Blanket Bay is a stunning lodge in every way. The location is breathtaking, our accommodation in a Lodge Suite was magnificent, with plush, comfortable sofas, fireplace, gorgeous bed and huge bathroom. The staff in particular were exceptional, from the welcome and throughout our 2 night stay they were incredibly professional and very relaxed at the same time, making the whole experience casual and easy. It is a place where you can just unwind (like we did) or do numerous adventurous activities (but be prepared to pay big bucks for any of these) The food at dinner was excellent, if a little fussy. We wanted a bit more simplicity at times to let the flavours shine through. The lodge is, however, quite expensive for what is included, and we couldn't help but feel an "all-inclusive" policy would have been the way to go, considering the remote location. Lunch is extra and they really slug you for the wine. Be prepared to pay considerably more than the base rate. It's a shame to be thinking about money during your stay at a lodge as gorgeous as this, but with rates this high, it's hard not to when it is very expensive to begin with. All in all though, Blanket Bay is an excellent choice for those wanting something very special. It was an experience we will always remember.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This stunning backcountry retreat sits on the lakeshore 45 minutes outside Queenstown in the Southern Alps New Zealand. Lofty beamed ceilings, rock fireplaces and vast picture windows frame the heroic stone and timber lodge housing the Great Room, Den, Game Room, Gym, spa and several indoor/outdoor dining venues.Thirteen rooms offer every conceivable amenity. Activities include an outdoor lap pool, bush walks, fly-fishing, jet boating, horse riding and scenic heli-flights ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blanket Bay Hotel Queenstown