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Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Honestly, we could have been looking out over California wine country. Our spacious, comfortable and very tasteful suite had everything we needed. The hosts were welcoming, the wifi worked well, amenities in the kitchen and bath very nice. We were about 10 minutes from downtown Queenstown so we had wonderful peace and quiet with easy access to "adrenaline city."

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chrissyl463, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Chipsbird. We get a lot of pleasure watching our guests enjoying the grounds and semi-rural environment. It is so relaxing having the mountains as a major viewpoint, while excitement is just a short drive away. Thank you for visiting with us at Manata Lodge :)

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Queenstown, bestest place of our 60 day holiday. Its got everything including the most stunning scenery ever. Manata lodge is in the most beautiful setting you will ever find. The grounds are lovely, all kinds of fruit tree's, vines and lovely flowers. So sorry to leave yesterday. Another thing about Queenstown is it has a lovely summer climate not stifling...

Thank tim7236
chrissyl463, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful review Tim. My apologies for my response being so tardy, we do appreciate the effort and time our guests take in writing these reviews. Whilst you were pleased to enjoy the lovely summer here, comparing it to the heat of Sydney, our temperatures are quite different now that winter is here. Queenstown is preparing for...

Hunter Valley, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We stayed in the Grand Dame Studio which was a very nice room, large and comfortable, although the lounges were too soft to sit on. A few improvements are needed however, e.g. there are only 3 of everything in the kitchen - 3 glasses, 3 plates, 3 knives & forks etc. More attention to detail needed by the cleaner -...

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ManataLodge, Manager at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Of course we love to receive positive comments but always welcome constructive criticism as a way to better our product. We know that people hold value in reviews and, in this case we not only want to recognise your review but would also like to respond. While staying at our...

Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This was truly the highlight of all the wonderful places we stayed at during our 2 week tour. We spent 4 nights in the two bedroom unit which was spacious, well appointed, modern, clean and very comfortable. The lodge is set amongst beautifully manicured grounds, with stunning views of the snow capped mountains. The area is is quiet and peaceful....

Thank Dave M
chrissyl463, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Dave for your delightful comments. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family here at Manata Lodge. It is our goal to create the best relaxing environment for you to ensconce in here and we are delighted you left feeling rejuvenated. We hope to have the opportunity of hosting you again in the future. All the best...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Very nice staff , nice views from hotel ..tennis courts, bikes , laundry and free wifi...Very impressive apartments, clean and fresh with plenty of sunlight..Was about 10km from town ..Highly recommended

Thank RAVI K
chrissyl463, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Rav for your lovely review of our Lodge. We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us here and are naturally delighted that you had such a great stay. Yes, we find that being just out of town is a great advantage as our guests enjoy the tranquility and fresh air that we are blessed with. Thank you for...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Absolutely stunning place to base yourself for a few days in Queenstown... Just far enough out of town as well so nice & quiet also but only a 15 minute drive away from the 'big smoke' The Pavilion Studio was a lovely self contained unit with a HUGE bathroom. Nice and warm too. Scenery (as it is everywhere down here)...

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chrissyl463, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Mike for your delightful review of your stay at Manata Lodge. Every one of the rooms here are different but wonderful, and we endeavour to provide the best possible environment for our guests to relax, rejuvenate or reinvigorate themselves with all the area offers. Certainly, being a little out of town makes one more aware of what nature...

Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Perfect spot to unwind for a few days. Great host- thanks Warren. The views of Coronet Peak are awesome- in fact we couldn't resist popping up for a ski. Close enough to everything to explore the area easily. Hopefully we'll be back for another stay!

Thank annairwin
chrissyl463, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure to have such wonderful guests visiting us here at Manata Lodge. We're so glad you enjoyed your break away before your busy season arrives. It was such fun knowing so many folk in common! Thank you!

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

We booked the La Grande Damme studio on Wotif for 5 nights at $997.50. A large comfortable studio on ground floor of a 4 suite complex. Soon after arriving we heard people in the adjoining room, as though they were in our apartment however they were not being overly noisy. The lack of sound proofing is obvious. After calling the...

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chrissy l, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Manata Lodge. We appreciate all reviews - both positive and negative. Although we strive to have all reviews positive, it seems that this is an abnormal instance where our product and service did not met expectations. Our goal is to have Manata Lodge represent peace and tranquility. We understand...

Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Located about 10 minutes drive from hectic Queenstown this was a perfect location for our first night in New Zealand. It was so absolutely quiet and had everything required for our overnight stay. The room was spacious with kitchen facilities along one wall - small fridge, hotplate, sink and basic cooking requirements. Fresh milk on arrival is always so appreciated....

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2014

When we drove into the lodge, I couldn't believe how beautiful and lush the gardens looked. We stayed in the 1 Bedroom suite which was an upstairs room, we had an 18 month old, but managed to just put the sofa next to the stair and block it off. Upon check-in, we realised that we were the only ones staying...

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ManataLodge, Manager at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you mentioned, there is plenty of space for a little one to wander....or bigger ones to enjoy a glass of wine amongst our vines. :) Please let us know if you are heading back our way. We would be delighted...

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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: $180 - $370 (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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