This is a Return Trip for us.
We were initially here in 2009. While there are now new owners, it did not disappoint.
My family, as well as my Sister's family and our Parents stayed at Shades for 7 nights as a base for Queenstown some 15-20 minutes drive away while celebrating Fathers 80th Birthday.
Excellent range of accomodation; up to a family 3 bedroom apartment (with unique outdoor BBQ area with lawn, as well as private Lounge/Kitchen/SpaBath-Shower/Laundry) where my Parents stayed with my sisters family.
Our unit had access to seperate shared BBQ picnic facilities available in a seperate shared space.
We used a seperate shared Laundry which worked well.
Wireless broadband available and fine for email/browsing; is now pay-per-use (Sadly due to previous customer abuse). Connection was good enough to skype if required.
A/Con generally not available, but not required even on warm days of ~30C as the evenings cooled off.
Still not used to no fly screens on windows, but this is normal for most of New Zealand.
Fresh Soaps/Towels /Paper every day.
Remarkable oasis of peace and tranquility in the middle of town despite weddings and a music festival at a winery in the area. Area opens to park and Pub's/Eateries.
Excellent range of local activities too: Walks. Cycling, Horses, Swimming (Municipal) within walking distance, Golf Courses and Wineries available nearby.
Same overall quality means we will continue to be regulars there every time we return to Queenstown.
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