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“Queenstown Luxury”

Review of Kohara Lodge

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Rental Home -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island

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Very good - based on 8 reviews
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Nicole L
Brisbane
2 reviews
“Queenstown Luxury”
Reviewed July 5, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Amazing locations and views of the Shotover River. This was a great property and with heated floors and fireplace it was perfect for our Winter vacation. We would love to book again as a group in either Winter or Summer. The service provided by Touch of Spice was first class.

The only way it could be improved would be to provide a later check out in Winter of either 11am or 12pm especially given the later check in time of 3pm on arrival. If this was offered it would definitely be 5 stars.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 6, 2017
Hi Nicole

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to leave a review - we really appreciate it! It always gives us warm fuzzies when we hear guests are planning to return to stay with us in beautiful Queenstown.

We really wish we could have offered you a late check out on the day of your departure, but due to new guests checking in to the property that day, we couldn't fulfill your request.

Hopefully on your next trip the property doesn't have a back to back stay and you can enjoy a sleep-in on the morning of your departure.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Take care, Jacqui and the Touch of Spice team.
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Matthew M
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Mr”
Reviewed March 19, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

This is an absolutely stunning property. Cleverly built into the hill and beautifully landscaped with its own putting green and pool/ spa it offers stunning views over the Shotover River to the mountains beyond. Very private with easy access to Queenstown, decorated to an extremely high spec with all the amenities and comforts you could wish for. We did not want to leave and cannot wait to return. Paradise on earth.

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Management Response
Apr 8, 2017
Hi Matthew, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, especially with all those kind words. We're so pleased you enjoyed your little paradise while with us in Queenstown, and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back again... if you do wish to return, please do let us know that you're a returning guest as we have a discount on your next stay as a token of our appreciation. Take care, Jacqui and the team at Touch of Spice."
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Juztina
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Beautiful property surrounded by stunning scenery”
Reviewed November 8, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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From the moment we pulled into the driveway of this property, we knew it would be something special. The lodge is beautiful, spacious and surrounding by the most amazing scenery. Each of the four bedrooms get the same stunning view of the river and mountains. The lodge had everything we needed for our stay and this was made extra special by A Touch of Spice who facilitated our stay and made everything as comfortable as possible. Highly recommend this property and would definitely stay here again.

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Liked best: The same stunning scenery in every room
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Jade T
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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“A magical experience”
Reviewed September 9, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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We were excited to stay at Kohara as the photos looked amazing. Upon arriving at the property, nothing could prepare us for the sheer beauty. Looking directly down onto the Shotover River, an unexpected delight was the garden rooftop where we settled directly for a glass of NZ wine and a well needed relax. Dinner plans were cancelled as the house proved too good to leave.

Gorgeous view from all bedrooms and only a couple of minutes into Queenstown. Kohara had the perfect balance of convenience and solitude.

The lounge room and fire was cosy and easy to use and the outdoor patio and BBQ proved so enjoyable we cancelled more than one night out.

I highly recommend this property. Its luxury with all the comforts of home. We will be back.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Sep 10, 2015
Thank you for your feedback and great to hear you enjoyed a wonderful stay at Kohara Lodge! We hope to see you again soon!
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Newport Beach
Reviewed January 20, 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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Sydney
Reviewed January 18, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

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