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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is a fabulous place - highly recommended! The Villa accommodations are truly luxurious, complete with fireplace, private cedar hot tub, sauna and a patio with a spectacular view of Lake Pukaki and Mt. Cook. Hosts Luke and Kaye are very welcoming and attentive, and the food they prepare is incredible. Be sure to enjoy the night...

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Anvers
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived to the retreat in the afternoon of 24 february after discovering a part of this beautiful region. We were on a cruiseship travelling around New Zealand and absolutely wanted to discover Mount Cook and the regio, so we booked a 2 day trip off the boat. The surroundings are magnificent, the view from the retreat breathtaking! We were...

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Wilrijk, Belgium
Reviewed 13 March 2017

After a long car ride we arrived at the Lakeside Retreat and were welcomed in a very layback and friendly New Zealand way by the owners Laye, Luke and the 2 dogs.Not knowing very much about this retreat, our travel agent booked it, we were quite surprised. The owners gave up their previous busy life and created their little place....

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We arrived at Mt Cook Retreat and were greeted by the warm smiles of both Kaye and Luke and the playfulness of their two dogs. The Villa is pristine with two beautiful well appointed bedrooms that make staying here an absolute pleasure. All of the facilities including the kitchen, hot tub and sauna were all first class. The views are...

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Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Imagine your own luxury escape on the shore of Lake Pukaki with a perfect view of Mt. Cook. This is Mt. Cook Lakeside Retreat. The Paardekoopers will pamper you with amazing meals and stargazing in their own private observatory. The villa has a sumptuous bathroom and is stocked with all conveniences and little luxuries. Truly memorable!

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We spent magnificent 2 nights in Kaye and Luke's retreat on lake Pukaki and must admit it was the best lodge we stayed in, during our whole trip on NZ. Not only the unbelievable scenery of the location (see below) but the great hospitality of Kaye and Luke, followed with gourmet dinner prepared by them. To experience the hot tub...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Had an absolutely wonderful two days at this awesome, stunning property. The view, the accommodation, the activities on offer, were all outstanding. Luke and Kaye are wonderful hosts. This is truly a piece of paradise - don't miss it!!

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Mishima
Reviewed 23 January 2017

It is a lavish villa. We feel a comfortable and sat at the big living room and enjoyed watching a great Pukaki lake view and a mountain view from the room. there is a huge glass yard in front of the villa and a nice open air bath. we enjoyed taking a barrel shaped open air bath under the great...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

If you looking for a special location with breathtaking views of Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook, in absolute luxury, then there is no better place to stay. We visited many locations in the area and none even come close to this! Luke and Kaye, the owners of this retreat are one of a kind. This was a personalised 4 night...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had a truly wonderful stay at Mt. Cook Lakeside Retreat. Arriving at the villa, we were stunned at the beautiful view of Lake Pukaki with snow-topped Mt. Cook in the backdrop. The Villa was spacious, well equipped, and elegantly decorated—all for ourselves to enjoy in perfect privacy. Our hosts Luke and Kaye were friendly and made us feel immediately...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We provide two luxury accommodation options: The 2 bedroom luxury Villa and Private Spa including sauna, hot tub, workout room and massage room (breakfast included). The Villa is private and romantic and set in one of the world's most picturesque locations. Meal options available; The 2 bedroom Pukaki Homestead where you will enjoy hosted bed and breakfast accommodation (breakfast included) with unsurpassed views and warm kiwi hospitality. Meal options available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

Address: 86 Mt Cook Road, SH80 | Lake Pukaki, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Price Range: $1,312 - $1,592 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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