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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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Invercargill, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed 2 nights for my 60th birthday. What an amazing experience and wonderful memories. Exceptional service, wonderful staff, nothing was a problem. Helicopter ride up Rees River being picked up from front lawn of Lodge was great. We will definitely go back again. I would recommend this exceptional Lodge to anyone wanted a memorable experience.

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Washington, dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding service, excellent meals, the most beautiful views, every creature comfort!! We splurged for two nights here and are so glad we did! We had three lodge rooms for our family and we were treated so well! Brent is available and friendly and his staff went above and beyond for us. One review mentioned that lunch isn't included - we... More 

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Masterton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having experienced many of NZ's lodges I hoped i wasnt going to be disappointed with Blanket Bay. The website and photos of this place do not do it justice. It is a wonderful lodge. The staff, the accomodation the breathtaking scenery were outstanding. Upon arrival we were upgraded to a suite as the lodge was quite. This is much appreciated... More 

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Hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 14, 2015

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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