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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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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
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French
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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
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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 Zealand511 contributions163 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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Julie wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand174 contributions77 helpful votes
We stopped off to see the history of this hotel and sample the vegan noodle bowl on the menu. We waited 45 minutes for our food which was only average. We ate because we were hungry rather than because it was tasty. Very little vegetables but tonnes of noodles. Was disappointing. My daughters felt that little effort had been made in making this dish. The tofu was way too salty. Wouldn’t eat here again but would stop in for a drink.
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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
Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. Unfortunately due to our capacity versus small kitchen we do often have a wait for food when we are busy, however I do hope this was conveyed to you at the time, as we make a big effort to make people aware of food wait times. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the noodle bowl as much as you'd hoped, we usually have extremely good feedback regarding our food so we are disappointed to hear this. We do hope you will stop in another time and give our food another try! All the best, CH
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Leki9 wrote a review Feb 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand49 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed one night at the Cardrona Hotel. The hotel is an awesome place - retaining its old fashioned charm while having modern facilities and amenities. We stayed in a queen room facing the garden bar. A very comfortable room with excellent facilities. Our dinner in the restaurant was amazing, as was our breakfast. The staff were so very helpful and courteous. The atmosphere in the bar was super inviting and relaxing - we played cards in front of the fire while having some drinks.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 13 Feb 2021
Thank you for this lovely review, sounds like you had a relaxing time, which we always love to hear about! All the best and hope to see you again, CH
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kestonr2018 wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand199 contributions24 helpful votes
We stopped off at the Cardrona Hotel recently and it was great to see it is still a great place to visit. When you’ve driven over the Crown Range on a wet day, having a cup of coffee in a couch in front of one of its open fires is still one of the beat places to be (even in January!). Their cheese and bacon scones are excellent. Next time I just want to make sure I stay for the night.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 12 Jan 2021
Thank you for paying us a visit! Have a wonderful summer, we will see you again sometime, it would be our pleasure to host you for a night! Best wishes, CH
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Mechelle M wrote a review Dec 2020
Lower Hutt, New Zealand302 contributions154 helpful votes
Nice welcome on arrival by young lady from Arizona -thanks. Good room with two queen.beds and all usual amenities - was good to see no plastic for shampoo etc. Spent evening out in back garden which was lovely. Had food which was good. Probably only negative was one waitress who was unfriendly and curt. In morning had a lovely cheese scone and coffee again outside. Really nice visit again. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 2 Jan 2021
Thank you so very much for your review Mechelle. We appreciate you noticing our efforts with regard to being as planet friendly as possible with our choice of toiletries, we try very hard across the board in the hotel, restaurant and shop to reduce our plastic waste! We do apologise for any hint of unfriendly service, this certainly does not reflect our usual standard, and was we are sure a blip at a very busy time of year. Thank you for your recommendation, we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, CH
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Diana W wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
A well worth stop in this little town. The Cardrona hotel not only retains its period charm but also provides the modern amenities to ensure your stay is as comfortable as it can be. The restaurant serves delicious dinner, breakfast and good coffee too. The surrounding is so quiet at night, you can be sure to enjoy a good night sleep.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 28 Dec 2020
Hi Diana, Thank you for you lovely review. We are so glad you had a great stay and a peaceful night's sleep - this is something we really love about our location in the valley, being surrounded by only the mountains at night! We hope you have a wonderful festive season. Best wishes, CH
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Selese wrote a review Dec 2020
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We will definitely be back to stay! We loved the room and it was perfect to be able to sit in the beer garden and have a couple of drinks knowing we didn't have to drive! We saved the spa for the morning which was great. The food was wonderful, we just picked a couple of bites off the bar menu as we were quite happy sitting outside. Really yum! Nicest nachos we have had out and the chicken was delicious. Make sure you check out the wee shop too. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel
Responded 28 Dec 2020
Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your feedback on both the hotel and gift shop! Our garden bar is the perfect place for a big pile of nachos isn't it?! We hope you are having a lovely festive season, and look forward to seeing you again sometime, Best wishes, CH
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Hannah wrote a review Nov 2020
75 contributions6 helpful votes
Worth a stop as you are passing through. They have rooms for staying here as well. We were able to walk through on the property and go into the store area. It is a cool place check out. Could be nice play to stay as well.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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celticnz wrote a review Nov 2020
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand31 contributions9 helpful votes
Comfortable and relaxing place to stay. Great ambiance and lovely courtyard gardens with quirky artifacts. Outdoor and indoor fires, friendly and efficient staff. Good bed and shower. Close to Wanaka and Queenstown with other attractions nearby.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$88 - US$140 (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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