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5.0 out of 5

"Blanket Bay lodge is absolutely amazing, the staff are very friendly and nothing is a bother for them , the service is outstanding " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 12 Jun 2021

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Glenorchy awaits you at Blanket Bay. You'll be within a 10-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu and 3.8 km (2.3 mi) from Glenorchy Golf Club. Highlights at this beach lodge include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free daily breakfast.

All 12 soundproofed rooms feature flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies, and iPod docks. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and slippers, while premium linens invite a good night's rest. Additionally, separate bathtubs and showers, coffee/tea makers, and safes are available.

A day of pampering can include deep-tissue massages, prenatal massages, and facials along with aromatherapy and reflexology. The restaurant, Main Dining Room, serves regional cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the lodge's own lounge bar, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the fitness center, spa tub, steam room, and pool loungers. Business amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and limo/town car service. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, free use of bicycles, and laundry facilities. Each morning free full breakfast is offered between 7:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions in proximity to this 5-star Glenorchy lodge include Skyline Gondola and Coronet Peak Ski Area.

Lodge Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$1,487* Per night/room 27 Jun. - 28 Jun.

Chalet Stateroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Chalet Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Lodge Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Blanket Bay ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Blanket Bay

Everyone (1) Couples (10)
5 out of 5
Blanket Bay lodge is absolutely amazing, the staff are very friendly and nothing is a bother for them , the service is outstanding

Posted by on 12 Jun. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Jun. 2021 by The Blanket Bay Team

Thank you very much for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Blanket Bay soon.

5 out of 5
The staff were awesome and the whole experience was amazing.

Posted by on 14 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Aug. 2019 by The Blanket Bay Team

Dear Simone and Margie, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback and also for choosing Blanket Bay to mark your special occasion. 19 Years is certainly worth celebrating! We truly hope it won't be long until we welcome you both back. Until then! The Blanket Bay Team

5 out of 5
Wonderful experience perfect for a one night get away from life’s hustle and bustle

Posted by on 19 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Apr. 2019 by The Blanket Bay Team

Dear Jonathan and Angela, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback. We truly hope we will be able to welcome you both back to Blanket Bay soon to escape the hustle and bustle once more! Warm Regards, The Blanket Bay Team

5 out of 5

Time away

Pros: Absolute luxury and experieince
Cons: Not much
Fantastic experience. Went for out 30th wedding anniversary and the team went out of their way to make it an exceptional experience

Posted by on 27 Aug. 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: Fantastic staff
Cons: Nothing
An amazing stay in an unbelievable lodge and setting

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 6 Oct. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Despite the majestic views and the stunning facilities, the service and the great staff were still the best thing about Blanket Bay
Cons: Nil
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Top of the line; Service: Phenomenal; Cleanliness: Immaculate;

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 25 Sep. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Everything done for you without having to even ask or think about it
Cons: Nothing
Location: Perfect, Inspiring, Outstanding
Facilities: Top of the line; Value: Amazing; Service: Remarkable, Go the extra mile, Outstanding; Cleanliness: Spotless, Gleaming, Immaculate; The food was amazing.

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 29 Jul. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: The Location is amazing
Location: Perfect, Away from it all, Outstanding
Facilities: Top of the line, Outstanding; Service: Go the extra mile, Outstanding; Cleanliness: Spotless, Beautiful; Wonderful in house Chef, food was delicious.

Posted by , from New Zealand - Wellington on 21 May 2013

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5 out of 5
Pros: The excellent cusine
Cons: Nothing
Great hosts, great food and magical location

Posted by , from New Zealand - Christchurch on 14 Oct. 2012

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5 out of 5
Pros: Service including welcome and stunning views
Cons: Nil
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Fantastic; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Pristine; Blanket Bay has a strong connection with the environment and history

Posted by , from New Zealand - Christchurch on 8 Jul. 2012

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Property Features

As a guest of Blanket Bay, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a steam room, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. A business center, a meeting room, and limo/town car service are available. Spa services, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury Blanket Bay. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Self parking and valet parking are free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Glenorchy lodge.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1999
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN) (51.9 km / 32.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Blanket Bay offers 12 accommodations with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

Main Dining Room - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 6:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 9 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 9 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: NZD 400
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per child: NZD 400 (from 10 to 18 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: NZD 400
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: NZD 400 (from 10 to 18 years old)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 500 per room (roundtrip)

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

Hotel Names

  • Blanket Bay Luxury
  • Blanket Bay Luxury Glenorchy
  • Blanket Bay Luxury Lodge
  • Blanket Bay Luxury Lodge Glenorchy
  • Blanket Bay Lodge Glenorchy
  • Blanket Bay Lodge
  • Blanket Bay Glenorchy
  • Blanket Bay Lodge
  • Blanket Bay Glenorchy
  • Blanket Bay Lodge Glenorchy

You should know

  • Blanket Bay offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Children 9 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Relais & Chateaux.

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