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Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages

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1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Ranked #17 of 56 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lynne L Bel Air, Maryland
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    5 of 5 stars
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Bel Air, Maryland
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32 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent two nights in Wanaka and enjoyed this rustic place. We stayed in the lodge and our room was a good size; the bathroom a little small but manageable. This place has lodge rooms and cottages opening to a small central yard. As a result, it can be a little noisy in the evening if folks... More 

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

Hello Lynne, Thank you for your review, it means a lot that you took the time to do it. I am so glad to here you enjoyed your stay with us while exploring Wanaka, although sorry for the noise from other guests. I do hope the rest of your travels were good. All the best, Claire More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is lovely, but it's right on the main road into Wanaka, so it's noisy, especially in the front rooms (and the cottage, I think). The wifi went out while we were there -- not a big problem for us, but it was for others. Host was very helpful about everything. Don't count on using their bikes for a... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. I am sorry you found it too noisy to really enjoy our place here. The bikes are serviced regularly, so are in working order. I am in the process of getting new seats though. The wifi is up and running better than ever now. I am glad you enjoyed my breakfast and I do... More 

Pittsburgh,Pa
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely room in the lodge. Bed was comfortable and had a nicely appointed bathroom with a large shower Located a longish walk or short drive to restaurants. With a satisfying breakfast provided, this makes a good choice when visiting Wanaka

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Many thanks for your review. I am glad you had a nice time with and enjoyed the breakfast. I do hope the rest of your NZ travels were good. Warm regards, Claire More 

Sydney
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52 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

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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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

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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53 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

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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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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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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80 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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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 

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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 

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