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“Great Honeymoon” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Balmoral Lodge
Ranked #19 of 47 Queenstown B&B and Inns
Gosford
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Honeymoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2007

We stayed here on our honeymoon. We had such a great stay, Cis and Les are so friendly and obviously take great pride in their house. The bedroom is very comfortable with outstanding views!

Breakfast was delicious and they have two very friendly cats.
We would reccomend this place to everyone and would definately stay here again.

Tim and Vicky Porter

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — The walk up the hill
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank timandvix
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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New Hampshire
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2007

We stayed for three days in the 2- bedroom suite at the Balmoral Lodge in Queenstown. It was fairly priced, very clean, comfortable, and lovely accommodations. The patio table among the roses and other beautiful flowers in the adjoining garden was a pleasure to lounge at. And the view of Queenstown, the Lake and mountains was stunning. Great place, great hosts, and great breakfasts! Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Stayed March 2007
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Thank Sherryby
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Liverpool
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2007

Absolutely fantastic place to stay, location, rooms & hosts are all excellent.

Cis & Les are wonderful hosts, they gave brilliant advice on what to do with the short time we had in Queenstown. The view from the room was spectacular and what a way to start the day! Breakfast is freshly prepared to order by Les, and my poached eggs were cooked to perfection.

Can't think of a better location, quiet in the evening but still close enough to enjoy the amenities of Queenstown.

  • Liked — Views and hosts
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leesontour
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Surrey
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2007

It was my second visit over a period of 4 years to this delightful town in South Island and it makes a great base for activities and self drive tours to wonderfully unique beautiful places; accompanied tours an also be arranged very easily by Cis & Les.
We stayed for 5 nights then dashed off to Catlns National Park and Doubfuls Sound and then came back for one more night before we headed up to the West Coast and back to Christchurch via the Transalpine train.
Cis & Les are great friendly hosts and take pleasure in setting you up for the day with a delicious breakfast.
John & Dot

Stayed March 2007
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Thank DukeSurrey
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pennsylavania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2007

Les and Cis were so helpful and entertaining. The room was well equipped, modern and furnished beautifully. Les was kind enough to do some of our laundry, since it was at the end of our trip. The breakfast served was tasty and presented with care to details. Location of the lodge was excellant overlooking the beautiful lake and mountains. They are truly superb innkeepers and my husband and I thoroughly recommend this accommodation to anyone traveling in the south island of New Zealand.

  • Liked — room, view and amenities
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank zoneman
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Clifton, VA
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2007

The rooms were spacious with amazing views out over the lake.
Our hosts, Cis & Les, were very accomodating with dining and touring suggestions and served an excellent breakfast. The Lodge is also very convenient to town.

We would highly reccomend Balmoral Lodge to any one visiting Queenstown.
Morgan & Marlene, Clifton, Virginia, USA

Stayed March 2007
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Newcastle, Washington
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2007

Absolutely perfect! The best place to stay in Queenstown.

Fantastic view, fantastic rooms, fantastic spa baths, fantastic breakfast and most of all fantastic hosts!

The rooms are divine. All the rooms have impressive views. The sitting room for all to use has great views of the lake, mountains, and Queenstown. The breakfast is outstanding.

The owners go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They are very knowledgeable of sites, dining and tourist activities in Queenstown.

We enjoyed our stay immensely!!

Vicki and Jim

  • Liked — Great views!
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank msworldwide
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Additional Information about Balmoral Lodge

Property: Balmoral Lodge
Address: 24 York Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Balmoral Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balmoral Luxury Lodge is situated on Queenstown hill just 800 metres to the town centre. All rooms are spacious with luxury bed linen & have ensuite bathrooms, coffee & tea making facilities, toiletries, bathrobes & Flat Screen TV, Sky TV, Fridge. Every room has stunning panoramic lake & mountain views. Free Broadband internet access. Laundry facilities & free off street parking, 5 minutes easy walk downtown 10 minutes walk back, Complimentary snacks in room on arrival.Four Star Plus. Gracious Kiwi Hospitality. ... more   less 
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