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Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

86 Mount Cook Rd Lake Pukaki, Pukaki 7944 New Zealand
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We provide two luxury accommodation options: The 2 bedroom luxury Villa and Private Spa including sauna, hot tub, workout room and massage room (breakfast included). The Villa is private and romantic and set in one of the world's most picturesque locations. Meal options available; The 2 bedroom Pukaki Homestead where you will enjoy hosted bed and breakfast accommodation (breakfast included) with unsurpassed views and warm kiwi hospitality. Meal options available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Yoga classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Ski rentals
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Debbie F wrote a review 17 Oct
2 contributions
We had one of the most memorable stays at the Lakeside Retreat. The villa was beautifully appointed. The outside area outstanding. The views of lake Pukaki are amazing. A private gym, A private massage room, A private sauna and hot tub. The delivered 3 course dinner each night was delicious with chef Tom using locally sourced produce with vegetables & herbs grown in their very own garden. It is a very special place to stay. Thanks guys for having us x
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
James H wrote a review 13 Oct
15 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautifully designed villa with style and comfort. Having the chef cook for us was wonderful. We really relaxed so much. We even did a 1000 piece jigsaw - when does anyone ever have the time for that! The hot tub was great. And there were so many brilliant complimentary touches to make it feel luxurious.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Aean_and_Laura wrote a review 9 Oct
Christchurch, New Zealand60 contributions58 helpful votes
What an absolutely amazing place. Luke and Kaye have created a magical oasis away from everything, with majestic views of the Ben Ohau Ranges and Lake Pukaki. The villa we stayed in was gorgeously appointed, with every detail thought of - down to marshmallows for roasting on the open fire. We loved every moment of our stay and felt thoroughly spoiled the entire time.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pack your walking shoes to walk some of the beautiful trails on the property.
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NZgoldcoast wrote a review 2 Oct
Waikanae, New Zealand15 contributions9 helpful votes
Dinner at Moraine Lodge was excellent...well done to all involved.Was a treasure to find while spending time in Twizel. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fine dining experience in a super setting. 4 course set menu with matched wine.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Anita wrote a review Jul 2021
New Zealand1 contribution
Our stay was a treat for my husbands belated big birthday :-) and we had a marvelous time. The villa is beautiful and the surroundings stunning. The communication was great and we were warmly welcomed upon arrival. We loved the "big things" as in the beautiful 3 course meal and the yummy breakfast, the incredible scenery and the luxery and the hot pool. But we also so enjoyed the "little things" like the marshmallows for the fire, the whiskey after our wonderful walk, the board games. Well done team. It was a very memmorable stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Kaye and Luke Paardekooper, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat
Responded 15 Aug 2021
We loved sharing this piece of kiwi heaven with you and thank you for such a wonderful review. We hope that you will come back to see us again soon, thank you for staying! Kaye and Luke
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US$595 - US$1,058 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate and Luxury Villa Collection
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictPukaki
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop (2.0 km), New Zealand Alpine Lavender Farm (5.2 km), and New Zealand Alpine Lavender (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a dining area, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a sauna, and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Does Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.