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Cardrona Hotel

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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to spend a night or a afternoon in the garden bar, this is a family friendly place, there is lots of room for everyone to enjoy their day in the sun. The bean bags out side are great to relax.

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Ulfborg, Denmark
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Crown Range Hotel is a Dream if you really want to see and experience an traditionel old NZ Hotel. You feel taken back 150 years and don't need much fantasy see gold diggers and the driver of the Daly wagon to Arrowtown at the bar. Food and service is excellent. Rooms are old like, but clean and cozy. I've been...

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Thank Claus N
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The place is great, employees are nice. But the food is really poor. I ordered a garlic loaf, I ended up with a small bite of dry bread, way too salted, with a small cup of butter to die in. Disappointed !

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Thank Morgane P
Temuka, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2017

It's a relaxed but well managed place with a lovely garden and happy, helpful staff. The beds were comfortable, the service was quick and cheerful and everything was explained clearly, even the ghost!

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Thurso
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

So wish we could have stayed another night. Great room, great shower, lovely meal, great garden, fire, bar....I could go on. So good to be away from the noise of Queenstown. Only blip was they switched off the coffee machine before asking if we wanted one.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Visited this wonderful historic hotel on a sunny summers day. Welcoming staff. Beautiful grounds. Ate in the restaurant & enjoyed delicious meal. Complimentary continental breakfast included. Good value for money. Would highly recommend

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Thank AustralianCouple_12
Netherlands
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Some places need very little to create magic, this hotel and his staff is no-nonsense in a great way. You feel in a different surrounding the moment you park your car. You will want to order a great Mac's Three Wolves and just sit in the garden, maybe next to outdoor fire place. And order another one. If heaven looks...

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Thank zebra48
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Great and beautifull hotel,restaurant, garden,pub. very historic. Normal pricing to. Very good diner.

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Thank geraldmaters
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We saw this place advertised in Wanaka and liked the look of it, then drove past or by accident so decided to call in for lunch. And I am so pleased we did! The pub was extremely busy so there was a long wait for food, but it didn't matter as there was a great atmosphere so you could just...

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Thank Nurse_Cupcake
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2017

we had a great stay at the cardrona hotel on 11th january 2017 lovely gardens , good room , great staff very helpful, only one problem, the VERY HARD beds.both couples found the beds really hard ,a softer mattress would make such a difference and complete a memorable stay.

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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for the feedback on your stay, we appreciate it. We have had only positive comments on our mattresses in the past but I understand beds are a very individual thing! I'm glad the other aspects of your stay were enjoyable. Kind regards, Alexis

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the Crown Range Road between Wanaka and Queenstown, the Cardrona Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the stunning Central Otago region. Twenty minutes from Wanaka, 40 minutes from Queenstown and 30 minutes from Arrowtown, the hotel is close to many major tourist attractions in the region. It's also close to four major ski areas, including Cardrona Alpine Resort. All ensuite rooms are all equipped with Sky TV, WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities. A continental buffet breakfast served in the historic dining room is also included in the room rate. Make use of the cosy guest lounge, beautiful cottage gardens, laundry facilities and spa pool. Rooms are a mix of queen beds, twin queen beds, twin singles and family rooms with one queen bed and two singles. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cardrona Hotel

Address: Crown Range Road, RD1, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $132 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cardrona Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Rooms upstairs have more privacy than the ground floor ones.”
 of 5 bubbles leog69, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Maybe chose a room upstairs”
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“Family room was same price as normal room.”
 of 5 bubbles AustralianCouple_12, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 15 with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles zebra48, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do not accept room 19, it has restaurant fridges next door and they will not let you sleep; additionally its the one close to the road.”
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