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Manata Lodge is your perfect accommodation choice when visiting Queenstown, one of the world's top vacation destinations. Our stunning location, beautiful suites and outstanding Kiwi service combine to provide the ideal staging point for your Southern Lakes adventure. Whether you're visiting for a weekend escape, a ski or hiking vacation, a wedding or a long stay; the surroundings, the ambiance, the design, the attention to detail and the welcome combine to form a package which represents the very best of New Zealand hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Mountain View
Great View
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This lodge is soooo beautiful with gardens and mountains surrounding you at every turn, the rooms are excellant 😁 Queenstown is full of adventures and we will definitely be visiting again I even did a zipride arghhhh it was awesome
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Response from ManataLodge, Owner at Manata Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Tracey Thank you for your lovely review. It was a treat having you and your husband stay here, we enjoyed chatting with you and catching up on your daily activities. You have such beautiful and contagious joy and enthusiasm. All the best for the future Ethel & Warren
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This place is about 7km from the town itself, in a quiet road next to the Shotover River. Wow what a gem. I think there are 4 units qirh kitchenette built in. When i opened the patio doors to the garden, what a sight! On my left was coronet peak and to my right the Remarkables.
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I travel with one young kid, my husband and my son enjoyed the tennis court as it feels like back home, so relaxing. We love Wayne, super nice. The bed is comfortable, space is big enough, the location is close to Queenstown city and close to shopping area, so it is convenience.
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Response from Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge
Responded Dec 10, 2018
Thank you for your lovely review. We surely enjoyed meeting you and welcoming you here at Manata Lodge. It gives us much joy to see our guests utilising the facilities, and wandering around the grounds. All the very best to your family.
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We (a couple) stayed in the Pavilion Studio Apartment for 4 nights. We booked through Hotels.Com which has this property described as "Manata Lodge Luxury Serviced Apartments". The word "luxury" sets a high level of expectation. Overall we enjoyed our stay but it fell short
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Response from Ethel W, Manager at Manata Lodge
Responded Nov 7, 2018
Thank you for your interesting review. And I must say, what an intriguing name you use. We endeavor to make each guest's stay a pleasant and relaxing one, and are sorry you were disappointed. There are a lot of sub-websites to book through now, all subsiduaries of the larger ones we directly communicate with. Unfortunately we were unaware that some of the details they advertise, are not precise. To be fair, this is the first time that many of these issues have been raised, despite having had guests of all stature stay with us. Mainly it has been a pleasurable experience for all, guest and staff both, however occasionally we are also challenged. Although the bathroom does not boast a heated towel rail, it does have underfloor heating which is usually sufficient as all toweling is replaced daily, unless it is hung up for reuse as per the notice in the bathroom. You are correct in noting that the bathroom is obviously suitable for those with ability restrictions. The free breakfasts, which came with your room arrangement, are a standard hotel quality purchased variety, which are purchased on a regular basis and never stored past the use-by date. We have checked our stocks and they are all well within the date range, so are disappointed that yours was unworthy for you. We have other varietals available for guests who purchase them separately, containing fresh fruit, yoghurt etc, which is also an industry norm. We are sorry you had difficulty viewing the TV, and that is was 2" smaller than your booking channel advertised. Because of the build of the room, there is only the one option for its placement, with a kitchen bench to one wall, the bedhead on another and french doors on the remaining two walls. While we attempt to keep abreast of DVD releases, we find that occasionally a guest likes our provisions so well that they inadvertently take them with them when they leave. The Pavilion, being the smallest room, is the only room that does not have air conditioning, however our guests have always enjoyed a high level of comfort with the heating & cooling options available. The french doors on opposite sides of the room, allow a good air flow whilst also allowing the guests a choice of outdoor relaxation, along with the abundant gardens, as Manata Lodge is set in over an acre of lovely grounds. We are delighted that the majority of our guests enjoy themselves immensely at Manata Lodge, to the extent that we have a large number of repeat visitors.
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Beautiful garden and views. Friendly owner. 10-15mins away from Queenstown. Lodge was clean and well furnished. Wonderful location for tranquility .It was nice waking up to spectacular views every morning .Will surely return :)
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HI! Thank you for your email and I think we have the perfect solution or you... We have a 2 bedroom suite that adjoins to a large 1 bed studio. Both have kitchen facilities with the 2 bedroom being larger. The cost of the 2 bedroom suite is $390 per night and the 1 bed studio is $280. At this stage, both rooms are available for your entire stay. The 2 bedroom suite has its own entrance to the lodge and both rooms open to our expansive garden with views of the mountains beyond. The location of Manata Lodge offers guests the opportunity to explore the area before returning 'home' to relax. :) With your nice long stay you'll have plenty of time to explore! To go ahead with the booking we require a 25% deposit and the remaining amount can be paid on arrival. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to go ahead with the booking. WE hope to be able to share Manata with you soon. Kind regards, Amy
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"Pavilion suite bathroom may disappoint - very small basin, separate WC room"
"We had the least expensive room and it was awesome, so it just depends on how many beds you need. Everywhere here is outstanding!"
"All four apartments have views of the garden and surroundings and access to the sport facilities."
"We had an upper level room with balcony and view of Coronet Peak... fabulous!!"
"2 of the suites are joined by an interconnecting door to create a 3 bedroom apartment for families if requried."
$158 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionQueenstownLower Shotover
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