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Shotover Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   157 Arthurs Point Road | RD 1 Arthurs Point, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kwozzie1984 Perth, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this lodge. We were a party of 4 who were there for 2 weeks. The room was basic but warm. Lovely industrial kitchen, comfy communal lounge area. The pregnant receptionist was a little sharp but the rest of the staff were lovely. Found the internet to be a little on the expensive side however in all a great... More

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ShotoverLodge, Front Office Manager at Shotover Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kwozzie, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of Shotover Lodge! We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, particularly the warm rooms and communal areas. We look forward to seeing you again next time you're visiting Queenstown. Kind regards, Courtney Reception More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a quite and very relaxing place to stay. Just about 10 minutes drive from the CBD. The room that we stayed in has the basic stuffs. Small LCD TV, small kitchen inside the room (small fridge and microwave. Toilet is clean with good shower. Value for money and good customer service!

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ShotoverLodge, Front Office Manager at Shotover Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Reynaldo, Thank you very much for your review of Shotover Lodge. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we will see you again in the future! Kind regards, Courtney - Reception More

Luganville, Espiritu Santo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No free Internet for $98? Visited in Aug. Room was freezing!!! The heater was very poor and its winter with frost outside. The heat light in the bathroom was burnt. If this hotel charged $40, I would not be writing this review but you expect a little more for almost 100 bucks. The worlds tiniest tv with a broken remote... More

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ShotoverLodge, Front Office Manager at Shotover Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rehan_Syed, Thank you for your review. At Shotover Lodge, we prefer to let the guest decide whether they would like to purchase internet. On our website we advertise that internet is an additional charge, so as guests are not surprised on arrival. Internet is not included in the accommodation rate at Shotover Lodge as we attempt to keep prices... More

Perth, Western Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is comfortable and new but definitely nothing too flash - furniture in the room didn't even run to a bedside table on both sides of the bed! But it does have a communal kitchen for making meals if you want to save a bit on eating out. It's a fair way from town, so you probably need a car.... More

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ShotoverLodge, Front Office Manager at Shotover Lodge, responded to this review

Hi WoylieLover, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Shotover Lodge. The lodge is an affordable accommodation option with basic furnishings for a warm, comfortable stay. The rooms are equipped with televisions, kitchenettes and ensuites. Connectabus stops right across the road from Shotover Lodge and heads directly into Queenstown, being an approximately 7 minute bus ride.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Service is great. A little far from town. Have to pay for Wifi. A great place for friends to stay. Met a lot of backpackers from different place cooking dinner in the kitchen.

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ShotoverLodge, Front Office Manager at Shotover Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Vanessa, Thanks for your review! Glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the service to be great and met lots of people in our communal areas. Hopefully you were able to use taxi and bus services to enjoy all of the activities that Queenstown has to offer. Hopefully we will see you again at Shotover Lodge! Kind regards,... More

Berkeley, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
46 hotel reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Not sure if this is an upscale, rather expensive backpackers/hostel or a relatively inexpensive, no-frills motel. To avoid missing expectations, this place should clarify one way or the other - it's certainly not on par with other similarly-priced NZ motels we've visited. For privacy and views, ask for a room on one of the upper floors. I'm fairly certain we... More

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ShotoverLodge, Front Office Manager at Shotover Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Sundogg99, Thank you very much for your review. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the clean, warm, modern and spacious rooms and that the reception staff were friendly and welcoming. We have taken on board what you have said about the need to clarify the identity of Shotover Lodge and are working on a consistent, clear message for... More

San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

As others have noted, this is very basic lodging. It's clean, reasonably updated, and well located. The negatives: housekeeping is offered only every other day. If you're out for the evening, it's pretty tight in the parking lot. Bathroom had a funky odor no matter how much we tried to air it out. Internet is expensive. To keep two devices... More

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ShotoverLodge, Front Office Manager at Shotover Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Peppah, Thank you very much for your comments on your stay at Shotover Lodge. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, particularly the clean, warm, modern rooms and general location. We've taken on board your review, particularly the laundry prices. We have since reduced the cost to half price - it is now $4 per load instead of... More

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed here over the school holidays in a triple room, nothing flashy, room was quite small but had just enough space for your snowboard gear and luggage (just). Great heaters, the beds were really comfy and bathroom was a good size for the space. The communal kitchen had everything you need and the dining area was always warm and nice... More

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ShotoverLodge, Front Office Manager at Shotover Lodge, responded to this review

Hi JameeA, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Lodge! Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay, particularly the warm rooms, comfy beds and communal areas. We also have a drying room for your snowboard gear during your stay, which can free up some space in your room. Many thanks again for booking with us and we... More

Dunedin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Always on the road, always in motels and THIS 'establishment' is a glorified backpackers. Don't want to be long winded so will list: * No cafe (as listed on website and sign outside) - 'Communal kitchen' * No information in rooms regarding this place or anywhere near (where to eat?) * No phone reception in room - had to buy... More

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ShotoverLodge, Front Office Manager at Shotover Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Shelefish, Thank you for reviewing Shotover Lodge and bringing to our attention some areas of improvement. Shotover Lodge differentiates from a backpackers in that each room has a kitchenette, television and ensuite, as opposed to shared dorm rooms with bunk beds. Due to the scenic, mountainous location of Shotover Lodge, some of the rooms have difficulty accessing cell phone... More

Hyderabad, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I booked this just for a night because i found it very cheap. OK, no regrets this place is value for the amount they charge. You get good views and a good sized room. The host was not at all welcoming, corridors are narrow and kind of scary. Luckily we had a ground floor room so did not use them... More

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ShotoverLodge, Front Office Manager at Shotover Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ankitarora, Thank you for your review of Shotover Lodge. We are glad you found the lodge to be good value for money with spacious rooms and lovely views. Our corridors can seem a bit narrow. This is due to our rooms facing outwards on every side, which allows each room to have a balcony or patio and a view... More

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Address: 157 Arthurs Point Road | RD 1 Arthurs Point, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
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Hotel Class:3 star — Shotover Lodge 3*
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