We stayed two different times within one week at the resort as we used it as a 1 night stopover on the way to Te Anau and then for 2 nights before we flew back to Auckland. The first night we had a bed that needed replacement as my husband had to fight rolling into the middle. The same room had a broken toilet. The toilet was reported as was the broken heating pad and I'm sure that they have plans to fix both. The bed may take a longer time to replace to fit their schedule.
The second visit we had a much nicer room - granted I asked for a different room than the first to ensure we'd not have a repeat experience. The bed and heating pad were all fine as was the toilet. :)
If you purchase their continental breakfast be sure to ask for the ham and croissants as they don't seem to put them out until someone asks for them, even though they are advertised as an option.
We made use of their shuttle into town during the first visit and it worked well. The second time we stayed at Goldridge we just drove our own car into town.
I state in my title that Goldridge Resort isn't really a resort as I envision one. I did see a tennis court and I read that there was a spa somewhere but those amenities are definitely secondary to the restaurant and rooms. It's not really a big place, but that was fine for us. I just got a little taken aback by the name as I figured it would be more grand.
One thing to take into consideration is that it is quite aways outside of Queenstown. It actually seems closer to Frankton so if you envision walking into town plan on a good amount of time to do the walk. This is why they offer the shuttle.
The staff are all very nice and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Goldridge Resort is a beautiful spacious 75 room property with restaurant and bar that welcomes you to enjoy the ultimate Queenstown experience. Located on a prime 5.5 acre ridge, looking over Lake Wakatipu with views of the Remarkable Mountains, just minutes from the airport and 4kms into town, it’s an ideal location for your southern experience and the perfect base from which to explore the essence of our beautiful alpine resort ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Goldridge Hotel Queenstown