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Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time and would recommend this retreat most definitely.
We received lots of tips about excursions and places of interest.
The rooms and beds were excellent. And the dog is real cute as well

Date of stay: February 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Alice R
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Kaye_Luke, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2016

We enjoyed being able to share our local knowledge with you and thank for taking time to write a great review of Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat. We agree, Meg is pretty cute. Cheers, Kaye and Luke

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Reviewed 22 February 2016

It's very rare one can experience the beauty and solitude of a facility as the Villa at Mt. Cook Lakeside Retreat. The amenities are excellent and the view from the private lawn area looking onto the emerald green lake with the backdrop of the mountains and Mount Cook is wonderful. And the silence, oh that silence. The meals were lovely and delicious.
I am into astronomy so we took advantage of the on site observatory to view the southern skies which was the first time for me..great! The viewing of which continued in the dark skies at the Villa, the Milky Way was stunning.
Luke and Kaye made you feel at home and are very welcoming, which was a significant part of the entire experience. They have put together a wonderful facility to relax and enjoy.

Date of stay: February 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank David H
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Kaye_Luke, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2016

Thank you for taking time to make such a wonderful review. We loved sharing the observatory experience with you, as budding astronomers we learned a lot! We love sharing our piece of NZ paradise, thanks for choosing us to stay. Cheers, Kaye and Luke

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Reviewed 31 January 2016

it was the best accommodation that we have stayed in NZ . Everything is perfect. Wine food and breakfast. The lake view is amazing!! I wish we would spend more time there. 装修精美,室外桃园,希望下次能够多住几天,适合蜜月旅行。

Date of stay: January 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kaye P, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2016

Thank you for a splendid review. We agree, the Retreat is a unique experience set in one of the world's most picturesque locations. Thank you, we hope you will be able to return one day. Cheers, Kaye , Luke and Meg.

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Reviewed 31 January 2016

By far and away some of the best accommodation on our recent trip to OZ and NZ.
The location, the villa and its facilities, our hosts - Luke and Kaye, the food, the observatory, the welcome, the tips about Mt.Cook, all perfect!!!!

Room tip: we were upgraded to the lower villa to ourselves.
Date of stay: January 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Peter T
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Kaye P, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2016

Well this is an absolutely superb review. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you here and sharing our piece of paradise with you both. We hope to see you again when you next venture downunder to NZ. Cheers, Kaye and Luke

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Reviewed 28 January 2016

We stayed with Kay and Luke fir two days in January. Their home is magnificent and they are us very welcome. We had lovely meals there both evenings, the breakfasts were also superb. Kay and Luke are excellent hosts and good, easy, company.
While we were there we walked in mount cook firstly in the pouring rain but then it eased and we saw the glacier and mountains through the cloud.
It's a fantastic place to go and even if you get soaked they still make you welcome and help you find easy local things to do like visiting the cheeseman down by the canals!
Lovely home hosts and stay

Room tip: We stayed in the aroki room with fantastic views
Date of stay: January 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Simongeorgep
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Kaye P, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2016

Thank you for taking time to place your review. We do hope that your next journey to NZ is not quite so wet but loved that you enjoyed the great NZ outdoors even in the rain! It was lovely getting to know you both. Cheers, Kaye and Luke

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