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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I love pubs. They say so much about a place. Add a bit of history, good food, craft beer, a sunny beer garden, Spring blossoms on the trees, and a giant game of connect 4 to keep the kids amused while I am enjoying the aforesaid craft beer, and I am a happy man. A great spot for lunch and...

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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks so much for the recommendation, much appreciated. It's hard not to be happy sitting out in the garden in this beautiful Spring weather right! Hope to welcome you back sometime in the future.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the Cardrona Hotel on the way back from a day skiing at the nearby Cardrona ski fields. A pub with a great feel and a lovely garden out the back where the kids can run free. A really enjoyable stop.

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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it and so glad you had a good time! Hope to welcome you back sometime in the near future.

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Hadn't visited the Cardrona Hotel for over 3 years and was relieved to see it hasn't lost any of it's charm. Perfect spot for a few beers, wine and chips after a day on the mountain. Warm and cosy interior with an awesome view and atmosphere.

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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this review

Hi MatchstickTraveller, thanks so much for your kind words, very glad you enjoyed your time here. Hopefully we'll see you back sometime soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2016

What a find! Top pub with open fires and great service. If you want a log fire and a pint after a day on the slopes this is the place for you! Also do nice coffee and cakes. Garden with another open fire where you can toast marshmallows! Genuine NZ gem.

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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tony, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your coffee & cake!

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

5 star experience with atmosphere, great and excellent service. This is the third time we have stayed here and have never been disappointed. We eat in the restaurant every night as we think there is nowhere to better this. All the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Looking forward to our next visit.

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CardronaHotel, Manager at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sonia, thanks so much for leaving us a review. We've worked hard on our restaurant menu this winter so it's great to get your feedback on it! Hope to welcome you back sometime soon.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2016

You know the place is good when you walk in and the smell of burning logs and the buzzing atmosphere is alive with a busy bar and soft leather couches to take a load off, if you are lucky enough to get one. There is also comfortable seating next to the outdoor fires. We have been visiting this awesome location...

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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It's great to hear that you enjoy your visits so much! Hope the remainder of your trip was good and we'll look forward to seeing you next year.

Hook, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We popped in here for drinks after being at Cardrona as my mother in law knew the history of the place. Even just as we drove up you can notice the ambiance and history, its a beautiful old building and they have done a great job of keeping the building lookig lovely. We only had drinks and sat in the...

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Once again excellent visit! Mulled wine a legend... As was spices nachos & wedges! Space for kids to run around, and marshmallows to roast! Always a must on visit to Cardrona! Meals in the past have been legendary ... But haven't had opportunity on this visit!

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Waiheke Island
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant and bar at this hotel are totally atmospheric of 100years ago, but the food and service are among the best. Worth the little drive if you are staying in Wanaka. This place will really make your holiday memorable

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

If you pass it stop turn around and go in! Great beer selection, hearty menu, warm fire, wifi, friendly staff. Lovely place to warm up and it serves Guinness!! Play park outside in the garden for the kids and gorgeous views of the snow farm. :) very happy campers

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: $129 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cardrona Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Rooms overlooking the garden are lovely!”
DDB51, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All fine with courtyard and flowers in season.”
CaroleB561, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms looked good. I don't think you can get a bad one anywhere.”
990vivienm, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs have more privacy than the ground floor ones.”
leog69, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Maybe chose a room upstairs”
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