We wanted to be in the Queenstown area, but not stay in the bustling city itself. The lodge, around the lake from Glenorchy is 40 minutes around the lake from Queenstown and not really near anything except for the lake, mountains, and great hikes. It's a perfect place to get away from it all for a few days. We were given good and detailed advice about some local day hikes. We stayed in one of the Heritage Rooms, which was tiny and simple but was one of two with a lake view. Several other guests staying up late chatting on the porch immediately in from of our room which kept us up, so the view did come with that disadvantage. There are two shared bathrooms for only about 6-8 rooms, so there was never a wait. The shared bathrooms are well equipped and quite large. Meals were served at specific times, so be aware. Dinner was a simple affair and was decent, but nothing special. We had labeled our food in the shared fridge, but unfortunately some of our food (including a nice bottle of wine!) were taken which was disappointing but says more about other people than the lodge itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a spectacular setting on the lakefront opposite Glenorchy township between the Routeburn and Greenstone tracks, a stay at Kinloch Lodge is a highlight of any holiday. One of just three places in the Southern Lakes to become an authors pick in the Lonely Planet guidebook. Kinloch is a haven for walkers, fishermen and people who want to feel close to their natural environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kinloch Hotel Glenorchy