Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown Hotel
Awesome Queenstownfrom TracyJD
Better than I feared, but room for improvementfrom LilyXYZ
2 thumbs down!from Schatze_Oz
Thank you for the opportunity to send through a Management response to the most recent feedback from the property.This gives me the chance to highlight some recent developments for the property.
I wanted to take the opportunity to point out some changes that have taken place in the hotel over the past 18 months in relation to refurbishment.We have embarked on a 24 month refurbishment program in which we are over halfway through, which will be completed in early/mid 2007.
The front block of the building containing 163 of the 255 rooms has been refurbished including bedding,tub chairs,curtains,fittings and fixtures.The corridors and public areas have all been modernised and repainted.The restaurant has been redeveloped and the bar completely rebuilt and is modern and contempory highlighting the wonderful views from the 6 floor outlook including a wonderful open deck and fireplace.The pool has been remodeled and new spa installed.
The next step in the refurbishment program will involve the back block in which 61 of the 92 remaining rooms,corridors and lifts will undergo the same redevelopment as the Front block.The existing 31 rooms in this block have only the bathrooms to go to complete their refurbishment.The hotel boasts agruably some of the best views available in Queenstown and is situated right on the lake with a flat 400 metre walk to town.
Thanks again for the opportunity to highlight some of the recent changes and future developments for the hotel.Please feel free to contact me in relation to this response.
Beware do not enter!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Both times that I stayed at the Rydes the windows looked like that hadnt been cleaned for years and covered in bird poo.
I would not recommed this Hotel to anyone.
Deluxe room fine, standard room poorfrom Bugs1012
it worked out for us, but wouldnt rush back
Unusualfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Awful Experiencefrom Ged
Disappointingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
New Years' Eve dinner at the QT Rydges was an experience in itself, our 'table with a view' came complimented by several dead flies....when asked to move, we were placed at a table with only slightly less dead friends, neither table was cleaned, and our previous table was re-seated with other unsuspecting New Years Revellers. In addressing our issues with QT Rydges, it must be said this however was not the case at several other Rydges stayed at during our holiday, which were very comfortable and enjoyable. So our advice is do your research and read reviews, something we regretted to do. You may just find a great Rydges experience!!!!
Substandard !!!from Chiropractor to the Rich and Well-Travelled
The Room: Located on Level 8. Overlooking lake. Our room was unfortunately consistant with many of the negative elements described by previous reviewers. Can't be bothered to repeat the same. Just read the previous reviews.
Cost: $135 + GST, including breakfast.
Staff: Check-in staff efficient and pleasant.
Parking: Open rooftop.
Food/Room Service: Hot and cold buffet breakfast in large dining room. The food was standard and unremarkable. The view was nice. (For dinner try to eat at The Bunker - great food, friendly service)
Overall Impression: Apparently this hotel is undergoing renovation and has better rooms than the one in which we stayed.
As we were doing a tour of South Island we were not concerned with staying in the lap of luxury... but we did on occasion try. Unfortunately the 4/5 star properties in Queenstown were booked out (we chose not to pre-book our accommodation).
I don't want to get stuck in the negativity, but this was a very poor choice for a hotel and a disappointment compared to other Rydges we have stayed in previously. Consequently we will never consider Rydges again... partly because of this unfortunate experience and partly because we can afford better.
Do yourself a favour, read the other reviews for this 'hotel' and, on this occasion, believe them and stay someplace else!
Baaaad experiencefrom firepois
What a disappointment this was. We had to walk what seemed to be a quarter of a mile to get to our room. All the exterior hallways and walls leading to our room were rundown and smelly. The room itself was old, dingy and had a very bad odor. The carpeting was so run down I could see the floor boards underneath in parts of the room. The bed was half made and did not even have a bedspread. Yes, the view was spectacular, but I could not overlook all the many negative things as I mentioned and the many I have not mentioned. We asked for a room switch and they gave us a hard time at first, but then later moved us three floors up in the same building, from the 6th floor to the 9th floor. Still, it was an awful room.
Had I known that they had done some rennovations in other parts of the hotel, I would have requested a change and just paid the upgrade. We stayed the one night and left for Brown's Boutique for the rest of our stay, another 4 nights, which by the way is a wonderful place to stay. We would go back there again in a second.
Apparently, Rydges super saver price on their web site is how they lure potential suckers into filling in the rooms in their unrennovated portions of the hotel. So, this is a true example of "you get what you paid for-($135 NZ).
Top Local Tips for Queenstown
Dux De Lux Dont bother with this place. Beer was OK but food was dull, overpriced and pretentious
Stay close to the village There are tons of hotels/motels in this town and the best deals are off the main street. Book close to the village as parking is hard to find and expensive in the village.
Queenstown Great place to visit and can get some great deals when you get there rather than booking first.
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- Address: 38 Lake Esplanade - Queenstown - New Zealand
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