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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us stayed here while on a fishing trip we booked a 2x2 apartment but it was upgraded to 3x2. After some of the more moderate accommodation we had stayed in this was luxurious and very comfortable at the ned of a long day at the lake. Carports are a little squeeze.

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thanks you for your comments and we look forward to your return.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a short drive out from the town, this large and well-run set up was the perfect base to walk and drive round this lovely part of NZ. A top floor 2 bed apartment with great mountain views with high specification kitchen, Sky TV, washing and drying facilities and pools, spas and a games room really was exactly as described...

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Just a 2 minute drive or a 15-20 minute walk, you are right ... perfect and thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place clean everything you require in he room.And a short drive or about 15 min walk to town centre. The ladies in the office were fantastic very friendly helpful and it was a pleasure staying here.

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you so much - I will ensure your comments are passed onto all our staff. See you again!

Reviewed 14 February 2017 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...

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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 9 February 2017

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...

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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 February 2017

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.

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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 1 February 2017 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 25 January 2017 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!

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

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $122 - $284 (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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“Some have lake view from second floor units.”
 of 5 bubbles fayc655, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Check how near you are to the roads”
 of 5 bubbles LadyinBeds, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Road facing bedroom a touch noisy with windows open.”
 of 5 bubbles leoniew5558, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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