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Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort
Ranked #20 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Auckland
1 review
“Beautiful Benbrae”
Reviewed January 6, 2008

My partner and i stayed at benbrae over the New Years period and we loved it! Lovely pool and jacuzzi area set amongst two mountain ranges. The villa we stayed in was right next to the pool and had a freshly mowed front lawn. The beds are fantastic and the villa had everything we wanted for entertaining right down to a big platter for cheese and crackers. Tristan and Julia (the Management Team) were wonderful and nothing was too much trouble for them. We will definately be back.

  • Liked — Quality of the accommodation at a great price
  • Disliked — Sharing it with other guests - they were very busy when we were there.
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Wellington
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Reviewed January 5, 2008

Excellent relaxed atmosphere, fantastic scenery and a friendly management team.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
1 review
Reviewed January 4, 2008

We had a fantastic time staying at Benbrae over the Xmas and New Year 07/08. Staying in the Villas exceeded our expectations with the accommodation well appointed and stylish. The guest facilities were fantastic with a stunning pool/spa and BBQ area. The hosts, Julia and Tristan, were always attentive and in fine spirits with no0thing too much trouble for them. We would rate rate our experience 10/10! Without doubt we will be back and can highly recommend this stopover in paradise - it is just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown and Wanaka but close enough to tap into when needed.

  • Liked — Quality of service and accommodation
  • Disliked — Nothing to dislike other than leaving!
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
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Christchurch
1 review
Reviewed October 21, 2007

After a busy period at work my husband and I were looking forward to a nice relaxing break.
We heard about Benbrae through friends. Only 15mins drive from Wanaka and 40mins from Queenstown Cardrona is a great place to get away from it all and still be close enough to the activities Wanaka and Queentown have to offer.
Beautiful modern villas, well suited to our family. Our 14 year old nephew and our 13 months baby both enjoyed the hot pool with views to the mountain. In the evening after a day enjoying the last snow and a speedboat ride on Lake Wanaka the fireplace gave the villa the real mountain chalet feel.
The views from the living areas were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble for the management team.
A great place to visit in any season. The historic local Wanaka pub next door is a great place for lunch or dinner. Well worth the trip!

  • Liked — The hot pool and fire pit
  • Disliked — Nothing in particular.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort

Property: Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort
Address: 2326 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Benbrae Resort is centrally located between Wanaka and Queenstown. Benbrae is the ideal location to experience the many outdoor adventures with tramping, fishing, wineries, international ski fields, mountain bike trails, with a great choice of international golf courses in the region and so much more. As a high-quality regional themed resort, Benbrae will attract guests based on outstanding service, a sense of fun and adventure complemented by stylish and contemporary accommodation. ... more   less 
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