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Manata Lodge Luxury Serviced Apartments

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was a lovely quiet location, away from busy Queenstown, which was still an easy drive away. The gardens at Manata Lodge are fabulous and it was nice having a patio with table and chairs outside our room. The host was most welcoming and helpful. My only criticism is that I found the bed and pillow hard and it was quite strange having the toilet off the bedroom, away from the bathroom, which was off the hallway in our room.

We travelled with our two children and my mother and stayed in the Wakatipu suite, which joined onto the La Grand Dame suite (optional) where my mother stayed. It was very handy having the interconnecting rooms and the kids enjoyed having Grandma next door. Rooms were lovely and large, well cared for and homely. Lovely couch and good kitchen facilities. Excellent heating. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and Minty the cat was a hit with our kids who loved to go out and see where she was hiding each day. Great activities on offer, lots of room to run around, but in a quite, peaceful setting with spectacular mountain views to both Coronet Peak and the Remarkables. We'll be back.

Thoroughly enjoyed our three nights at this high quality accommodation,the 'Pavilion', with great attention to detail. We particularly like staying in beautiful surroundings - Manata Lodge is set amidst lovely grounds with outdoor eating areas to enjoy alfresco meals and a glass of wine and has stunning views of Coronet Peak. The perfect haven. We did a couple of early morning walks along the Queenstown Trail joining the trail at the Lower Shotover Bridge only a few minutes away. Wished we'd had the time to cycle (bikes available free at the lodge).

Unbeatable: Location, suite, view, lawns, service - everything. My partner and I stayed 5 fabulous nights. Staff and owners (Ethel and Warren) could not have been more supportive and responsive to our (many) requests for non-standard things. one of the best choices we have ever made re holiday accommodation.

Whilst the title says everything about the physical side of our stay, communication by the owners left much to be desired. When we arrived there were long black hairs left on the wall of the shower cubicle. On our second day a Put-you-up bed was dumped in the wardrobe full of our wedding clothes without any communication. When it came to settling the bill. The outstanding balance was taken from a credit card that I didn't wish to be used. This has caused me some embarrassment.

My partner Claire and I enjoyed one rain soaked night of heaven here in May Our room was simply divine Spacious, yet welcoming, comfortable beyond imagination, toasty warm, just simply amazing Facilities at the room should you want to self cater, were more than adequate and the bathroom and shower facilities were awesome We booked at short notice and sadly only for one night, but Manata stole our hearts and I'm sure we will visit again and stay for longer . . . We ❤️ Manata

We were a party of 6 including 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 2 young children and we stayed 2 nights at this facility. My husband and I had The Grand Dame suite which was extremely spacious and excellently-well appointed. The grounds were super and the location was very quiet and relaxing.

Room was great; you feel like you own your own home in such a stunning place! Views outside are phenomenal; place is peaceful and quiet. Able to do what you want and live as if it is your own! Would be good to have a few more amenities/"bits/staples" in the kitchens (oil, butter etc) as the milk/OJ doesn't get refilled during the stay.

This boutique luxury apartment feels like a home away from home. Heated floors ; we had a large studio apartment - Le Grand Dame Studio; full kitchen; very modern, spotless; heated towel rails; tennis court, BBQ, vineyards, swings, you can borrow bikes, DVDs, books - at no extra cost. Close to town - about 10-15 mintues drive - easy to find, adjacent to the Shotover River with the Remarkables in the background. The hosts are very friendly and available if needed but not at all intrusive.

Perfect quiet retreat, and fine location to Queenstown. We hired a car and it was very easy to navigate and get around. Made use of the bikes and laundry which was a great touch. The heated floor in the bathroom was lovely and the small touches eg bath salts provided were great. Only constructive feedback would be the kitchen - it was difficult to get much use of this, it is very basic equipment although to be fair was not advertised as anything different. Some small condiments eg oil, butter might have been useful because we found anything we would have liked to cook would have involved buying lots of things which was not practical for the other places we were heading to stay. This is more something to simply be mindful of if you are hoping to self cater rather than a criticism of the lodge. The room was neat and well appointed and we had a great stay. The hosts were a great balance of help and giving us privacy. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend. Lunch on the porch with the mountain view is just lovely!!

111a Tucker Beach Road Lower Shotover

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour business center
  • Free bike rentals

Manata Lodge Luxury Serviced Apartments places you within a few miles (5 km) of Queenstown Event Centre and Alpine Aqualand. This 5-star apartment welcomes guests with 4 rooms and conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a 24-hour business center. It's on a river and also close to Remarkables Park Town Centre and Amisfield Winery.


Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee.


The 4 individually decorated apartments feature kitchens and furnished balconies, and there's space to spread out with dining areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels and DVD players. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include washers/dryers, coffee makers, and free local calls.

Property features

Guests of Manata Lodge Luxury Serviced Apartments enjoy an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this ski apartment include free use of bicycles, a library, and express check-in.

Room options

Wakatipu Two Bedroom Suite

King 2 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

La Grande Damme Studio

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

El Trusco One Bedroom Suite

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 77 reviews