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Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages

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4.0 of 5
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1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Ranked #17 of 56 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is like a home away from home. Thank you Claire for looking after us. The rooms are comfortable and the facilities well maintained. Great base for a family ski holiday. Good range of accomodation from self-contained cottages to B&B.

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

Thank you Mark for your review. I am so glad you and the family had such a good time here with us and up the mountains. Hope to see you again. Warm regards, Claire More 

Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

January 2015 visit. Very clean and very large room and bath. About as far of a walk as I'd like from town. Thankfully the sunset was quite late. Could tell that the manager was not the owner, not the same level of care. Loan of two bikes was nice but only knew about them having read in prior reviews. Breakfast... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry you felt I was detached, didn't mean at all to come across that way as I like to make my guests feel at home and relaxed. I always aim to give all my guests the highest level of service at all times. It was a shame the... More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Although only one night, we loved our brief stay. Claire at the front desk was lovely and helpful. We had the place to ourselves which was a treat. Property is beautifully kept and close to downtown Wanaka and the lake. Our room was upstairs and cosy and comfortable. We certainly appreciated being able to do laundry and were sorry not... More 

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

Hello Allyson, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. Although a short visit I am so happy you enjoyed yourself. Next time you will have to come for longer. All the best, Claire More 

Bel Air, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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 March 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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

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
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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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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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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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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