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“the ideal spot in Wanaka” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages
Ranked #9 of 57 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Caterham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“the ideal spot in Wanaka”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

From the moment we arrived we knew we had made the right choice. Situated opposite a park on the edge of the lake but an easy 20 minute walk into town, Wanaka Homestead has got it right. We had a lovely room on the ground floor opening out onto the lawn (though privacy is a little lacking) which was very clean and comfortable, quiet and nicely furnished (some comfortable outdoor seating would have been nice). The breakfasts were perfect and a nice chance to meet fellow travellers. Ed and Carol were delightful hosts and not intrusive (unlike some we met on our travels!) but very helpful and recommended some stunning walks and kindly organised a helicopter flight for us. They even organised for the entire contents of a drawer which we had forgotten to pack to be sent back to the UK for us....very grateful! Free use of the mountain bikes was also appreciated. A fabulous place and definitely THE spot to stay in Wanaka

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Twyford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in one of the lodge suites, just a 5 min walk to the town along the lovely lake edge. The room was comfy, free WIFI and mountain bikes to explore the surrounding area on. Oh and the Restraunt suggestions top notch. Thanks.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

We stayed at the lodge for one night in February 2012. We wished we had stayed more! Upon arrival Carol upgraded us to a bigger room than the one we had booked. She also offered us a couple of mountain bikes that we took for a ride by Lake Wanaka, which was beautiful. Our room was very spacious and comfortable with an updated bathroom. It felt like home. The next day, Ed was there to greet us for breakfast and we had a good time talking to him about a small town in Wisconsin that he had visited near where my husband is from. What a small world! Breakfast was delicious and we spent a long time hanging out with fellow travelers which was also a good time. All in all, a great place and we wished we could have stayed longer – if it weren’t for the fact that we had reservations already in another city for the next night, we would have stayed.

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

Ed and Carol were most gracious, especially when I wanted to change from the room they had booked for us. We ended up in the upstairs "master bedroom" (I think that's what it is called) and it was just wonderful. A corner room with double sinks and a huge shower. There was street noise but that was minimal. The fruit salad at breakfast was fabulous (no canned peaches here!) and best of all, free laundry! I'm pretty picky and this rates in the top 3 out of 11 accommodations we stayed in over our 19 day NZ trip.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We stayed in the purpose built lodge and had the luxury of being the only guests! From the moment we arrived, we were amazed by the beautiful lodge and its gorgeous rooms. Ed very kindly upgraded us to a bigger room free of charge and showed us around. We didn't have time to try out the hot tub, but it looks fab. There were even free bikes to borrow.
This place is absolutely made to feel like home - from the living room with tv, hi-fi, books and games, to the excellent tea and coffee making facilities with homemade cookies. After exploring the area of Wanaka it was lovely to come back to the lodge and chill out on the sofas with a cup of tea.
Compared to other accommodation we stayed in around NZ, this was by far the best value for money. Wish we had stayed longer - will definitely be recommending to friends!

Room Tip: All rooms are absolutely gorgeous - master has a double shower!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages
Address: 1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price range (per night): $207 - $466
Hotel Class:4 star — Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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