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Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate and Luxury Villa Collection

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86 Mt Cook Road 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Conference facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Yoga classes
Sauna
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Skiing
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
Spa
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
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Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
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Sofa
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Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Electric kettle
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jeanzb wrote a review Mar 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania14 contributions7 helpful votes
Staying in the Ashley Mackenzie Villa at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat was the perfect way to end our 2-week trip around the South Island. The accommodations were superb including a very spacious dining / relaxing area with beautiful views of Lake Pukaki and the Mt Cook area mountains. We dined en suite with the retreat chef providing a sumptuous customized meal. Dinner was delicious as was the breakfast we enjoyed while taking in the beautiful sunrise over the lake and mountains. We cannot recommend this retreat highly enough. It is a uniquely spectacular and sensory experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Kaye Paardekooper, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate and Luxury Villa Collection
Responded 14 Dec 2020
We loved having you to stay and thank you for your amazing review. The views are spectacular here and the colours deepen in the Autumn period when you stayed. We aim to create an authentic luxury experience, a chance to revive and be pampered by our team. We are so pleased you experienced this. We hope to see our American guests back again once the borders open, we are missing you! Nga Mihi, Kaye, Luke and the team
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Scralman wrote a review Mar 2020
Brooklyn, New York6 contributions
The Villa is equipped with everything necessary for a terrific stay. From games to wine to fresh baked cake and homemade chocolate, Luke and Anna have thought of everything! We really enjoyed the stargazing activity where we got a chance to take photographs of the Orion nebula through the telescope.There are lots of great walking tracks around the property and it was a perfect place to stay for our honeymoon.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Kaye Paardekooper, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate and Luxury Villa Collection
Responded 18 Nov 2020
A honeymoon is such a special time, we are so pleased that we could offer the perfect place for you to celebrate. We hope the past few months have been kind to you and look forward to welcoming you back to the Retreat if you pass this way. Nga Mihi, Luke and Anna and team
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Martin W wrote a review Mar 2020
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Where to start? Everything was superb. We stayed for 3 nights and also had our wedding there. We stayed in the 2 new villas, not the Ashley Mackenzie. The location is breathtaking, whether your villa looks out over the lake or the Mackenzie basin, you will not be disappointed with the spectacular views. 8 of us stayed in 2 villas, both very well appointed and spacious, wet rooms with amazing views, huge bedrooms and a roomy but comfortable and cosy communal and dining area. Outdoor hot tubs also with outrageous views! The food was outrageously good - breakfast was tasty and filling, but the evening meals took my breath away. All freshly prepared and locally sourced, Tom obviously takes great pride in his craft, and did not disappoint. Outstanding. Despite this, it is the staff
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Kaye Paardekooper, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate and Luxury Villa Collection
Responded 18 Nov 2020
Thank you! We loved having you to stay and celebrate your wedding at the Retreat. We aim to provide an authentic luxury experience and so pleased we achieved this for you all. Three nights is a good amount of time to experience everything that the Retreat has to offer. Thank you Nga Mihi, Kaye, Luke, Tom and the team.
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Ronit S wrote a review Feb 2020
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Mt. Cook Lakeside Retreat was a beautiful place to stay! We went there on a trip to New Zealand with another couple , and spent two nights. We arrived in the evening, hungry and tired, and were greeted by a gorgeous living room with beautiful furnishings and a roaring fire in the fireplace. Each couple had a separate bedroom and bathroom, with a floor to ceiling window and spectacular views. Less than an hour after we arrived, a delicious meal was delivered to our suite, every ingredient from the garden on-site or from nearby farms. We slept so well on the comfortable beds, and the next morning had a delicious breakfast that was left for us in the kitchen. After a day of hiking, we came back and made use of the hot tub on the back porch. The next night we were treated to
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Kaye Paardekooper, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate and Luxury Villa Collection
Responded 14 Dec 2020
Wow, thank you for this wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Moraine Villas and the comfort that they have to offer. We love to meet our guests and share a meal together and Moraine Lodge is a beautiful space to do this. We aim to provide a unique adn authentic luxury experience where you can feel pampered and come away revived and relaxed. We would love to welcome you back. Warm wishes, Kaye and Luke and the team
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DaniK970 wrote a review Feb 2020
Salisbury, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
we had a fabulous two night stay with my sister and her husband in the two bedroom Matariki villa this week. I would highly recommend it and would absolutely go back. We did not leave the property as it was just so lovely. The villa itself was beautifully designed and finished. It had a great view of the mountains. A short walk in the grounds leads to views of Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook. Food was excellent. The breakfast was varied both days and was very tasty. My gluten free requirements were catered for. We liked the fact that we could eat when we chose to. Both evening dinners were superb and we had canapés beforehand with drinks - wine, gin and whiskey were supplied. Wine with dinner was lovely. My sister has a severe garlic allergy and this was not a problem for the chef
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Kaye_Luke, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate and Luxury Villa Collection
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you DaniK, what a superb review. We loved meeting you all and making sure you dietary requirements were taken care of. Thank you also for your comments on the decor of the villa, it is a beautiful space with a restful mountain view. We are pleased you took time to stay here and explore the grounds of the Retreat, we have 164 acres sprawled over ancient glacial moraine. This gives the landscape its particular rocky barren aspect and we have created budding oasis of green and native plantings around the villas. Thank you for appreciating this. Thanks for coming, we hope you will be back again one day Nga Mihi, kind regards Kaye and Luke
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PRICE RANGE
US$595 - US$1,058 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat - Ashley Mackenzie Villa
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictPukaki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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