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“Spacious and well equipped with great views and very helpful staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Villa Del Lago
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   249 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #4 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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“Spacious and well equipped with great views and very helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

This apartment is a little out of the main town - about a 20 minute walk to restaurants etc, but the views of the lake etc are excellent. The units are spacious and were very clean and well equipped with good kitchen and laundry facilities. The staff were extremely helpful.
Wifi was too expensive ($20 a day) but everything else was really good.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

we had 3 nights at the Villa Del Lago and loved it. We enjoyed the 20 minute walk to town especially after breakfast or a meal out on the town. The views were wonderful and the rooms were very well appointed. The managment were very friendly and helpull.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warwick
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

This place was a real find. Having to re-organise our plans immediately after the Christchurch earthquake, we found Villa del Lago off Tripadvisor and got a late booking.
It really is everything you could want - stunningly situated below the Frankton Road a few minutes drive from Queenstown, there is nothing between you and the lake and your view of the Remarkables. Keith and Lynn could not have made us more welcome with their spotless apartment accommodation which included a washing machine and dryer. It is an easy 20 minute walk along the lakeside into Queenstown with all its restaurants, entertainments and adrenalin activities. Be aware though that the villa's position on the cliffside will mean a lot of stairs if you get the bottom apartment. It's still worth it!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

Stayed for 3 nights early March 2011 and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Hotel was clean and had everything we wanted, including a laundry in the room. This is particularly handy when travelling around the South Island in a small car.

Was a little further out of town than I'd expected hence the 4 rating for location. The owners were very helpful in advising on and booking excursions for us, nothing was a problem.

View over Lake Wakatipu was also a bonus.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blighty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

Enjoyed a very nice stay in the Villa Del Lago in January 2011. As mentioned by other posts the views across the lake to the Remarkable Mountains are gorgeous (especially when views through the apartment's generously sized windows).

The walk to the town may put some people off (it's about 20 to 25 mins) but it is along the lake front and therefore pleasant in it's own right. To be honest if you are the type of person who baulks at a 20min walk then you shouldn't really come to Queenstown as it is somewhat geared towards energetic endeavours.

The apartments themselves have a kitchen area with a very useful dishwasher (a real plus - who wants to wash dishes on holiday???). The apartments also posses a gas fire (useful as Queenstown evenings even in summer can turn a bit chilly) as well as a free washing and drying machine (another real plus).

The apartments are not the cheapest in the world but not ridiculously priced for Queenstown.

All in all - thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Prosper, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

Check-in, value, room and features were all as advertised. We really enjoyed our 25th anniversary trip to Queenstown. This place was right on the lake, breathtaking view and quiet surroundings and beauty. The walk into town on the nature path was refreshing and tranquil. Nice fire at night and slept like a baby.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

My partner and I stayed in Villa del Lago for 3 nights in March 2011. After a warm welcome , we were guided to our apartment. The apartment was based at the lower part of the complex with an amazing view of the lake. The apartment itself is spacious, clean and comfortable. It has all you need like a TV in the living room, TV in the bed room, washing machine, dryer, diswasher, fridge etc..... The apartment is serviced each day. So far this has been one of the best hotels we have seen in New Zealand. Besides it being really nice it wasn't expensive at all.

We enjoyed our stay in Villa Del Lago and can strongly recommend this to everyone. We ourselves would certainly go back to Villa Del Lago

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villa Del Lago

Address: 249 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Del Lago 5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This peaceful lakeside small luxury hotel comprises one bedroom Suites and two and three bedroom Villas. Unsurpassed views of the crystal clear lake and the sparkling mountains. Only 1.7km from the bustling town centre, the Villa del Lago offers a genuine lake front setting with it's own pebbled beach and jetty - a rare combination of exceptional quality and convenience. ... more   less 
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