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The Lodges

8 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand (Formerly BreakFree Lodges Suites & Apartments)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in the 3 bedroom penthouse. All the beds have electric blankets so warm and cozy at night. The kitchen has everything you need to cook with.this is great because eating out inQueenstown is expensive.the views from the kitchen,living and dining rooms are stunning. Also has a sun room off the dining room that is perfect to relax in.... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent a week at this hotel. Could not ask for a better location or views. We were lucky enough to be direct across the lake looking up to Cecil Peak. 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom apartment. The small let down is you have to buy wifi cards which should be included in an apartment when you're paying $2500+ for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice view across the lake and fairly central to town centre. Room was OK nothing outstanding. Room service was very lax during our stay, we landed up making our bed because, (in their words) they "didn't check" ! Room was very cold, and there was only heater for both the bedroom and the sitting area, given that this is supposed... More 

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ALASTAIR L, Manager at The Lodges, responded to this review

Guests from all walks of life and countries around the globe, have a variety of needs. We do our best to accommodate their wishes. Differing resting and sleeping times throughout the day can provide timetabling challenges for the service staff. Management are always looking to improve systems. More 

The Whitsundays
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Accommodation was very good, we had a 3 bedroom apartment and it was very roomy with 2 balconies....offered great views of the lake and was a very short distance to walk to the main part of town! The reception didnt have very good hours (on Sunday, its not open until 9am, not good for early checkout)...also, you may get some... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

There was nothing special about this hotel but nothing bad about it either... the main stand out was the AMAZING view! We quite often sat on the balcony just enjoying the surroundings. We liked the location because it wasn't directly in town, but unfortunately it was noisy most nights from the hostel next door. (we had to keep the door... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I have stayed at this establishment many times over the 20 years or so. Situated twenty five paces across the road from Lake Wakatipu and just a couple hundred metres walk to central Queenstown, the situation is perfect. Our unit was one of the newer ones in the complex: very well appointed - with just a couple things which annoyed... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Our apartment was tired and old. We seemed to have never ending saga of light bulbs needing replacement. One of our party fell done some stairs as the light was out awaiting a new bulb. The dishbrush should have been thrown out, cups were chipped, the bread board also needed replacement. Two of the beds sagged. However, another group in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Fantastic place with amazing views so close to city centre. Lots of space and very comfy and warm. Would definetly stay again. Owners happy to meet your needs. Easy walk to all restaurants bars and casino! Great walk to gardens. Walk to Gondala !!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great location, with lovely views of the lake. Staff were friendly and helpful. However decor dated and in need of a refresh. Missing things like an iron, and reception closed at 8pm, so couldnt go and get one. Only one light bulb in 3 working in lounge. Internet access should be included n price , but isn't. Didn't feel it... More 

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ALASTAIR L, Front Office Manager at The Lodges, responded to this review

Dear Neil, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at The Lodges. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. We appreciate your comments about aspects of the room that need updating. It is a pleasure to announce that we have replaced missing things and we will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This place is bang smack in the centre of queenstown, on the road to Glenorchy. A 2 minute walk from all the action, but also really good and quiet at night. We rented a 3 bedroom place which had all the amenities we needed for a girls weekend. The owner was really friendly and laid back, and service was fast... More 

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