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“Our favourite accomodation in NZ!” 5 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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“Our favourite accomodation in NZ!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2009

what can we say - it really was fantastic. We were beating ourselves at not planning more time in Queenstown for our trip.

Firstly, we arrived quite late (7pm) because the driving took a bit longer than expected (we came from Milford sound). Clare not only welcomed us warmly but took us down to our apartment and showed us all the amenities even though she was in a rush to get somewhere.

The apartment itself was just stunning - postcard perfect view of Lake Wakatipu (??) and all the amenities you could wish for - including a very useful washing machine and dryer. Which was much appreciated by bub (well bub was running out of clean clothes hehe)

We were given great advice as to where to go and what to see with the little one. Staff were always very helpful and when we come back to NZ again (hopefully in the near future), we'd definitely come back to this lovely place!!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

After much internet searching I picked Villa Del Lago as my first choice for 4 nights in Queenstown for my partners 50th birthday. We were both over the moon with the standard of accommodation, location and the kind assistance of Clare and John. With so many options for eating out we were very appreciative of John's recommendations which we followed with great success, Fishbone , Captain's Table and the Winehouse and Kitchen. Thanks to all. You made us most welcome and helped to make it memorable, we were reluctant to leave! We would highy recommend Villa Del Lago and plan to return.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

Stayed here for a week in February 2008 and liked it so much that we returned later for another 5 days. The apartments are immaculately clean and more spacious than the website makes them appear. This is truly a luxury self-catering experience. Lots of extra touches. Management was attentive to every request and the views across the lake are absolutely to die for - so mesmerizing that it was difficult to break away and walk into the town, which is truly the Jewel of the South Island.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009

We stayed at Villa Del Lago for one week and would recommend it to our family/friends. The apartment was larger than we expected and very clean. There are wonderful views of the lake with the 2 double glass sliding doors in the living area. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything we needed. Living area has fireplace that produces good heat as the nights got chilly. Nice flat screen T.V. and comfy throw blanket. Heated towel racks in the bathroom was a plus. Each day they exchange bath towels and dish towels. Washer/dryer worked great and they had laundry detergent on site. Nice soft sheets. Only thing they could improve would be softer beds. Beautiful walk ( 20 minutes ) into town. If you prefer taking the local bus, it's only $3 (NZ) and they pick you up on site. Be sure to book all your adventures ( jet boating, Milford Sound, wine tours etc. ) through Villa Del Lago. Same cost and you don't have to stand in line at the "I-sites" ( visitor centers). Also, on most adventures, the coach company will pick you up on site! Claire and her team are so friendly and willing to assist with anything. The location is fantastic if you want a more quiet area with beautiful views. Steep steps down to walking trail. Lower apartments are closer to the trail but still have lake view ( trees, bushes hide some of the view ). Higher apartments have the best view but closer to the street. Each room has own patio with table/2 chairs. Overall, we were very happy with Villa Del Lago and will stay again on our next visit.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009

We stayed in an apartment in Villa del Lago for almost 3 weeks in November 2008. We had stayed for a few nights 2 years previously and found it excellent. Our memory of the place was correct and it lived up to the good memories we had of it. There is a great view over lake Wakatipu and there is easy access from the apartment complex to the lakeside walk into town.
The facilities are first rate. Clare is the manager and is most pleasant and helpful and John, her husband went to a lot of trouble to assist us with a difficulty we had with lost keys to our bags.
All in all, we had a great stay and expect to return.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2009

My family (wife and 2 children) spent 5 nights here in Feb. Like everyone else on this forum, I agree that this is a special place. Clare and John do their best to ensure you are comfortable and feel at home. The units are clean, spacious and offer spectacular views of The Remarkables. We were able to make breakfast in the unit in addition to a few other meals as well. Overall, very nice and a solid 5 star serviced apartment..

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

We booked a 2 bedroom apartment, but ended up with a 3 bedroom at no additional cost. The views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables are outstanding and we utilized the path to go into town on several occasions. Our apartment included a washer, dryer, dishwasher and full kitchen which we fully utilized. The bathrooms also had heated floors which was awesome since it was rainy and a little cold for part of our 4 day stay. So it was nice to get out of the shower to a warm floor.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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