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4.7 out of 5

"Had a wonderful stay at Benbrae, the room was great, very clean, comfortable bed with everything we could have needed. Spacious and well laid out. Was ... " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Cardrona awaits you at Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort. You'll be steps from Crown Range and 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Cardrona Distillery. Highlights at this property include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

Each apartment features a washer/dryer, cable TV, and a DVD player. In-room dining is easy with amenities like a refrigerator, a microwave, and a stovetop. A coffee/tea maker, a hair dryer, and free toiletries are also available.

At the apartment building's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a spa tub, and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this 4.5-star Cardrona property include Cardrona Alpine Resort and Gibbston Valley Winery.

Villa (3 Bedroom)

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Villa, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio (Self-Contained)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio (2+ Nights)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort ratings based on 72 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort

Everyone (18) Couples (33) Family (21)
5 out of 5

Great stay in Cardrona

Had a wonderful stay at Benbrae, the room was great, very clean, comfortable bed with everything we could have needed. Spacious and well laid out. Was quiet and peaceful, loved the pool and hot pool, was a very comfortable stay and we would love to come back!

Posted by , from sydney on 1 Mar. 2017

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3 out of 5


First apartment had problems with the tv.. got moved to another apartment and the extraction fan and heater in the bathroom didn't work. Was gifted a bottle of wine for the inconvenience but overall not great but not bad. Spa wasn't very clean either a lot of leaves and surface dirt. It's 50 minutes to Queenstown and 20 to wanaka no supermarket and general stores otherwise in those two towns. come prepared

Posted by on 27 Nov. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great location between Wanaka and Queenstown

Pros: The grounds, pool and spa were beautifully maintained. The place was peaceful compared to staying in town.
Cons: For long stays (over 1 week) they could consider having an automatic replacement of linen and towels. With a laundry, we did the washing ourselves.
Location: Perfect base to go mountain biking from if you have vehicle transport.
Beautiful location, comfortable and quiet family accommodation.

Posted by , from Sydney, Australia on 18 Jan. 2016

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4 out of 5

Hidden treasure

Loved our stay. It was clean and well presented. Great location next to the old Cardorna hotel about 40-50min away from Queenstown and 30min from Alexandra and Wanaka.

Posted by on 23 Nov. 2015

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5 out of 5

Ski in Style at Cardrona

Excellent experience in 2 bedroom villa. Onsite bar and restaurant or a short walk to the Cardrona Hotel. 15 mins up the mountain to ski field. Will do it again next year!

Posted by , from gold coast on 11 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5

Great location and facililites

Pros: Everything! Location, quality of room, service etc
Location: The Cardrona Hotel is a great place to have a relaxing beer after a day at Cardrona Alpine Resort
Great location next to Cardrona Hotel and Cardrona skifield. Excellent facilities, very well presented and maintained studio.

Posted by , from Wellington, NZ on 2 Aug. 2015

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5 out of 5

Comfortable accommodation ideal for Cardrona

Pros: Clean and modern. Room had small kitchen area and washing and drying machine. Nice and warm.
Cons: No significant negatives during our stay
Location: Ideal for the Cardrona and Snow Farm ski areas. Other than Cardrona Hotel, not much else locally, A short drive into Wanaka which is lovely.
Very cosy and comfortable place to stay. Very convenient for Cardrona and not too far to Wanaka and on to Treble Cone. Nice bar with pizza and lovely open fire to toast your toes after a day on the slopes. Lovely relaxing hot tub to ease the joints and muscles.

Posted by , from Invercargill on 18 Jul. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Just a short drive from Wanaka
Cons: The Parking is a ittle confusing
Location: Close to everything
Facilities: Good; Value: Economical; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spick and span; The photos don't do the accomodation justice

Posted by , from Australia - TAS - Hobart on 6 Nov. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: A 50 m walk to the Cardrona Hotel where our friends were getting married. Great location and fabulous accommodation for a studio
Location: Away from it all

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 12 Oct. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Close to ski field and Wanaka.
Location: Perfect
Service: Go the extra mile;

Posted by , from Australia - TAS - Hobart on 26 Aug. 2014

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About the Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort

Location 2326 Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona, 9381

Property Features

Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The luxury Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort also features barbecue grills and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This 4.5-star Cardrona apartment is smoke free.

  • 30 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Wanaka (WKA) (32.5 km / 20.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort offers 30 accommodations with washers/dryers and DVD players. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Cable television is provided.

  • Washer and dryer
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in pizza and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 PM - 8 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 PM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.The property is professionally cleaned, and disinfectant is used to clean the property.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Security system
  • Staffed front desk
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property is not currently implementing any guest safety measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • No gap period between guests' stays


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Benbrae
  • Benbrae Cardrona
  • Benbrae Cardrona Valley
  • Benbrae Cardrona Valley Resort
  • Benbrae Cardrona Valley Resort Wanaka
  • Benbrae Cardrona Valley Wanaka
  • Benbrae Resort
  • Benbrae Resort Cardrona
  • Cardrona Valley Resort
  • Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Hotel Wanaka

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.