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“Beautiful views + friendly service”
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Earnslaw Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland
2 reviews
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“Beautiful views + friendly service”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

My partner and I stayed at Earnslaw Lodge over the past weekend and I cannot speak highly enough of it! Amazing views from our lake-view room on the top floor, and practical, friendly advice from Lynley on where to eat in town. The bus stop from/to the airport and into the town centre is literally right outside the Lodge, making everything very accessible. Wish we had a longer trip to Queenstown but we will be back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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earnslawman, Owner at Earnslaw Lodge, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Hi thanks for the recent comments - we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. The views are amazing from the rooms. The bus service at the door is a plus. We hope to host you again should you plan to return to Queenstown, maybe you might be able to stay a few more nights.

With thanks
Lynley
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Fantastic place to stay in Queenstown! We stayed in a lake view room on the second floor which offered amazing views out over Lake Wakatipu - such a beautiful view to wake up to each morning! The motel is about a 10-15 min walk to the centre of Queenstown however if you have time, go for the walking track around the point and through the Queenstown Gardens, it takes about 20 mins at a steady pace and brings you out bang in the centre of town - the views are worth the extra walk. The motel itself is great, extremely clean rooms as well as laundry and kitchen facilities (microwave and toaster) available to guests. The hosts are really friendly, welcoming and have excellent local knowledge. They went out of their way to help us and it was lovely to be greeted with Lynley's cheery smile each time we came through the door. Definitely recommend this place for anyone coming to Queenstown, we'll be back next time we're in Queenstown!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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earnslawman, Owner at Earnslaw Lodge, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Guest thank you for the review you logged regarding your recent stay at Earnslawlodge - it is important to us as owners to gain feedback in order to improve. Our aim is for each and every guest to enjoy ther stay. The walking track whether it be into the town or out to frankton is getting more and more popular. We hope you will return so we can offer you - good southern hospitality

Many thanks
Lynley
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Brisbane
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

On a recent visit to nz for a ski trip My partner and myself stayed at Earnslaw lodge. We were very happy with everything at Earnslaw lodge. The room was clean and comfortable, the hotel was an easy walk from the centre of queenstown and the staff were vey friendly and hepful.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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earnslawman, Owner at Earnslaw Lodge, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Lodge. Thank you the comment about the rooms being clean and comfortable.

It is a nice walk home after a meal out.


Lynley
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We saw this accommodation and it's great reviews on trip advisor and booked 7 nights. We were amazed at how good the accommodation was. We had a standard non-lake facing room. It was equipped with a large tv and the bathroom had a heated towel rack. The room was spacious and beautifully serviced every day. I would recommend the Earnslaw Lodge and the service the owners Lynley and Phil provide.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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earnslawman, Owner at Earnslaw Lodge, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review us, good to know that you booked because of the reviews.
The non lake facing rooms are a good size, and if your not bothered about a view.
Would love to see you again perhaps next year.

Lynley
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We were recommended by the gateway apartments, when our flight was cancelled....the couple we met at the counter were amazing...very attentive and so friendly....even though it was just over night....it was very comfortable stay...thank you

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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earnslawman, Owner at Earnslaw Lodge, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you, hope the rest of your trip went without anymore hiccups.

Lynley
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Bendigo
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Amazing views, excellent facilities & really friendly staff. You can't go wrong with this property. We really enjoyed our stay & Lynley our host was very welcoming & accommodating from the time we booked to the time we checked out. Queenstown is an expensive place to stay but this property was very reasonable in comparison. Would definitely stay again.

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earnslawman, Owner at Earnslaw Lodge, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding staying here at the lodge. It is always pleasing to know that the guests have enjoyed staying with us at the Lodge- and furthermore that there accommodation is well suited.

Kind regards

Lynley

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Redmond, Washington
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We had been recommended to stay here by the owner of an inn on the north island, and she told us to make sure to ask for a room with a view of the lake. We got the last one, and were treated with a great view over the lake and the mountains when we woke up the next morning. We didn't stay very long -- checked in around 7 or 8 and were out by 9 the next morning -- but all of the staff we dealt with were very friendly and happy to answer any questions about town.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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earnslawman, Owner at Earnslaw Lodge, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Hi thanks for the great review. It is always really pleassing to receieve these as we work hard to please everybody, the views are pretty stunning, some people are just happy to sit and watch the boats go by.
Look forward to hosting you next time in Queenstown and thanks for staying with us.

Kind regards

Lynley

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Property: Earnslaw Lodge
Address: 77 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 90 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Earnslaw Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Earnslaw Lodge motel in Queenstown, New Zealand is perfectly located only a 10 minute walk from downtown Queenstown's vibrant city centre. Your home away from home, offering luxury views of the Remarkables mountains and Lake Wakatipu. We have range of accommodation options including studios and self contained apartments, most with mountain and lake views. Winter reflects our lodge style accommodation with spacious and cosy self contained studios, all centrally heated, the perfect place to come back to after a day up the ski fields. Summer offers so many different attractions for you to venture out on during the day, all accessible from Earnslaw Lodge, most operators pick up directly outside our reception area. Our breakfast restaurant is open each morning from 7am until 9am offering continental and cooked options. Vicki and Steven are your hosts and wish to ensure that your stay at Earnslaw Lodge is enjoyable. ... more   less 
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