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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unbeatable: Location, suite, view, lawns, service - everything. My partner and I stayed 5 fabulous nights. Staff and owners (Ethel and Warren) could not have been more supportive and responsive to our (many) requests for non-standard things. one of the best choices we have ever made re holiday accommodation.

Thank Mike A
Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Mike, thank you very much for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure having you here and being able to assist facilitate and participate in your special occasion. It was such a wonderful time for us all. We wish you both every wonderful blessings in your future.

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Whilst the title says everything about the physical side of our stay, communication by the owners left much to be desired. When we arrived there were long black hairs left on the wall of the shower cubicle. On our second day a Put-you-up bed was dumped in the wardrobe full of our wedding clothes without any communication. When it came...

Thank John R
Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

I'm sorry it has taken a while to think about our response to this review because, frankly, it has come from out of the blue. We all felt that we had a good relationship with these guests, we saw them frequently throughout their stay and not once did they express any dissatisfaction with any part of their visit, accommodations, or...

New Zealand
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My partner Claire and I enjoyed one rain soaked night of heaven here in May Our room was simply divine Spacious, yet welcoming, comfortable beyond imagination, toasty warm, just simply amazing Facilities at the room should you want to self cater, were more than adequate and the bathroom and shower facilities were awesome We booked at short notice and sadly...

Thank theoriginalbubster
Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit here with us. It was a pleasure to meet you & your family during your stay at Manata. It warms our hearts to see children running around the grounds enjoying themselves. This is a great oasis for them and for the adults to relax in, and we...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were a party of 6 including 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 2 young children and we stayed 2 nights at this facility. My husband and I had The Grand Dame suite which was extremely spacious and excellently-well appointed. The grounds were super and the location was very quiet and relaxing.

Thank 003Kiwis
Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review to Manata Lodge. It was a pleasure meeting your family here, to see the children running around and enjoying the interaction between you all. We are very happy that you were all able to relax here and absorb the peacefulness of the property. All the best for an awesome year.

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Room was great; you feel like you own your own home in such a stunning place! Views outside are phenomenal; place is peaceful and quiet. Able to do what you want and live as if it is your own! Would be good to have a few more amenities/"bits/staples" in the kitchens (oil, butter etc) as the milk/OJ doesn't get refilled...

Thank Thomas G
Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Thomas Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you found Manata Lodge to be so relaxing and welcoming. It is for precisely these reasons that we get so many returning guests sharing their experiences with friends and family. We will certainly take on board your comments regarding provisions. Whilst supplying butter and oil in your room...

Reviewed 16 November 2016

This boutique luxury apartment feels like a home away from home. Heated floors ; we had a large studio apartment - Le Grand Dame Studio; full kitchen; very modern, spotless; heated towel rails; tennis court, BBQ, vineyards, swings, you can borrow bikes, DVDs, books - at no extra cost. Close to town - about 10-15 mintues drive - easy to...

Thank Owingee
Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful review. It was a pleasure having you stay and meeting you. We really do try not to be intrusive - we figure that our guests chose us because we are semi-rural and desire peace and seclusion, and if they want to be spotted all the time they would stay in a big hotel....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect quiet retreat, and fine location to Queenstown. We hired a car and it was very easy to navigate and get around. Made use of the bikes and laundry which was a great touch. The heated floor in the bathroom was lovely and the small touches eg bath salts provided were great. Only constructive feedback would be the kitchen -...

Thank Natasha8910
Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Natasha, thank you for your lovely review. We are proud of our establishment and property and do our best to make everything as cosy as possible for our guests to enjoy. While we would love to provide for our guests every basic that one would expect to find in ones own kitchen, it is pretty hard to know just...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The double bed was comfortable, small tv, stove top with kitchen utensils and wifi was fast. Laundry was free as well. The location was great. Very scenic with the river not far from the lodge. Very nice area for walks. You will need a car to get to the shops and town as it is a few km out of...

Thank africasean
Ethel W, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Sean, thank you for your lovely review. It was lovely meeting you during your stay at Manata Lodge. Whilst most of the rooms have a larger tv, the Pavilion Studio has a smaller tv as it is suspended to a movable arm attached to the wall, freeing up floor space in the room. We are pleased you enjoyed your...

Houston, United States
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We recently spent the last month traveling throughout New Zealand and finished in Queenstown. The Manata Lodge was the perfect way to end our stay before heading back to America. We stayed in the Eltrusco Suite, which has the most incredibly romantic view. The proprietors are especially warm and friendly. The location is great in terms of accessibility to the...

1Thank David S
chrissyl463, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review David. It was such a pleasure having you and your delightful wife staying the week with us, knowing that you were relaxing after such a busy and demanding schedule. We are delighted that the Eltrusco Suite added to your sense of romance! We're grateful also that you were able to take advantage of the...

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We stayed for one night in the Wakatipu Suite. It was large and spacious. It contains a very large master bedroom and a good size second room with two single beds. The attention to detail in the sweep was impressive from the wood paneling to the French doors in the master bedroom. The bed in the master bedroom was properly...

Thank Brendon G
chrissyl463, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Brendon for your wonderful review. We do our best to make our guests feel like they can relax as though they are at home, whilst feeling totally pampered. We like to think that being ensconced at Manata is like a warm hug, relaxed breathing and leaving rejuvenated (or not wanting to leave at all!) It was...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Manata Lodge is your perfect accommodation choice when visiting Queenstown, one of the world's top vacation destinations. Our stunning location, beautiful suites and outstanding Kiwi service combine to provide the ideal staging point for your Southern Lakes adventure. Whether you're visiting for a weekend escape, a ski or hiking vacation, a wedding or a long stay; the surroundings, the ambiance, the design, the attention to detail and the welcome combine to form a package which represents the very best of New Zealand hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manata Lodge

Address: 111A Tucker Beach Road, Lower Shotover 9371, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Lower Shotover
Price Range: $187 - $377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Manata Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“We had an upper level room with balcony and view of Coronet Peak... fabulous!!”
 of 5 bubbles R4310RCmikea, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“2 of the suites are joined by an interconnecting door to create a 3 bedroom apartment for families if requried.”
 of 5 bubbles Owingee, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Definitely choose the Eltruso room. It is the only room upstairs. Has a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles davidsV7811AQ, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The Wakatipu suite is probably the quietest”
 of 5 bubbles Zoe005, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Choose room with good views”
 of 5 bubbles 933ravik, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
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