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The Turret

712 Lake Hayes Arrow Junction Highway (SH6), Lake Hayes, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed for 3 nights over the Easter weekend, and I picked this accommodation thinking it's a good halfway point between Queenstown and all the other surrounding attractions - and it was the best decision I've made. A short drive took us to the hustle and bustle of Queenstown and touristy Arrowtown, we were a stone's throw... More 

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stayed 2 nights to attend a wedding next door at Stoneridge. The room was very comfortable with everything we needed. The view out over Lake Hayes from the deck was magnificent. Kim was a very welcoming host and she put on a great breakfast both mornings for us. Highly recommend.

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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Turret was one of the best places we've been to in NZ, everything was like in a postcard. The garden with the coloured leaves, the lake view with stunning alpine scenery, the garden, the cosy room and of course Kim and her lovely family. Thanks for hosting us so well!!! Fran and Chris

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San Diego, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stayed at the Turret for three nights during our vacation in the Turret room. After lots of driving and flying, we were looking for a place to stretch out and relax, and we couldn't have chosen better. The Turret room was beautiful, and Kim the hostess was wonderful. Highly, highly recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stayed two nights at the Turret following our wedding in Queenstown. It was absolutely perfect. From our turret suite we had an amazing view of the mountains and the beautiful gardens. Kim was the perfect hostess, answering all of our queries and preparing delicious breakfasts. We wish we could have stayed longer.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

With a fabulous view from the turret suite across to Lake hayes and the Coronet mountain in the background, we had the pleasure of seeing fresh snow fall in Late November. That morning we had the most glorious walk round the lake in beautiful weather and by evening it changed. Kim was a great hostess and everything we needed was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

湖岸にある、大きな窓ときれいな庭の宿。2階の部屋には、望遠鏡もあって湖岸の景色や庭に来る小鳥たちを眺めて楽しく過ごせます。ベランダもあるので、そこに出て景色を見たり星空を見たりしても楽しいです。空気がきれいで灯りもさほどないので、星がよく見えます。天の川が星の集まりなのだと実感できる景観に大満足です! オーナーのKimさんも親しみやすい優しい方でした。アメリカ出身とのことで、英語も日本人にわかりやすい発音をされます。カリカリベーコンに新鮮フルーツのおいしい朝食や、周りのおすすめポイント紹介、きれいに整えられた部屋などゆったりするのにはもってこいの素敵な宿です。 おすすめされた湖岸散歩をしたり、部屋でのんびりして過ごした2日間はとても気持ちのよい滞在でした。また是非利用したい宿です。 The BB with a great view and a beautiful garden at the lakeside. We enjoyed them with a telescope at the 2 floor room. Also, we could see the magnificent starry heavens from this BB. The stars are sooo clear and big thanks to the fresh air! Ms.Kim, the owner of this BB was very friendly and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We recently stayed at the Turret to attend a wedding held at Stoneridge Estate and were pleasantly surprised that the venue was so close to our accomodation as that definitely added to the convenience and enjoyment of the experience. The accomodation and hospitality was beyond reproach and we had an incredible weekend in Queenstown. Which was added to by the... More 

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Stirling, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We spent a couple of nights at The Turret and enjoyed it thoroughly. A great room with an excellent outlook over the beautiful garden. We sat out on the terrace reading and sipping on some good local wine. Breakfasts were excellent and we enjoyed our in depth discussions with Peter who had lots of good advice on things to see... More 

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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Exceptional house, exceptional garden and exceptional views all added to a feeling of luxury. We had opted for The Turret bedroom and were delighted with the standard of accommodation. However we would have welcomed to have been provided with sheer/bath gel, hair conditioner and quality hand soap rather than dettol antiseptic! Little things can make difference and such toiletries are... More 

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