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Cardrona Hotel

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Crown Range Road, RD1, Cardrona, 9382, New Zealand

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Cardrona Distillery
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Very enjoyable, good food, perfect spot.Oct 25, 2020
  • Fantastic atmospheric property. Great staff and service and generous helpings of good…Aug 31, 2020

Cardrona Hotel

from €85
  • Standard Room (Twin Single Room)
  • Standard Room (Queen Room)
  • Twin Queen Room
  • Family Room
  • Cosy Queen Room
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around Cardrona Hotel


  • Cardrona Distillery - 33 min walk
  • Snow Farm New Zealand - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Crown Range Summit - 8.9 mi / 14.4 km
  • Cardrona Alpine Resort - 9.2 mi / 14.7 km
  • That Wanaka Tree - 15.7 mi / 25.3 km
  • Mount Iron Lookout - 16 mi / 25.7 km
  • Lakes District Museum - 19.2 mi / 30.9 km

Getting around

  • Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN) - 36 min drive
  • Wanaka (WKA) - 32 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 16 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Playground on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Cardrona Hotel - This bistro specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


On Site

  • Spa tub
  • Playground on site


  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Cardrona Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Cardrona Hotel
  • Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf And Spa
  • Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf Hotel Cardrona
  • Macdonald Cardrona Hotel Country
  • Macdonald Cardrona Resort Country
  • Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa Scotland
  • Cardrona Hotel Hotel
  • Cardrona Hotel Cardrona
  • Cardrona Hotel Hotel Cardrona


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.0 per night

Breakfast costs between NZD 5 and NZD 25 for adults, and NZD 5 and NZD 8 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Cardrona Hotel

  • Does Cardrona Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Cardrona Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Cardrona Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Cardrona Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Cardrona Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Cardrona Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Cardrona Hotel?
    Yes, Cardrona Hotel offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Captain's Cafe (8.6 mi).
  • What is there to do near Cardrona Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Cardrona Distillery (1.7 mi) and Snow Farm New Zealand (3 mi), along with Crown Range Summit (8.9 mi) and Cardrona Alpine Resort (9.2 mi).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 156 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great stay in a piece of History
Great staff, great bed, very convenient for the ski resort. It was better than expected and the staff work so hard to ensure everything runs well. Request for a pillow change for my wife, not a problem. Sorted by the time we were back. Food good, ambience good. We would definitely stay here again.
Vincent, gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It had 'old' feel but new comfort. The pressure and hot water in the shower was great
Janene, au1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful property, great food, comfortable accommodation can recommend
au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Epic Spot
Fantastic stay. Food and bar was awesome. Could have put on the fire but was told there was a fire ban???
Shane, nz1 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Unique and with beautiful surroundings. Full of charm.
au1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
We stayed here for 2 nights with 3 kids over Xmas holidays. We found the place to be charming and beds were very comfy. The grounds are lovely and kids enjoyed exploring them. The food on main dinner menu was pretty expensive which made us reconsider eating there for the whole stay. But the breakfast was a clear winner - very good value and size plates!
au1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic icon that is well worth the stay
Fantastic hotel. Iconic spot. Excellent restaurant and all day menu along with a great bar. Love the location as it is very close to Wanaka and away from the noise of Queenstown. Love to stay here again and look to do so.
J Stowe, nz1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Such a great place! Lovely beer garden, great music, great food, list goes on..
Stef, au1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Hotel staff freindly and efficient night and morning. However bed had only one bedside table and only one bedsite lamp for reading. Also, double glazing might have helped passing traffic on highway audible, despite hawthorn hedge. Room was on the road in converted shed room, all crooked, but fine.
Will, au1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Quiet until sleep time. Enjoyed the fire outside for a quiet conversation before retiring to bed. However the bed had a bedside table only on one side, and only one reading lamp. The room was crooked, but charming. The main drawback was that passing traffic did tend to wake one in the night, as the room was on the road albeit separated from it by a hawthorn hedge. The staff were friendly and efficient night and morning, and we were not disappointed by the atmosphere of the renovated buildings and the surroundings.
Will, au1 night romance trip

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