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Glenorchy Lake House

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Casual luxury in a remarkable setting. Glenorchy Lake House is surrounded by mountains and one of the closest properties to Lake Wakatipu. You'll find comfortable beds, tasteful decor and an outdoor therapeutic massaging spa perfect for star-gazing. A freshly prepared breakfast tray is left for you to enjoy at your leisure. All this just a 45 minute incredibly scenic drive from Queenstown.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
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Golf course
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4.5 of 5 stars
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Great View
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Porteye wrote a review Feb 2023
United Kingdom66 contributions44 helpful votes
This is a rented house not a hotel; and was booked through AirBnb and apart from a slightly confusing house manual, the photos say it all, and are true-to-reality: a very comfortable house; a compact but adequate kitchen in small beautiful gardens, in the stunning location of Glenorchy at the Top of the lake. The house looked over an open grassy area down to the lake and the iconic Glenorchy Boatshed. The property is adjacent (not physically attached) to the small deli-cafe, and there is an ice cream trailer just over the garden fence! There is no daytime laundry but we were very helpfully able to use the machine and dryer of the deli-cafe (which is actually confusingly in a locked room within the house with access to the cafe only during the day...) during evenings. That worked just fine. Oddly no brushes or brooms to sweep the kitchen floor, and no instructions on what to do with domestic or kitchen waste for NZ newcomers - we worked it out. Great BBQ and fabulous hot tub. Shady cool verandah on 3 sides, one private sitooterie for the master bedroom; nice sitting room for board-games of an evening. 2 very nice bathrooms; beds comfy and cool. 2 mountainbikes available free from the cafe. Sometimes we got a complimentary morning coffee. We did not meet the owner but the ladies in the cafe next door seemed to run the place and were all extremely helpful and pleasant. Although this was high season, there for no particular disruptive noise from the cafe or area outside. It was hot during our stay, and there is no air-con, so the one room upstairs, a large bedroom (not used or required) was stifling: great for storage and clothes drying. Glenorchy is a stunning, peaceful, small sprawling hamlet, about 45 mins in a car from the relatively urban Queenstown - we'd return if we could.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Allen H wrote a review May 2022
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This Boutique Bed and Breakfast had a pleasant hot tub plus, the accommodation itself was adequate for the price, however I was disappointed to learn that the deposit taken as part of the booking consisted of the full payment for the two nights we stayed meaning they had the use of my money for 14 days this was not a deposit but full payment. It advertises as a bed and breakfast however the breakfast is only available if you book direct . The site we booked on and all others I checked after the event declared that the room would be serviced. This did not happen. We would not recommend this B&B.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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trips wrote a review Dec 2021
New Zealand44 contributions60 helpful votes
Absolutely wonderful stay. The staff and locals are genuine and so nice. What a special place. We rented the whole house and it was heavenly. Excellent breakfast, fruit bowl was a nice extra! Enjoyed the hot tub. Sat on the verandah and enjoyed cups of tea and the odd glass of wine! The trading post is right next door and we had great coffee and cake. It’s just the most idyllic place and a slice of heaven.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jossw280 wrote a review Oct 2021
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The Lake House was a well appointed & very comfortable base for our stay. The views of the mountains just stunning. Perfect size for our group of 6. Lots of lovely thoughtful touches & the spa pool a bonus. Thanks so much.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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BrenBru wrote a review Sept 2021
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We had a great stay at Lakehouse Glenorchy. We shared the Lakehouse with other people, but we barely have seen each other. Breakfast was great and the hottub was amazing. Staff was really helpfull, the accomodation is clean!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Jan R wrote a review Aug 2021
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Very comfortable and great location. Enjoyed the lagoon walk, breakfasts at Trading Post, chats with staff. Clean, spacious and comfortable. Easy drive round the top of the lake to Kinloch. Particularly enjoyed the walk around Lake Sylvan.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Desiree wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand9 contributions1 helpful vote
Such a beautiful house and perfect location, with views of the lake and a short walk to all shops. Nina is a fabulous host, there were lots of very thoughtful touches to make our stay special. Highly recommend the Lake House, hope to go go back.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Toni Glover, Owner at Glenorchy Lake House
Responded 10 May 2021
Thanks so much for your lovely review, we hope to see you again.
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Rm1268 wrote a review Feb 2021
Sydney, Australia75 contributions28 helpful votes
If you are a couple or 2 then I highly recommend Glenorchy lake house as a place to rent for a base in this area. Close to the lake with good views, the house is very comfortable and has all you need for your stay. The hot tub is also great after a big day out. The house is well managed by the trading post next door and all your needs will be well looked after.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Mar 2021
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KirstySky wrote a review Aug 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand16 contributions2 helpful votes
Had a fabulous stay at the Gelnorchy Lake House - The room was VERY comfortable and spacious, the shared kitchen facilities are perfect and a lovely lounge to rest in at the end of the days adventures... PLUS an excellent hot tub!! The place was very warm even in the middle of winter. Very friendly staff and an absolute home away from home. We were fortunate enough to have it all to ourselves which made it even more amazing value :) Highly recommend to anyone wanting a comfortable and homely accommodation in picturesque Glenorchy. Love it here!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded 7 Sept 2020
Thanks so much Kirsty!
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David S wrote a review Feb 2020
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This is a house with several rooms, a living room, and a kitchen--which we happened to have all to ourselves--at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu, a much quieter place than touristy Queenstown. After we checked in, we were served tea on the terrace outside our room. Very friendly staff. The owners also own Kinloch Lodge, across the lake, which will serve a very good dinner if you order in advance. Sometimes a boat is available to take you on the 5-minute run across the lake, but the drive is more picturesque, around the northern end of the lake and toward an area where part of "The Hobbit" was filmed. Breakfast is do-it-yourself in the kitchen, all ingredients provided. Very nice, relaxed place.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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$914 - $1,072 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionGlenorchy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glenorchy Lake House
Which popular attractions are close to Glenorchy Lake House?
Nearby attractions include Glenorchy Animal Experience (2.1 km), Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk (0.3 km), and Mrs Woolly's General Store (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Glenorchy Lake House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Glenorchy Lake House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Glenorchy Lake House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glenorchy Lake House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Akin, Kinloch Wilderness Retreat Restaurant, and Glenorchy Hotel Ltd Restaurant.
Is Glenorchy Lake House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Glenorchy.
Does Glenorchy Lake House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.