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“Great Views, Nice hosts, walking distance to Downtown” 5 of 5 stars
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Earnslaw Lodge
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   77 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand   |  
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Bay Area, CA
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14 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Views, Nice hosts, walking distance to Downtown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

We had a very pleasant say in Dec 2009 at the Earnslaw motel. The views from the balcony ( it is shared) are awesome, I stayed up late one night and got really good pictures of the lake in different shades of light as the sun set at 9:30 pm !! You can get these views from the room itself since the balcony door is a sliding glass door. The bathroom was okay but it took a little effort to get the water temperature right.
The hosts were friendly and helped us book some activities and gave guidance on where to eat , the breakfast was decent.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bolton
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42 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2009

We stayed two nights in a lake view room, we paid a bit more for the view but it was worth every penny! The room was spacious, clean and had an incredible large radiator which kept the room very cosy. The bathroom was clean and had a good shower. We were able to walk into the town centre from the hotel, it took about ten minutes. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

We stayed with a family of four adults and had a great night.

We had a rear of building balcony unit with great views of the remarkables. Considering the main road location the room was very quiet.

The bathroom was large and quite new, lots of hot water for all! Parking was always available and easy but crossing over the main road was interesting at times.

The hosts were very obliging and looked after us well. There were plenty of tour brochures and also other reading material.

Will use again!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2009

The owners of the hotel are brilliant! As a lone traveller they looked after me and made me feel thoroughly safe and at home... even offering to take me out for hot chocolate and a chat. :D

The rooms are comfortable and very much 'motel-like' but very spacious and the views are incredible.

Town is 10 mins walk... perfect.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2008

We stayed for 3 nights as part of a tour.

Lyn was great in helping us get all our tours and site seeing arranged, she was also very patient when we changed our minds and altered things several times!

Short walk to the town centre and great views over the lake. The room was very large, clean and tidy. Balcony on the back was shared.

Breakfast was good too. We really enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

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  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2005

Really enjoyed our stay at the lodge with Lyn and Phil. They were so helpful in arranging our ski transport etc. Had a wonderful set up for our family of 5 including 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and kitchen with own entrance. Wonderful views over lake and a 5-10 minute walk into the centre of town. Lyn even lent us some skiwear which meant I didn't look like a 1970s fashion victim on the slopes! Although breakfast is available you're as well to see to yourself. Washing machines and driers also all there.

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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 #21 of 78 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Earnslaw Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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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