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LakeRidge Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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“best view in town”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

This was our third time to Queenstown and we wanted to stay within walking distance to town without being in a noisy hotel. We booked our stay at Lake Ridge after many hours of research and we were more than impressed when we arrived. We had a 3 BR apartment (number 9) right at the front which was amazing, plenty of room with all the necessities and a few luxuries too, such as a large spa bath, underfloor heating and heated towel rails. The living area boasts amazing lake and mountain views and we were amazed at how quiet it is here. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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StaysouthManager, Manager at LakeRidge Queenstown, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and all the necessities and luxuries the lakeRidge has to offer. We hope that you will get the opportunity to visit us again soon. Many thanks for providing your helpful and informative review.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

We booked this 3brm apartment on line after reading Tripadvisor and looking at their website. It was exactly as the website described. We were in Apartment 8 at the front so had wonderful lake and mountain views from the bedrooms downstairs and the large living area upstairs. It was always warm and we loved the underfloor heating, so much so that we never used the gas fire upstairs. The two larger bedrooms were very comfortable although the 3rd bedroom was small. Other good things were the crockery and glassware, keyless entry, bathrooms (one with a bath), laundry and the lockup garage. The only negative was we couldn't get the iPod dock to work. However we'd like to return, next time in summer so we can sit outside on the balcony soaking up the spectacular views.

Room Tip: The front two apartments also have views from the bedrooms.
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Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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StaysouthManager, Manager at LakeRidge Queenstown, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Thank you for taking time to give us this gracious review which we are appreciative of! We are glad to have made your stay an enjoyable one! Once again thank you and look forward to welcoming you back to condos to sit on the balcony to soak up the spectacular views.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Back from a week stay at Lake Ridge and wish we were still there. The service and assistance we received prior to our stay was exemplary and upon arrival we knew we had picked the right accommodation for our holiday. The condo was spacious, modern and the views were breathtaking. The extra features such as the underfloor heating and gas fireplace always ensured that we were cozy after a days skiing and the drying cabinet was a godsend. The free WiFi was a valued bonus and the key less entry made coming and going a breeze. I cannot recommend Lake Ridge Condominiums enough and when we return to Queenstown we will definitely be staying there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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StaysouthManager, Manager at LakeRidge Queenstown, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
Mark thank you for your very positive feedback and wonderful to hear you wish you were still here with us. Queenstown is a most stunning place, and having breathtaking views combined with a spacious, modern and well equipped condo as your base during your stay certainly seems to have made your trip a special one.
Great that you found our service and processes easy as our aim is to maximise the comfort and enjoyment for our guests.
We welcome you back to stay with us in the future - please check out our website www.staysouth.com for any specials we maybe running.
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

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.

Room Tip: Best views from apartment 8 and apartment next door to it.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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StaysouthManager, Manager at LakeRidge Queenstown, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Hello Stellam

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at LakeRidge Condos.
Overall it is great to see you enjoyed your stay with us, our facilities, our apartment presentation and great views.

We value all guest comments about their stay as its often the little things mentioned that help us fine tune our operation and constantly improve facilities and service for all guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
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happo
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Fantastic clean , easy check in/check out, will stay again.


Stuff NOT GOOD.
1. No Ipod dock despite indications on the web and the paperwork in the unit that one was present.
2. For such an awesome Kitchen, utensils to actually prepare a full meal were limited, Cutting boards Knives etc.

3. 3rd bedroom should NOT be advertised as 2 singles when it is 2 bunk beds. (We invited a 3rd couple who fortunately did not come but I would have been embarrassed to see them charged $100 per night to stay in that bedroom)

Overall for us a 9.5..that view was awesome.

We have been staying in Queenstown for over 30 years and would rate these apartments as well or better than our old favorites, Blue peaks, the Glebe and our old old fave, St James apartments (Not including the walk up the hill)


What was awesome...The view, the view, the view and the overall cleanliness more than make up for the extra distance from town and the walk up the hill.

Overall AWESOME and well be back.

Room Tip: Units 1, 7 or 8 have amazing views, but beware, bunk beds in bed 3 of unit 1
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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StaysouthManager, Manager at LakeRidge Queenstown, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Hello and many thanks for your comments Happo. When the iphone 5 came out it became problematic that the docking requirements differed so we replaced the iphone dock with an audio cable to fit all iphones androids smart phones and laptops. Were you aware of that cable in your unit?
We have had feedback regarding the kitchens from many guests and supplemented the crockery to the point where all guest comments were positive. In your opinion what specifically could be improved upon?
Condo 1 is the only condo with bunks and we keep it for families usually not large groups of adults. You were allocated this condo because you booked as 2 couples.
Overall however thank you for your feedback which as always is warmly received and it’s the little things that are pointed out that help us to fine tune our operation and constantly improve the facilities for our guests. We would love to have you back in the future.
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Glenrowan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

I booked this 3brm Apartment on line. It was exactly as the website had described. We were the 2 nd apartment in the block, but, it did not obscure our view from the huge living/kitchen and dining room. Absolutely magnificent. It was always warm and we loved the floor heating. Plenty of bathrooms and comfortable bedrooms. All cooking facilities, laundry too. The keyless entry was a bonus as anyone of us could return at any time. We also had a secure lockup garage. We would definitely return. Great for families or adults.

Room Tip: Ask for twin beds rather than bunks. Also the front apartment of each block will give you an uninter...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Syaysouth_Manager, General Manager at LakeRidge Queenstown, responded to this review, 15 July 2013
Kristen so nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at LakeRidge Condos. It was certainly gratifying to us that the fabulous views, proximity to town and overall presentation and set up of the condo more than met your expectations. It is our constant aim to make our processes as simple as possible and of course to ensure all round comfort and enjoyment for our guests.
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Bundaberg, Australia
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Great location, spectacular views, spacious, well set out apartment. The rooms were lovely and warm when we arrived. The kitchen is superb. All appliances were in good condition and of a high quality.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Maree P
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Syaysouth_Manager, Manager at LakeRidge Queenstown, responded to this review, 1 July 2013
Hello Maree
Sounds like you enjoyed a perfect stay with us at LakeRidge Condos. Thank you for your glowing recommendations about the location, kitchen and overall presentation of the condo. Of course we are biased being Queenstown based all year, but yes the views are wonderful from all the condos. Hope to see you back again.
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Property: LakeRidge Queenstown
Address: 51 Thompson St. | P. O. Box 446, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 90 Speciality Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — LakeRidge Queenstown 4.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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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