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Crown Range Road, RD2, Wanaka 9382 New Zealand
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#10 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.
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Outdoor fireplace
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Shared lounge / TV area
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Annon wrote a review Aug 2020
Cardrona, New Zealand6 contributions
It was a very busy day and they weren’t coping. We ordered 4 meals, 3 arrived after 50 minutes and when we had all finished we went in to check on the 4th to be told it was just starting to be cooked. We asked for a refund and left. I’m future it would be better if we were told when ordering it could be up to an hour for food, then we could decide if we had time to wait around for it. Food that did arrive was nice though.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 1 Sep 2020
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and share with us your experience. We are sorry you had a disappointing experience and apologise for our delay in getting back to you. It is safe to say the Winter 2020 season has taken everyone by surprise and you are fairly correct in your assessment that the team was under the pump - I am pleased to say we have since hired more staff to help combat this and ease pressure. While it is not unusual for us to reach long wait-times, we do try to inform all customers upon ordering, unfortunately it seems this information was not made clear to you or the rest of your party. Once again we apologies and hope you will be willing to call in again in the future. Kind regards, CH.
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Skion3 wrote a review Aug 2020
Wellington, New Zealand12 contributions3 helpful votes
Family of five visited in the July school holidays. It was very busy but we had very good service. We ordered the lamb shoulder for 4 people which was absolutely outstanding. Extremely generous amount of lamb and vegetables. All cooked to perfection, cannot fault in any way. The hotel has lots of atmosphere and we had a wonderful night. Just a tip- we had to book about 4 days in advance to get a table, so maybe check if you are going during a busy time.
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Date of stay: July 2020
JonBrownNZ wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand46 contributions30 helpful votes
We stopped in here with a large group for lunch and a beer/mulled wine. There is a really good large sun filled seating area on a lawn out the back which also has a fire place, the food and service was really good.
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Date of stay: July 2020
traveleade wrote a review Jul 2020
Invercargill, New Zealand8 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at The Cardrona hotel for one night en route to Mt Cook. A short drive from Queenstown. We were greeted by friendly helpful staff. Our room was clean, in period style and delightful. We booked for tea by the fire. I enjoyed a delicious pork belly, my husband a seafood hotpot and local wine. All very delicious. Surrounded by happy holiday makers and historic photos etc, a great ambiance and made for a very enjoyable evening. Wish I had brought my togs for the hot tub! I strongly recommend this experience.
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Date of stay: July 2020
GaryandLesleyTravel wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand4,533 contributions353 helpful votes
If you are in Wanaka then a visit to this historical (1855) pub is a must do. Very popular with the skiers in season so if you want to avoid the rush the middle of the day might be a good choice. The food and drinks were great, the ambiance amazing. Fires burning, stories being told just good country fun. Under pressure the staff were amazing. Behind the pub several other historic buildings from when Cardrona was a settlement.
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Date of stay: July 2020
US$81 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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