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Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

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Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

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Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown is located on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu, boasting unmatched views across the water to some of the most majestic scenery in New Zealand. The resort is just a five minute walk from the centre of this exciting town, and caters for visitors, sporting enthusiasts and conference groups.

One of Queenstown’s largest hotels with 255 rooms, Rydges offers the perfect Queenstown accommodation to cater to the needs of all travellers. Renowned for some of the best lake view rooms and suites, visitors truly see the beauty Rydges Queenstown has on offer.

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Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu, Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown boasts breathtaking views over the lake and surrounding mountains. Queenstown's largest hotel is just a 5-minute flat walk along the Lakefront to the centre of town; with the airport only a 10-minute scenic drive away.
With 255 rooms, we have a variety of room types to suit all travelers. 225 of our rooms have spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu to the Remarkables.

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Review date:   July 22, 2018 10:19PM
Review:   Amazing views from lakeside room and new bar is great. As per other reviews room needs updating, bathroom still from the 70s with cracked surrounds and signs of mould and carpet threadbare. shower and bed good though. and view and distance to town makes it a 4.
Author:   Bree Mackay
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   June 17, 2018 10:13AM
Review:   We stayed for 4 nights, only back home to Auckland today. The reception area, lift and restaurant are nicely renovated and then you get to your room. Very tired. In desperate need of an upgrade. The carpet was so grotty I didn't want to walk on it with my bare feet! Long black hairs in the white towels (yuck). It wasn't all bad. The staff were mostly pleasant. The food was lovely. It wasn't too far out of town either. I would check whether the rooms have been upgraded though (see photos). Oh yes, the extractor fan in the bathroom goes ALL night. The drains don't work very well.. it took a long time for the water to drain from both the basin and shower. I had lots of little eeks.. these would all be sorted with an upgrade though..
Author:   Tanya Horsford
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   July 13, 2018 1:52AM
Review:   A wonderful meal. 60 dollars all you can eat if you stay at the hotel, 30 dollars for children. Rooms are a little run down but the meals made up for it. Was better than table 8 at the langham in auckland!
Author:   Jt
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   February 21, 2018 2:49AM
Review:   What you see from outside is not what you get inside. The best part is the location but apart from that very few good things. We stayed here because of Qantas offering us accommodation for a cancelled flight. It took them over two hours to make the room available to us which is the first for me and not acceptable for a hotel that claims four star status. Whether we are direct customers or indirect, the service level should be a lot better than what it was. The rooms also seemed quite ordinary and dated at best. Apartment from the lakefront location, there is not much to talk about this place.
Author:   Amol Ghoddke
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   June 20, 2018 10:15PM
Review:   The lake view was beautiful but that was the only nice thing about the room. Everything else was just okay. The bathroom was in desperate need of renovations with a shower head that sprayed all over the place and the provided faciliaties felt like something from grandmas old house. Probably won't be rushing to stay there again. The staff were very nice and the location was perfect
Author:   Jess Harvey
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