latest boutique hotel in the Mackenzie Region, providing a unique high-quality accommodation experience. The Hotel is only 500 metres 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.
The hotel concept of experiencing a ‘unique stay’ informed the building's simplicity in form and materials to emphasise its place in the surrounding natural environment. Its place is further emphasised by limiting the palette of native planting and minimising disruption, as much as possible, of the immediate existing landform.
In contrast, the interior is more elaborate and complex with highly visible materials and fittings to highlight the building's status as a hotel. The upper unit ceilings are dominated by a large, splayed skylight allowing views of the night sky and creating a somewhat sculptured ceiling.
The large windows allow panoramic views of the surrounding lake, mountains and hills and especially focus on the ever changing light and shadow patterns on the hills and directly capture the, almost daily, impressive sunrises and sunsets.
The modern and stylishly designed Deluxe Lake View Rooms are located on the upper floor, each offer stunning views across Lake Tekapo and surrounding mountains, a super king bed or two long single beds (can add an extra bed) and a luxurious bathroom with a bathtub. On a clear night, you can lie in bed and watch the bright starry sky and the galaxy through the skylight.