Blanket Bay

PO Box 35, Glenorchy Otago, New Zealand

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18.5
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  • Service19
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Hotel Description

With the Humboldt mountain range on one side, and the shores of Lake Wakatipu on the other, Blanket Bay is blessed with one of the most extraordinary locations of any of New Zealand’s lodge hotels. And the lodge itself is stunning — it’s almost shocking that it contains only eight rooms, so grand is its scale.

American visitors may find there’s something familiar about the architecture: Blanket Bay was built by an Idaho architect as a conscious homage to the lodges of the American West. Exotic it isn’t — this place’s impact is derived not from novelty but from sheer excess. The setting is not alien but simply spectacular, and the lodge goes easy on the New Zealand vernacular in favor of a restrained and comfortable grandeur.

The lodge rooms are handsome, with vaulted wood ceilings and aged hardwood floors, super-king beds, and private balconies or terraces. Suites add enormous living rooms and more space than you’ll know what to do with. And the chalets are pure decadence, built in a more traditional New Zealand colonial style, and offering an extraordinary degree of privacy.

And for when you’ve had enough privacy, there’s the Great Room, the lodge’s centerpiece, with its thirty-foot beam ceiling and enormous fireplace. Dinner is served at individual tables in the dining room, on the outdoor terrace with views of the lake and mountains (in front of a massive outdoor fireplace) or in the intimate environs of the Wine Cave.

As for activities, you’re an hour from Queenstown, adrenaline-sports capital of New Zealand. Anything is possible, from hiking and biking to skiing, helicopter tours and all manner of river excursions. Then again there’s no need to exert yourself — some find the quiet life at Blanket Bay to be perfectly stimulating in itself.

Please note: Due to safety reasons, Blanket Bay does not allow children under the age of 13.

How to get there:

Blanket Bay is a 35 minute drive from Queenstown, or a 50 minute drive from the Queenstown Airport. Costs are $190 NZ for a Ford Fairlane Ghia or GM Caprice and $240 NZ for a Nissan ElGrand 5 seater each way. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for directions or to arrange airport transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 13 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Honesty Bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Off street parking
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Valid credit card required at the time of booking to secure all reservations

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Chalet Stateroom - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 1399 ft²/130 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain.

    This room includes:

    • A Chalet Suite connecting with a separate living room
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
  • Lodge Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 376 ft²/35 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • Sweeping views, poliched wood and fine fabrics
    • turndown service
    • wet bar
  • Lodge Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 699 ft²/65 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • gas fireplace
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • steam sauna
    • Sumptuous suite in the main lodge with sweeping lake views
    • terrace
    • turndown service
  • Chalet Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 699 ft²/65 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • For the utmost in privacy, space and comfort
    • frette linen brands
    • gas fireplace
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • steam sauna
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • walk-in closet
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Honesty Bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Off street parking
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Valid credit card required at the time of booking to secure all reservations

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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