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Earnslaw Lodge
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   77 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand   |  
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Gladstone, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Great place to stay after handing back our motorhomes after 3weeks touring. Very helpful and friendly host. Could not do enough for us. Fantastic views. Picture postcard. Clean spacious rooms. Walking distance to Queenstown CBD which suited us as we did not have a vehicle. Shuttle bus pickup right outside to airport. Great breakfast in a relaxing, stress free environment. We will definitely be back. Thankyou.

Room Tip: Ask for a lake view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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earnslawman, Owner at Earnslaw Lodge, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Hi

We are so pleased you had a great stay and enjoyed the motel accommodation. Our staff have been in Queenstown a long time which does make a difference. We are always happy to share our knowledge so that you enjoy your stay.

Lynlwey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

views - incredible mountains & lake;
location - 10 minute walk to town;
value - ultra reasonable tariff;
cleanliness - so very good;
friendliness - yes
tourism info - stacks.
Excellent motel-style accommodation.

Room Tip: request mountain/lake view
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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earnslawman, Owner at Earnslaw Lodge, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for the review. We are pleased thet you enjoyed your stay and that we could tick all your boxes.
We hope that we can see you again.


Lynley
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

A perfect place to stay for our last night in Queenstown. Clean, friendly motel with views too good to be true. Lake view room a must. Wonderful breakfast and extremely friendly service. Lovely short walk into town. We will definitely be booking for our next stay in Queenstown. Wish we had found this place earlier

Room Tip: Must get lake view room. Well worth the extra $'s
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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earnslawman, Owner at Earnslaw Lodge, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thanks for your review.

We are pleased you found the motel to your liking. The team at Earnslaw Lodge maybe small but we like when we have people leave the motel happy.

Many thanks

Lynley
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The hotel is well-situated on the lake, just a little outside of the main area, but a very short walk to all the bars and restaurants. A very spacious room and clean with everything we needed. The person at reception was always very helpful. I would definitely recommend staying here. We only stayed for two nights, but this would be a great base if you were staying longer as well.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had a great stay at the Earnslaw Lodge. It was our second time there and we will be back. We had a wonderful view of the lake, the service was lovely, and everything was reasonably priced. Overall an excellent experience and one which we can highly recommend.

Room Tip: If you can get a lakeside room, go for it - a great view !
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Vernon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

A lovely place to stay. Very reasonable rates, superb views, and friendly owners. Very happy with our stay, however brief. The breakfast was freshly prepared, and the coffee was good. Our room had great views of the lake. The location is perfect in my mind away from the noise of downtown. Room was spacious, and clean. Bathroom was large. WiFi worked well. Beds were comfortable. We were taking a tour which was going to return us to the lodge well after checkout time. Owners had no problem with us leaving our vehicle on site. Much appreciated. Next trip we will stay longer.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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earnslawman, Owner at Earnslaw Lodge, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for the review. Always nice when someone can take the time and let you know that there stay with us was enjoyed. We are a small team, the housekeepers pride themseves in clean comfortable rooms. A room with a view is certaintly worth the little bit of extra price wise.
Hopefully you will be able to stay with us longer next time


Lynley and the team at Earnslaw
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Invercargil, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We got a very cheap deal at Earnslaw Lodge - $99 including small but perfectly adequate breakfast and thought it was exceedingly good value.
The room was spacious and clean and there was a big radiator to keep us warm. The bathroom was much larger than usual in a hotel room. Our room looked onto the street and towards the mountains rather than the lake, which was fine. I thought it might be noisy from the road but it didn't bother us once we'd closed the double-glazed windows.
The staff were cheerful and friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was either eggs (which I picked and it turned out to be a lovely light omelette) or beans or bacon with a piece of toast and coffee or tea.
And it was only about a 10 minute walk from town (uphill on the way home!).

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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earnslawman, Owner at Earnslaw Lodge, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear Guest

Thanks for the comments, we are pleased that you enjoyed the service. Hopefully you can stay a little longer next time.


Lynley
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Address: 77 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 75 Specialty lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Earnslaw Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located only 5 minutes walk from downtown Queenstown and 100m from Lake Wakatipu - the adventure capital of the world, soak up the dramatic lake and mountain views from our motel style lodge.We offer a high level of hospitality and service, guaranteed to make for an enjoyable stay. We are your perfect Queenstown accommodation choice! ... more   less 
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