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Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay at the Turret! We were only there for a weekend but will definitely be back next time we find ourselves around Lake Hayes. The upstairs suite was clean, spacious and luxurious, with a view to die for, and the caretakers were very friendly and kind, providing us with a delicious breakfast each morning. The owners...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 May 2015

My friend and I stayed for 3 nights over the Easter weekend, and I picked this accommodation thinking it's a good halfway point between Queenstown and all the other surrounding attractions - and it was the best decision I've made. A short drive took us to the hustle and bustle of Queenstown and touristy Arrowtown, we were a stone's throw...

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Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights to attend a wedding next door at Stoneridge. The room was very comfortable with everything we needed. The view out over Lake Hayes from the deck was magnificent. Kim was a very welcoming host and she put on a great breakfast both mornings for us. Highly recommend.

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Thank Ang P
Dresden, Germany
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

The Turret was one of the best places we've been to in NZ, everything was like in a postcard. The garden with the coloured leaves, the lake view with stunning alpine scenery, the garden, the cosy room and of course Kim and her lovely family. Thanks for hosting us so well!!! Fran and Chris

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 March 2015

We stayed at the Turret for three nights during our vacation in the Turret room. After lots of driving and flying, we were looking for a place to stretch out and relax, and we couldn't have chosen better. The Turret room was beautiful, and Kim the hostess was wonderful. Highly, highly recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2015

We stayed two nights at the Turret following our wedding in Queenstown. It was absolutely perfect. From our turret suite we had an amazing view of the mountains and the beautiful gardens. Kim was the perfect hostess, answering all of our queries and preparing delicious breakfasts. We wish we could have stayed longer.

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Thank Billoutaz
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2014

With a fabulous view from the turret suite across to Lake hayes and the Coronet mountain in the background, we had the pleasure of seeing fresh snow fall in Late November. That morning we had the most glorious walk round the lake in beautiful weather and by evening it changed. Kim was a great hostess and everything we needed was...

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Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

湖岸にある、大きな窓ときれいな庭の宿。2階の部屋には、望遠鏡もあって湖岸の景色や庭に来る小鳥たちを眺めて楽しく過ごせます。ベランダもあるので、そこに出て景色を見たり星空を見たりしても楽しいです。空気がきれいで灯りもさほどないので、星がよく見えます。天の川が星の集まりなのだと実感できる景観に大満足です! オーナーのKimさんも親しみやすい優しい方でした。アメリカ出身とのことで、英語も日本人にわかりやすい発音をされます。カリカリベーコンに新鮮フルーツのおいしい朝食や、周りのおすすめポイント紹介、きれいに整えられた部屋などゆったりするのにはもってこいの素敵な宿です。 おすすめされた湖岸散歩をしたり、部屋でのんびりして過ごした2日間はとても気持ちのよい滞在でした。また是非利用したい宿です。 The BB with a great view and a beautiful garden at the lakeside. We enjoyed them with a telescope at the 2 floor room. Also, we could see the magnificent starry heavens from this BB. The stars are sooo clear and big thanks to the fresh air! Ms.Kim, the owner of this BB was very friendly and...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We recently stayed at the Turret to attend a wedding held at Stoneridge Estate and were pleasantly surprised that the venue was so close to our accomodation as that definitely added to the convenience and enjoyment of the experience. The accomodation and hospitality was beyond reproach and we had an incredible weekend in Queenstown. Which was added to by the...

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Stirling, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We spent a couple of nights at The Turret and enjoyed it thoroughly. A great room with an excellent outlook over the beautiful garden. We sat out on the terrace reading and sipping on some good local wine. Breakfasts were excellent and we enjoyed our in depth discussions with Peter who had lots of good advice on things to see...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Turret, featured in NZ House and Garden Magazine, is set in an award-winning landscaped garden at Lake Hayes, situated between Arrowtown and Queenstown with panoramic views across the lake to Coronet Peak. Accommodation is comprised of three guestrooms all with their own private bathroom and fabulous views. An open wood burning fire warms the guest lounge and breakfast is served in the guest dining room, which features stunning garden, lake and mountain views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Turret

Address: 712 Lake Hayes Arrow Junction Highway (SH6), Lake Hayes, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Lake Hayes
Price Range: $206 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Turret 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“I would highly recommend staying in the top room, beautiful views, bath, shower, fridge, tv etc”
  • I snapped this photo from my phone as soon as arrived.. how could I not!
 of 5 bubbles Zayd_007, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“Wonderful views from all three rooms available.”
 of 5 bubbles BrynG101, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The best room in the house is the Turret Suite”
 of 5 bubbles feefeeonly, 9 May 2015 | Read review
“Suspect all the rooms are lovely, but the Turret room is fabulous.”
 of 5 bubbles TravBugs0321, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Choose the turret room for the window seat and views!”
 of 5 bubbles Billoutaz, 7 Mar 2015 | Read review
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