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Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort
2326 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #14 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Auckland, New Zealand
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82 reviews 82 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great service, comfortable beds, well proportioned rooms, very reasonably priced. There's not much else to say, they are good and simple rooms.

The hostess is accommodating and generally this is nice, good quality, basic accommodation.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stayed here for a week in July 2013 with in a group of 6 and stayed in a top floor 3 bedroom villa. We were immediately impress about the size of the villa and how beautiful the kitchen and living spaces were!

This place is located 300 metres from the mountain turn off so was very convenient for the early morning ski starts.

Spa was fun!

Would stay here again and again :)

Thanks!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nakon Sawan thailand
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We recently stayed in the Cardrona Valley and chose Benbrae as our accommodation, the reason we chose Benbrae is because it was highly recommended by friends, It is a beautiful spot, the individual lodges are superb, (luxury) at very reasonable prices. There is a very well tended pool and hot tub which was great and the staff were very friendly and cheerful, which made us feel very welcome. Also great pizza's can be ordered from the bar if you don't fancy cooking, which we didn't..It was so nice we extended our stay. we would highly recommend Benbrae ecspecially for overseas travellers, have a rest in the mountains of Cardrona

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Convenient location with great self catering facilities. Heated outdoor jacuzzi was welcome after a hard day on the slopes. Close to Wanaka for shopping and/or eating out. Handy to Cardrona Hotel too. Would definitely stay here again on next trip! Thanks!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Excellent location for ski fields and Wanaka and Queenstown. The Pizza and wine bar are a lovely area to enjoy.. Villa well appointed with tasteful decor and fittings. Great heating/drying room. Take a robe to use the lovey pool as it is fresh in winter. Stock up supplies from wanaka or Queenstown. No general store to Cardrona. We are looking forward to return visit.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed here a number of times during the last few ski seasons. The location at the bottom of Cardrona is fantastic. Rooms are clean, warm and modern. The spa is excellent and the main reason we keep coming back!! I do wish however they would set some guidelines around kids in the spa. It is not relaxing to have kids swimming and playing in there for ages. Not to mention very un hygienic for the kids who put their heads under!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed here two nights including New Year's Eve. We were pleasantly surprised by the upmarket interior design and fittings. We enjoyed a bathe in the hot pools and this proved to be the spot to chat with other friendly travellers. For our New Year Eve dinner we walked a few minutes to the old iconic Cardrona Hotel next door, even though the resort has it's own bar/restaurant. We travelled to Queenstown for a shopping trip during the day, it is even closer to Wanaka.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort

Address: 2326 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Benbrae Resort is centrally located between Wanaka and Queenstown. Benbrae is the ideal location to experience the many outdoor adventures with tramping, fishing, wineries, international ski fields, mountain bike trails, with a great choice of international golf courses in the region and so much more. As a high-quality regional themed resort, Benbrae will attract guests based on outstanding service, a sense of fun and adventure complemented by stylish and contemporary accommodation. ... more   less 
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