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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Glenorchy Road | PO Box 35, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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San jose
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had a good weekend but there is something missing in the lodge People are nice Food good Resturant has zero personality and rooms are average Hard to feel "warm" in this place Scenery great I think we expected a little more feeling we never felt like it was home it was just another hotel with good service

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PJBlanketBay, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

Dear Zara 1310 I was saddened to hear we did not live up to your expectations during your recent visit to Blanket Bay. I have reviewed our daily diary in the month of May where we take note of all our guests' activities, likes, dislikes and any comments or information we have which might enhance the stay of everyone who... More

Columbus, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I am not sure I have ever had a finer stay. The manager (Philip) and his assistant (Ruth) provided the best service of any hotel I have ever stayed in. They were constantly seeking ways to improve our two week stay in New Zealand. We stayed at four other highly rated hotels on the island and this was definitely the... More

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Philip J, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

It was such fun having your family stay with us. It was wonderful to see you doing just everything and being so flexible working all the activities around the weather. We had snow, thunder storms wind and rain but you grabbed every sunny moment to helicopter, jetboat, bungy jump, skydive, hike and enjoy the wineries. It was a joy to... More

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Friends of ours took us here as they know we are into beautiful scenery. This place is just incredible. Set in the countryside overlooking the lake and mountains it is truly breathtaking. Our room overlooked the view I just didn't want to leave it as it was so comfortable and welcoming. Big deep sofas and armchairs with some good reading... More

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Philip J, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Blanket Bay; it was kind of your friends to recommend the lodge. We are finding more and more guests from Australia using the direct flight services from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane into Queenstown and enjoying the alpine lakes and mountains now only three hours away. I am pleased you extended your... More

Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

wow - what an experience!! We booked this as a birthday treat for me and it was amazing - lovely room with gas fire to keep cozy, steam shower room and fab views. It is a 45km drive from Queenstown so dinner and breakfast is included and we enjoyed amazing 7 course meals every night - the staff were very... More

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Philip J, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

We are delighted you celebrated your birthday with us at Blanket Bay, thank you for choosing us. Well done for plucking up courage to take the helicopter flight, as you say it is an amazing journey and not to be missed; such fun to have the helicopter land on the front lawn and whisk you away to see this magical... More

Aus
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

.....because, all positive reviews ratify our experience. We were a group of 4 friends who stayed in the lodge rooms in April, to celebrate milestones and our great friendship. Additionally, we loved to be in plush, chillaxing surroundings and to be able to truly relax - food, snacks, activities, or personal time out, whenever we desired. We applaud that staff... More

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Philip J, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

I'm so pleased you put fingers to keyboard, every review we get is shared with the Blanket Bay team who all appreciate the unsolicited comments we receive. It is great fun when friends celebrate their milestones with us. Thank you for your kind words. We will be on the lookout for your return next year. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We have just experienced our third stay at Blanket Bay and it was just as good as the first two. We spent two nights this time to be able to enjoy the lodge and facilities and after driving down from Christchurch it was like being welcomed home by Ruth, who remembered us from our previous stay. We stayed in the... More

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Philip J, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

Nothing gives us more pleasure than seeing guests returning multiple times. From my personal experience I know when you return to a place memory lane is often hard to beat, so it is with great satisfaction to hear you enjoyed your last visit as much as previous stays. Ruth is indeed a gem and true hospitality professional. I try and... More

midlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We spent two nights at this wonderful hotel - everything about it was first class from the staff to the location-it was worth the extra cost for somewhere so special. Pre-dinner drinks gave us time to meet up with other guests and had a lovely atmosphere. The manager Philip and his staff went out of their way to make us... More

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Philip J, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

It is so special for us to look after visitors who travel from far away and find so much pleasure touring New Zealand. We take great pride in showing off this magnificent region which we are lucky to call home. I enjoyed meeting you enormously and I appreciate you taking the time to post your review. Thank you for choosing... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Loved everything about this glorious lodge, except the artificial indoor vegetation. The setting is beautiful and unseen from the road. Peaceful beyond words, food fabulous, breakfast catered for all dietary requirements. Staff were welcoming and eager to help us feel at home and enjoy our stay. We were delighted with our accommodation which was spotless, housekeeping staff attending while we... More

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Philip J, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

We were so please to read your kind review of your recent stay at Blanket Bay. All of my team and the owners are passionate about providing the best experience possible. We are thrilled we delivered in your case. Like so many before you the highlight is often a combination of experiencing the many activities which can be enjoyed from... More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

It's such a shame that this attractive building in such a stunning location should be so soulless. The waiting staff are lovely and polite but the culture of how the place is run is shallow and empty. As a guest you feel like your a bit of an unfortunate but necessary inconvenience and lucky to be there at all. This... More

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Philip J, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

Dear SF, I was very disappointed to read your review about your recent stay with us. I particularly enjoyed meeting you both and the discussions we had as we seemed to have so much in common regarding where we all were from. I know I had to break away from you to welcome a party of arriving guests; sadly we... More

Orbost, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My wife and I stayed five nights in the Mt Aspiring Suite .The room was large and well appointed. Bathroom was great including a steam shower. The huge private balcony was a great place to relax and take in the fabulous ever changing view of the lake and mountains. Pre-dinner drinks each evening allowed us to chat to other guests... More

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Philip J, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

What a lovely surprise to receive your review today. We were so pleased you chose Blanket Bay to celebrate your milestone birthday. It was wonderful to get you away to Milford Sound by helicopter and also to experience The Dart Rive Jet Boat adventure. As you say we are privileged to live and work in this beautiful region of New... More

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Address: Glenorchy Road | PO Box 35, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Glenorchy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Blanket Bay 5*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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This stunning backcountry retreat sits on the lakeshore 45 minutes outside Queenstown in the Southern Alps New Zealand. Lofty beamed ceilings, rock fireplaces and vast picture windows frame the heroic stone and timber lodge housing the Great Room, Den, Game Room, Gym, spa and several indoor/outdoor dining venues.Thirteen rooms offer every conceivable amenity. Activities include an outdoor lap pool, bush walks, fly-fishing, jet boating, horse riding and scenic heli-flights ... more   less 
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