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Cardrona Hotel

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Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand
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2312 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 8153
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Cardrona Hotel serves up a modern take on traditional pub fare. Fresh...
The Cardrona Hotel serves up a modern take on traditional pub fare. Fresh, fast and filling you'll find all your traditional favourites created from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Our wine list features top quality local drops from some of the region's best wineries, along with a great selection of both tap and bottled beers, ciders and a full range of spirits. In winter the apres ski is legendary, while the sunny beer garden is the perfect summertime spot for a long lunch.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Magic

Brilliant location and wonderful staff. We were here for a Wedding and there are not enough superlatives to adequately describe how helpful and accommodating the staff were at Cardrona Hotel..and the setting is amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Pam6142
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Te Anau, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Te Anau, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Brilliant location and wonderful staff. We were here for a Wedding and there are not enough superlatives to adequately describe how helpful and accommodating the staff were at Cardrona Hotel..and the setting is amazing!

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Open the door and step back in time. Lots of chesterfield sofas, an open fire and general good vibe. We had coffee outside, where another fire was burning. Coffee was quite ok, not exceptional. Food looked great and that's what others around us said. Recommended.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

It was my best experience in wanaka after having a burger in boaboa. Staff was friendly and reflecting true image of hospatility.

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Even though they were busy, our food arrived promptly and was very tasty. Good selection from the menu.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had an impromptu visit on the way to Queenstown from Wanaka. Remembered the hotel from the Speights TV advertisements so stopped in for a look. The bar is awesome, as is the garden bar out the back - a beautiful spot to stop for a drink. Sadly, we didn't have time to stay for a meal - but next... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Well worth a stop by for a drink and a bite to eat.. Stunning beer garden.. Gorgeous cosy pub, friendly staff..

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Did a very quick visit here on route between Wanaka & Queenstown, but no matter how short you stay it is worth the stop. It has a beautiful garden out the back, and interesting history and humour inside - look for the well and signboard with the most asked questions.

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Cardrona, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very good food and nice service. Romantic and historic hotel in Cardrona Valley, well known by many people.

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Pukehina, null, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

we stopped here for lunch after horse back riding at back country saddles. What a great stop, gorgeous gardens with lots of seating around the lawn - enjoy your beer at one of the tables or sprawl out on the grass if you like. It was very relaxed and we felt we could make ourselves at home. And of course... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Escaping the crowd in Wanaka, we were very happy to find this nice old hotel in beautiful surroundings. We stayed for 2 nights and we enjoyed our stay very much. It was nice to sit. in the garden and make a little trip to arrowtown. The staff was very friendly, our room was comfortable with en suite, and it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2312 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 8153

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 27
  • Cuisine: Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

The Cardrona Hotel serves up a modern take on traditional pub fare. Fresh, fast and filling you'll find all your traditional favourites created from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Our wine list features top quality local drops from some of the region's best wineries, along with a great selection of both tap and bottled beers, ciders and a full range of spirits. In winter the apres ski is legendary, while the sunny beer garden is the perfect summertime spot for a long lunch.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?