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2312 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka 9382 New Zealand
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#9 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Travellers' Choice
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
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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PHIL P wrote a review Apr 2021
Coromandel, New Zealand247 contributions48 helpful votes
But worth it!...Iconic hotel between Wanaka & Q/town...We had the Capt's Room. Lovely big comfy bed,great bathroom and quiet. Excellent service and atmosphere,well groomed gardens and a big open backlawn to take the stiffness out of your legs if travelling.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 3 Apr 2021
Hi Phil, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave this review. We are so very pleased you enjoyed your stay in our lush Captain's room! We hope to see you again some time. Happy Easter! CH
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SarahIddles wrote a review Mar 2021
Winton, New Zealand11 contributions2 helpful votes
Very cool place, food was great and staff all really friendly but I wouldn’t stay again as we could hear our neighbours snoring all night and the heating ticking all night meant we couldn’t sleep. Definitly be back for a meal or a drink though
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Date of stay: March 2021
Peter B wrote a review Mar 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand188 contributions131 helpful votes
Good place to visit in a picturesque setting, olde world style historical pub serving good selection of beers and good selection on the menu served by pleasant people. Well worth a visit even if only sightseeing
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Date of stay: March 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 7 Mar 2021
Hi Peter, Thank you for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed our setting and offerings. Have a wonderful week! CH
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Kuchi wrote a review Feb 2021
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After a few car issues coming up the crown range, we stopped by this wee gem! Firstly I noticed how beautiful the pub was indoor and then was COMPLETELY blown away by how great the staff were. There was a older guy with a beard, younger lady and a nice younger guy. This made me want to stay for a beer so we went outside and the out door area was the most amazing outdoor area I've seen at a bar. 11/10 from me!!!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 25 Feb 2021
Thank you for this lovely review. We are so very pleased that you had a wonderful time with us - we are lucky to have a pretty stellar bar team! Hope to see you in the garden bar again some time! Best wishes, CH
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sarahu1981 wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand510 contributions162 helpful votes
Stopped in here for breakfast on my way from Queenstown to Wanaka. It was a lovely place to stop as it’s an iconic landmark in the south. Cosy atmosphere inside with the fire lit. Recommend stopping in for a visit.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 23 Feb 2021
Thank you for your review Sarah, We are so pleased you stopped by and enjoyed the atmosphere! All the very best, CH
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