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Cardrona Hotel
Ranked #5 of 58 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Liss, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Amazing wedding venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Came here for a family wedding and everything was perfect! The grounds were beautiful, food was excellent (buffet with salads, pastas, breads and meats), drinks aplenty, attentive service all evening, and the rooms were lovely and cosy. Breakfast in the morning was of a consistently great standard, leaving everyone feeling refreshed and happy.
I have only fond memories of the Cardrona Hotel, and hope to come back on my next trip to NZ, whenever that will be!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Zealand
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81 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

great old place to stop for a coffe o drink. BUT beware the cat. The black one is your friend then suddenly lashes out at you. Real history at this place and wonderful warm open fireplace to sit by. Would be amazing to be there in the winter when it was surrounded by snow. The cat even took on the owners dog and the cat won.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alexandra, New Zealand
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102 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Booked direct off their website on a nightly deal price and wasnt disappointed, also included breakfast.
Very homely and friendly attentive staff, rooms are clean tidy and fresh and contain all the essentials including excellent heating, in fact we had to turn it off! Claw foot bath was fabulous.
Meals are delicious and of a good standard.
Fire in the bar area and outside are very warm.
Would go back.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Central88
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christchurch
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168 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Says the sign outside and it is true. This place is a gem! What can be better than sitting outside in their beer garden on a sunny autumn day with a beer and a delicious burger? The answer is nothing. Nothing is better.
If it gets too cold you can go inside and sit by the cosy open fire and continue your drinking and eating. Staff are young and friendly and the food service is efficient and delicious. Always happy to visit this place.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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109 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

The accommodation and restaurant at the Cardrona Hotel are first rate. Whether you come during the full-on ski season or any other time of the year - autumn for us - you'll find a great welcome. The food is wonderful!
The hotel is right out in the country, in the Cardrona Valley and between mountains, on the road between Wanaka and Arrowtown Junction. The road goes over the Crown Range and will require chains and an ability to drive in tricky conditions should you travel when there's snow on the road.
It's a wonderful place to stay if you want to ski at the Cardrona Ski field.
We didn't stay this time but it's on our list!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Daring2Go
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Brora, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

I drove past and saw the building with the old car outside and had to turn round and go in for a late lunch........I was on my way from Arrowtown to Wanaka - but ended up staying here much longer than I intended!
The welcome from Kerry (Duty Manager) was wonderful - the food was great - the cider and coffee all good.
The garden with the old stone fire is a great place to sit and chill out - and the inside is comfy and warm with old style charm. There is lots of space and plenty of seating in the shade and - as on the day I was there - in the sun! Added excitement was the visitors who arrived for lunch in the helicopter which landed on the field across the road! I will go back next time I'm in New Zealand - hope it's soon!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ELEMGEE
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sydney
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138 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

This hotel is all you could ask of a historic hotel. We stopped for coffee which we drank by the open fire out in the beer garden, which is beautiful, accompanied by two cats. Ere is accommodation and the menu looked fantastic. Would love to come back and stay. If you want character and history in the Wanaka/queenstown region, this place has it.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank annechop
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Property: Cardrona Hotel
Address: Crown Range Road, RD1, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Cardrona Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Crown Range Road between Wanaka and Queenstown, the Cardrona Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the stunning Central Otago region. Twenty minutes from Wanaka, 40 minutes from Queenstown and 30 minutes from Arrowtown, the hotel is close to many major tourist attractions in the region. It's also close to four major ski areas, including Cardrona Alpine Resort. All ensuite rooms are all equipped with Sky TV, WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities. A continental buffet breakfast served in the historic dining room is also included in the room rate. Make use of the cosy guest lounge, beautiful cottage gardens, laundry facilities and spa pool. Rooms are a mix of queen beds, twin queen beds, twin singles and family rooms with one queen bed and two singles. ... more   less 
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