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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our stay here, rented several nights with another couple. It is clean and spacious with all the amenities of a motel- linens, cleaning, customer service etc. - especially convenient to have washer and dryer in the apartment. Poolhouse bbq was available for use and we grilled dinner and ate on the patio. Only deduction from 5...

Thank Linda C
DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, yes we too get frustrated with the wifi in Wanaka. They are just talking about installing fibre to us soon! Thank goodness.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a two-bedroom, ground-floor unit which had very spacious accommodation, especially in the bedrooms. There was a good-sized courtyard that had a partial view of the lake, glimpsed between the units opposite. The bathroom was very clean and the shower was powerful. There was also a washing machine and a tumble dryer. You enter the downstairs units through...

Thank Jeanette M
DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you so much for providing your comments. 2 minute drive and 15-20 minute walk.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at Distinction. The kids loved having a tennis court to play on and room to roam. Great view of the hills. warm and comfortable. Good amenities. The apartment was very satisfactory but a couple of chairs were looking a bit tired. A bit of maintenance needed and it would be awesome.

Thank Donna P
DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Hello Donna thank you for your feedback. I am hoping that you may have reported the chairs direct to reception so that we can fix them. If not could you possibly send an email to us. Look forward to having you return.

Paris, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three nights at distinction wanaka. The apartments are quite spacious and handy, but what really makes the difference is that the staff is so nice and helpful. They have toys for the kids, dvds, they advised us about the activities to do in the region and they sent me back a camera lens I had forgotten. Thanks a...

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Hello Good to hear your camera lens arrived safely - hope to have you return one day.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay, very welcoming. Staff friendly and helpful, has outstanding views.. perfect for all the family.. The town is only a 15/20min walk with gorgeous scenery, reception staff very happy to help deal with any inquiries/problems you may have and also will book any excursions you may wish to do or see whilst you're there.. definitely recommend staying...

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you - I will ensure your message is passed on to my staff. Look forward to having you stay with us again.

Edmond, Oklahoma
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was our fifth place to stay on our three week trip through the South Island. We were traveling with our three 20-year-old children. We stayed in a three bedroom apartment. It was the least serviced of any place we'd been. We stayed for five nights and the first two there was no service. The last few days someone did...

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Your feedback is appreciated - thank you. Wifi has always been an issue in Wanaka, hopefully they get fibre to us soon!

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

After a bumpy start, the Hotel did a great job in service recovery. Our last 2 nights in NZ, we really wanted to enjoy it and the Hotel with their great customer service, allowed this to happen. Located about 25 minute walk from the town, this Property is ideally located for breathtaking views. Good games room, a little too windy...

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you - I am pleased that we had the opportunity and were able to put things right for you - pity about the weather ...

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stayed in one of Distinction Wanaka's two bedroom apartments for three nights. Overall our stay was near perfect; the apartment was incredibly spacious, modern and well kitted out. We also had fantastic views of Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountains. The only let down was that our apartment was not serviced after the first day, we alerted reception to...

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place. I have ensured that all housekeeping servicing staff have been reissued with the list of daily service requirements.

Tauranga New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had a 3 bedroom , 2 bathroom apartment looking out across the lake to snow capped mountains. A few things could be improved within the apartments but nothing major. The kitchen is well equipped. It did appear that full Sky TV was provided. The beds were very comfortable and the whole apartment was very clean. When leaving I tried...

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. As we don't use the vacuum cleaners in the apartments for cleaning, would you possibly be able to advise direct to our email which apartment this was, so that we can replace the head. Wifi unfortunately is very slow in Wanaka, no fibre and also of course a huge influx of summer visitors puts a...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Location - the signs on Anderson road leading to Distinction Wanaka wasn't really clear. It was still marked as the old landmark which was Alphine Resort Wanaka with Distinction Wanaka sign near it. Does take a careful eye to look out for the turn into the property. the location is about 5 min drive into wanaka city centre, but not...

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are presently in transition to a new management company, therefore the rather jumbled signage that is in place presently. New signage is due soon. Travel safely and hope to have you return.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The resort offers a choice of 58 large, stylish, self-contained, serviced apartments, each providing you with a high level of personal comfort and convenience, perfect for all seasons. Superior facilities include a gourmet kitchen, 50 channels of Sky TV (43" screens in 3brm apartments), under-floor heating in the bathrooms and so much more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Distinction Wanaka

Address: 144 - 154 Anderson Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand (Formerly Alpine Resort Wanaka)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $133 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
Alpine Resort Wanaka Hotel Wanaka
Clarion Wanaka
Wanaka Clarion
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“For the best views ask for units 21A, 22A, or 26A”
 of 5 bubbles JeanetteM668, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were in Unit 6. Rooms facing west have good mountain views. Most rooms will.”
 of 5 bubbles donnapY2400TV, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs apartment with a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles McLeodnz, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Having a lake view is worth it”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwigolfer2011, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view and avoid upstairs if mobility is an issue as the stairs are steep”
 of 5 bubbles PollardHackett, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
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