4.7 out of 5

"Out of queenstown perfect quiet relaxing stay. Comfortable apartment with open gardens heated flooring. Mountain bikes free for guests use " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 24 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Lower Shotover awaits you at Manata Lodge Luxury Serviced Apartments. You'll be 4.6 km (2.9 mi) from Lake Wakatipu and 3.6 km (2.2 mi) from Queenstown Event Centre. Highlights at this ski property include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

Each apartment is individually decorated and features a flat-screen TV with digital channels, along with free WiFi, a fireplace and a balcony or patio. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a fridge and a hob. Nice touches to enhance your stay include designer toiletries and a pillowtop bed. A dining area, a private yard and a DVD player are also available.

Enjoy the outdoor tennis court along with access to free bike rentals and basketball. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities and ski storage. Continental breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 5-star Lower Shotover property include Queenstown Gardens and Skyline Gondola.

El Trusco One Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$192 per night

Pavilion Studio Apartment

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Wakatipu Two Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

La Grande Damme Studio

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max


Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Deluxe House

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Manata Lodge Luxury Serviced Apartments ratings based on 55 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 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Manata Lodge Luxury Serviced Apartments

Everyone (26) Couples (16) Family (12)
3 out of 5
Low water pressure meant toilet didn’t flush properly and not consistent temperature in shower. Quiet setting and lovely location.

Posted by , from NZ on 11 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Mar. 2019 by Ethel

Hello Robin, we're very sorry to hear you found problems in your apartment and are even more sorry you didn't bring it to our attention whilst you were staying with us so that we could put your concerns to right. Each room has its own water cylinder which is affected only by the demands placed on it by the guests in that unit. We are gratified that you enjoyed our beautiful property as we put a lot of effort into ensuring it is of the highest presentation.

5 out of 5
Stayed with our teenage boys. Was perfect staying away from the crowds of Queenstown.

Posted by , from Wanganui on 28 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Nov. 2018 by Ethel

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you relaxed and enjoyed yourselves here.

5 out of 5

Quiet comfortable

Out of queenstown perfect quiet relaxing stay. Comfortable apartment with open gardens heated flooring. Mountain bikes free for guests use

Posted by , from Young Nsw on 24 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5

Lovely warm and cosy lodge with a home-like feel!

Pros: Cosy and warm and very home-like feel about it.
A wonderful night here - lovely and friendly team also.

Posted by , from Auckland on 22 Jul. 2018

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5 out of 5

A peaceful Lodge Retreat

Pros: Location, size of the room and cleanliness.
Cons: Just check over the cleaners from time to time, while generally good it does need a little extra treatment (smeary dishwasher door, and AC filter)
Location: Close to the Shotover River, walks and cycling tracks. Equal distance between Arrowtown and Queenstown.
From the welcome letter after our booking to the note when we arrived we knew that we had chosen a pretty special place. It did take us a little while to find the Lodge (I blame the GPS). Once we found the Lodge and got into our room, it was 100% accurate to the photos. Warren came and introduced himself, and fixed one small problem that we had spotted immediately. He gave us space during our visit, but let us know he is readily available to help at any time. We had the whole Lodge to ourselves as there were no other bookings at the time, which lead to a peaceful retreat. The Lodge was only about 20 minutes to Queenstown and the same to Arrowtown, this wasn't a problem at all. The beds were comfy, the room clean, and cleaners came in each day when we had left our room - magical little invisible angels. We delighted in checking each morning how much more snow had come overnight. If you are not wanting a Hotel, but a retreat, I would highly recommend Manata Lodge.

Posted by , from Cambridge on 18 Jun. 2018

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4 out of 5

Beautiful surrounds

All the comforts of home with a touch of luxury. With magnificent views and crazy access to Arrowtown & Queenstiwn. Highly recommend.

Posted by , from dubbo, NSW, Australia on 11 Jun. 2018

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5 out of 5
Wonderful getaway, great amenities, fabulous staff. Highly recommend.

Posted by on 18 Feb. 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice and close to work

Was a great location to the airport and where I was doing business

Posted by on 18 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5

Tranquil location

Pros: Location
Cons: Refrigerator makes quite a bit of noise which made it hard to get to sleep as we had a studio room
Stunning location just 10 minutes from the airport, close to both Arrowtown and Queenstown, Peaceful with everything you need for a short or long stay. Loved walking the grounds and enjoying breakfast outside.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 18 Dec. 2017

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5 out of 5

Gorgeous gardens! A beautiful place to stay!

The gardens are amazing! There are swings for the kids and outdoor tables for a picnic. We enjoyed a hit of tennis too. Whilst we didn't get a chance to use the bikes, these would be great to use to explore as there are bike trails nearby. We stayed in the two bedroom suite - the accommodation was beautifully maintained and tastefully decorated.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 19 Nov. 2017

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About the Manata Lodge Luxury Serviced Apartments

Location 111a Tucker Beach Road, Lower Shotover, 9371

Property Features

Manata Lodge Luxury Serviced Apartments offers its guests an outdoor tennis court and complimentary bicycles. Public spaces have free WiFi. A library, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ are also featured at the luxury Manata Lodge Luxury Serviced Apartments. The apartment can provide concierge services and wedding services. Self parking is free. This 5-star Lower Shotover apartment is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 2001
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) (4.7 km / 2.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Manata Lodge Luxury Serviced Apartments offers 4 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Accommodation at this 5-star apartment has kitchens with fridges, hobs, separate dining areas and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower, designer toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels and DVD players. In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Dining room
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 50.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 20.0 per day.


  • No pets allowed


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

A 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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

  • No lifts


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 15.00 for adults and NZD 15.00 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 20.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 50.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Manata Lodge Luxury Serviced Apartments Lower Shotover
  • Manata Lodge Luxury Serviced Apartments
  • Manata Luxury Serviced Apartments Lower Shotover
  • Manata Luxury Serviced Apartments

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 ratings system.

*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.