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Dresden, Germany
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

The Turret was one of the best places we've been to in NZ, everything was like in a postcard. The garden with the coloured leaves, the lake view with stunning alpine scenery, the garden, the cosy room and of course Kim and her lovely family. Thanks for hosting us so well!!! Fran and Chris

Thank ChrisWachsmuth
San Diego, California
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60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

We stayed at the Turret for three nights during our vacation in the Turret room. After lots of driving and flying, we were looking for a place to stretch out and relax, and we couldn't have chosen better. The Turret room was beautiful, and Kim the hostess was wonderful. Highly, highly recommend.

Thank TravBugs0321
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2015

We stayed two nights at the Turret following our wedding in Queenstown. It was absolutely perfect. From our turret suite we had an amazing view of the mountains and the beautiful gardens. Kim was the perfect hostess, answering all of our queries and preparing delicious breakfasts. We wish we could have stayed longer.

Thank Billoutaz
Southampton, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

With a fabulous view from the turret suite across to Lake hayes and the Coronet mountain in the background, we had the pleasure of seeing fresh snow fall in Late November. That morning we had the most glorious walk round the lake in beautiful weather and by evening it changed. Kim was a great hostess and everything we needed was... More 

Thank Bridget S
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

湖岸にある、大きな窓ときれいな庭の宿。2階の部屋には、望遠鏡もあって湖岸の景色や庭に来る小鳥たちを眺めて楽しく過ごせます。ベランダもあるので、そこに出て景色を見たり星空を見たりしても楽しいです。空気がきれいで灯りもさほどないので、星がよく見えます。天の川が星の集まりなのだと実感できる景観に大満足です! オーナーのKimさんも親しみやすい優しい方でした。アメリカ出身とのことで、英語も日本人にわかりやすい発音をされます。カリカリベーコンに新鮮フルーツのおいしい朝食や、周りのおすすめポイント紹介、きれいに整えられた部屋などゆったりするのにはもってこいの素敵な宿です。 おすすめされた湖岸散歩をしたり、部屋でのんびりして過ごした2日間はとても気持ちのよい滞在でした。また是非利用したい宿です。 The BB with a great view and a beautiful garden at the lakeside. We enjoyed them with a telescope at the 2 floor room. Also, we could see the magnificent starry heavens from this BB. The stars are sooo clear and big thanks to the fresh air! Ms.Kim, the owner of this BB was very friendly and... More 

Thank 葵 持
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We recently stayed at the Turret to attend a wedding held at Stoneridge Estate and were pleasantly surprised that the venue was so close to our accomodation as that definitely added to the convenience and enjoyment of the experience. The accomodation and hospitality was beyond reproach and we had an incredible weekend in Queenstown. Which was added to by the... More 

Thank MoMoxy
Stirling, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We spent a couple of nights at The Turret and enjoyed it thoroughly. A great room with an excellent outlook over the beautiful garden. We sat out on the terrace reading and sipping on some good local wine. Breakfasts were excellent and we enjoyed our in depth discussions with Peter who had lots of good advice on things to see... More 

Thank Tom M
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Exceptional house, exceptional garden and exceptional views all added to a feeling of luxury. We had opted for The Turret bedroom and were delighted with the standard of accommodation. However we would have welcomed to have been provided with sheer/bath gel, hair conditioner and quality hand soap rather than dettol antiseptic! Little things can make difference and such toiletries are... More 

Thank Clanrob
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 19 November 2013

I have stayed at The Turret twice and both times I have been awed by the views, delighted by the setting and thoroughly enjoyed a deliciously cooked breakfast by Kim. The accommodation is superb. Each room has it's individual character and is extremely clean and comfortable. This last time we splurged and stayed in the Turret Suite. It is enormous... More 

Thank Sue B
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2013

We absolutely loved our stay at the Turret as the setting and views are absolutely breath taking. The Lazor's have a beautifully manicured garden and the rooms are extremely clean and comfortable. Kim made a very delicious breakfast and always made sure we were sorted with the best recommendations for dining and activities. We enjoyed the personal service and getting... More 

Thank LKTravel2013

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Turret, featured in NZ House and Garden Magazine, is set in an award-winning landscaped garden at Lake Hayes, situated between Arrowtown and Queenstown with panoramic views across the lake to Coronet Peak. Accommodation is comprised of three guestrooms all with their own private bathroom and fabulous views. An open wood burning fire warms the guest lounge and breakfast is served in the guest dining room, which features stunning garden, lake and mountain views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Turret

Address: 712 Lake Hayes Arrow Junction Highway (SH6), Lake Hayes, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Lake Hayes
Price Range: ₹ 10,120 - ₹ 15,639 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Turret 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“I would highly recommend staying in the top room, beautiful views, bath, shower, fridge, tv etc”
  • I snapped this photo from my phone as soon as arrived.. how could I not!
 of 5 bubbles Zayd_007, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“Wonderful views from all three rooms available.”
 of 5 bubbles BrynG101, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The best room in the house is the Turret Suite”
 of 5 bubbles feefeeonly, 9 May 2015 | Read review
“Suspect all the rooms are lovely, but the Turret room is fabulous.”
 of 5 bubbles TravBugs0321, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Choose the turret room for the window seat and views!”
 of 5 bubbles Billoutaz, 7 Mar 2015 | Read review
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