We have stayed in a number of venues in Queenstown ; this was our first time at Lake Ridge.
Overall it has a lot of positives-great views if in the front 2 apartments ( not sure about others which are stacked behind) with a good deck area; large living areas, modern and in very good condition; 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms so suitable for a family. A good laundry area is also provided. Free wifi which was a little variable. The kitchen is excellent and well equipped, and a large dining table is provided so very suitable for in house catering. The keyless entry is an excellent idea . The apartment is well heated and insulated , has a gas fire upstairs and underfloor heating in all areas.
Downsides-on a hill so an easy walk down to town-10mins a easy pace, but would be too much for most to walk back. So a car desirable ( they provide a garage ). The accommodation had to be completely prepaid (not sure why), this is most unusual in my experience. The bedrooms are small, especially the third which has 2 single beds touching each other, and the bathroom in the ensuite is tiny. There was little privacy or noise containment between the bedrooms and bathrooms so need to bear this in mind, similarly street noise or outside foot traffic was easily heard. It would have also been nice to have had BBQ and spa area or garden/landscaping at this price.
Note: There is no onsite manager ( not that we needed assistance, all equipment ran well) and check out is an early 10am although they pleasantly agreed to 11 am at our request. The nearest convenience store is about 10 mins away at the bottom of the hill.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nine 5-Star Qualmark rated luxury 3-bedroom self catering apartments. 5 minute walk to downtown Queenstown. Sleeps 6-7 people. Minimum night stay requirement varies from 2 to 7 depending on the time of year. Immaculately presented with underfloor heating, gas fire and large spa bath. 1GB Free WiFi per day per apartment. All condos have full views of the Remarkables Mountain Range and Lake Wakatipu from the top floor - comprising a fully equipped chef's kitchen, dining area and sitting room with a large flat screen TV, DVD and CD player, radio and IPod stereo connection. TV coverage is digital Sky with all channels available for viewing. The 3 bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms are on the middle floor; a master king-double, a king-double (splittable) and a third twin/bunk room. The bed configuration can accommodate either 5 singles or 2 couples and 2 singles. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. The second bathroom has a basin, shower and spa bath and there is a separate toilet with basin. Each condo has its own private garage on the ground floor, plus one off-street car park - all very easy to drop groceries (and the children) at the door before putting the car away for the night! And a full laundry (sink, washing machine and dryer) is either in the garage or on the middle level. No keys are required for the condos - entry is by digital key-pad, making access easy, simple and convenient and although there is no on-site Reception/staff support is available from your condo's VOIP phone. Baby equipment and a foldaway bed for a seventh person are availble upon request, at an additional nightly rate. Relax in front of the fire with a glass of local Pinot Noir, soak in the spa bath after a day in the mountains or just wind-down and admire a truly spectacular Queenstown sunset over the lake and mountains! Perfect for any season! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lakeridge Condos Hotel Queenstown