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Blanket Bay

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Rapid 4191 Glenorchy Queenstown Road | PO Box 35, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
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    • Location
      5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      5 of 5 stars
    • Rooms
      5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      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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    Hobart
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

    If you are seeking some of the most breathtaking views New Zealand can offer, in a lodge where the accommodation, settings, service, courtesy and professionalism are easily six star, then Blanket Bay is for you. The greeting we received on our arrival, combined with the stellar service offered by the Blanket bay team, was outstanding. In every fashion Brent and... More 

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    Sydney, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I am going to break it down into categories. Position - The position of the place is incredible. Right next to a lake and with snow-capped mountains all around. Accommodation - We stayed for two nights in the Chalet Stateroom. There are two Chalets sitting about 50 meters from the main lodge. Each of them has a single room "Suite"... More 

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    Brent H, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

    Dear Shehadie We do appreciate the time you have taken to write your review, thank you very much. What a delight to read your lovely comments about the team, the area and your stay, they have been shared with them all. The glacier landing is something very special and we are thrilled to read how much you enjoyed the experience.... More 

    Chicago, Illinois
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

    We loved the experience of staying at Blanket Bay Lodge in Glenorchy with one major exception: dinner the evening of our arrival in New Zealand. Upon arrival, we asked to be seated outside on the terrace in order to take advantage of what promised to be a beautiful evening. When we came down to dinner we were seated indoors and... More 

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    Brent H, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

    Dear Willard F Many thanks for sharing your review and I particularly appreciate that you shared it with me prior to publishing. Your first night with us was not a great introduction to Blanket Bay nor to the quality of service we would expect you to find here or other properties in New Zealand. As you mention, we let you... More 

    Sydney, Australia
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

    There is no doubting that Blanket Bay is stunning., The views of the Lake backed by the Mountains is worth going to see at any time. Especially on a crystal clear day where the Lake changes colour frequently. The public rooms are great as are the gardens..a peaceful day can be spent wandering and looking. The food to is excellent.... More 

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    Brent H, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

    Dear buenodoc Many thanks for sharing your review, it is much appreciated. We are truly lucky to live and work in such a gorgeous area and I am thrilled to hear you found our piece of paradise equally as spectacular and you enjoyed your stay at Blanket Bay. We work hard as a team to ensure a wonderful and consistent... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

    honestly the most romantic, memorable hotel I've ever stayed at. our Chalet was breathtaking, the staff were amazing and the food was out of this world. we loved using all the amenities Blanket Bay had to offer. they even helped me propose to my partner :) will be coming back on one of our anniversaries.

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    Brent H, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

    Dear Joel S What a delight to read your review, thank you for taking the time to write it. It is a very special treat for us to share such important occasions in peoples lives and we all remember seeing how deliriously happy and in love you are. We look forward to receiving updates about wedding plans and wish you... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

    The sense of something really great just arond the corner begins when your turn off the main road and take the scenic drive to the Lodge, all the time in view of a wonderful lake, that the lodge sits on. The view across the crystal blue lake to the mountains is a scene to behold. Each morning the mountains reflect... More 

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    Brent H, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

    Dear Rayh3 Thank you for taking the time to share and write your review. We are truly blessed with such amazing scenery with great views wherever you look and the drive to the property is such a great introduction to Blanket Bay. We appreciate the comments regarding the team and their service, these have been shared with them. It appears... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

    What a surprise! My lovely husband surprised me with a stay at Blanket Bay for my birthday. I know - gobsmacking!, I was amazed when we headed for Glenorchy as had stayed at the hotel there several years ago mmm I thought surely not - and not was right. We turned into the gate at BB and from that moment... More 

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    Brent H, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

    Dear Pat A We are always on guard when we know your stay at Blanket Bay is a complete surprise and it is such fun to see the genuine look of surprise when you arrive at the door. Your husband did a magnificent job of keeping this under wraps. We are happy to know such a special occasion met and... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

    We stayed at Blanket Bay after having visited a series of beautiful properties, all very different from each other, throughout the South Island. The road to Glenorchy, where we had lunch before checking in, is breath taking and well worth the effort even if you're not staying at Blanket Bay. The weather began to turn as we arrived and it... More 

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    Brent H, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

    Dear NickWaltonHK What a delight to read your review and to see how you enjoyed the comfort of the lodge even on a day when the weather was not so perfect. The drive to the lodge brings a huge wow factor and guests often comment on how many times they have said wow on the drive to the top of... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

    Pauline and Tom Tusher have created one of the top Hotels in the world. The setting, while dining outside on the deck, is right on the Lake and looking up at the at the magnificent range of Mountains is like no other place that we have experienced. The Blanket Bay staff and culinary team are so accommodating that you feel... More 

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    Brent H, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

    Dear Al M Thank you for writing and sharing your review. We agree, Tom and Pauline were great visionaries to purchase the land in the early 70's and wait patiently until the late 90's to create such a magical property to share with us all. There are so many things to do in this area, we are happy you got... More 

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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

    We stayed at Blanket Bay for a week and didn't want to leave! The staff are all very friendly and go out of their way to offer you any assistance. The 5 course dinner each night was amazing - some of the best food we've had. There is also an option for private dining in the wine cellar, one of... More 

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    Brent H, General Manager at Blanket Bay, responded to this review

    Dear Kirsten G So nice to read your lovely comments, thank you for taking the time to write your review. The team works very hard to ensure every detail is cared for and they are delighted to hear their efforts are well received by guests, they really love what they do. What a great compliment to us to know you... More 

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