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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Blanket Bay is spectacularly gorgeous, sitting outside of Queenstown on the lake, the views are amazing. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, and very cozy. Decor of the entire place invites relaxing and enjoyment. The staff is the most helpful in any place I've ever been arranging many excursions, packed lunches for hike and more. The food is exceptionally good...

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1Thank Jill S
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Perhaps the most spectacular location that we stayed at during our honeymoon. Breathtaking views accompanied by an amazingly charming and accommodating staff. Fantastic meals and a truly relaxing experience, we could not have asked for much more. Also so many sheep. You just gotta love the sheep. [no sheep actually in the lodge]

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1Thank Steve R
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Enjoying a drop of NZ's finest in the Great Room replete with leather sofas and stone fireplace is as every bit as grand as the natural scenery that surrounds it. Scenic overload is what the femme calls this place. A helicopter lands on the lawn and whisks us up for a few hours of fjord- and -glacier spotting. In the...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The last four days of our New Zealand holiday were spent gloriously at Blanket Bay Lodge 40 km from Queensland. The long ride through hilly terrain with spectacular views of turquoise water and majestic mountains brought us to this splendid accommodation. Our room was divine, very upscale rustic, as private as having our own cottage by the river. The friendly...

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Thank RobertandRhoda
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017

An amazing place. Combines the best of a British Country House hotel with the best of an outstanding US ski lodge. The setting is wonderful with lawns down to the lake. Service was both friendly and highly polished. Great facilities, including an excelleent spa.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Hard not to be impressed but the quality and attention to detail the owners and management go to. You pay for it but you get it. I felt very comfortable and enjoyed the excellent service and beautiful swimming pool on the rare occasion the sun shines. I am not a big fan of minimalistic fussy food but they do their...

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United States
Reviewed 21 January 2017

3.5 Stars Positives: Stunning view Good food Negatives: Lodge lacked character Design of the lodge We really liked our stay at Blanket Bay. Unfortunately, we had bad weather and had to get a little creative with activities. The view is hard to beat. Compared to the other lodges, I personally felt like it lacked character in design and aesthetic. We...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $1,019 - $2,547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Blanket Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“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
 of 5 bubbles VirginiaR459, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a cottage at any cost!”
 of 5 bubbles SteveAucklandNZ, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No bad rooms that I could see.”
 of 5 bubbles spaqueen12, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have views.”
 of 5 bubbles Paley, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I recommend the rooms on the first level or the villas. The rooms do not have a desk which makes it difficult to work when required.”
 of 5 bubbles Hymie01, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
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