Lake Wanaka Lodge
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Lake Wanaka Lodge

24 Tenby Street East, Wanaka 9305 New Zealand
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4.0
#8 of 17 lodges in Wanaka
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Situated in the beautiful town of Wanaka in New Zealand, Lake Wanaka Lodge offers superb accommodation in the heart of this lively town in the Southern Lake Region. The Lodge is located in a quiet secluded residential location only short 5 minute stroll to the shops, cafés and lakefront. 10 superior studio guest rooms, (two with wheelchair access), with full ensuite facilities (including hair dryers and complimentary toiletries), have complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate. There is a Mini-fridge, flat screen TV and wireless internet access available in each room which opens to a balcony or courtyard and is serviced daily with fresh towels and accessories. Relax in the privacy of our guest lounge which has a gas fire, Sky TV (40+ channels), guest library with book exchange and an internet café. This room overlooks the township, beautiful Lake Wanaka and surrounding mountains and soak in the great views from our outdoor balcony. Optional Continental Breakfast is available upon request at check in. served in the guest dining room. Free wireless internet available The Lodge, your home away from home, has a guest laundry, ski storage area and drying room, and off street parking. Cardrona Valley Spring Water is available from a natural spring on the property for your enjoyment during your stay. Lake Wanaka Lodge is the ideal location for your vacation. Take advantage of the many activities and attractions this region has to offer including hiking, fly-fishing, skiing, golf, wineries and much, much more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Hiking
Skiing
Airport transportation
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Taxi service
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Housekeeping
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

Location

24 Tenby Street East, Wanaka 9305 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 78 out of 100
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Frankton Airport
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Christchurch Intl Airport
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Beki W wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wanaka is such a lovely town it’s hard to have a bad time. The lodge is tucked back in a corner and parking is a little tight, but the beds are comfy and the water pressure in the shower was outstanding. The WiFi was fast, but we initially had some connection issues. However, the customer service is what really earned the 5 stars here! We made some last minute changes in our travel plans and they accommodated our date changes with no issues. Then, I accidentally left my kindle on the night stand. They called to inform me, and had it mailed back within a couple of days. I would happily return to a place that is so willing to take care of their guests!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Scott wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The lodge is about a 10 minute walk into town and was easy enough to find. The room itself is very basic with a small table and two chairs that really belong outside. Room was clean enough and staff friendly. Ok for a 1 night stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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TakoTako wrote a review Aug 2023
Singapore
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location is a plus point, walkable to main part of town. Room is clean and bathroom is acceptable to us. Bed does not have a heater blanket and room heater is old. Wifi is not so good but it seems to be common in NZ. Need to ask very specific questions on what you are looking before reception can advise. Check in can only be done at 2pm.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Check in at 2pm only
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sweetjamm wrote a review Sept 2020
Invercargill, New Zealand
2.0 of 5 bubbles
When we arrived we were overwhelmed with the smell of boiled vegetables in the reception area. It was very unpleasant. It was a very quiet place to stay in and we appreciated that. The shower lacked any pressure whatsoever but it was clean and the bed was comfortable.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BroomeAussies wrote a review Oct 2023
Broome, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is currently up for sale however it met all our needs except it would have been better with a toaster at least. It did offer guest washing machine and dryer. The room was very clean however some furniture was a bit used and dated. the room was not very soundproof and we did have loud water sound from toilet cistern refill and shower door closures. We had an upstairs balcony room with mountain and lake views. Beautiful.
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Date of stay: October 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pumpkin20 wrote a review Oct 2023
Bathurst, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very small room, listed as a king studio, king size comfortable bed, heater not working properly had to get staff to solve the issue, noisy as we could hear people moving around upstairs. Only a kettle provided & small bar fridge. Good water pressure for the shower, but the room was so small & really dated.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Tricky parking very narrow parking spots
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justordinary wrote a review Mar 2023
Dongara, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had to cancel our reservation. I gave 24 hours notice due to a health issue with our daughter. They fully charged my card even though we didn’t stay their. I can understand a booking fee but the entire amount is a bit steep!
Avoid at all costs.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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David Ngo wrote a review May 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location was really great because it is so close to the town center. The facilities were great, everything we expected was inside. I was really impressed by the service because when I left my toiletry bag, we were already in another location. I called them up and they said they found it and were willing to ship it to me! They paid for the postage and everything! I can't believe how nice they are.

I can't do anything much for them but hopefully writing a nice, honest review is enough.
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Date of stay: May 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Prince_nz wrote a review May 2008
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second visit to Wanaka. We had gone there for a holiday in January 2008 and went there again April.

Lyn is a perfect host. During our first stay there were 4 adults. I was under the impression from our booking that we would get a 2 bedroom unit - but due to my mistake I got this confused with our accomodation in Queenstown. After mentioning this to Lyn she gave us another room to use free of charge.

On our second visit - there was 4 adults again, we had to leave early the next day and asked if we could use a bathroom to another room that was unoccupied - she gave us the ok for that without an extra charge also.

The lodge is quite new - i think 1 year old. It has a pool table / LCD tv in a lounge area upstairs. Downs stairs there is a kitchen which you can go use at any time.

The rooms are very clean, beds are comfy and the bathroom is very very clean. You will love the water pressure of the showers in the bathrooms. Each room also has a mini fridge.

On both occasions we were there we stayed in room #9 (upstairs room) and we loved this room - it is big enough to fit 6 peopl (5 adults & 1 child). It had a queen bed a double bed and a single.

The price for her rooms are cheap compared to other hotels. It is excellent value for the standard of accomodation they give. I will definately will be staying there again on our next visit!

Note that they have rooms upstairs and downstairs - so would be good to pre-check what room is being allocated to you if you have disability requirements
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Date of stay: April 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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nelson5527 wrote a review Mar 2019
Singapore, Singapore
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 night.
We ordered their Japanese breakfast with salmon & try their western food too.Overall not bad price quite reasonable.
To look for the lodge you need to drive thru helwick street till end & make a right turn u see a sign board stated "Lake wanaka"😊
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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colintiverton asked a question July 2018
Tiverton, United Kingdom44 contributions24 helpful votes
i would like to pay up front so that i can better budget. can i do this by ringing lake wanaka lodge direct
Answer from Janice M
Sunshine Coast, Australia65 contributions20 helpful votes
Maybe just call them. The couple who run it are lovely people, very helpful and considerate
colintiverton asked a question July 2018
Tiverton, United Kingdom44 contributions24 helpful votes
can i pay before we get to wanaka direct to lodge
Pumpkin20 wrote a tip Oct 2023
Bathurst, Australia331 contributions151 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tricky parking very narrow parking spots"
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TakoTako wrote a tip Aug 2023
Singapore607 contributions47 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check in at 2pm only"
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Karen C wrote a tip Apr 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Can't check in until 2pm. "
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Karen A wrote a tip Nov 2018
Bodrum City, Türkiye90 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Top floor rooms have a balcony but they all have a mountain view"
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Heather L wrote a tip Mar 2017
Towson, Maryland119 contributions36 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a upper level room for the views"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$136 - AU$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lake wanaka hotel wanaka
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionWanaka
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Wanaka Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Wanaka Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Paradiso Cinema (0.4 km), Massage in Wanaka Day Spa. (0.5 km), and YourWave (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Wanaka Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Lake Wanaka Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Wanaka Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Wanaka Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake Wanaka Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Burrito Craft, Bistro Gentil, and Federal Diner.
Does Lake Wanaka Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Lake Wanaka Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Lake Wanaka Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Wanaka.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lake Wanaka Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
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