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Blanket Bay

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Island Bay,Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We returned to Blanket Bay to celebrate another special occasion and once again had an amazing time. Starting with being upgraded to a suite, which was much appreciated. The whole team provided a great service which was attentive but not intrusive or overwhelming. The meals were delicious and specially designed to cope with a nut allergy -again, much appreciated. And...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

WOW this establishment was the BEST ever we have stayed at. We stayed for 2 nights and felt like a week, I don't think there is a bad room in the whole place to stay in. Rooms are very tastefully decorated, every thing you could ask for.The staff, including the cleaners and ground staff were absolutely fantastic, very attentive. The...

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California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights in April and had a fantastic time. We love to be outdoors and very active, and there are so many things to do in the area, all arranged beautifully by the lodge. The setting is magnificent on the lake, with views from most rooms. The "great room" was our favorite, with a giant fireplace, soaring...

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Thank CaliforniaMillers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Blanket Bay was one of the best stops on our trip round NZ. We were fortunate enough to spend 4 days here relaxing at the end. What set it apart from many other hotels was a) how few rooms it has and consequently b) how much time the staff have to just chat to you. We felt like one of...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were blown away as soon as we drove into the estate. The hotel was absolutely incredible - beautifully designed with amazing views of the lake. The level of detail was impeccable and despite the grand scale, it felt warm and comfortable. Because the hotel only had a few rooms, we felt like we were guests in someone's home. The...

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Aspen, Colorado
Reviewed 5 April 2017

One of the most, if not the most, incredible property, lodge, decor and food! The owners of Blanket Bay and the staff are attentive to any and all of your needs. Drinks and appetizers in the bar are delicious and they will modify your choice of appetizers if you have any dietary restrictions. The dinners and wine are amazing! There...

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Oneonta, Alabama
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Located about 45 minutes south of Queenstown, and situated on a gorgeous lake nestled between towering mountains, the setting is from a picture book. The resort has a 3 story main lodge with floor to ceiling windows looking out to the lake and mountains. Every detail perfectly and tastefully accents an upscale luxury hunting/fishing theme. The cottages have fireplaces, spacious...

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Thank Celia E
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We stayed in a chalet / cottage which I would rec. because it has an incredible view. The level of detail in the chalet is amazing and the service from the moment you step into the property is out of this world. The staff are incredibly attentive and helpful. It is so clear that everyone involved in the running of...

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Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 12 March 2017

From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the staff, Blanket Bay was breathtaking. Our suite had an awe inspiring view and fantastic luxury. Nothing was overlooked, from the surprise in our room for our anniversary, the heated tile floor, to the fisherman's lunch that was made for us for a day of hiking. We will be back.

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Magical setting, unbelievable beauty in the detail of the Lodge, staff hits a home run, meals were the best of our three week trip in New Zealand...we think it deserves a few more stars. It's truly a once in a lifetime experience and if we ever make it back to NZ, we will make it a repeat and stay longer!...

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  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This stunning backcountry retreat sits on the lakeshore 45 minutes outside Queenstown in the Southern Alps New Zealand. Lofty beamed ceilings, rock fireplaces and vast picture windows frame the heroic stone and timber lodge housing the Great Room, Den, Game Room, Gym, spa and several indoor/outdoor dining venues.Thirteen rooms offer every conceivable amenity. Activities include an outdoor lap pool, bush walks, fly-fishing, jet boating, horse riding and scenic heli-flights ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blanket Bay

Address: Rapid 4191 Glenorchy Queenstown Road | PO Box 35, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Glenorchy
Price Range: RM3,081 - RM7,472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Blanket Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“All rooms are the best, no noise anywhere”
jennymR3680UZ, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“You can't go wrong! We enjoyed being in a Chalet Suite, a short walk from the main building, ours was called "Stone Creek"”
  • Flowers in front of our room
  • Rooms have names, not numbers
  • Our own romantic fire
VirginiaR459, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a cottage at any cost!”
SteveAucklandNZ, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No bad rooms that I could see.”
spaqueen12, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have views.”
Paley, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
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