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Minaret Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   34 Eely Point Road, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 43 Specialty lodging in Wanaka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014
John J Seattle, Washington
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  • Location
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We have just experienced four really great nights here with Gary & Fran. We came from the USA for a grand New Zealand self drive B&B tour which included the WOW airshow and the Minaret Lodge exceeded our expectations of what a first class B&B should be. Everything from the great location, superb breakfasts, very comfortable room, the evening wine... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Brilliant location, delightful hosts with above and beyond kindness and help. Stayed 3 nights with 4 adults and 4 children and it was absolutely wonderful . We used Gary and Fran's bikes to cycle to lake hawea which was fantastic and then enjoyed a delicious BBQ cooked by our hosts. Breakfasts were 5 star and Frankie the puppy was just... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We were booked into Minaret Lodge as part of the Lord of the Rings Experience. We arrived mid afternoon & were welcomed by Gary & Fran to their beautiful house & shown our Hobbit Room. It was very cosy & had everything we needed ,right down to the Lord of the Rings films to watch! We were welcomed that evening... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our 2 night stay at the Minaret Lodge. The cabins are private and comfortable. The hosts, Gary and Fran, take the time to share conversation over drinks and delicious home made horsd'oeuvres. Breakfasts are mouth watering. Walking along the nearby Lake Wanaka is nearby and scenic.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed only one night at Minaret lodge, but I wish we could have stayed longer. It was the best accommodation we had during our 15 days holidays in New Zealand. 2 bedroom cottage, we stayed in, was clever designed and beautifully decorated by the owners Gary and Fran. and immaculately clean. Location is perfect - just minutes away from... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Fran and Gary Tate offer the perfect balance of hospitality and privacy. They have so much knowledge of the area, make reservations and great recommendations and the breakfasts were scrumptious. The offering of a glass of wine and a chat in the afternoon was delightful...they are such interesting people. Also the location of the lodge was perfect -- far enough... More

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Just a stone throw away from town is Minaret Lodge. My family and I really enjoyed our experience there. Gary and Fran are super friendly, they go above and beyond to making your stay very comfortable and unforgettable ( umbrellas waiting at our door on rainy days, making reservations and recommendations at amazing restaurants for us, great bread and yummy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Christiane and I enjoyed our stay at Minaret Lodge. Gary and Fran are excellent hosts. The lodge is very compfortable and modern, and we felt at home. We would not hesitate to go back and benefit more from their knowledge of the region and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Samir and Christiane, Montréal Canada

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I have stayed in a few 5 stars luxury lodges during this ski season, and I have to say the Minaret Lodge is the best one. I really enjoyed staying the wooden rooms at the back yard, it is so clean and cosy, I like everything that is being placed in the room, the heated floor in the bathroom and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Being a big fan of Lord of the Rings, when we found out about the Barliman's room, we knew we wanna spend a night there. The room is well maintained and designed and we enjoyed our stay there. Our host, Gary and Fran, are thoughful and welcoming - we particularly enjoyed our first and second breakfasts!

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Address: 34 Eely Point Road, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Minaret Lodge 5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
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Wanaka's luxury boutique retreat is situated in a 2 acre park-like setting, just a 10 minute walk to the town centre. The separate accommodation chalets, built with natural materials, allow total privacy, are finely furnished with a touch of elegance. Facilities include spa, sauna, tennis, in house masseuse, tennis, ski storage &drying room. Gourmet breakfast & canapés included in tariff. ... more   less 
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