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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in Ben Ohau awaits you at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat. You'll find Lake Ruataniwha and Aoraki Mount Cook Visitor Center in the region. Highlights at this boutique lodge include free breakfast, free self parking, and a 24-hour fitness centre.

You can enjoy private spa tubs, free WiFi, and fireplaces, featured in all 4 soundproofed rooms. Fridges and room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide free refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include soaking tubs and rainfall showerheads, while premium bedding and pillow menus invite a good night's rest. Additionally, patios, iPod docks, and living rooms are available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages. Enjoy the outdoor tennis court, spa tub, and sauna as well as access to free bike rentals. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and laundry facilities. Free full breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of an area shuttle.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this 4-star Ben Ohau lodge include Lake Pukaki and Hot Tubs Omarama.

Premier Villa, 4 Bedrooms, Hot Tub, Lake View

Bed Count 4 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Premier Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Lake View, Lakeside

Bed Count 3 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

One Bedroom Villa with Private Spa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Two Bedroom Villa with Private Spa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

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100.0% of guests recommend out of 157 reviews


About the Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

Location 86 Mt Cook Road, Pukaki, 7944

Property Features

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat offers its guests an outdoor tennis court, a spa tub, and a sauna. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free breakfast is served, and guests can also enjoy a free manager's reception. A 24-hour fitness centre, spa services, and a library are also featured at the romantic Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat. The lodge can provide wedding services and tour/ticket assistance. Self parking is free. This 4-star Ben Ohau lodge is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 2012
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) (271.7 km / 168.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat offers 4 forms of accommodation with private hot tubs and fireplaces. Rooms open to patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms and includes desks. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Fridges, coffee/tea makers and free minibar items are provided. Bathrooms include a deep soaking bath, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and designer toiletries. This Ben Ohau lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include iPod docking stations and complimentary bottles of water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

  • Private hot tub
  • Fireplace
  • Private patio
  • Multiple bedrooms
  • Living room
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast. The lodge hosts a free manager's reception on selected days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 12 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Minimum guest age is 12
  • Caters to adults only

Hotel Names

  • Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat Lodge Pukaki
  • Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat Lodge
  • Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat Pukaki
  • Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the lodge before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 12 years old aren't allowed.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

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