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Cardrona Hotel

2312 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cardrona Hotel deserves its reputation locally as a great traditional pub setting, warm and inviting with a sensational beer garden for summer. Stopped for a drink and snack. However the wine list was surprising limited and the nachos we ordered were drowned in bottled sweet chilli sauce.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Won't drive through Cardrona without stopping here for lunch or just a coffee! Gorgeous garden to relax in through the summer and a very unique interior with interesting wall art about the history of the hotel.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool spot, great photo of outside, rustic and cosy inside. Two of us ordered the Lamb ribs (Yum), battered blue cod (Yum) and bangers and mash (rather average). The sausages were below par, very dry and the potato lumpy and dry with a tiny bit of gravy. Good experience and worth the drive but room for improvement on the bangers... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some family and friends enjoyed drinks, dinner and overnight stay prior to my sons wedding in Queenstown. Really relaxing, friendly time was had by all. Outdoor fire going and comfortable couches indoors. Staff coped well with our variety of meals and meals were all ready together. Impressed as with a group of 19 to cater for this usually doesn't happen.... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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295 reviews 295 reviews
32 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Cardrona Hotel has for years featured in the advertising of a well known NZ brewery. There is probably not a New Zealander who does not know of it, although most will never have actually seen it. It photographs well, and is worth a look, both inside and outside

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Forster, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This hotel is a must see but if you are looking for a quiet, relaxed & comfy stay this is not the place. We had 90 diners outside our bedroom until very late so not a lot of sleep. Owner wasn't concerned when we mentioned it when leaving after the second night. Well worth a visit & meal, very nicely... More 

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Old Bar, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Over the years visiting NZ we have passed this hotel twice and only peeked through the door - big mistake! This old hotel is wonderful in its ambience, staff, food and beverages and facilities. We stopped on a perfect Autumn morning having driven up the majestic Crown Range Road (a must do drive) from Queenstown and had morning tea out... More 

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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203 reviews 203 reviews
20 hotel reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I was travelling from Wanaka to Queenstown and at the last minute decided to take the Cardrona Pass, I'm glad I did otherwise I would have missed this wonderfully restored hotel. Everything about its character reeks of old world charm. This has to be on everyone's must visit list.

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Maryborough
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

On every ones bucket list this establishment must be included. The hotel is beautifully restored and extended in line with the theme of the hotel. The quirkiness of some of the hotels aspects is to behold. Just take your time and look, read and enjoy. The meals on offer are great to say the least. My wife and I tackled... More 

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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Cardrona Hotel is a little slice of heaven in a beautiful place. Great meals, refreshing beverages. Great around the fire in the back garden or sitting in the sun on a beautiful day. Go here every chance I get.

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Thanks for the great feedback, really glad you enjoyed your stay! More 

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