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“A tranquil get-away with great service” 5 of 5 stars
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Websters on Wanaka Lodge
4.5 of 5 Guest house   |   137 Anderson Road | Wanaka 9305, Wanaka, New Zealand (Formerly Drummonds on Wanaka)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #11 of 56 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A tranquil get-away with great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My wife and I stayed in Webster's for one night on our honeymoon while travelling round South Island. We were greeted warmly by our hosts, who couldn't have been more obliging. Our room was clean, tidy and spacious, with a really comfortable bed and a lovely verandah with views over the rolling countryside. I'd have no hesitation recommending Webster's - Dave, Dublin

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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WebstersonWanaka, Owner at Websters on Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Many thanks for providing a great review. We enjoyed meeting you both and appreciated the opportunity to learn more about Ireland. The Rob Roy room is a great choice as it is spacious and shares the balcony with amazing views and being in a quiet location many enjoy the peacefulness yet are so close to town.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Websters on Wanaka Lodge - home outside home

15th Feb 2013

Tranquility is the word.Great room! Great hosts! Great breakfast! Wonderful home!
Immaculate!

We had the privilege to the Cardrona room, highly recommended...

David & Wee Leng, Sydney, Australia

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WebstersonWanaka, Owner at Websters on Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to offer a review. We enjoyed hosting you and it was great to offer you the Cardrona room with its private balcony and lake views. I trust the rest of your South Island tour went well and we hope to see you in Wanaka on your next trip.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Websters is everything you could wish for in a B&B. Liz is the perfect host, warm, helpful and informative and has thought of all the extra touches that make Websters stand out from the crowd. Tea and homemade baking on arrival, the offer of wine or beer with more tasty treats, wonderful breakfast, choices for gluten and dairy free, fresh eggs from the hens in the garden, use of the laundry room, transport to and from town if required and there's probably other little touches I've forgotten. All this in addition to the lovely house, spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated throughout and comfortable bed. We had the great fortune to stay in great B&B's throught our stay in South Island but hands down, Websters was the best. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WebstersonWanaka, Owner at Websters on Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Wow thank you for offering us such a great review. You really have highlighted those extras we love to offer that seem to make such a difference to our guest experience. We make breakfast a real treat and offer anything we can for people provide plenty of choice for vegetarian or gluten and dairy free, The fresh eggs from our hens and vegetables from the garden are a real bonus.
We had the great fortune to host you for 3 nights so were delighted that you throught so highly of your stay here, as the best. I hope we can host you again in the future..
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

After travelling for two weeks in backpackers it was great to spend a short time in a little bit of luxury.
Our host, Liz, made us feel very much at home and spoilt us with a number of really nice touches including tea and home made oven fresh scones on our arrival.
The hot tub with views towards the mountains was a great way to relax after the long drive from Franz Josef.
Most importantly the beds were extremely comfortable with carefully chosen soft furnishings.
I highly recommend the accommodation.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WebstersonWanaka, Owner at Websters on Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Many thanks for your taking the time to offer your review. Our guests love to beable to make tea and coffee whenever they wish and tuck into the homebaking. The hot tub is adjacent to the guest rooms yet private, so a great way to take in 360 degree views of the mountains. I hope you will visit again when you are back in the South Island.
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Have recently returned from a great holiday around the south of New Zealand's south island and one of our stays was with the Webster Lodge on Wanaka. Highly recommended. Friendly, very clean, homely and chic which included a lovely breakfast with homemade preserves and very fresh eggs from laid by the property's very generous hens. Very enjoyable stay with added local knowledge of what to see and do.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WebstersonWanaka, Owner at Websters on Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Many thanks for the lovely review of your time here at the lodge. It was great to have you stay 2 nights so you could make the most of Wanaka. The breakfast is always an opportunity to meet other guests, share stories and of course have some of our homemade preserves and very fresh eggs . It was a pleasure to share our local knowledge of what to see and do. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of olives. We will certainly be harvesting our own very soon. I hope you return to Wanaka again sometime soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Websters is in the most peaceful location just above Lake Wananka and a 15 min walk into the centre of the little resort through pretty pine woods and parks. The welcome is as spectacular as the views of the mountains and the hospitality is fab. And don't worry if you feel you can't manage the walk into town - your hostess LIz will run you there and back. You could do far far worse than stay here

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WebstersonWanaka, Owner at Websters on Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thank you for such a great review. We are great travellers ourselves and love to offer our guests everything they need to make a great stay. The lodge is really in a unique position set on a slightly elevated section that has all day sun and lake and mountain views. Most days we have guests who like to stretch their legs and take the short walk into town so we always give them our 0800 ph number and offer a pick up if they want one.
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Having just stayed at Websters on Wanaka in January 2013, we can highly recommend it. Our hosts Liza and Neil went out of their way to make the stay a great success. The room had everything that could be asked for including a splendid mountain view through doors opening onto decking with table and chairs provided to enjoy the evening air. Liz was a mine of information about this stunning location and surprised us with a glass of wine and nibbles before driving us to and from the local restaurant of our choice. Breakfast was delicious with a variety of homemade jams and marmalade. The free wifi connection worked well. This was a very comfortable and memorable stay in a beautiful part of the country.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WebstersonWanaka, Owner at Websters on Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review. Being local to this area we love to share this with our visitors and tell them all the grat activities and places to visit especially those that are not as well known. I am pleased you enjoyed your wine and platter on the balcony around 6pm. I remember you really appreciated the courtesy car drop off and pick ups from town during your stay with us. I hope to see you back in Wanaka in the future.
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Address: 137 Anderson Road | Wanaka 9305, Wanaka, New Zealand (Formerly Drummonds on Wanaka)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Websters on Wanaka Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Websters on Wanaka Lodge and Apartments has both a boutique purpose built luxury accommodation Lodge and a choice of 1,2 or 3 bedroom luxury apartments in the Wanaka area. We are located just 1.5 Km from the lake and township. The lodge is well situated on the crest of a hill making the maximum of a sunny position on a fabulous 2 acres site in Wanaka. The alpine environment is such a picture postcard with sweeping picture windows throughout the Lodge to capture the panoramic view of the lofty Harris Mountain Range and World Heritage listed Mount Aspiring National Park.Our town apartments provide close proximity to town and only a few minutes walk to the lakefront.When your hosts Liz and Neil Webster took on the Lodge and Apartments that they have aptly refer to as Wanaka's Hidden Gem they instantly saw the huge appeal and its latent potential. They have both travelled extensively to most corners of the world so know first-hand what makes an ideal traveller or holiday maker retreat. This is such a perfect destination for those looking for a quiet retreat, a special event or a wedding with the added bonus of a real sense of privacy. They can accommodate individuals, couples or groups in a mix of either self-catering accommodation or full Bed and Breakfast service. ... more   less 
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