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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:   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:   February 21, 2018 3:23AM
Review:   Slightly far from the town centre but still within a well walkable distance. Annoying walking back if you had forgotten anything however. Booked for 3 nights with 3 adults and 1 toddler. All of us slept fairly comfortably. Rooms are slightly dated but still tidy and clean. Room service was good. Breakfast buffet menu was decent but not fantastic. A typical selection of cereals and hot dishes that you may expect. All in all not a bad place but probably a little costly. But often advertises good deals. Parking was free.
Author:   Heekyun Kim
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Review date:   February 5, 2018 9:10AM
Review:   This hotel gets 3 stars from me mainly because their beds where very comfortable and their pillows also. They did however charge $15.00 a night for parking which was stated as free on the internet. Location is excellent, great views and friendly staff. Rooms where very outdated I am presuming these are gradually getting upgraded like the foyer and the dining areas/pool areas. No air conditioning in the rooms either which didn’t affect us too much as the weather was not too hot. But I can only imagine that they would have been very stuffy on the warmer days.
Author:   lana Kinross
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Review date:   January 8, 2018 10:54PM
Review:   Spent four nights here, the first night was a nightmare. We were put in a room with no adequate ventilation. The room was hot as hell and this is due to the heat pipe running in the bathroom. You can imagine how hot was the bathroom, feels like you're in a sauna. We requested to be moved, the manager was very helpful and we were moved to a better room the next night. The view to the lake is exceptional and the location is great for us. I could have given 4 stars if not because of the heat issue and had to stayed one night in that heated room.
Author:   Hay Lie
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Review date:   January 23, 2018 9:44AM
Review:   Parking - is not free as stated in the hotel website (complimentary car parking spaces available on the ground level) . Which is an important feature expected from any accomudation close to busy centers. Not to mention an hotel that claims to be at a resort level. Air condition - does not exist! At 34c it is needed. And a big surprise from hotel, and again, from a resort, which my understanding of that word is probably not in line with the NZ term. The room was clean, however, the shower didn't have a vent, so after a shower, you need to get out to dry, in my case the heat out side the shower , in the room with no air condition, just kept me sweating . This is a 2.5 star hotel. The small pool is nice.
Author:   Ilan Blumental
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