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Manata Lodge

111/111A Tucker Beach Road RD 1, Lower Shotover, Queenstown 9371 New Zealand
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One Bedroom Apartment
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4.5
#2 of 2 B&Bs in Lower Shotover
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Tennis court
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
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oicdis wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't go here if you hate spectacular views, lavish accommodaton and wonderful staff...!!! This is not the place for you if you hate waking up to the sight of a mountain, sometimes with snow on it. This is not the place for you if you hate an ideal location in a really lovely area, and where you can get pretty well anything you need. This is not the place for you if you hate friendly cleaning and management staff who'll do that little bit extra. This is not the place for you, because it IS the place for me...!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The room upstairs won't interfere with me!!!
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Q2076FSteresah wrote a review Sept 2020
Lower Hutt, New Zealand102 contributions12 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay here was part of a Queenstown trip to replace a cancelled overseas cruise. We were not disappointed. Our view from the living room French doors was Coronet Peak. Fabulous views particularly after a good snow fall. This area is about 10-15 minutes from town itself, and was nice to retreat back here at the end of a day. Quiet place with lovely outdoor areas. It rained for the three days we stayed so sadly did not make use of the outdoor areas, pool or spa. Our one bedroom apartment was a good size and had absolutely everything we needed. Our package included a wine and cheese platter which included a really nice selection of cheeses, crackers and bread and a lovely bottle of red. We also had breakfast provided each day which included juice, plunger coffee and pods, fruit (fresh and pottles), bread, bagels, yoghurt and spreads etc. John (owner) text everyday to see what breakfast provisions we needed topped up for the next day, and reminded us to let him know if there was anything else we needed. The bed was comfy, and there was plenty of room to hang clothes etc. This was a really cute and warm apartment. We had a great time and would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris Mullard wrote a review Dec 2020
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Even before we arrived John and Nicola were bending over backwards to help us organize Christmas lunch for 8. Once we arrived they carried on doing everything they could to make our stay memorable and fun.
The large house has every amenity you could ask for, from a washing machine and drier to heat pumps in every bedroom and a well stocked games room and library.
The shared pool and hot tub were excellent and we could barely get the kids out of them.
The house location is pretty good, far enough outside Queenstown to feel rural but only 15 mins drive away. The Tucker Beach walking track goes from the bottom of the driveway and has stunning views up and down the Shotover river.
All in all a superb place that will make any holiday perfect.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cray Griffin wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nothing luxury about this place. It is basically a motel with nicer than average gardens. But the rooms are cramped and the room amenities themselves are extremely basic. The whole set up is very impersonal and self service orientated. We had to add on another night last minute and found a place on airbnb called Moonlight Escape Lodge which was much much nicer for a similar price. Giving two stars rather than one because the owner was kind enough to gift us a bottle of wine and also seemed receptive to feedback. Would give a higher rating if it was priced and marketed as a motel rather than luxury accommodation but for what it claims to be it is sorely lacking.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ManataLodge, Owner at Manata Lodge
Responded 19 Jan 2020
Hi Ken I am sorry you felt the need to write such review. I am a little confused who you are though? We have only owned Manata for 6 months and the only complaint I have had, and subsequently did give a bottle of wine, was to a honeymoon couple booked under the name of Peduru checked out Thursday 16/1. Is this you? If it was you booked our advertised "Small Studio" which is 75m2 and is a very generous size for a studio apartment. All our other apartment which you did not see are larger than this. You checked in at 3pm and decided to ring me at 11pm that evening quite angry saying you wanted a diferent room as the TV was not working and was too small. I did not have another room available so could not move you but I did talk you through the instructions (which are in the compendium) and got your TV working. Ken or Peduru, the average size of studio apartment is 46-56m2. The one you stayed in is 75m2. The room is beautifully appointed and we have a Spa. Heated Pool and Sauna with beautiful spacious grounds and gardens. Peduru, if this is you, I do hope you and your wife enjoy the rest of your honeymoon and please if you are looking for more space in booking accommodation you might want to look at booking a one bedroom apartment or at least a large Studio room. John Stephens
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lizcG5853ZL wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is absolutely wonderful for families. All 4 families were accommodated, and John was the perfect host by making sure we had enough beds in each room, and everything else we needed.

The kids loved the grounds, pool and of course we all loved the spa.

I would highly recommend Manata Lodge - it was such a nice, easy, relaxing time - we will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Penny K wrote a review Jan 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A large group of us stayed at Manata Lodge recently. What a stunning place! Lovely gardens to wander around in, a huge spa pool, swimming pool and very private surrounded by trees. Lovely linen and amazingly comfy beds! Highly recommend people to stay in this little slice of paradise. We loved that the lodge can accommodate both small and large groups too. Thanks John and Nicola, we'll be back!
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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The Flying Nomad wrote a review May 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom47 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in the one-bedroom apartment for a week in the summer. We initially decided to stay for a few days but had to contact John to extend it right from the first day. Our apartment hard exceptional views, truly breathtaking, it is a very short drive from Queenstown centre as well as a number of lovely nearby walks. The gardens are beautifully kept.

Our son, only 11 months was given a bag of toys by our gracious host John. My only regret is not doubling our stay further. But we will definitely be back here in the future and for a longer stay hopefully!
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: A car would be advisable to get in and out of Queenstown etc.
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Bruceport wrote a review Apr 2020
New Zealand8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had to be quarantined for 2 weeks on returning to NZ after being overseas, because of COVID-19. What a perfect location to be quarantined. Unlike Queenstown itself, we had the sun all day. Beautiful views of Cornet Peak. Great walks and mountain bike rides around the area. Location is quiet but only a short drive to Queenstown. Accommodation was 5 star and ideal if you are looking for a self-contained unit with all amenities. My wife and myself and the most relaxing and unexpectant holiday. Bruce & Emy.
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Date of stay: April 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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non74 wrote a review Sept 2022
Melbourne, Australia63 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great communication from Manata from the initial booking to checking in. A great location just out of town to enjoy the beautiful views but close enough should you want to head into Queenstown. A short drive to local supermarket to make use of the great cooking facilities provided in the apartment. The onsite laundry was very handy as well. Would definitely recommend a stay here. The airport is not to far away as well.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Paulc wrote a review Apr 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand6 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had the opportunity to stay in the homestead, being on the outskirts of Queenstown. It is a quiet and peaceful location. Fantastic setting, pool was used everyday. Served the purpose beyond our expectations. Has all facilities you need here. Hosts where very friendly and obliging. Highly recommend to stay here on your next visit to Queenstown.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from Manata Lodge
Queenstown, New Zealand
HI! Thank you for your email and I think we have the perfect solution or you... We have a 2 bedroom suite that adjoins to a large 1 bed studio. Both have kitchen facilities with the 2 bedroom being larger. The cost of the 2 bedroom suite is $390 per night and the 1 bed studio is $280. At this stage, both rooms are available for your entire stay. The 2 bedroom suite has its own entrance to the lodge and both rooms open to our expansive garden with views of the mountains beyond. The location of Manata Lodge offers guests the opportunity to explore the area before returning 'home' to relax. :) With your nice long stay you'll have plenty of time to explore! To go ahead with the booking we require a 25% deposit and the remaining amount can be paid on arrival. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to go ahead with the booking. WE hope to be able to share Manata with you soon. Kind regards, Amy
Jess Clarke wrote a tip May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand76 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We hired a car which made it much easier to get around into Queenstown & Arrowtown from the lodge"
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The Flying Nomad wrote a tip May 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom47 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A car would be advisable to get in and out of Queenstown etc."
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oicdis wrote a tip Mar 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The room upstairs won't interfere with me!!!"
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Bumpf wrote a tip Nov 2018
Perth, Australia27 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pavilion suite bathroom may disappoint - very small basin, separate WC room"
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Trudi S wrote a tip Jul 2018
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had the least expensive room and it was awesome, so it just depends on how many beds you need. Everywhere here is outstanding!"
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PRICE RANGE
$295 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionQueenstownLower Shotover
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manata Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Manata Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Break One (4.0 km), Queenstown Hill (8.0 km), and Queenstown Trail (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Manata Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Manata Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Manata Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Manata Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manata Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mora Wines & Artisan Kitchen, Sherwood, and The Millhouse Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Manata Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historic Skippers School (6.3 km).
Does Manata Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Manata Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.