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Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The perfect location for our family to ski Cardrona every day ! Clean , smart and very comfortable with a great hot pool for end of day. We stayed in number 6 which is stand alone and had great kitchen options as well as enjoying the pizza from the champagne bar. Excellent heating including a gas fire place. Two smart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed four nights in two units , 25 and 26 on our visit for the Warbirds over Wanaka airshow . Our units were very comfortable and clean , also very warm because of double glazing on doors and window. We didn't need heating during the night or electric blanket! They have a pizza bar which we enjoyed on three... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We have two children. We wanted a break. We loved the house we were in - the beds so comfortable, great shower, lots of space. Cosy sofa/tv area. Kitchen to cook meals in. Free wifi. Such a beautiful valley. The Cardrona Hotel nearby for a leisurely drink. Helpful management who had our room ready for 10am check in! We loved... More 

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Thank Cheshiremama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Dirty with lots of black mould. Cracked and damaged walls throughout. Rude staff. Many of the amenities listed online were closed until further notice. Love the region and will definitely return to Wanaka but will never stay here again!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We had a family group attending Warbirds over Wanaka. 3 bed apartment was everything we required, good proximity to WOW (don't take the main road through Wanaka - divert off before you get there) We didn't use the pizza place but in the apartment and reception service was just what we needed. Clean, modern, comfortable, convenient. Would definitely stay again.... More 

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Kelso
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

We eventually found this resort, having driven past it the first time! Lovely wee village between Queenstown and wanaka in the crown range. Massive room with kitchenette and the huge en suite had a washing machine and dryer! All you could need for a very pleasant stay! There was also a small pool on site which we didn't use but... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

The room facilities were great. Dryer, washing machine and dishwasher with all the utensils you could ever need. Polite staff and beautiful location. However, considering the price - the rest is poor. The room was extremely loud, the roof creaked and moaned with every movement of an upstairs guest. We could hear every conversation too, we felt sorry for the... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

This is certainly not a resort as advertised. It is a motel. No out door area outside your room. Park your car up to your door .Appliances not working and told S..... Happens. No customer service. little café closed. Jacuzzi not working. As this place is in the middle of no where you would think the café would be open... More 

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Thank tommy1928
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Benbrae was well below expectations, for $200 for 1 night we were expecting a lot more. When we arrived we were advised the Jacuzzi wasn't working but "who would want to use it in this weather anyway" It was actually raining and quite cool at that stage so ideal conditions for it. Also told bar and pizza restaurant closed, no... More 

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Thank Greg W
Scotland
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56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

There are 2 ways to look at this - you can either see it as a positive being half way between 2 resorts or a negative being pretty much in the middle of nowhere! We booked because we left it too late and it was all we could find, we would rather have stayed in Wanaka but nothing was available.... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

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
Price Range: $115 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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