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2312 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka 9382 New Zealand
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#8 of 47 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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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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Breakfast available
Kids' meals
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Classic
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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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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Ruth J wrote a review Jun 2021
29 contributions3 helpful votes
We had 2 nights here waiting for snow, which eventually came and closed the road! Lovely place to be stranded though, cosy roaring fires, friendly and welcoming staff, delicious food. Comfy room with French doors looking onto large garden with outdoor fireplace and glass houses for winter shelter . Breakfast and dinner beautifully presented and tasted great. Good local wine list. Riverside walk to the distillery and whisky/ gin tasting.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 30 Jun 2021
Hi Ruth, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we are very pleased you enjoyed a cosy stay with us. A very nice bonus that the snow arrived for you, it's just beautiful here at the moment! All the very best, CH
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Kylie K wrote a review May 2021
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Lovely welcoming staff; warm, clean and comfortable room opening onto garden, delicious food and one of the most iconic pubs in NZ. We will definitely be back. Would be the perfect spot to stay and relax after a day skiing. Make sure you walk the back road to the Cardrona distillery so you can both enjoy the whisky.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 16 May 2021
Hi Kylie, Thank you so much for this lovely review? We look forward to hosting you again (perhaps in ski season - as you are right, there is nothing like a post-ski mulled wine by the fire!) All the very best, CH
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Sarah W wrote a review Apr 2021
New Zealand64 contributions54 helpful votes
Staying here was one of the highlights of my recent trip. The staff are so welcoming and the building itself is fabulous - open fires with comfy couches, the smell of woodsmoke and historical artifacts all around, you get a real sense of history here. My room was fabulous, with French doors out onto a beautiful garden with an open fire and historic outbuildings. The room itself was extremely comfortable and it had the most beautiful scent - I'd love to know what it was. Dinner was amazing - one of the nicest burgers I've ever had, and fantastic wine too, with great service. Breakfast also great - so nice that a place offers a simple breakfast for a low price - toasted ciabatta and jam for just $8 that you can have by the fire - brilliant! I can't wait to come and stay here
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 28 Apr 2021
Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for these lovely words - it sounds like you had a wonderful stay and we are thrilled about that, it really makes our day to hear that we have played a part in creating a memorable experience for our patrons and guests. I'm not sure I can put my finger on the room smell, but we do have a signature Cardrona Hotel Candle which we burn about the place in the hotel and gift shop - this could be part of it! All the very best Sarah - we hope to see you again in the future, CH
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overc1 wrote a review Apr 2021
Taupo, New Zealand48 contributions25 helpful votes
We had a very enjoyable two night stay at the Cardrona Hotel. We felt as if we were transported back to the mid 1800s. The rooms were small but rustic, cozy and warm. Check in was a little confusing as we entered through the bar but staff were great and very helpful. No luxury but everything you would expect from a room like this. The restaurant is great for breakfast and dinner and is located just next door. we enjoyed a glass of wine at the outdoor fire place in the evening, highly recommended. The hotel is in a great spot for day trips to Arrowtown or wanaka.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 26 Apr 2021
Thank you for this really lovely review. We are so very pleased you had a wonderful stay, and also enjoyed the restaurant/bar offerings. We hope to see you again some time in the future :) All the very best, CH
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Wayne'o wrote a review Apr 2021
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it has everything you need for a great stay, food, beer, wine, garden bar, will say here again, we had a great time here, rooms were clean & tidy, just across the road from Cardona Distillery, well worth doing their tour and sampling their fine sprits
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 11 Apr 2021
Hi, Thank you for this lovely review! We are very pleased you had a great stay with us, and we agree, Cardrona Distillery is definitely another great spot in the Cardrona Valley! Warmest of wishes, CH
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PHIL P wrote a review Apr 2021
Coromandel, New Zealand264 contributions50 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
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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
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Peter B wrote a review Mar 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand188 contributions132 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
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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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PRICE RANGE
US$88 - US$139 (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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