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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Glenorchy Road | PO Box 35, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
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Blanket Bay
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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adelaide, australia
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16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful outlook onto lake, accommodation of excellent quality, very friendly staff. Dinner was very good- portion size measured. The open bar of beer and soft drinks seems a tight fisted gesture when we are in otago wine country! And paying handsomely for it.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at blanket bay lodge during our holidays to New Zealand in september 2014. It is just about the most amazing location imaginable and the views of snow topped mountains are surreal to say the least. The rooms have a balcony/private terrace with spectacular views of the Southern Alps and Lake Wakatipu. The lodge itself though built in the... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was our pleasure to take care of you and your family and we do look forward to seeing you again in the future, perhaps after graduation?? The Dart River experience is very special and one that encompasses more than a jet boat ride as you discovered. So glad you... More

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First class accomodation ! Its expensive but if you are looking for privacy and serenity with breath taking views this may just suit you ! We drove ourselves from the centre of Queenstown and the drive itself is beautiful - very bendy road so don't have a big meal before you leave ! Our bedroom was very luxurious and the... More

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

Thanks so much for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we have shared your comments with the team. You are right, the scenic drive to the Lodge is spectacular and one of the best in the world. We look forward to the opportunity to seeing you back at Blanket Bay in the future. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My partner and I were lucky enough to spend a night at Blanket Bay in mid July. We stayed in the Mt Aspiring Suite, which was beautifully appointed with an open fire and a magnificent view across the lake. There is an amazing attention to detail throughout the lodge, both in décor and in service. Every space is treated with... More

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

So happy your stay was everything you wished for and we do look forward to seeing again soon. We appreciate the time you took to write the review. More

San jose
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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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*
Number of rooms: 13
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