Blanket Bay

Name of hotel

Blanket Bay

 

Year opened

1999

 

Last refurbishment

A new villa was completed in 2017.

 

Neighbourhood

 
Rural, lakeside location with stunning views of snowcapped mountains. 

 

Size and style:

Nestled among snow capped peaks this stunning back country retreat sits on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, 40 minutes from Queenstown. Lofty beamed ceilings, rock fireplaces and vast picture windows frame the heroic stone and timber lodge housing the Great Room, Den, Game Room, Gym and Spa. 16 luxurious guest rooms and suites offer every conceivable amenity. Dining is prepared by the lodge's award-winning chefs and served in several indoor or outdoor areas. Guests can participate in a number of activities including scenic heli-flights, bush walks, fly-fishing, jet boating and horse riding.

 

Guest profile:

Generally well-travelled and discerning guests - predominantly North American and European. 

 

Family friendly:

Yes - children are welcome and accommodated in Blanket Bay's new villa. This four bedroom option is the ideal choice for families. The main lodge and chalets remain for adults and children over 10 years of age.

 

Airport transfers:

Airport transfers can be arranged on request; rates begin at NZ$250 each way for two people. 

 

On site drinking and dining facilities:

 
Breakfast, dinner and pre-dinner cocktails are included in the tariff. There are several locations within the lodge and outside for dining.
 
 

On-site facilities:

Parking

Yes, complimentary

Gym

Yes

Pool

Yes - open in summer only. 

Spa

Yes

 

Eco and community initiatives:

The lodge has been awarded the Qualmark Enviro Gold award for recognition of their eco-friendly luxury initiative. 

 

Concierge recommends:

The impressive array of activities on offer from high octane to relaxed. Jet boating on the Dart River, helicopter flights to Milford Sound, horse riding and hiking the famous Routeburn Track are among the most popular.

 

Services

Wifi

Yes, complimentary

Turndown service

Yes, daily

24 hour reception

Yes

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Weather to go

Summer in Tasmania is between December to February, with temperatures between 12 and 21 degrees Celsius and the occasional spike into the 30s. Autumn is a good alternative to the busy summer season, running from March to May, with temperatures ranging from 9 to 17 degrees. The weather is generally calm and sunny, providing an ideal climate for touring and walking. Between June and August Tasmania experiences its coldest temperatures and highest snowfall. 

 

Best places to stay

Known for its rugged wilderness and remarkable parks and reserves, Tasmania is a favourite among travellers looking to immerse themselves in nature. Secluded lodges and isolated eco-retreats are common outside the capital, while Hobart offers a a modest selection of luxury and design hotel options, seeped in the local history of the area. To ensure you experience the very best on offer on your visit the writers at Luxury Travel magazine have compiled their independent list of the best hotels to stay in Tasmania. See the full list of the best places to stay in Tasmania here.

 
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