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Glenorchy Lake House

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Dining (10)


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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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Golf Course
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Lake View
15Room tips
Traveller rating
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  • English
Popular mentions
We enjoyed our stay at the Glenorchy Lake House. The weather was kind, the staff nice, beds firm etc. We probably wouldn't stay again because it's easy imagine how it could be rather different. There are two ground floor apartments with ensuite and one upstairs room that has no
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Response from Kinloch_Lodge, General Manager at Glenorchy Lake House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for leaving a review Lawrence. The upstairs room is only rented out when the whole house is rented, you're correct. In the many years that we've been operating we've had maybe a couple of issues with guests not being compatible, if it was more of a problem we would have definitely changed the setup by now, so far guests seem to enjoy it. Sorry you caught us during a power cut, especially such an exceptionally long one. We will review what's available to guests during situations like this to make it more comfortable. Our wifi is usually fine, we'll definitely check this out as we appreciate this is pretty important to most guests. We've never had issue with safety in the area and deemed our locks sufficient, in a town of 300 we don't generally have problems, however maybe we need to change this for guests who aren't used to such safety and require more. Thank you for your feedback.
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Myself, husband and a friend booked the Lake House for a weekend in December and had a wonderful stay. The cottage is gorgeous and the beds extremely comfortable. Views of the mountains and lake from the deck were simply sublime! Breakfasts were substantial and delicious. We
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Response from Kinloch_Lodge, Owner at Glenorchy Lake House
Responded 13 Dec 2018
Thank you Marlene Ken and Lynda 4 your review. Sorry to hear that the washing machine was used first thing each morning and this disturbed you. I will speak to my manager Nina and also Danelle and ensure that they are aware of how disturbing this is for guests. We have such a little amount of ambient noise and light and this is so much part of the beauty of staying in Glenorchy, it is mortifying to be woken by a washing machine. Really glad that apart from this you had a lovely stay and time in Glenorchy. Take care Toni
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After reading many good reviews about the Glenorchy Lake House, our family of five decided to book a 3D2N stay here during part of our tour of the South Island. We were pleasantly surprised to be welcomed into this beautiful house with stunning views of the Alpine scenery,
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Response from Kinloch_Lodge, General Manager at Glenorchy Lake House
Responded 11 Dec 2018
Thanks so much for your review! So pleased your family had a wonderful time and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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We 4 friends/ partner had a wonderful one night stay in the lodge which was far too short- we would have loved to have had longer. Decor, equipment, facilities, views, gardens etc etc were all fab and better than expected. A wonderful surprise arriving there after a long
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Response from Kinloch_Lodge, General Manager at Glenorchy Lake House
Responded 5 Dec 2018
Thanks so much for your lovely review Victoria.
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Official description includes 'sumptuous breakfast prepared at a time of your choosing ' Why then did we have to prepare it ourselves in a shared kitchen? Never heard of a 'luxury bed and breakfast ' where you have to cook your own breakfast !! Also, why are there no water
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Response from Kinloch_Lodge, Owner at Glenorchy Lake House
Responded 7 Dec 2018
Hi Sidecarsal, thank you for your review. I am not sure where you have booked or what your real name is, so cannot contact you privately. We prepare breakfast for you so you can have this at the time of your choosing. We leave a fresh fruit plate, home made muesli, cereals, central otago juices and jams, bacon, eggs, vegetables, freshly baked croissants and homemade bread for each guest that comes to stay. This is what we advertise and hopefully this is what you should have received. We invite guests for barista made coffees in our cafe the Trading Post. We changed in 2012 from coming in at a requested time to cook due to guests wanting more flexibility and this has been changed on every site, website and booking channel that guests make bookings from. Please let us know if we have missed any. All the water is drinking water everywhere in the house. This is detailed in our compendiums. We really welcome people to talk to us at the time they are concerned so we are able to help if a guest feels uncomfortable in any way. Please feel free to contact us privately if you have further comment. We are a family run business and take a great deal of pride in what we do. I don't get to meet everyone personally as we are fairly busy with kids and our other business Kinloch Lodge. I do hope you find joy in all your future travels.
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view from the deck
The famous carrot cake & coffee on the deck
"The master suite is well worth the extra cost for the lake and mountain view!"
"We stayed in the room with privat bathroom."
"All first class double rooms with your own ensuite"
"King room is absolute luxury with a bed to die for!"
"This is a bed and breakfast with only two bedrooms. Both are beautifully appointed and both bathrooms are spacious."
US$219 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionGlenorchy
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