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Manata Lodge
Reviewed June 30, 2011

Our group stayed here last summer and took over the lodge. It was wonderful! The lodge was clean, comfortable with easy access to Queenstown and the local vineyards. We loved the location and the views! Phillip is an excellent host and made sure every aspect of our stay was perfectly organized. We love the Manata Lodge and plan to stay there again next year when we return to NZ!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

Fabulous mini break at Manata Lodge. It far exceeded my expectations. Everything has been carefully thought of to ensure total comfort and relaxation. The views were to die for and the host was brilliant - thank you Phillip for sharing your wonderful oasis - Manata Lodge will definite be on my favourite locations list, see you again soon !

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

After deciding to travel to Queenstown for a skiing weekend we decided to stay at Manata Lodge because of its excellent proximity to the remarkables ski fields. we found the enquiry process painless and the various package options explained well, once we booked we also had a rental car and ski pass arranged by the accomodating host . The 2 bedroom self contained apartment is roomy tastfully decorated.
Warm ,dry and very homely.
The kitchen is spacious and well equiped and view over the Remarkables mountain range is simply that.
Allround a genuine Five star experience and I will definatly book again.
Cheers Phil,

Room Tip: Two bedroom apartment facing the lawn is supurb
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  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

It's a place that combines nature, tranquility and elegance and it was one of the best places inhabited by me and my family and I love to draw special thanks to Philip, who helped us and gave us his services for the duration of residence

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

I did a Fjordland package through Manata - two nights at Manata, then an overnight trip with Fjordland Expeditions to Doubtful Sound, a day trip to Milford with Mitre Peak Cruises, with four day car hire. Everything about it was great - Manata itself (so comfortable - slept 12 hours the first night!), the choice of operators for the trips, and the pitch-perfect assistance from Phillip. It was a great deal, and I had a wonderful time. A real find - Phillip really knows what he's doing. I'd put myself in his hands again at the drop of a hat.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 15, 2011

We were a group of five Mums wanting to get away for a long weekend and found our host Phillip to be extremely obliging. He was our chauffer, our chef (well, he cooked us a beautiful breakfast on our last day), our wine tour guide, and our local expert recommending places to eat, drink and see. We had the two apartments that were interconnected and this worked well giving us all the space and beds we needed. Everything was clean and wonderfully presented, the beds were very comfortable and the views were to die for. Would recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

Outstanding, personal service. Warm welcome on arrival. Great explanation of facilities. Complimentary tennis racquets and balls for kids. Room was well furnished with high level of cleanliness. Sky tv in lounge and 2nd tv in master bedroom. Beautiful views, swing down by vineyard.

Room Tip: Wakatipu Suite was perfect for our family
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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Manata Lodge

Address: 111A Tucker Beach Road, Lower Shotover 9371, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Lower Shotover
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Lower Shotover
Price Range: $151 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Manata Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Manata Lodge is your perfect accommodation choice when visiting Queenstown, one of the world's top vacation destinations. Our stunning location, beautiful suites and outstanding Kiwi service combine to provide the ideal staging point for your Southern Lakes adventure. Whether you're visiting for a weekend escape, a ski or hiking vacation, a wedding or a long stay; the surroundings, the ambiance, the design, the attention to detail and the welcome combine to form a package which represents the very best of New Zealand hospitality. ... more   less 
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