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2312 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka 9382 New Zealand
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#9 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
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Located on the Crown Range Road between Wanaka and Queenstown, the Cardrona Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the stunning Central Otago region. Twenty minutes from Wanaka, 40 minutes from Queenstown and 30 minutes from Arrowtown, the hotel is close to many major tourist attractions in the region. It's also close to four major ski areas, including Cardrona Alpine Resort. All ensuite rooms are all equipped with Sky TV, WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities. Make use of the cosy guest lounge, beautiful cottage gardens, laundry facilities and hot tub. Rooms are a mix of queen beds, twin queen beds, twin singles and family rooms with one queen bed and two singles. Please note, from 3/12/2021 we will be observing the NZ Government mandated COVID-19 CVC guidelines, proof of vaccination will be required at our premises.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Self-serve laundry
Electric vehicle charging station
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Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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Classic
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Leo G wrote a review Nov 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand4 contributions6 helpful votes
We are returning customers and we always love to stay at this charming hotel. Rooms are good and beds are comfortable. The garden area is perfect for pre-dinner drinks and the restaurant food is superb! This is one of the few NZ old establishments still preserved and oozing history, managed by skilled staff and provide excellent service. We can't wait to be back!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 29 Nov 2021
Thank you so much for this review Leo. We appreciate you returning to see us, and look forward to hosting you on your next visit! All the very best from us, CH
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Taryn J wrote a review Nov 2021
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My husband and I stayed a night recently at the Cardrona Hotel, we stayed in The Captains Room and it was lovely. The bed was super comfortable and I loved the thickness of the duvet. The room was superbly appointed with rustic finishing touches that suited the decor of the hotel - the attention to detail in choosing the furniture and fittings was obvious. The bathroom was large and again the fittings suited the character of the room and the hotel. We dined at the restaurant for both dinner and breakfast - the food was delicious and the service was very good
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 28 Nov 2021
Hi Taryn, Thank you so much for this lovely, review. We do very much appreciate when our guests notice the smaller details, such as décor choices, that so much of our time and care go into! We are so very pleased that you had a wonderful time during your stay with us. We hope to host you again one day in the future! All the very best from us, CH
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Cherie S wrote a review Nov 2021
Nelson, New Zealand195 contributions50 helpful votes
On our trip from Arrowtown to Wanaka we headed over the Crown Range and stopped at the Cardrona Hotel for lunch. Staff were friendly and the menu had plenty of options. It was great looking at the memorabilia both inside and out.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 21 Nov 2021
Thank you for this review Cherie! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us, and were able to take the time to soak in some of the history here! All the very best from us, CH
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Peter A wrote a review Nov 2021
43 contributions11 helpful votes
We stopped in for dinner after a brief earlier stop off during house trekking with the team at The Cardrona. The surroundings were awesome, cosy fire inside, great beer garden outside. Service was spot on and the lamb burger was the best I have had for a long time. Washed down by excellent local Ground Up beer.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 30 Nov 2021
Thank you for your review Peter, we are stoked that you decided to come back for a meal after your horse trek visit! The lamb burger is definitely the favourite of a few of us here at the moment! All the best, until next time! CH
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Yoda186 wrote a review Oct 2021
Auckland Region, New Zealand6 contributions
We had a three night stay at the Cardrona Hotel. The accommodation was excellent, comfortable bed and great water pressure for the shower. We had french doors out to the grassed courtyard, perfect to enjoy the early morning sun for a walk around the gardens when no one is around. The grounds were looking particularly lovely. Spring had sprung with new growth everywhere, mowed grass and with neat edges. A fabulous touch were the glass/shade houses scattered about which created great nooks to shade from the all day sun and created a little bit of privacy, despite being glass houses. The outdoor fire is always a winner here, whatever time of the year. Being in Covid times we had to have table service inside or out, which was prompt and efficient without being OTT. When the sun sets
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 28 Oct 2021
Thank you so very much for this wonderful review! We are over the moon that you had such a wonderful time with us. We will pass this feedback on to our gardener and grounds person who work very hard to keep our grounds looking fabulous! We really appreciate your understanding of our adaptations to meet with the current level 2 COVID response. We would love to host you again some time in the future! All the very best from us, CH
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PRICE RANGE
US$81 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cardrona hotel south island
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionWanaka
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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