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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
51 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Finest food of the four lodges we stayed in during our 2 week trip ( Cape Kidnappers, Kauri Cliffs, Matakauri). The Milford Sound helicopter trip is expense but a must do. Forget the plane, pay up and do the helicopter as it is worth the extra. While planes were forced to do straight lines up and down Milford, the helicopter... More 

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San Jose CA
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

This place is heaven. It should be in everyone's bucket list. Its a splurge but worth it. GO NOW!

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Blanket Bay, Queenstown, NZ is one of the MOST beautiful places we have ever been. New Zealand is a big secret and once you discover it you want to go back many times. The scenery takes you breath away. the waterfalls, the hiking trails and the rocky beaches make for a perfect quiet getaway. It is an artist heaven and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We absolutely loved Blanket Bay. Amazing setting, wonderful food, great set-up (pre-dinner drinks with the other guests works really well), fantastic excursions (helicopter trip not to be missed). If only it weren't a 24 hour flight away...

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

When we arrived at Blanket Bay, we knew we wanted to stay longer than the 2 nights we were booked. Simply breathtaking, from the moment you enter the gorgeous driveway leading down to the lodge .....We live in an amazing home, and this is one of the few properties we've stayed in that could compete with our home.....Beautiful rooms, spacious,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

The Mount Earnslaw suite was so spacious and relaxing, that all we could do was to extend our stay. There is no greater vote of confidence. We wanted privacy, space, and comfort in a lake and mountain setting. We got such a spectacular setting that the famed Milford Sound paled in comparison. The Over the Top helicopter charter to Milford... More 

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Russell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

Having had the privilege of staying at a number of New Zealand’s luxury lodges Blanket Bay had a lot to live up to. The property is simply iconic and in a league of its own. The setting, the lodge, the cuisine, the service - all just superb and I would assume many of the other lodges around New Zealand could... More 

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Big Island, Hawaii
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51 hotel reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

At the end of our New Zealand trip, exhausted after having hiked the Milford Track, we arrived for three nights of R&R at Blanket Bay. Our room was an absolute oasis. Huge, with a massive bed, fireplace, amazing view, and the wonderful steam shower, it was a real pleasure to cozy up in. The location, outside of Queenstown, and adjacent... More 

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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

This is our second vist to Blanket Bay and it remains one of my favorite places.The rooms are spacious and the bathroom is large and in the suites you have steam showers an in the bedroom an open gas fire .The view of the lake and mountains one can never tire from and the food is of a standard of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

Beautiful location, fantastic service and great food. Helicopter trip is a must, as is horseriding with Dart Stables in Glenorchy.

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