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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Manata Lodge is my Heaven on Earth! I love the scenic views and close proximity to the airport and shopping. The rooms are always well prepared with a homey touch and kept clean! Phil is always available to offer advice on a fun activity or some Kiwi inside scoop knowledge.

Thank Rls0269
Tamworth, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2012

We had 2 nights at Manata Lodge in May, we thought after an early start & flying into Queenstown it would be nice & relaxing, which it was. It is situated between Queenstown & Arrowtown & is very quiet. We were the only guests at the time, which was even better. We got a deal on wotif & breakfast was...

Thank Wishful28
Reviewed 5 June 2012

We were pleasantly surprised with every aspect of Manata Lodge, from the elegant decor, spacious accommodations, well-equipped kitchenette, Sky TV, luxurious bathroom and tub, beautiful views and grounds, and awesome location for a tennis game. Tennis rackets, bikes, books and DVDs were freely available. A generous selection of mueslis, yoghurt, fruits and plunger coffee etc was supplied. What an oasis...

Thank dannyp777
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2012

My husband and I had booked into the Manata Lodge after hiking the 3-day Routeburn track. This was exactly what we needed. When we arrived, we found out that we had been upgraded to the Wakatipu suite, a gorgeous two-bedroom apartment. We had beautiful views of the Remarkables. The grounds were lovely and immaculately groomed. There was a small vineyard...

Thank 1Foodie1
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 February 2012

We spent a week at Manata Lodge and loved every minute. From our balcony, we could see Coronet Peak and the stunning Remarkables. The beautiful, manicured gardens made us feel like we were at a country retreat, far away from the cares of the world, rather than minutes away from Queenstown. The room was charmingly decorated and very well appointed...

Thank Meelee Y
San Jose, CA
Reviewed 27 January 2012

I was here for 2 nights during my time in Queenstown w/ my girlfriend. I have to say our eyes lit up and jaws dropped as we saw the accommodations. Everything was pristine, from the TV (w/ full movie channels), to the quality of the kitchen and bed. We took advantage of every amenity including the washing machine, dryer and...

Thank aintnoglikeme
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2012

This time last year we were enjoying warm sunshine in a perfect setting . We spent 29 days traveling around both North and South Islands of New Zealand. The trip was planned and organised by New ZealandMyway.com. Everywhere we stayed was First Class. Car Hire and programme to follow was written out for us step by step. We deviated once...

Thank JanC6154
pstu, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you, it was an absolute pleasure having you both stay. Maybe one day you will return! In the meantime, happy travels :) P

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2012

One of our friends recommended Manata Lodge to us and I am very glad that we stayed there. The place is superbly equipped and beautifully furnished. The surrounding is awesome and it was fantastic watching the sunset over the mountains during our evening BBQ-s. Don't be put off by the location which is a short drive from Queenstown centre. Fabulous...

Thank Timea K
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 December 2011

We have just returned from our honeymoon and want to share this amazing place that was recommended to us, as the perfect place for our honeymoon - which indeed it was!!! It was the best 2 nights that we spent in Queenstown, due to being so close yet far away enough! The views complimented the magnificent gardens for a perfect...

Thank MSbrownsugar N
Gold Coast Australia
Reviewed 13 December 2011

Beware your gps and definitely look up the location before driving here! I was led on a goose chase by the gps. Clean large rooms. Lovely gardens. Bit far from town but very comfortable place to stay. Free wifi.

Thank hetrogenius
pstu, Owner at Manata Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay and review. We enjoyed having you stay and wish you could have stayed longer. Generally, most guests using GPS units have not had any problems finding the lodge until now so I hope it doesn't become a trend! Others using basic directions from websites and booking channels drive right on in. To clarify our location,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Manata Lodge is your perfect accommodation choice when visiting Queenstown, one of the world's top vacation destinations. Our stunning location, beautiful suites and outstanding Kiwi service combine to provide the ideal staging point for your Southern Lakes adventure. Whether you're visiting for a weekend escape, a ski or hiking vacation, a wedding or a long stay; the surroundings, the ambiance, the design, the attention to detail and the welcome combine to form a package which represents the very best of New Zealand hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manata Lodge

Address: 111A Tucker Beach Road, Lower Shotover 9371, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Lower Shotover
Price Range: $253 - $457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Manata Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“2 of the suites are joined by an interconnecting door to create a 3 bedroom apartment for families if requried.”
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“The Wakatipu suite is probably the quietest”
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