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“Amazing Lake View!”
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Villa del Lago
Ranked #4 of 59 Hotels in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Fully self contained apartment with absolutely stunning lake views.
The staff and managers were all excellent and could not assist us enough with booking our various tours. The weather was somewhat inclement on our first day, but it was not a problem for the booking staff to shuffle our itinerary.
Everything you could possibly need, right down to umbrellas in your room on arrival! Spacious bedroom and lounge room, decent wifi included in the cost, shower with excellent water pressure and a toasty warm fire made for the perfect getaway.
A reasonably easy 25(ish) minute stroll to town via Frankton Road (The walk back is rather hilly) or a longer scenic journey along the lake path.

Loved it, will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our apartment had amazing views out across the lake and (although there were others really close) it felt like our own private space. There were a few stairs to take down to it, but it was definitely worth it. It also meant we were only metres from the lake. The space of the apartment was perfect for the few days we were there - enough to spread out and make it feel like home. Having cooking facilities is definitely a bonus, although we did take advantage of the short 5 min drive to the restaurants most of the time. This is a great option if you are going to be around for a couple of days as it was more comfortable than a hotel room. The only disadvantage was one ply toilet paper - I didn't even realise people still bought it. Perhaps something to put on the shopping list.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Well, we wish it had been a month! This is fantastic accommodation. Our apartment was beautifully decorated and so well equipped for a self-catered holiday. The views were sublime at all times of the day. We loved the walk into Queenstown around the lake and the helpful, friendly staff. We used the local buses that stop close by to go to Arrowtown and they also run into town regularly, as do the water taxis, if you don't want to walk. We couldn't recommend it more.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jude550
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

For a trip away without the kids we wanted accommodation that had views of the lake, large rooms, quiet and self catered. We got all this and more at Villa Del Lago. Excellent location, right on the edge of the lake between Frankton and Queenstown. Walk down the stairs across a path and there is a jetty on the lake, my other half even braved the cool water for a very brief dip! The rooms are lovely, quality linen was nice too. Views from every room, over the lake to the Remarkables. Would happily stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Diamonds2
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Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

This accommodation was way above expectation, spacious rooms and very homely and clean. The location is perfect with quick access to Queenstown and other tourist attractions. Charlotte is so so helpful and knowledgable and her passion for the area is evident, the ease of booking day tours from reception was very helpful. Would highly recommend this accommodation. We hope to be back! Thank you!! The only negative is hubby didn't get to see the NRL (footy) very limited tv (but not there to watch tv).

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Sensational apartment that exceeded our high expectations. Wonderfully warm, cosy and inviting. Immaculately clean and spacious. As previous reviews have said the view has to be seen to be believed. It is situated right beside the lake and about a 25 minute walk into town on the picturesque lake path. A very tranquil setting in beautiful Queenstown.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We've just spent 3 nights staying with extended family at Villa Del Lago while on a ski trip. The apartment was warm and spacious, with a marvellous view of the lake and mountains. The owner was very friendly and helpful on our arrival and we were impressed at the amenities provided. It is only a quick trip into town for ski rental, dinner etc (although we ordered pizza to be delivered one night!). The rooms were very clean and the linen, pillows, mattresses etc all of a high quality. We slept very well! Also the best shower that we have EVER had in rented accommodation - truly wondrous. A great place to stay.

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Additional Information about Villa del Lago

Address: 249 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range: $217 - $455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa del Lago 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This peaceful lakeside small luxury hotel comprises one bedroom Suites and two and three bedroom Villas. Unsurpassed views of the crystal clear lake and the sparkling mountains. Only 1.7km from the bustling town centre, the Villa del Lago offers a genuine lake front setting with its own pebbled beach and jetty - a rare combination of exceptional quality and convenience. ... more   less 
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