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“Magic view/ location, spacious & comfortable apartment, warm pool”

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Spinnaker Bay Apartments
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Reviewed March 21, 2010

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment sitting just above the lake. The lake view and mountains were spectacular. Even though its a short walk to the centre of town, the location on a steep incline with surrounding vegetation meant it was remarkably quiet and private.

There was a well equipped kitchen, spacious lounge and bedrooms, and a balcony overlooking the lapping lake which was very pleasant accompanied with sunshine and a glass of wine.

The children spent time in the heated pool. The surrounding garden needed a bit of work. But the car enjoyed a garage. The free internet access was an added bonus.

This definitely falls into the luxury area of the market. Its not cheap, but the comfort it offers for the whole family was worth it. If we return to Queenstown, this is where we will be wanting to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 23, 2010

Stayed one week with 3 adults and 1 2 year old. The best equipped apartment I have ever stayed in with every kitchen instrument you could want, even your own outdoor bbq and patio, log burner, stereo, dvd, magazines. Fantastic luxury apartment but with a comfortable homely feel rather than the sterileness of most. Garage included. Definitely worth the price compared to others.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 10, 2009

Stayed two nights and had a lovely comfortable unit. Well decorated and equipped, glorious views of the lake, clean and well maintained. More than we had hoped for. Perhaps a bit more pricey than many motels but we decided to pay a little more as we were here for two days and felt this was good value. Drive is steep and quite hard to manouever but just take it slowly. Did not realy encounter staff very much, service on check in was fine, Efficient rather than welcoming. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 19, 2009

I'd only read very positive reviews of Spinnaker on TripAdvisor so my expectations were high. They were mostly met. Great location, my family stayed in a spacious 3 bedroom apartment. The 5-star accommodation rating doesn't match with what 5-stars means in Austraila; the decor was quite dated and the kitchen utensils were minimal. Service was average, we had trouble connecting to the internet and little help was offered. We were attracted by the heated swimming pool, but found it's open only in summer.
We would return again, with more moderate expectations.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 29, 2008

This is our fourth stay at Spinnaker, we didnt want a hotel experience, been there done that. My children are early teens and wouldnt appreciate being cooped up in a hotel room.

We have stayed in 2 of the three bedroom units and 2 of the two bed units. All have been furnished to the individual owners taste, so all units are different. Each has a log burner, heaters, electric blankets so being cold will not be an issue. All apartments have fab views over lake Wakatipu and all our very very comfortable. It also gives us the choice to eat in instead of looking for somewhere to eat.

There is a heated pool, sauna, the driveway is heated in winter months to prevent it icing over. The driveway is steep, just takes a little skillfull driving to the garaging, we have a huge 4wd

Queenstown centre is a an easy 15 min walk along the lake side and through Jubilee park.

It is a great place to stay and I do not bother looking anywhere in QT for other accomodation, its a little expensive but two hotel rooms of equal standard would be the same and we would be separated, and another point, one of the local supermarkets provides online shopping and delivery, so you can have any essentials delivered.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 17, 2007

Stayed here in August for 2 weeks. We were two couples. Appartment was perfect, full kitchen/ laundry etc, plenty of space. The view was unbelievable, right on the lake. I would definitely stay here again, much better than an ordinary hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 11, 2007

This was the perfect place to stay in a large group. Although compact the house felt spacious and gave people room to get away from one another. Although a little twee in decor everthing was wonderfully clean and comfortable and the kitchen really had everything one could need. The DVDs and music were a nice touch as was the log stove.


The only criticism I would have is that I found it a little tight getting my people carrier into the garage and though service was absolutly fine it wasn't particularly friendly, but then maybe I had just been spoilt by the rest of New Zealand.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Spinnaker Bay Apartments

Address: 151 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 93 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range: $231 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Spinnaker Bay Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
15 very spacious apartments set in peaceful secluded surroundings with amazing views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. Located just a 20 minute walk along the lakefront from the town centre of Queenstown. There are one bedroom, two bedroom and 3 bedroom apartments that are serviced daily, and there is a choice of either a super king bed or 2 single beds in each bedroom. These all have many of the comforts of home including fully self contained kitchens, laundry facilities and a spa bath. There is free wifi and we provide many complimentary household items to make your stay more enjoyable. Underfloor heating in some areas and the wood burner fireplace are nice treats on the cold winter evenings. You can also enjoy the heated indoor swimming pool or relax in the sauna. ... more   less 
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