Reviews

"Amazing in every way! The most stunning spot you can imagine. Breathtaking views. Beautiful gardens and grounds. Wonderful architecture and the best staff you could have. The Cottage has a private bath but there is also another hot tube for every ones private us I would recommend this place to everyone."

- February 2017

"Stoneridge Estate exceeded our expectations. We were greeted by Wayne who showed us around. Our room was massive, with views overlooking the vineyard and Lake Hayes - it was out of a dream. We were offered a delicious platter of cheese and wine from the Estate, which was such a nice gesture. The breakfast (included in our rate) was out of this world - the quiche, prepared fresh daily, was out of this world, and so were the coffees, pastries, and everything else (there is so much choice - fruit, cereals, etc). The staff was incredibly nice and welcoming. What I found to be the most rewarding part of the stay was just walking around the estate and taking in the beauty of the grounds. The vines, the roses, the cellar door, and the landscaping - were all stunning. Lake Hayes is also beautiful and less touristy than downtown Queenstown - perfect for a walk, run, or bike ride. FYI - downtown Queenstown is approximately a 10-15 min drive with no traffic. We enjoyed being a little removed from all the action and the drive is really easy, so we did not find it to be an issue. We drove into Queenstown once or twice per day (for activities and dinner). I would highly recommend this beautiful boutique hotel."

- Vanessa - February 2017

"We spent a night at Stoneridge Estate, the service is amazing, and the bedroom and facilities are outstanding! And this is coupled with a jaw droping backdrop of Lake Hayes and the mountain range. It feels like being in a luxurious home with a personal server. Words can't describe it, you have to just try it for yourself!"

- Kurt and Kate - January 2017

"Greeted at the grand front door by the lovely Giselle felt like being welcomed home to our very own alpine paradise. We were instantly whisked away to our Stonecutters Cottage, an indescribably stylish, cosy and romantic setting with the most incredible views overlooking the vineyards, lakes and snow capped mountains. Wine and cheese (delicious!) were promptly delivered to our door upon arrival, solidifying our views that we had in fact arrived in paradise. The all inclusive package included breakfast, lunch and dinner - all of which were to die for and absolutely not to be missed. Dinner especially was al la carte at its finest, made all the more special by being given our very own private dining room (fireplace included!!!). The wine served with our meals was not only delicious, but exclusively available from the cellar door at Stoneridge, making each drop one to be savoured. Photos do not even come close to doing this place justice. We were very sad to leave and are already making plans to return as soon as possible!"

- Megan and Mark, July 2016

"This is sort of two reviews really. My wife and I stayed two nights attending a wedding. If you enjoy lodge-style accommodation then you will love Stoneridge. Picturesque, out of the way yet central to everywhere. Lovely people too! I was particularly impressed with the private dining option we had. We are both vegan and the food prepared by the chef was second-to-none. He went to great lengths to do something special for us; totally exceeded my expectations. The next night he looked after us again even though catering for a reasonably busy wedding. The food prepared for my non-vegan friends I am told was too-notch too.The whole weekend was an absolute treat. Thank you to everyone."

- Stuart and Sara Jenner, NZ, 25 June 2016

"I would like to thank our host Wayne for a wonderful stay. The accomodation exceeded our expectations and the hospitality was second to none. Breakfast was a delight the choices were amazing and delicious and best we have ever had. A short drive into Queenstown and any necessities are just down the road... Arrowtown was amazing that is a must for any newcomer...we are already planning our second trip back!!"

- Sara W., 9 May 2016

"Loved the atmosphere, pampered and spoilt, location great, comfort way up there and food totally superb staff engaging and interested in you"

- Karl and Jane, NZ, Feb 2016