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Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel Queenstown

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Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed May 12, 2015

I decided to book a special offer of a budget room, but do not make the mistake I did, by assuming the Rydges name means anything. I am sure the restaurant is great?. The bar looks lovely and staff seem nice. But the Budget rooms leave you wondering what all of their rooms are like. Budget feels like an old...

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Vince S, Manager at Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel Queenstown, responded to this review

Dear K M, Thank you for your feedback, I was disappointed to hear the budget room you chose did not meet your expectations, please feel free to contact myself should you wish to discuss further. Regards, Vince

Milan, Italy
Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Rydges hotel is in an amazing location, just in front of the lake and a few minutes walking to the center of Queenstown. Our room was ok, but with the view on the street... The curtains had to be always closed because anyone passing by the street could easily see inside the room. Staff pretty rude at the reception....

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Vince S, Manager at Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel Queenstown, responded to this review

Dear SimonaL1609, Thanking you for your feedback, I was pleased to read you enjoyed the hotels stunning location, I do apologise for your comments re front desk staff, which I have passed on to our front office manager. Regards Vince

Reviewed May 11, 2015

Nice hotel beside the breathless lake, and is very near to downtown. Hospitable services, cleaning room and relatively continent car parking.... But the visitor who live in the high level floor will have better lake view

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Vince S, Manager at Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel Queenstown, responded to this review

Hi Daniel M, Thanking you for your positive feedback...and yes ‘Breathless’ is the perfect word for the stunning views of Lake Wakatipu & the majestic Remarkables from our rooms. Hope to see you back in Queenstown soon! Regards, Vince

Reviewed May 10, 2015

We chose this hotel to stay in Queenstown for 2 main reasons: 1. ideal location with 5mins walking distance to RealJourney cruise centre to catch up TSS Steamship tour; 2. reasonable price with lake view. If the purpose of visiting is for easy access to main shopping district and attraction with reasonable price, this hotel is no doubt a good...

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Vince S, Manager at Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel Queenstown, responded to this review

Hi Jimmy Z, I appreciate your honest feedback, I was delighted to read you enjoyed the superb lake and mountain views from your room and you took advantage of our free WiFi which is a huge bonus and overall great value. Regards, Vince

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Couldn't fault anything about rydges Lakeland. Fantastic location, awesome bar with great happy hour deals and above average service. About a 5min walk from the heart of queenstown, around 10 minutes to the airport. Having an 11am checkout is also very beneficial!

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Vince S, Manager at Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel Queenstown, responded to this review

Hi MistyJade89, Thank you for your fantastic feedback, Great to read you enjoyed the stunning views of Lake Wakatipu & the Remarkables and overall our hospitality met your expectations. Hope to see you back in Queenstown soon! Regards, Vince

Narre Warren, Australia
Reviewed May 7, 2015

What a great experience we had staying at this hotel. Not only was the room reasonably priced, the view was amazing looking over the lake. From check in the staff were friendly, efficient and nothing was too much trouble. The car parking was part of the package as was the wifi. The restaurant food was good and the walk into...

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Vince S, Manager at Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel Queenstown, responded to this review

Dear kevinmeryl, Greetings from Stunning Queenstown! Thanks for your post and for highly recommending our hotel. I was delighted to read that overall you were happy with our hospitality during your stay with us, Hope to see you back soon! Regards, Vince

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed May 7, 2015

This place was really nice, the hotel people was friendly and helpful. Our room had a view to the lake which was amazing, and the only thing I didn't love about it was the shower. It seemed a bit old and not super clean.

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Vince S, Manager at Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel Queenstown, responded to this review

Hi Paola612 Thanking you for your feedback, Pleased to read you enjoyed our hotels location and our friendly staff, I do apologise for the issues you have raised re shower, I have passed on you comments to our housekeeping team for review Regards, Vince

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed May 7, 2015

while staying here everything was great including the staff however i realized when i got home that my daughter had left behind a pair of shoe. Ringing on sunday late afternoon i think i may have been answered in the bar or restaurant cause the background noise was rather loud. The guy on the end of the phone was quite...

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Vince S, Manager at Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel Queenstown, responded to this review

Hi Judy136, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us, we are concerned by your recent experience and appreciate bringing your feedback to our attention. I do apologise for the inconvenience of been given the run around trying to chase your lost property. Our management team are currently reviewing our procedures regarding the issues you have highlighted. Regards Vince

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had a really great stay here and it snowed as if on cue ... The rooms were cosy and warm and we could watch snow hurtling over the lake and the Remarkables from our bed. Lovely and clean and a lift to the room so we didn't have to hurl heavy luggage up stairs. The Happy Hour in the...

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Vince S, Manager at Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel Queenstown, responded to this review

Dear Viaggio46 Thanks for your positive review...well...what can I say!..that really was a few magical days in a white wonderland!!, I was pleased to read you enjoyed all aspects of our hospitality. Hope to see you back in Queenstown soon!

Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

We were staying in a deluxe lake view twin rooms with 2 queen size beds for 2 nights. It was one of our most value for money stay in New Zealand. We could see the beautiful lake from our room. The room is spacious, clean and modern looking. The wifi connection was one of the fastest we have during our...

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Vince S, Manager at Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel Queenstown, responded to this review

Dear Chieng Jee F, Thanking you for your review, I was pleased to read our Lakeview rooms met your expectations and the free Wifi is always an added bonus, I do apologise for the parking issue you raised, unfortunately as we do have quite a number of car spots they do fill very quickly. Regards Vince

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Contemporary multi-story hotel overlooking Lake Wakatipu, 400 meters from town center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel Queenstown

Address: 38 - 54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $120 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel Queenstown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 255
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“Recommend a room from Floors 3-6 with a view of the lake. Also, the 6th floor has suites rather than the standard, but large lower floors.”
 of 5 bubbles roberthR4591NF, 3 days ago | Read review
“Ask for lakefront view with deck.”
 of 5 bubbles mugsleyp3, 1 week ago | Read review
“All rooms, I believe, face the lake. Probably top floor best.”
 of 5 bubbles readspeak, 1 week ago | Read review
“Go somewhere else until they have renovated the hotel, very disappointing.”
 of 5 bubbles Travellers2Perth, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“King size deluxe lakeview”
 of 5 bubbles susanbrad2017, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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