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Villa Del Lago
Ranked #3 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

My husband and I just got back from a trip to New Zealand (Queenstown area for 5 days) and Australia (10 days) and tried to keep our hotel expenses down to around $200/day. Without question, Villa Del Lago was the nicest place we stayed. The owners are super friendly and nice. They were even happy to give us a little container of milks each day for our morning cereal (which we bought in town).

The little apartment has everything you need -- full kitchen, living room with fireplace, TV, free WiFi, comfortable beds, laundry, and a rather luxurious and large bathroom, complete with heated floor and towel rack!

It was a bit out of town, but that had several advantages:

1) It was a beautiful 30 minute walk into town along the lake, which quickly became one of the highlights of each day. We'd walk into town and then take a taxi back ($10).

2) Quiet and peaceful, with amazing views. The full wall of the apartment facing the mountains and lake were completely glass -- amazing views!

We just had a great time. Highlight excursions of the trip:
- The Walter Peak farm -- so quaint, interesting, and beautiful!
- An overnight trip to Milford Sound

Kiwi Birdlife park was also nice, though marginally worth the money. But it's a good cause and we did get to see the illusive Kiwi!

Advice: give the Dart River speed boats & funyak a miss. Total waste of money, and annoying to boot!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

I was unsure whether it was a good idea to stay 1.5 kms out of the main town, but it was in fact a brilliant idea. The views from Villa Del Lago are stunning and world class. Plus the 20 minute walk into town is along the Frankton Track and also beautiful.

Staff also very helpful and friendly. Will stay here whenever I can in future.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

It is really grand looking out at Lake Wakatipu and the view changes all the time with the play of light and shadow on the mountains beyond. The staff are very helpful and will help you book activities. Our one bedroom accommodation could not have nicer. There is an excellent fully stocked kitchen and laundry facilities also. There is an easy to use gas fireplace in the living room which is a nice feature. The villa is on the main room from town to the airport. If you are driving it is only a few minutes into central Queenstown. There is a very pleasant bike/pedestrian way along the lake that takes you into town in about half an hour. Depending on what unit your in there can be a lot of steps to reach it. I can't think of any downside to staying here

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and based on previous recommendations we were not disappointed. Our 1 bedroom unit was lovely and was very well appointed. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the view was magnificent. I would definitely stay there again if/when we come back to Queenstown.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

This is an accommodation you will never regret to stay in queenstown. A short 7 minute drive away from queenstown town centre, it offers the view of the lake and mountain right from the balcony outside the living room and bedroom. Kitchen is well stocked and apartment is very clean. We stayed in the two bedroom apartment located in the middle section of the property. The lady in reception is so friendly and helpful and brought us to our room to show us the apartment.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Wow! All I can say is that this is a fabulous place to stay. We had an apartment right down on the lake - amazing view of the lake and Remarkables Mountain Range. We had a very nice bedroom with queen bed, bath, sitting room and kitchen. TV's in both sitting room and bedroom. There is a gas fireplace in the sitting room, desk, dining table. The kitchen is beautifully equipped - oven, hob, large fridge, dishwasher, well equipped with dishes, cutlery, etc. Nice patio where you can sit and have a glass of wine and enjoy the view of the lake and Remarkables. The girl who checked us in was lovely. It's a good 25 minute walk along the lake into town. Parking can be a bit tricky if you are on the lower level as there is a steep hill and a sharp U turn. We had a lower level apartment and the view was fantastic but as much as I loved this place, I would not recommend it for anyone handicapped or who has a difficult time with stairs. It's quite a hike up or down to the rooms or up to the parking lot - not sure what the top level would be like. Really enjoyed our 3 day stay here!!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights here and it was very comfortable, clean and relaxing. The views are amazing and the facilities are great. Negatives were that it is a fair way from the town centre (25 min walk), the wifi is not reliable and we had to lift heavy luggage up and down flights of stairs as there is no lift. However, if you have a car, light luggage and only use wifi for essentials it is a great place to stay. The balcony is very relaxing and the staff were all extremely helpful. I would definitely go back.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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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:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range: $231 - $432 (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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