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2312 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka 9382 New Zealand
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#10 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Horseback riding
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Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Self-serve laundry
Electric vehicle charging station
Breakfast available
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Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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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 Zealand185 contributions108 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
1 Helpful vote
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 Zealand509 contributions160 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
1 Helpful vote
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 Zealand159 contributions64 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
1 Helpful vote
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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US$81 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionWanaka
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