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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is very nice. Well-appointed, and delicious breakfast! They also have very nice products in the bathroom! It is not directly in the town center, but very close-by. The staff is also very friendly.

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. The hosts were so kind, the room was clean and cute, the breakfast was wonderful, and the location is just far enough from the center but just close enough too. Highly recommend this one, if you can get a reservation.

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Thea B, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We hope you can join us again in the future for a longer stay.

Falmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful location, with breathtaking scenery from every location within the facility. We were there for just over 3 weeks and from day 1 we were made to feel very welcome by wonderful extremely hard working staff. The whole place is kept spotlessly clean and if you are lucky enough to be on the B&B option Thea's breakfasts are superb and...

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Thea B, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you guys. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay. Staff are missing your friendly faces and the daily banter. Glad to see you made it safely home. Possum sends his love.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the side cottage for myself and the family in the winter to go skiing. The cottage was warm and well designed in an open plan manner. There was no shortage of extra heating and bedding. You could fit a lot more people into this cottage with the number of beds and size of rooms. The kitchen was well...

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Thea B, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and we are pleased that you had everything you needed whilst on your ski holiday.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lodge is beautiful. It was all renovated a few years ago I think, and they did an amazing job creating a modern lodge with old & original wood. The breakfast was delicious, the rooms were large and clean. Overall, it may be the best place to stay in Wanaka!

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Thea B, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that you appreciated the unique character of the lodge and our efforts to create a memorable stay for you.

Reviewed 15 November 2016

We stayed in Ruby cottage, 4 adults sharing, and self-catered. Beautiful rooms, spotlessly clean and spacious, with comfortable beds, sofas and dining set. Kitchen had everything you would need to cook and tidy up after. Fridge was extremely cold, due to no cover on the freezer box, but we managed. Free on-site laundry room was an unexpected bonus. Well-maintained garden,...

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Thea B, General Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We have taken steps towards rectifying the fridge temperature and we appreciate you letting us know. We are very happy that your stay was comfortable and look forward to seeing you again.

Warrnambool, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Delightful experience here. Very comfortable, quiet, well appointed room. Spacious room with a luxurious feel. Our host Thea is fabulous and made us very welcome from the moment we arrived. We enjoyed Thea's delicious cooked and continental breakfasts too. The location is great, just a short stroll through glorious gardens to the lake front which meanders its way to the...

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Thea B, General Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. So glad that you had the time to appreciate the surrounding gardens and the short walk to the lake. I take pleasure in providing a substantial and varied breakfast menu and I'm very happy that you found it tasty.

Albany, New York
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We adored the cottages on our stay. Thea is wonderful, a friendly and gracious host. The location is great, a beautiful walk around the lake on the beach to the main strip for eateries and shops. I'd say a 20 minute walk at a leisurely pace. Our room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. Breakfast consists of cold and hot Selections....

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Thea B, General Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are very lucky to be so close to town and yet still able to offer private and secluded accommodation in a peaceful setting. We strive to meet our guests needs to ensure their stay is as comfortable as possible.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing. We stayed in Ruby Cottage and the accommodation was absolutely pristinely clean. The attention to detail will all the kitchen equipment and supplies was second to none. The rooms were spacious and extremely comfortable. The location was great very close to the town. There were free laundry facilities which were also spotless. I cannot recommend...

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Thea B, General Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

I can't thank you enough for your generous and kind words. We are very proud of our facilities and your comments make our efforts all the more rewarding. We hope you will be able to visit us again.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our stay here was perfect from start to finish. We were offered a complementary upgrade on check-in (the original room we booked looked great too) and enjoyed the peaceful surrounds. The property is in a gorgeous setting and only a short walk to the centre of town. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.

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Thea B, General Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us. We are privileged to be situated in such an established and secluded garden setting with such such close proximity to the historic Wanaka Station Park and the lake. We hope to see you again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages

Address: 1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $187 - $441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“We were on the first floor with the backyard behind us - very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Lewis212, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The courtyard room on the ground level was fabulous. Quiet and easy to access from our car.”
 of 5 bubbles coogee3, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Downstairs king-size room as can use deck”
 of 5 bubbles yfwebby, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all lovely”
 of 5 bubbles annaley2015, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Make sure you're not on the road. If you are, don't choose this place.”
 of 5 bubbles 549maudep, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
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