Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

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Outdoor spa tub
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Fireplace, MP3 docking station, heated floors
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets

Overview of Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

5.0 star property

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
86 Mount Cook Road (State Highway 80), Ben Ohau, 7999

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Pukaki7 min walk
  • AirportGlentanner (GTN)23 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Tekapo35 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Ohau38 min drive

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About this area

Ben Ohau

Located in Ben Ohau, Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is in a rural area and on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Pukaki and Lake Ruataniwha. Enjoy the area's slopes with downhill skiing, snowboarding and skiing lessons, and don't miss out on the snowshoeing.

What's nearby

  • Lake Pukaki - 7 min walk
  • Lake Pukaki Information Center - 2 min drive
  • Twizel Town Centre - 7 min drive
  • Lake Tekapo - 35 min drive
  • Lake Ohau - 38 min drive


  • Poppies Cafe - 7 min drive
  • Musterers Hut - 7 min drive
  • Top Hut Sportsbar - 7 min drive
  • Hydro Café - 8 min drive
  • Twizel Bakery Cafe - 8 min drive

About this property

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

5-star, adults-only lodge near Lake Pukaki
This smoke-free lodge features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre and a sauna. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, a conference centre, a spa tub and an outdoor tennis court are on-site. All 6 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and MP3 docks. Guests can enjoy upscale touches, such as fireplaces and heated floors, along with Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus for a bit of added comfort.
Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat offers 6 accommodations with fireplaces and MP3 docking stations. Rooms open to patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate dining areas. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers.

Bathrooms include designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor tennis court, a spa tub, a sauna and a 24-hour fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages and massages.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • Manager's reception (select days)
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Free bike hire
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Private picnics
  • Private winery tours
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Hot tub
  • Yoga classes


  • Library
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Conference centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Treatment room


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-width doorways


  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Down duvet
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Heating
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated floor (bathroom)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • CD player
  • MP3 dock

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Fireplace
  • Heated floors
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Separate sitting area
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 3 PM - 9 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 10 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 10 and older are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 10 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Boutique & Lodge property has been rated 5 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our amazing stay in the Ashley Mackenzie villa was magical! The view of the glacier lake, the mountains, and Mount Cook were spectacular. Kaye and Luke were gracious hosts and Anna was a dream to work with. The villa was first class and very well appointed. We lacked for nothing! The chef prepared 5 star dinners that were delicious and delivered every evening. Highly recommend this property for a relaxing and pampered stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Spectacular Experience!
The villa was beyond amazing. The views right on Lake Pukaki were spectacular. We had our own private workout room & hot tub, plus a private massage room & sauna that sadly went unused. Our hosts, Luke & Kaye were lovely and provided amazing cuisine both nights. There is plenty of privacy, but if any assistance is needed, they are right there to provide it.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Unrivaled tranquility and comfort.
Hosts Kaye and Luke are developing an gorgeous property on the south end of Lake Pukaki. Part of this development includes a villa for 2-4 guests. The combination of tranquility and comfort that our one night stay provided were unsurpassed in my experience. The hosts are gracious and engaging. Kaye provided a delicious basket of goodies when we arrived; after returning from Mt. Cook park in the evening, Luke brought down a wonderful prepared dinner of locally raised salmon (we had earlier selected a wine from his cellar to chill). It turned rainy that evening, so we finished the bottle by the fire in the living room. We awoke to light coming in through the bedroom windows. After a sumptuous breakfast and soak in the hot tub overlooking vistas of the lake and mountains, we felt recharged enough to (reluctantly) leave the bliss behind and push on with our travels. The ineffable pleasure this stay provided cannot really be conveyed in this small comment box. Book a night or two yourself to read the comments I (and many other enthralled guests) left behind in the guest book; you will be inspired to add yours to the list. This retreat would be perfect for a honeymoon (or second honeymoon). I dream of returning some year to see what Kaye and Luke have done to further develop the grounds.
Hot tub overlooking lake
Villa and adjoinging sauna, workout room, massage room