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Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat

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86 Mt Cook Road, SH80 Lake Pukaki, Pukaki 7944 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Fitness center
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had the privilage staying at The Villa of the Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat and the word 'privilaged' is not used lightly here. As experienced travellers to destinations all over the world, we can, without any doubt, state that this is a one...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of staying at The Villa is the incomparable view down Lake Pukaki to Mount Cook. We were fortunate to have two days of calm conditions and a clear view of Mount Cook. So many great photos. The service was excellent and the evening...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I got married at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lake Tekapo in July 2018. We were a small group and were very lucky to stumble upon this gorgeous retreat which was absolutely perfect to host us and our guests for...More

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Response from Kaye_Luke, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & RetreatResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for such a superb review, it was wonderful being part of your wedding celebration! We loved that you opted for stargazing as part of your celebration, a unique touch for your special day. Congratulations again and warm wishes for the future, Luke and Kaye

Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

This venue is absolutely amazing ! You can not beat the view of this pristine lake against the New Zealand sky . One of the most amazing places I have ever been . Luke and Kaye make your stay effortless with a private chef and...More

Thank Mary G
Response from Kaye_Luke, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & RetreatResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, Mary. We loved having you to stay, especially for such a special event, and we are delighted that you felt pampered during your time here. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm wishes Kaye and Luke Owners, Mt...More

Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Luke and Kaye’s 2 bedroom villa was so beautiful! The villa was big, it has a very nice view/huge garden,fitness room, a sauna and massage room and an outdoor hot tub! It was so nice to go stargazing at night. Dinner was delivered to the...More

Thank Trixie L
Response from Kaye_Luke, Owner at Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & RetreatResponded 5 weeks ago

What a great review, thank you Trixie. We are pleased that your stay in Ashley Mackenzie Villa was such an excellent experience ... we aim to serve food that is fresh and light! The Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky reserve above us provides the perfect nighttime...More

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We provide two luxury accommodation options: The 2 bedroom luxury Villa and Private Spa including sauna, hot tub, workout room and massage room (breakfast included). The Villa is private and romantic and set in one of the world's most picturesque locations. Meal options available; The 2 bedroom Pukaki Homestead where you will enjoy hosted bed and breakfast accommodation (breakfast included) with unsurpassed views and warm kiwi hospitality. Meal options available.

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Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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$870 - $1,908 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictPukaki
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"Furniture and fittings, beds, bathroom, common area, all well matched and comfortable"
1 week ago
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"You can stay with the hosts in their beautiful house or in the separate villa, depends what's available..."
Apr 23, 2018
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"The Lakeside Villa has amazing views!"
Apr 16, 2018
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"Just one espectacular house"
Feb 12, 2018
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