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“Popped in for coffee and later a beer”
Review of Cardrona Hotel

Cardrona Hotel
Ranked #6 of 91 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$24
Cuisines: Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Cardrona Hotel serves up a modern take on traditional pub fare. Fresh, fast and filling you'll find all your traditional favourites created from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Our wine list features top quality local drops from some of the region's best wineries, along with a great selection of both tap and bottled beers, ciders and a full range of spirits. In winter the apres ski is legendary, while the sunny beer garden is the perfect summertime spot for a long lunch.
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

One of the oldest hotels in NZ
Friendly staff and lovely atmosphere earlier in the bar by the fire having coffee and later in the day having a beer in the sunny garden ...with an outside fire if wanted. Nice to see the relics and flowers. Tempted to book a hotel room next time I’m passing through.

Thank Nicholas T
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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Hi Nicholas,

Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed both coffee and a beer! Feel free to give us a call anytime to chat about booking a room. We would love to see you guys passing through again and our team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Iconic place to stop for food and drinks. It was busy but had lovely setting with beautiful garden and seating inside and outside.
Beer was good. Food worth a wait.

I was told that The Cardrona Hotel is one of the oldest in New Zealand.

The place looks old and fit for Museum but once you enter inside it is an Amazing.

This place worth a visit if you're travelling to Wanaka from Queenstown.

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Thank Rameshlcfc
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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Hi Rameshlcfc,

Thanks for calling and taking the time to leave a review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time exploring our little corner of the world.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous venue, with friendly staff and delicious food.
Unfortunately there was a mix up for our group resulting in the food taking almost 2 hours to come out but it didn’t really matter because the wine was good, the outdoor fire place was pumping and when the food did come out it was perfect. Would visit again!!

Thank Rachael P
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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Hi Rachael,

Our sincere apologies again for the mix-up with your meals! Thank you all for being so understanding, we are pleased you enjoyed our wine selection and the fires. Hopefully see you again some time in the near future.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Really iconic place to have a meal. They had a wedding going on when we visited so it was nice. Apparently Prince Harry visited the place. Food was decent but I wouldn't say it was fantastic

Thank ZackLinzx
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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Thanks for calling in and taking the time to leave a review. Prince Harry certainly did visit and had a good ol' snuggle with Louie our pub dog. Unfortunately no photos were allowed so you'll have to take Louie's word for it.. Thanks again and we are glad to hear you had a nice time with us.

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Fun place to stop for brew and a bite. However, be prepared for a lengthy wait for your food as this place is unbelievably busy. Finding a table can be a challenge and eating and drinking outside behind the hotel is where you’ll find yourself! Don’t expect to eat inside. Great historical place built in 1864 but lovely inside.

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CardronaHotel, Owner at Cardrona Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Hi there Happytraveller,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're glad you enjoyed our historic atmosphere and had a fun time with us. All the best with the rest of your travels!

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