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Villa Del Lago
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   249 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 57 Hotels in Queenstown
Aberdeen
1 review
“You won't want to leave!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

The place is absolutely stunning. We had apartment 16 on the lake front and it was so peaceful. The apartment has everything you need and it's all good quality stuff. The view is what makes it so special. Enjoying a glass of wine on the verandah and then a leisurely walk in to town along the lakeside track. Wow!! Wish we were back there now....

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

We travelled to Queenstown on our honeymoon and stayed 5 nights (1 bedrm apartment) during Oct 2009. There is really nothing that you can find fault with because the apartments are simply fantastic - well equipped, very spacious and a lot of thought was put into the practical design/equipping of the apartments. Back-heated bathroom mirror was the first we've come across.
We stayed at a corner unit with views of Lake Wakatipu and the mountain range in the background. Fantastic views to wake up to in the morning.
Our hosts Lynn and Keith were gracious, welcoming and ever so helpful. (thank you so much!)
Everything was great...you've just gotta stay here to find out yourself. Will def be back at Villa del Lago on our next visit to Queenstown!

Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

What a great place to stay. The view from the lounge and all bedrooms was breaktaking. We stayed in apartment 12 which was superb. Spotlessly clean, well appointed, comfy beds and lovely gas fire, which kept us warm and snug when the weather turned cold. Hosts Lynn and Keith were so friendly and helpful, going the extra mile in so many ways to make our stay enjoyable. Wouldn't hesitate to book again. J&J

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2009

We stayed in unit 3 which is a 3 bedroom apartment high up on the cliff, next to the office. The apartment was spacious with excellent amenities worthy of its 5 star rating. The gas fire place, soaring cathedral ceiling in the lounge and heated bathroom floors and towel rails were nice additions. The views from 2 of the bedrooms and the living, dining and large well appointed kitchen were uninterrupted towards the lake, Kelvin heights peninsula and snow capped "Remarkables" mountain range. On our 20 minute walk along the lake into the centre of Queenstown, we all agreed that Villa Del Lago is in the best location for stunning views of Queenstown surrounds. Our only issue arose with the layout of the bedrooms. The apartment is over 3 levels, with the 3rd bedroom located in a loft situation over the lounge room and being two flights of stairs above the bathroom. This created arguments with our children, and as a compromise they swapped rooms halfway through our stay. We all felt that this was a small inconvenience given that most of our time was spent in the living area glued to the unbelievable post card perfect view!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2009

Sensational 5 star accommodation. Close enough to Queenstown city centre to walk in (maybe 20 or so minutes) or quick drive. Our apartment had everything we could have wanted – the best kitchen facilities we found anywhere in NZ, lovely lounge/dining complete with gas log fire (very welcome while we were there), bedroom with lake views, huge bathroom with heated floor and an equally welcome laundry complete with dryer. Definitely a luxury place to stay. Loved Queenstown and would definitely book here again.

  • Stayed May 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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india
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2009

friends recommended this property and got in touch with them directly.queenstown is breathtaking,its like europe of new zealand.all activities one can do whether its bungy,canyon swing,sky dive or hookajet...everything. villa del lago was a luxurious property.we rented a 2 bedroom villa which was split in 3 levels.the road level was the entrance with 1 bedroom,which was meant if there were 6 persons staying.2nd level was the living room and kitchen.the living room had a fireplace also.the 3rd levl,were the bedrooms and bathrooms with laundry.and the villa was lake facing,it was breathtaking.we could go for walks by the lake in morning and evening.and the weather was beautiful.truly a heavenly experience.

Stayed May 2006
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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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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:
#3 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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