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“Perfect place to stay in Queenstown”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Del Lago

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Villa Del Lago
Ranked #1 of 57 Hotels in Queenstown
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Perfect place to stay in Queenstown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

We booked this place based on the previous good reviews on tripadvisor and I must say that all the good comments are all true. We booked 3 bedroom apartment and it's spacious, comfortable, spotless, full modern facilities with fantastic view of the lake. The staff are all very helpful and gave us (1st timer in Queenstown) some very good advice on activities and how to plan our days.
The place is around 20 minutes walk to town center along the river walk, perfect for me. But if you prefer not to walking so much, you can always drive which is 3 minutes drive to town center.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I made this our first stop on our recent visit to South Island. What an ideal place! The view from our large windows in the living room and kitchen was stunning. Some of our best photos from our trip were taken right from our balcony. The place was spotlessly clean and the people who worked there were very helpful. We were impressed by the amount of space we had - a living room with a cozy gas fireplace, a well equipped kitchen, bedroom, bath and washer/dryer. We had an unobstructed view of the lake and the Remarkables. We also enjoyed the 25-minute walk into Queenstown, which was on a walking path right along the lake.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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VillaDelLago_11, Owner at Villa Del Lago, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Thanks for this, and for posting your gorgeous sunrise and sunset photos!
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Although apartment is gorgeous you just can't stop looking out through the glass wall to the lake view. After a friendly warm greeting and easy check in. we were made very comfortable here with lovely cosy romantic bed room (big bed), great shower, well equipped modern kitchen, dining / sitting room & wifi. Oh! and there is a full laundry included. All very spacious with good quality fittings and ,clean modern décor. Small balcony terrace overlooking THE view. Easy walk or reasonable taxi ride ( we didn't take the water taxi but would love to try it!) to/from town. We enjoyed two nights of lovely peaceful sleep in this excellent accommodation

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

My family of four arrived in Queenstown toward the end of our trip after staying in several places throughout New Zealand. The Villa was our favorite place to stay. It was private, quiet, and the views are breathtaking.

We booked a two bedroom apartment overlooking the lake. The furnishings were modern, clean and comfortable. Loved the shower, heated towel racks, and was thankful for the washer/dryer as well. Did not use the kitchen for more than snacks, but if anyone wants to cook while on vacation, the kitchen was stocked with anything one may need. We preferred wine and cheese on the balcony overlooking the lake and mountains.

The best part of our stay were the managers. We planned several activities ahead of time, but due to weather, had to change itinerary constantly. Charlotte and Nik booked and re-booked (many times) various trips for us, including Dart River Boat Ride, Bungee jumping, Heli and boat cruise to Milford Sound, Private Wine tasting tour, fishing and horseback riding. Their recommendations for restaurants were spot on as well. We were very grateful for their guidance and they single handedly enhanced our experience in Queenstown.

Not to be missed is stargazing from the balcony. Simply breathtaking.

Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a fantastic stay!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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VillaDelLago_11, Owner at Villa Del Lago, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Thank you for your very kind review. We really loved having your family to stay here. Come back anytime!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

Two weeks ago, the 5 of us (2 adults and 3 teenagers) had the good fortune to stay at the Villa Del Lago in one of their 3 bedroom units for 3 nights. Everything about the facility was great, it was a nice walk to town and easy cab to airport. It was very new, quite clean and the management was very helpful. We really needed the kitchen for breakfast and lunch preparation for our bus trip to Milford Sound and hike to Earnslaw Burn. Of course, the views from every room are spectacular! Highly recommended.


Thanks, Villa Del Lago, we will be back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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VillaDelLago_11, Owner at Villa Del Lago, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Wow. Thanks. It's always wonderful to have family's here to enjoy the big villas. Do come back again and we will hike with you next time!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stayed for two nights and the apartment was brilliantly appointed and had wonderful lake and mountain views. Charlotte was very helpful and had pre booked a Dart River wilderness trip as well as a Doubtful Sound overnight cruise for us. Location is outside the centre but provides a pleasant 20 minute walk in, along the lakeside path. Great base for all the town's activities.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

Booked this property basis other reviews and we were not disappointed

Location out of town with uninterrupted views over the lake and a flight of stairs down to the walking / cycle track to town.

We had a one bedroom apartment with comfortable lounge/ dining/ kitchen which was spacious and suited our needs. Kitchen had full amenities and in the corridor between bathroom and bedroom a Cupboard housed full laundry facilities .

Reception staff were helpful and enthusiastic even prior to our arrival as they managed to obtain last double reservation for Doubtful Sound which our local travel agents messed up.

The apartment was well serviced daily and we would not hesitate to recommend it to others.
Ursula & Stephen

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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