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Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages

#15 of 56 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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#15 of 56 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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135 reviews 135 reviews
51 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This accommodation is a two minute drive from Wanaka and a 3 minute walk to the lake. The self catering cottages are gorgeous, great beds and nice bathrooms. Laundry on site. The only downside is they are not very private or quiet as they all face the grassed lawn. Privacy screens between the cottages would make the place perfect. An... More 

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

Thank you Tripellen for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the walk through station park to the lake, i try to do it every day because it is so peaceful and beautiful. Thank you for your remarks on privacy, although i think screens would effect the feel of when you walk out onto the... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful setting 20 minutes walk along the lake front to good range of restaurants. Excellent breakfast and made to feel very welcome by Claire, the new owner. Wish we had more time to look around Wanaka as it seemed a lovely place.

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

Hello There, Thank you so much for your review. it's always great to know people have had a nice time with us and in Wanaka. You will have to come back and stay longer next time. Wishing you all the best. Claire More 

Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights here in two of the lodge rooms, a queen and a twin for our adult daughters. The rooms were clean and comfortable with pleasant en-suites. Claire, the host, bakes cookies and brownies for the guests to help themselves to along with tea and coffee in the communal living space. Nice touch and then the lodge smells... More 

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

Hello, It is great to hear you and your girls enjoyed your stay with us and also enjoyed Wanaka at the height of the summer heat. It did get a bit chilly for a few days there but today it looks like summer has returned. Am so happy your enjoyed my baking. All the best, Claire More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stayed here in early 2014. It's a very good B&B. It's not particularly what I was looking for. It's better for more social people e.g. shared loungeroom, breakfast with all guests seated at the same table but for some people, those things are an advantage. It was a little noisier than I would have liked but it was okay.

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

Thank you for your comments. We are a bit of a different B&B than what people are used to, I am glad that didn't ruin your stay though. I do hope you enjoyed Wanaka and the rest of your travels. More 

Perth, Australia
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236 reviews 236 reviews
80 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights in the King room. The whole place looks like a country cottage. They do also have cottages for family. This place is well suited for families. They have hot pool, Bbq, laundry, living room with games, and free wifi facilities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Claire was a great host.

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

Thank you for your review. It is great to hear you had a good relaxing time here at the Homestead and Wanaka. I hope the rest of your travels have gone well. More 

Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Homestead is a house with 2 cottages in a residential neighborhood away from the hub-bub. It's compact grounds are nicely landscaped, and dominated by a majestic willow. The laundry room is a useful amenity. Topped off with a very decent cooked breakfast, the Homestead is a good choice for a visit to Wanaka.

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

Many thanks for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us while you explored Wanaka and what it has to offer. I do hope the rest of your travels in New Zealand were good. Warm regards, Claire More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for just one night. The hostess was very helpful and told us what we could squeeze in in such a short period of time. The room was large and comfy, the bathroom clean and breakfast decent. The home has a good wifi connection and free to use laundry service. The latter is particularly handy if like us... More 

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

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us even if it was short. I do hope the rest of your travels were good in NZ Maybe next time a longer stay in Wanaka... Warm Regards, Claire More 

Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We have a great time at Wanaka Homestead. Enjoying self cook bbq on a nice cooling summer evening. Nice short walk to lake within 5 min . Nice kitchen size suitable for family to do their own cooking. Having a hot coffee at the garden in the morning before check out ends your stay in Wanaka Homestead an unforgettable one... More 

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

Hello PT, I am glad the weather was good so you all could enjoy a summer BBQ. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay in Lismore Cottage and yes that morning coffee in the garden is good, I try to do that most mornings. I hope the rest of your trip was good. Warm regards, Claire More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This purpose built B & B was very beautiful, with free wifi with a fast connection, laundry facilities, a lovely garden to sit in and a good breakfast. It also has a hot tub which we didn't try out this time. It has the feel of a small hotel rather than the more homely B & Bs we've been used... More 

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

Good morning Ann, Thank you taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully one day you can come back. I hope your enjoyed the rest of you NZ trip. Warm Regards, Claire More 

England
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed here for our two blissful nights in Lake Wanaka and enjoyed every second. Breakfast was delicious, the rooms lovely, friendly & welcoming owner. Great location with a mountain view, felt like I was skiing in the Alps especially with the friendly communal breakfast table!

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

Hello there, We are so happy to hear you had a great time with us and in Wanaka. You will have to come back in winter to get a real alpine feel. I hope the rest of your travels went well. Warm regards, Claire More 

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Address: 1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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