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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This boutique luxury apartment feels like a home away from home. Heated floors ; we had a large studio apartment - Le Grand Dame Studio; full kitchen; very modern, spotless; heated towel rails; tennis court, BBQ, vineyards, swings, you can borrow bikes, DVDs, books - at no extra cost. Close to town - about 10-15 mintues drive - easy to... More 

Thank Owingee
Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful review. It was a pleasure having you stay and meeting you. We really do try not to be intrusive - we figure that our guests chose us because we are semi-rural and desire peace and seclusion, and if they want to be spotted all the time they would stay in a big hotel.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect quiet retreat, and fine location to Queenstown. We hired a car and it was very easy to navigate and get around. Made use of the bikes and laundry which was a great touch. The heated floor in the bathroom was lovely and the small touches eg bath salts provided were great. Only constructive feedback would be the kitchen -... More 

Thank Natasha8910
Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Natasha, thank you for your lovely review. We are proud of our establishment and property and do our best to make everything as cosy as possible for our guests to enjoy. While we would love to provide for our guests every basic that one would expect to find in ones own kitchen, it is pretty hard to know just... More 

United Kingdom
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61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The double bed was comfortable, small tv, stove top with kitchen utensils and wifi was fast. Laundry was free as well. The location was great. Very scenic with the river not far from the lodge. Very nice area for walks. You will need a car to get to the shops and town as it is a few km out of... More 

Thank africasean
Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Sean, thank you for your lovely review. It was lovely meeting you during your stay at Manata Lodge. Whilst most of the rooms have a larger tv, the Pavilion Studio has a smaller tv as it is suspended to a movable arm attached to the wall, freeing up floor space in the room. We are pleased you enjoyed your... More 

Houston, United States
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We recently spent the last month traveling throughout New Zealand and finished in Queenstown. The Manata Lodge was the perfect way to end our stay before heading back to America. We stayed in the Eltrusco Suite, which has the most incredibly romantic view. The proprietors are especially warm and friendly. The location is great in terms of accessibility to the... More 

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chrissyl463, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review David. It was such a pleasure having you and your delightful wife staying the week with us, knowing that you were relaxing after such a busy and demanding schedule. We are delighted that the Eltrusco Suite added to your sense of romance! We're grateful also that you were able to take advantage of the... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stayed for one night in the Wakatipu Suite. It was large and spacious. It contains a very large master bedroom and a good size second room with two single beds. The attention to detail in the sweep was impressive from the wood paneling to the French doors in the master bedroom. The bed in the master bedroom was properly... More 

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chrissyl463, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Brendon for your wonderful review. We do our best to make our guests feel like they can relax as though they are at home, whilst feeling totally pampered. We like to think that being ensconced at Manata is like a warm hug, relaxed breathing and leaving rejuvenated (or not wanting to leave at all!) It was... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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131 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Honestly, we could have been looking out over California wine country. Our spacious, comfortable and very tasteful suite had everything we needed. The hosts were welcoming, the wifi worked well, amenities in the kitchen and bath very nice. We were about 10 minutes from downtown Queenstown so we had wonderful peace and quiet with easy access to "adrenaline city."

Thank chipsbird
chrissyl463, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Chipsbird. We get a lot of pleasure watching our guests enjoying the grounds and semi-rural environment. It is so relaxing having the mountains as a major viewpoint, while excitement is just a short drive away. Thank you for visiting with us at Manata Lodge :) More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Queenstown, bestest place of our 60 day holiday. Its got everything including the most stunning scenery ever. Manata lodge is in the most beautiful setting you will ever find. The grounds are lovely, all kinds of fruit tree's, vines and lovely flowers. So sorry to leave yesterday. Another thing about Queenstown is it has a lovely summer climate not stifling... More 

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chrissyl463, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful review Tim. My apologies for my response being so tardy, we do appreciate the effort and time our guests take in writing these reviews. Whilst you were pleased to enjoy the lovely summer here, comparing it to the heat of Sydney, our temperatures are quite different now that winter is here. Queenstown is preparing for... More 

Hunter Valley, Australia
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38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We stayed in the Grand Dame Studio which was a very nice room, large and comfortable, although the lounges were too soft to sit on. A few improvements are needed however, e.g. there are only 3 of everything in the kitchen - 3 glasses, 3 plates, 3 knives & forks etc. More attention to detail needed by the cleaner -... More 

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ManataLodge, Manager at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Of course we love to receive positive comments but always welcome constructive criticism as a way to better our product. We know that people hold value in reviews and, in this case we not only want to recognise your review but would also like to respond. While staying at our... More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This was truly the highlight of all the wonderful places we stayed at during our 2 week tour. We spent 4 nights in the two bedroom unit which was spacious, well appointed, modern, clean and very comfortable. The lodge is set amongst beautifully manicured grounds, with stunning views of the snow capped mountains. The area is is quiet and peaceful.... More 

Thank Dave M
chrissyl463, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Dave for your delightful comments. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family here at Manata Lodge. It is our goal to create the best relaxing environment for you to ensconce in here and we are delighted you left feeling rejuvenated. We hope to have the opportunity of hosting you again in the future. All the best... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Very nice staff , nice views from hotel ..tennis courts, bikes , laundry and free wifi...Very impressive apartments, clean and fresh with plenty of sunlight..Was about 10km from town ..Highly recommended

Thank RAVI K
chrissyl463, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Rav for your lovely review of our Lodge. We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us here and are naturally delighted that you had such a great stay. Yes, we find that being just out of town is a great advantage as our guests enjoy the tranquility and fresh air that we are blessed with. Thank you for... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Manata Lodge

Address: 111A Tucker Beach Road, Lower Shotover 9371, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Lower Shotover
Price Range: RM728 - RM1,103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Manata Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“2 of the suites are joined by an interconnecting door to create a 3 bedroom apartment for families if requried.”
 of 5 bubbles Owingee, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Definitely choose the Eltruso room. It is the only room upstairs. Has a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles davidsV7811AQ, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The Wakatipu suite is probably the quietest”
 of 5 bubbles Zoe005, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Choose room with good views”
 of 5 bubbles 933ravik, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The Pavilion studio perfect for a couple. Clean, Quiet, Warm & Cosy.”
 of 5 bubbles MrMike1967, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
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