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Reviewed 31 January 2022 via mobile

Great stay at the cadrona hotel we were so happy with our stay nice staff and bed was extra comfy would stay again xxx

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Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2022

Thank you for this review Zacchary!
It was our pleasure to host you, we look forward to next time!
All the best from us,
CH

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Reviewed 27 January 2022 via mobile

My husband and I stay at the Cardrona Hotel often and always love it, staff are excellent, facilities are excellent and rooms are clean and comfortable.
We had our two year old grandson with us and both evenings we sat in the garden and ordered from the menu, food is superb and our grandson could eat and then run off energy in the secured garden with an old tractor and swings to play on, perfect setting.

Room tip: Off site parking available.
Date of stay: January 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank RMMW2014
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Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2022

Thank you so much for this kind review! It is our pleasure to host you each stay with us - we are so pleased you were able bring in the younger generation for a great time too :)
See you next time, and all the best for the year ahead!
CH

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Reviewed 27 January 2022

Over the years I had passed the Cardrona Hotel a number of times but it wasn’t until 2018 I’d stopped for a drink. For the first time this month (January 2022), I was able to stay one night at this historic establishment as part of a South Island sojourn instead of a more customary international trip during pre-Covid-19 times. It didn’t disappoint. The overnight stay was enjoyable. By staying at the hotel I had the opportunity to drive to the base of Cardrona ski field, some 1,670 metres above sea level. Accommodation at the Cardrona Hotel has an almost boutique feel, pleasantly so. Travelling alone I had a standard king room (named the Roaring Meg, with next door being named the Gentle Annie). The room, exuding rustic panache, was spotless with towels and other traveller niceties generously provided. I enjoyed my restaurant dinner, the serving proportion being sufficiently plentiful that breakfast wasn’t required the following morning. It is easy to relax at the Cardrona Hotel whether inside in the yesteryear bar or in outside garden areas. I recommend Cardrona Hotel as a destination with the ski field and distilleries nearby – the hotel is very much an integral part of the overall Cardrona experience.

Date of stay: January 2022
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Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2022

Thank you kindly for this thorough review! We are so pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us, enjoying our amenities as well as location!
We thank you very much for choosing to stay with us, and hope to be able to host you again some time :)
All the very best,
CH

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Reviewed 17 January 2022

From reception to leaving our experience was a good one. The young staff were welcoming and while busy [a few signs around the hotel explaing summer staff shortages] they still managed to be attentive and friendly. Not the least expensive of sites we stayed at during our south island tour but well worth the experience and we would recommend Cardrona to anyone want a comfortable, friendly stay. Wouldnt have missed this for the world.

Date of stay: January 2022
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Thank RelicRydes
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Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2022

Thank you for this kind review, we are very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us! Thank you for appreciating the hard work of our staff at this time, it means the world to us!
We hope to see you again some time soon :)
Very best wishes,
CH

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Reviewed 13 January 2022

I've dropped in for a drink here several times and always wanted to stay, so I finally got around to doing so just before Christmas. Stayed in a Twin Queen Room which was extremely good value for money (not sure if they have lower rates currently due to Covid). I can barely fault the room, it was spotlessly clean and in very good nick. The only negative was the TV which was from the early 90's, but I believe the upgraded rooms have newer TV's.

The pub was its normal historic self and the gardens out back are beautifully maintained. My friend and I often commented how good it would be to hire out for a significant birthday or wedding. The menu choice was limited, but did the trick as I imagine most people only stay a night or two.

The only problem we had was on our second night when we came out for dinner a little before 8:00pm and were told the pub was closed! Nobody had mentioned closing hours to us during our stay so we went to bed hungry that night. Luckily we had a bottle of wine from the vineyards to keep us watered :-) There was no manual in our room with hours which could have avoided that problem, and that actually would have been most useful to us as we also wanted info on the distillery and local walks etc too.

Date of stay: December 2021
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Thank BowlsTom
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Cardrona Hotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review!
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your room and stay! We are certainly aware of the TV situation, we have had plans to upgrade these for a while, which have just been a bit slowed down due to the COVID situation. We agree - we have hosted some pretty epic parties and weddings here over the years!
I am so sorry to hear about you missing out on dinner! This should not have happened - we do always advise guests to make a booking in advance for dinner (especially these days with such unpredictable traffic flow down our way) - this way we are aware of any guests expecting dinner on a given night - we are so sorry if this was not communicated to you, it would have been included in your welcome emails, however, staff should also have communicated this. We are experiencing staff shortages at the moment and trying to navigate this as best we can - but do always intend to provide the best of service!

We will take on board all your comments, and perhaps we will see you back for your next significant birthday??

Very best wishes from us for the year ahead!

CH

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