This was a return visit and this time we had an even better suite to watch the ever changing magnificent views over Lake Wakipatu to The Remarkables. Despite being in Dec there was a light dusting of snow on the peaks the night prior to our arrival but the full length glass doors gave access to the vista whilst also offering warmth from the very good gas heater.
Nik and Charlotte, the Villa del Lago hosts, had been at for a very short time but this did not reduce their capacity for great advice when sought. The big picture items are covered with a full kitchen which is well stocked with all the items to self cater and having dinner with that vista is hard to beat; and also the smaller things are covered too such as replacing washing detergent and other consumables each day.
A 25 min walk to the town centre along the lake - many people also on bikes and for a return trip there is the option of a water taxi that leaves the Queenstown wharf on the hour and can drop off at the Villa's own jetty. The jetty is a pleasant place to sit for a while as well and the very cool lake refreshing on the feet after a day of walking.
Items accidently left behind were posted back with minimum fuss and maximum helpfulness. One of the best places we have ever stayed and hope to return.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Villa Del Lago Hotel Queenstown