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Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort
Ranked #20 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Wanaka
Coffs Harbour
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“4th year in a row & just keeps getting better!”
Reviewed 13 July 2012

When we first stayed at Benbrae in Aug 2009 (I wrote a review back then) we absolutely loved our stay. Since then we have returned every year & it just keeps getting better!
The managers of the resort have opened a fantastic pizza & wine bar on the premises. It is a perfect addition to the resort. The ambience is great, everyone is so friendly, the wine selection is very good & the food is fantastic.
The apartments are still in very good condition, very clean & comfortable.
Lee-Ann & Jamie are lovely hosts, very welcoming & very easy going.
We will be back again next year - highly reccommend!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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, Manager at Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort, responded to this review, 14 July 2012
Thank you for your great review! The Sombre Duck Wine and Pizza bar has proved to be a great addition to our already wonderful resort and we are glad you enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you back again next year!
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

Stayed one night in a modern warm and extremely clean villa. Comfortable bed, spacious living and bathroom. Fire place and heater were ideal for a cold winters night! Was greeted by an extremely pleasant young man upon arrival. The information folder in the villa was both informative and helpful. Look forward to staying at Benbrae again soon and would happily suggest it to friends and family.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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, Manager at Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort, responded to this review, 14 July 2012
Pleased to hear you enjoyed staying with us. See you next time!
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

Our stay at Benbrae was great. Amazing location, with luxurious facilities to match. The highlight of our two night stay was the spa and surrounding area which provided an entertaining evening under the stars. Would absolutely recommend, especially to keen skiers, as you couldn't be any closer to Cadrona and Snow Park.

Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

Stayed as a couple for a getaway in a one bedroom villa and just loved it! The villas are modern, clean and spacious. Ours had a gorgeous sunny deck which was lovely to relax in. These are all beautifully appointed, loved the fireplace, and the peace and quiet! Didnt try the pool, but will be back with family to enjoy!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

We stayed for two nights in early March. The unit was modern, well appointed, clean and tidy in a lovely spot half way between Wanaka and Queenstown. The only niggle for us was a very noisy gurgling fridge which is a problem for light sleepers.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

Beautiful place to stay in a beautiful setting. The 3 bedrooms villas are fantastic and very well looked after. Really liked the antipodes in the room - a great touch. After a big day's skiing or touring the vineyards, the huge hot spa is waiting for you. Make sure you take down a few beers or a bottle of wine because you are going to stay in there a while. The Sombre Duck is a great wee restaurant with a good selection of drinks and tasty tasty pizzas. Highly recommend this fantastic resort in a perfect mountainous surrounding.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

We wer there for a wedding & it was absolutely amazing. The location was perfect, service was perfect & would definitely recommend the pizzas! 2nd time I've stayed there & would definitely go back again!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Property: Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort
Address: 2326 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Benbrae Resort is centrally located between Wanaka and Queenstown. Benbrae is the ideal location to experience the many outdoor adventures with tramping, fishing, wineries, international ski fields, mountain bike trails, with a great choice of international golf courses in the region and so much more. As a high-quality regional themed resort, Benbrae will attract guests based on outstanding service, a sense of fun and adventure complemented by stylish and contemporary accommodation. ... more   less 
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