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Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort

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Reviewed 12 August 2012 via mobile

Stayed for a week while skiing. The lodges are very pleasant and are kitted out to a reasonably high standard. The heated tub was welcome after a day on the slopes and is a great place to stretch tired muscles, but it would be a brave soul who ventured into the swimming pool in the middle of winter! Pizza was... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 12 August 2012 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at Benbrae, and loved it!! For starters location was great for skiing at Cardrona, the on site restaurant was great and the pub down the road was awesome as well.. The beds were very comfortable to sleep , the unit was of very good standard and overall our stay was fantastic. Staff were so helpful and... More 

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Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

The Benbrae lodges are perfectly located for acces to the Cardrona snow ski fields, 100 metre stroll to the historical Cardrona hotel . The lodges are very well equiped , clean and every thing you need for your stay. The pool and hot spa are great after a day on the slopes . The small bar restuarant " The Sombre... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2012

Our stay was worry free. From the lovely young gentlemen at the front desk to the modern and clean villa. We stay for three nights and considered staying longer after the first day. Even though it was below zero outside, the villa was always warm and the roads around the resort were not icy.

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Coffs Harbour
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

When we first stayed at Benbrae in Aug 2009 (I wrote a review back then) we absolutely loved our stay. Since then we have returned every year & it just keeps getting better! The managers of the resort have opened a fantastic pizza & wine bar on the premises. It is a perfect addition to the resort. The ambience is... More 

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Thank you for your great review! The Sombre Duck Wine and Pizza bar has proved to be a great addition to our already wonderful resort and we are glad you enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you back again next year! More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Stayed one night in a modern warm and extremely clean villa. Comfortable bed, spacious living and bathroom. Fire place and heater were ideal for a cold winters night! Was greeted by an extremely pleasant young man upon arrival. The information folder in the villa was both informative and helpful. Look forward to staying at Benbrae again soon and would happily... More 

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Pleased to hear you enjoyed staying with us. See you next time! More 

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Our stay at Benbrae was great. Amazing location, with luxurious facilities to match. The highlight of our two night stay was the spa and surrounding area which provided an entertaining evening under the stars. Would absolutely recommend, especially to keen skiers, as you couldn't be any closer to Cadrona and Snow Park.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

Stayed as a couple for a getaway in a one bedroom villa and just loved it! The villas are modern, clean and spacious. Ours had a gorgeous sunny deck which was lovely to relax in. These are all beautifully appointed, loved the fireplace, and the peace and quiet! Didnt try the pool, but will be back with family to enjoy!

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

We stayed for two nights in early March. The unit was modern, well appointed, clean and tidy in a lovely spot half way between Wanaka and Queenstown. The only niggle for us was a very noisy gurgling fridge which is a problem for light sleepers.

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Thank Paul T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

Beautiful place to stay in a beautiful setting. The 3 bedrooms villas are fantastic and very well looked after. Really liked the antipodes in the room - a great touch. After a big day's skiing or touring the vineyards, the huge hot spa is waiting for you. Make sure you take down a few beers or a bottle of wine... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort

Address: 2326 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: RM513 - RM1,232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“We stayed in the upstairs villa that had great views and was quite.”
 of 5 bubbles 266jang, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Certainly not on the ground floor as you here all the slightest noise from the rooms above.”
 of 5 bubbles tommy1928, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for upstairs room”
 of 5 bubbles 426gregw, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Studio rooms not well designed for long term stays ie : for skiing holiday”
 of 5 bubbles jenfrankmiller, 23 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Studios numbers 30 -34 have good views of the mountains and not many cars passing to the higher level.”
 of 5 bubbles hazelm959, 25 Feb 2015 | Read review
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