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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
Outdoor furniture
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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carol j wrote a review Oct 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand1717 contributions162 helpful votes
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Fabulous hotel/restaurant awesome ambiance. Food selection is good and generous. I had southern fried chicken and it was succulent. One gripe- order taken at table and before my meal had arrived or before I could order a drink etc the waitress came over and wanted me to pay. WTF is up with that, so annoyed it left bad taste.very rude.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 3 Oct 2021
Hi Carol, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are so pleased you had an ambient experience and loved the fried chicken! Our normal procedure with ordering daytime food and drinks is for all orders to be taken and paid for at the bar, before then finding your seat. We have had to change a few processes in the short term to ensure we are complying with current covid level 2 restrictions, where patrons are expected to stay separate and seated. We are trying to navigate a difficult time and in no way mean to be rude we promise! We really appreciate you visiting us, All the very best, CH
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Lycan T wrote a review Aug 2021
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Outstanding! Great service! We booked dinner for my Partners birthday, just as lockdown was announced and despite the team being snowed under with guests and diners, Elaine remembered us and made sure we were looked after. We had Ribeeye steak and the Beef Wellington - 5*. Seriously delicious! We were attended to by 3 very professional and friendly waiters. The bar staff were great too. We hope to stay there as guests someday! Great work Team! We'll be back!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 24 Aug 2021
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are overjoyed that you were pleased with our service, and very much appreciate your acknowledgement of the stress a lockdown announcement puts us under as a business. We are so pleased we were able to provide a nice birthday dinner for you all the same! We would absolutely love to host you as an overnight guest sometime in the future. We hope you are safe and sound with your family in the current lockdown circumstances. All the very best from us, and see you next time, CH
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Sapna D wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions4 helpful votes
I stayed at Cardrona hotel for 4 days. I have visited the restaurant in the summer before and always wanted to stay a winter. It was just a perfect place to explore ski fields around Wanaka. The rooms are simple but have character, the beds are super comfortable and the staff are lovely. There is an outdoor hot tup where you can take a drink to and relax your legs after a day on the slopes. It is definitely the place to be for Apres drinks and snacks. I was a bit worried that it would be a noisy location to get some rest but it quietens after 9 pm. I would recommend the rooms on the higher level that said I don't think you can really go wrong in this quaint setting.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 2 Aug 2021
Thank you so much for this delightful review. We are so pleased you had a great stay with us, and were able to do some exploring around our area! Until next time! Best wishes from us, CH
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Guide48927408809 wrote a review Jul 2021
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Very nice, atmospheric place, room small but comfortable and clean. Would have been amazing if we had snow, but not to be. Pub very busy, but once the day trippers left it was peaceful. Food was great and not too expensive. Definitely recommend a visit.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 28 Jul 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We wish it would snow down to our level more often as well - it's certainly very special when it does though! We are so very pleased that you had a great stay, and very much appreciate your recommendation :) Very best of wishes from us, CH
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Alastair McKinlay wrote a review Jul 2021
Ruapehu, New Zealand28 contributions9 helpful votes
We came down for work as well as a little holiday while we were there. We went skiing for the day at Cardrona and had a great day. We stayed for 1 night at Cardrona Hotel and had a lovely stay. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the food was great. They even have an outside hot tub which we took advantage of when we arrived. We stayed in the Captains room which was a great size, the ensuite was very big, a great size.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 6 Jul 2021
Hi Alastair, Thank you for this kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed a wonderful stay in our Captains room. You can't beat a ski day followed by a hot tub at this time of year! Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. All the very best, 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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