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“Benbrae” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort

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Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort
Ranked #18 of 47 Speciality Lodging in Wanaka
Nakon Sawan thailand
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“Benbrae”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

We recently stayed in the Cardrona Valley and chose Benbrae as our accommodation, the reason we chose Benbrae is because it was highly recommended by friends, It is a beautiful spot, the individual lodges are superb, (luxury) at very reasonable prices. There is a very well tended pool and hot tub which was great and the staff were very friendly and cheerful, which made us feel very welcome. Also great pizza's can be ordered from the bar if you don't fancy cooking, which we didn't..It was so nice we extended our stay. we would highly recommend Benbrae ecspecially for overseas travellers, have a rest in the mountains of Cardrona

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rob M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Convenient location with great self catering facilities. Heated outdoor jacuzzi was welcome after a hard day on the slopes. Close to Wanaka for shopping and/or eating out. Handy to Cardrona Hotel too. Would definitely stay here again on next trip! Thanks!

  • Stayed August 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

Excellent location for ski fields and Wanaka and Queenstown. The Pizza and wine bar are a lovely area to enjoy.. Villa well appointed with tasteful decor and fittings. Great heating/drying room. Take a robe to use the lovey pool as it is fresh in winter. Stock up supplies from wanaka or Queenstown. No general store to Cardrona. We are looking forward to return visit.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nagyam
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

We have stayed here a number of times during the last few ski seasons. The location at the bottom of Cardrona is fantastic. Rooms are clean, warm and modern. The spa is excellent and the main reason we keep coming back!! I do wish however they would set some guidelines around kids in the spa. It is not relaxing to have kids swimming and playing in there for ages. Not to mention very un hygienic for the kids who put their heads under!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OshXman
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

My husband and I stayed here two nights including New Year's Eve. We were pleasantly surprised by the upmarket interior design and fittings. We enjoyed a bathe in the hot pools and this proved to be the spot to chat with other friendly travellers. For our New Year Eve dinner we walked a few minutes to the old iconic Cardrona Hotel next door, even though the resort has it's own bar/restaurant. We travelled to Queenstown for a shopping trip during the day, it is even closer to Wanaka.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nix51
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

We had the most amazing long weekend staying at the resort. We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa, it was very well equipped, had comfortable beds and great facilities. We absolutely loved the jacuzzi and pool, spent many hours in these- wish we could take them home!!! We recommend the Sombre Duck Bar, very yummy pizzas here. Staff were welcoming and were on hand if anything was needed. We thoroughly enjoyed waking up to the stunning scenery seen from our villa balcony, can't beat it. We will definitely be back!

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

Stayed again at Benbrae and thoroughly enjoyed it the staff are so friendly and willing to go out of their way for you. The Sombre Duck bar on site is amazing with a great selection of wine and food. Such a peaceful area with spacious rooms a great place to escape to. .

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort

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 #18 of 47 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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