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“Lovely location, nice rooms, but skip the breakfast”
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Earnslaw Lodge
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Lovely location, nice rooms, but skip the breakfast”
Reviewed 16 April 2011

Rooms are lovely and spacious at this well located hotel. It's a pleasant walk in to town once you've enjoyed the view from your room out across the lake. The friendly owners are full of advice and happy to arrange anything you want to do. After some rain showers on our first morning, the rainbows going in to the lake were amazing. Our only gripe was the in house continental breakfast which was disappointing. We went in to town for breakfast on subsequent days.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 April 2011

We spent only one night in this hotel and were really impressed. On arriving way before check in it just wasnt a problem for the owners for us to check into the rooms that were ready. The rooms were spotless, showers great and continetal breakfast excellent. Only a 10 minute walk to town and we had a room with a fantastic view. Wish I could of stayed longer.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Portland
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Reviewed 12 March 2011

This was our first stop on our two-week NZ vacation. After the long flight, the Earnslaw Lodge was a welcome site to rest. I didn't stay on the scenic side of the lodge (our window looked out to the road), but I still found it to be a good spot with a clean room and strong hot shower. The proprietors were helpful and the walk to town was a quick walk down (and up) the hill. In fact it was nice to stretch our legs and see a bit of town outside of the center's hustle and bustle.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kamas, Utah
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Reviewed 8 March 2011

We stayed here twice on our recent trip. I would highly recommend it.
The rooms have fabulous lake views and are large with good kitchens and well appointed. It is a ten minute walk or a two minute drive into town. The price is very reasonable. All in all a great place to stay in Queenstown.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2011

My wife and I stayed at this Motel for x3 nights and totally enjoyed every second we were there.
And if you get the rear balcony rooms then you won't want to go anywhere else.
Thos panoramic view is to die for.
To your left is "The Remarkables" then past "Cecil Peak" and then Walter Peak" and this is all on the other side of Lake Wakatipu.
The service could not have been better and they even have there own bar, so you don't have to worry about getting a drink. They also have there own restaraunt and off street parking.
And the local bus stops at the front door with only a 10 minute walk to the CBD if you don't want public transport.
This Motel is a must at there prices. I wouldn't stay anywhere else......

Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Riddells Creek
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2011

Easy walking access to town, bus route on doorstep. Very friendly hosts, helpful information with places of interest and a good local knowledge.Comfortable and very clean rooms. If travelling without a car, there is a weekly bus pass available which enables un-limited use if the interchange bus system, for $40.00. Much cheaper than a hire car, and with less stress.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester
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Reviewed 23 January 2011

We stayed in Earnslaw Lodge for 1 night in November 2010. The lodge was about 15 minutes walk from the centre of Queenstown, which meant a quiet location. The room was clean. The shower was a bit weak. The TV signal was good, but there was no DVD player. The bed was OK (there was a spare single bed in the room), and there was space to hang clothes. Reception were very helpful, ringing our bus company to check if they would pick up from the motel, and ordering us a cab.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Earnslaw Lodge
Address: 77 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 90 Speciality Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Earnslaw Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Earnslaw Lodge motel in Queenstown, New Zealand is perfectly located only a 10 minute walk from downtown Queenstown's vibrant city centre. Your home away from home, offering luxury views of the Remarkables mountains and Lake Wakatipu. We have range of accommodation options including studios and self contained apartments, most with mountain and lake views. Winter reflects our lodge style accommodation with spacious and cosy self contained studios, all centrally heated, the perfect place to come back to after a day up the ski fields. Summer offers so many different attractions for you to venture out on during the day, all accessible from Earnslaw Lodge, most operators pick up directly outside our reception area. Our breakfast restaurant is open each morning from 7am until 9am offering continental and cooked options. Vicki and Steven are your hosts and wish to ensure that your stay at Earnslaw Lodge is enjoyable. ... more   less 
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