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Manata Lodge

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Linslade, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This was a lovely quiet location, away from busy Queenstown, which was still an easy drive away. The gardens at Manata Lodge are fabulous and it was nice having a patio with table and chairs outside our room. The host was most welcoming and helpful. My only criticism is that I found the bed and pillow hard and it was...

Thank Jan D
ManataLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback :) The grounds and scenery surrounding Manata certainly are stunning year round and we pride ourselves on being able to offer a beautiful stay with peace and quiet in this hustle & bustle town. Also as a result of you comments we can now offer guests a choice of pillow firmness. Thanks so much...

Gold Coast
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We travelled with our two children and my mother and stayed in the Wakatipu suite, which joined onto the La Grand Dame suite (optional) where my mother stayed. It was very handy having the interconnecting rooms and the kids enjoyed having Grandma next door. Rooms were lovely and large, well cared for and homely. Lovely couch and good kitchen facilities....

Thank kewtms
ManataLodge, Public Relations Manager at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, we just love to hear about why guests love Manata so we really appreciate you sharing. We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our three nights at this high quality accommodation,the 'Pavilion', with great attention to detail. We particularly like staying in beautiful surroundings - Manata Lodge is set amidst lovely grounds with outdoor eating areas to enjoy alfresco meals and a glass of wine and has stunning views of Coronet Peak. The perfect haven. We did a couple of early...

Thank jsc5282017
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Unbeatable: Location, suite, view, lawns, service - everything. My partner and I stayed 5 fabulous nights. Staff and owners (Ethel and Warren) could not have been more supportive and responsive to our (many) requests for non-standard things. one of the best choices we have ever made re holiday accommodation.

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Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Mike, thank you very much for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure having you here and being able to assist facilitate and participate in your special occasion. It was such a wonderful time for us all. We wish you both every wonderful blessings in your future.

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Whilst the title says everything about the physical side of our stay, communication by the owners left much to be desired. When we arrived there were long black hairs left on the wall of the shower cubicle. On our second day a Put-you-up bed was dumped in the wardrobe full of our wedding clothes without any communication. When it came...

Thank John R
Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

I'm sorry it has taken a while to think about our response to this review because, frankly, it has come from out of the blue. We all felt that we had a good relationship with these guests, we saw them frequently throughout their stay and not once did they express any dissatisfaction with any part of their visit, accommodations, or...

New Zealand
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My partner Claire and I enjoyed one rain soaked night of heaven here in May Our room was simply divine Spacious, yet welcoming, comfortable beyond imagination, toasty warm, just simply amazing Facilities at the room should you want to self cater, were more than adequate and the bathroom and shower facilities were awesome We booked at short notice and sadly...

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Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit here with us. It was a pleasure to meet you & your family during your stay at Manata. It warms our hearts to see children running around the grounds enjoying themselves. This is a great oasis for them and for the adults to relax in, and we...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were a party of 6 including 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 2 young children and we stayed 2 nights at this facility. My husband and I had The Grand Dame suite which was extremely spacious and excellently-well appointed. The grounds were super and the location was very quiet and relaxing.

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Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review to Manata Lodge. It was a pleasure meeting your family here, to see the children running around and enjoying the interaction between you all. We are very happy that you were all able to relax here and absorb the peacefulness of the property. All the best for an awesome year.

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Room was great; you feel like you own your own home in such a stunning place! Views outside are phenomenal; place is peaceful and quiet. Able to do what you want and live as if it is your own! Would be good to have a few more amenities/"bits/staples" in the kitchens (oil, butter etc) as the milk/OJ doesn't get refilled...

Thank Thomas G
Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Thomas Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you found Manata Lodge to be so relaxing and welcoming. It is for precisely these reasons that we get so many returning guests sharing their experiences with friends and family. We will certainly take on board your comments regarding provisions. Whilst supplying butter and oil in your room...

Reviewed 17 November 2016

This boutique luxury apartment feels like a home away from home. Heated floors ; we had a large studio apartment - Le Grand Dame Studio; full kitchen; very modern, spotless; heated towel rails; tennis court, BBQ, vineyards, swings, you can borrow bikes, DVDs, books - at no extra cost. Close to town - about 10-15 mintues drive - easy to...

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Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful review. It was a pleasure having you stay and meeting you. We really do try not to be intrusive - we figure that our guests chose us because we are semi-rural and desire peace and seclusion, and if they want to be spotted all the time they would stay in a big hotel....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect quiet retreat, and fine location to Queenstown. We hired a car and it was very easy to navigate and get around. Made use of the bikes and laundry which was a great touch. The heated floor in the bathroom was lovely and the small touches eg bath salts provided were great. Only constructive feedback would be the kitchen -...

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Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Natasha, thank you for your lovely review. We are proud of our establishment and property and do our best to make everything as cosy as possible for our guests to enjoy. While we would love to provide for our guests every basic that one would expect to find in ones own kitchen, it is pretty hard to know just...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Manata Lodge is your perfect accommodation choice when visiting Queenstown, one of the world's top vacation destinations. Our stunning location, beautiful suites and outstanding Kiwi service combine to provide the ideal staging point for your Southern Lakes adventure. Whether you're visiting for a weekend escape, a ski or hiking vacation, a wedding or a long stay; the surroundings, the ambiance, the design, the attention to detail and the welcome combine to form a package which represents the very best of New Zealand hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manata Lodge

Address: 111A Tucker Beach Road, Lower Shotover 9371, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Lower Shotover
Price Range: $158 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Manata Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All four apartments have views of the garden and surroundings and access to the sport facilities.”
jsc5282017, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had an upper level room with balcony and view of Coronet Peak... fabulous!!”
R4310RCmikea, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“2 of the suites are joined by an interconnecting door to create a 3 bedroom apartment for families if requried.”
Owingee, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Definitely choose the Eltruso room. It is the only room upstairs. Has a great view.”
davidsV7811AQ, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The Wakatipu suite is probably the quietest”
Zoe005, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
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