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Blanket Bay

Glenorchy Otago, New Zealand

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Blanket Bay

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Excellent accommodation. Fantastic service.

Nestled amidst rugged snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand’s finest Lodge – Blanket Bay. Here we celebrate the art of pure relaxation.

In this spectacular corner of New Zealand discover endless ways to restore your physical and spiritual well-being. There is nowhere else on Earth where there are so many activities so close by – fly-fishing and heli-skiing, the country’s best hiking on the Routeburn or Milford Tracks, jetboating and kayaking, 4WD tours, horse riding, art trails and vineyards, plus flight-seeing over the World Heritage Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound.

We invite you to stay and find out why Blanket Bay is consistently voted one of the world’s best Lodges by many prestigious publications and organizations such as Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, Virtuoso, Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, The Robb Report and Small Luxury Hotels of the World, to name a few.

Accommodation at Blanket Bay is provided in five intimate Lodge Rooms, three generous Lodge Suites in the Main Lodge, and four superb Chalet Suites all filled with sumptuous furnishings and elegant rugs. Natural materials are showcased throughout, echoing the Lodge's integration and interaction with the environment. All rooms within the Lodge are placed to take full advantage of the magnificent lake and mountain vistas.

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Built in the grand style of the finest alpine lodges, Blanket Bay is situated just forty minutes drive from Queenstown. The lodge houses three magnificent suites and five intimate lodge rooms all with stunning Lake and mountain views. Two chalets with sensational lake views, offer four suites. Facilities include an intimate den, game room, gym, Jacuzzi, steam rooms, a massage suite and a heated outdoor lap pool.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Lunch for Two
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." Lunch for two is provided once during stay. Also included in rate is breakfast and dinner. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

Hotel Address:
  • Blanket Bay
  • Po Box 35
  • Glenorchy Otago, NONE
  • New Zealand

Location Summary
Blanket Bay Lodge sits at the north end of Lake Wakatipu amidst New Zealand's finest scenery. Just forty-five minutes from the world famous resort town of Queenstown, this is New Zealand's activity and adventure centre.

Directions to Hotel
For those guests wishing to explore the Southern Lakes District we recommend hiring a car. Avis, Hertz and Budget are based in Queenstown and at the airport.

The drive to Blanket Bay is magnificent. Only 35 minutes from Queenstown, or 50 minutes from the airport, the newly sealed road offers breathtaking views of hanging valleys, towering mountains, and Lake Wakatipu
Disabled Access
Including one suite for disabled
Fine Dining On Site
Dinner is served on individual tables in the elegant Lake View Dining Room with its beamed ceiling and stone fireplace. For a more intimate affair, reserve our Wine Cave – a perfect venue for private dining for up to six people.
Executive Retreat
Chalets could be used as meeting rooms, each has two guestrooms and a large living room.
Fitness Center
Complete fitness center with steam room and jacuzzi.
Child Programs
Children under 13 are not allowed at the hotel.
Pool Outdoor
The outdoor heated lap pool captures the alpine environment with glorious lake views to the south.
Spa Facility
Spa has a spectacular mountain view.
Biking, Mountain
Can be arranged through the hotel.
Explore the spectacular Dart River by jetboat or kayak, departure by arrangement from the jetty.
Fishing Fly
Original idea of property sprung from owner's love for fly fishing.
Golf in Queenstown.
Walk the nearby renowned Routeburn and Greenstone Tracks.
Horseback Riding
Can be arranged through the hotel.
Tennis Courts Nearby
In town, 3 km away, but not at the highest standard.
Recommended Rooms
The three magnificent 700 sq ft Lodge Suites offer bedroom and sitting areas which have their own stone fireplace, spacious bathroom with steam shower and separate tub. Outside, each suite has a 400 sq ft private terrace, with heart-stopping views of the lake and mountains.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Biking Mountain
    - Boating
    - Fishing Fly
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Tennis Courts Nearby

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