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“For our wedding - we are local” 5 of 5 stars
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Edgewater
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sargood Drive | Lake Wanaka, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Wanaka
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“For our wedding - we are local”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

We had very small wedding at edgewater. We live in Wanaka so we knew this location is exceptional.

Devin, who was responsible for taking care of us and our wedding was great.

Because we live in Wanaka, we went over to talk to her and she showed us some rooms. The rooms were basic and ok but not much special we thought then, we just made sure to tell her what we wanted.

We invited our family for two nights stay and one night for ourselves at the wedding night. The rooms were clean and very very nice, we asked for the good location facing to the lake and hoped for the upstairs. She made everything happen.

The dinner was very good too.
That was shame we were pretty full and most of us couldn't finish our plates...
We just should have started the canapes earlier before dinner.
Well presented with presents from family overseas at the dinner, that was a nice and very thoughtful presentation.
Thank you so much to the person who did that for us.

We took helicopter from the heli pad and landed there back.
Yellow leaves blown by the heli were so so beautiful, their lawn was amazingly green, that was just a simply beautiful place.
Most of staff we met that day and next morning congratulated us, they made our special day very very special.

There is a small pond as well, ducks are cruising and that would be nice to read or relax on a bench there.

Thank you all so much for your great hospitality and massive thank you to Devin who made our wedding day such a great memory.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

We were originally booked into this hotel for 1 night, and ended up staying for 5 nights. The first night was booked via the Information Centre and was for a room at the back of the resort. We then went to Mount Cook for a night, but asked before we left if we could return for 2 nights but this time for a room overlooking the lovely lake. Hayley at the Reception very kindly arranged just that so we had a 2nd floor room, with a balcony and a corner picture window with the most spectacular view. We kept to our plan and then moved on to Queenstown for what should have been 4 nights. However, we missed Wanaka and the Edgewater so much we only spent the 2 nights booked and called Hayley who actually managed to get us back into the same apartment for our last 2 nights in the South Island. This resort offers exactly what you want it to, lots of activities if that's your thing, or if you wish to relax and walk by the side of the lake then there can't be a better location than here. Only critiisism I have is that the Wi-fi provider Surfspot was very hit and miss, but this is not limited to this location but to every one that I used Surfspot in.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

We had planned out trip for Queenstown and at the last minute decided to switch to Wanaka due to a perception that it would be more restful and tranquil. We were right and we were right to book at the Edgewater.

We had a one bedroom suite with a garden/lake view (look hard to the right see the lake) it was clean and spacious. Not very fancy but well appointed and not showing signs of wear. The only potential drawback was the combination of no air conditioning and no screens. It has been a bit cool this summer in the area so it was not an issue, but it could be; however, from what I could tell ac is not all that easy to come across in the area.

The hotel has a fine restaurant with many more in town. A car is a must. Though one can walk to town and back, I wouldn't want to do it after dinner, too far.

Reception was cordial and staff couldn't be nicer. For a quiet private get away, this is an excellent choice. Want action and nightlife-find something in Queenstown.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edgewater_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Edgewater, responded to this review, March 5, 2011
Kia Ora moyaroo
Thanks for taking the time to post a review on Edgewater.
You are right....Wanaka is a much more relaxed option to Queenstown.
As you may have found in New Zealand AC is not as prevalent as in other parts of the world. Wanaka tends to enjoy dry hot summers (not humid) but I acknowledge there are a few days in the summer when AC would be enjoyed. We do have pedestal fans in the wardrobe of the rooms.
Thanks once again and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation in NZ.
Kind regards
Trish
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

Since we were winging it on our entire trip around New Zealand, we hadn’t planned on spending the night in Wanaka. However, the drive down the West Coast over the Haast Pass took a bit longer than expected because of the spectacular scenery. Our goal that day was Queenstown but since it was getting dark, we decided to call it a night, as we did not want to miss the views along the Crown Range Road via Cadrona.

Wanaka is a beautiful little town on a lovely lake. It has a feel of laid back, easy going that is intoxicating. We ended up acquiring lodging at Edgewater Resort as our other choices were all booked.

When we first walked in, I thought uh oh. The feeling of the resort is like that of a basic state park lodge in the states. Even the restaurant décor made it seem questionable that there would be good fare to be had. But, we were tired and the rate was fair for the night so we booked a room.

The staff was very friendly and accommodating during check-in. We requested a lake view room and were given room 104. We were pleasantly surprised with what greeted us. The room was clean, the décor reminded me a lot of the late 80s but the lake view was GORGEOUS! We were on the 2nd floor and our balcony overlooked the resort’s immaculate manicured lawn to uninterrupted views of the lake.

After settling in, we ventured down for dinner wary of how the food would be but we were too exhausted to go anywhere else. Thankfully, we didn’t let appearances sway us. Our meal at Sargoods Restaurant was one of the best we had in all of New Zealand. The food was EXCEPTIONAL and the wait staff was friendly and attentive. Our stay at Edgewater Resort ended up being the perfect ending to an amazing day.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edgewater_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Edgewater, responded to this review, March 5, 2011
Kia Ora lfisgd746

Thanks for taking the time to post your review on Edgewater in Lake Wanaka. You are right New Zealand is blessed with some great scenery.

It seems we 'grew' on you as you enjoyed our spacious rooms, staff and great meal. In fact we've just launched a new autumn (fall) menu this month (March).

I hope the rest of your trip in NZ went well and you shared some great times and photos with your friends at home.

Kind regards
Trish
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

Wanaka is our favourite place in New Zealand and Edgewater Resort has to be our place of choice to stay. The apartments are right on the lake and it is quiet and very peaceful.

The staff are very good and friendly and the food is acceptable if not first class.

The hotel is favoured by bus parties and this can become a bit too much.

The spa has been updated since our last trip and is a bit hidden away.

The rooms a very spacious and well appointed and ideal for an extended break.

We strongly recommend Edgewater Resort.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Edgewater_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Edgewater, responded to this review, March 5, 2011
Dear Allister, thanks for your review. Great news that you enjoyed your time.

We are pleased we could share out great lakefront location with you.

Our spa pools are new and we hope in time to redevelop the spa area and add a few more amenities.

WIth thanks
Trish
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

Our room was facing the lake..you could even walk out to the grass & lake. It was a great experience.

Food choice could be improved as the choice is limited & so could the TV channel choice for kids!

Free parking :)

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edgewater_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Edgewater, responded to this review, January 9, 2011
Hi apbanerjee,

Thank you for your recent review of Edgewater. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the view, there is no doubt we have the best lakeside location in Wanaka!

I am sorry you felt our food choice was limited, but I am sure you found what you did have to be enjoyable! We are proud of the dishes we create from local produce and are often complimented on our delicious fare.

We will also be looking into your comments regarding children's channels.

Thank you again for your review, and we hope to see you here again soon!

Kind regards,

Ellen Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

Had a one bedroom unit downstairs overlooking the lake. Very clean and comfortable, quiet, great view, very peaceful. Friendly helpful staff. Excellent dinner and breakfast. Expensive but worth it as a wedding anniversary. Bit far to walk to town.

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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Edgewater_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Edgewater, responded to this review, January 9, 2011
Hi cjb185,

Thank you for your recent review of Edgewater, we appreciate all your comments regarding your comfortable room, the views, and the peace you experienced while staying here. We hope to see you again soon as you are not far from Wanaka...in my own hometown - Invercargill!

Kind regards,

Ellen Cairns
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Address: Sargood Drive | Lake Wanaka, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#4 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#6 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Edgewater 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Edgewater lies right at the water’s edge of Lake Wanaka. It is the perfect destination for you to experience all that Central Otago’s seasons have to offer. Our long, hot summers fade slowly into beautiful autumn colours, before the clear mountain air promises snow and crisp winter days. As the snowfalls melt, spring returns with its lush, bright greens. At Edgewater we have genuine local knowledge that complements our inviting accommodation and enticing seasonal menu. We can unlock the very best Wanaka experiences, tailored for you. Edgewater is a four star Qualmark graded property situated on the edge of Lake Wanaka. Come and touch the seasons at Edgewater. ... more   less 
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