After seeing this place from the lakefront on other trips to Wanaka, we looked forward to staying a night on our way back from a weeks holiday on the west coast. Booking through Wot-If we found it to be more expensive than other places we had stayed in Wanaka and to not offer any deals like free breakfast etc. But as it was rated pretty highly on Trip Advisor and it was a long standing dream to stay there sometime we went ahead. Huge disappointment. The place is outdated. Its been given a cheap upgrade sometime recently but it still feels like a flash back to the 80's. When we entered our room there was a bottle cap on the bedroom floor, a filthy plastic bathmat in the bathroom, hair stuck to the bathroom heater and mold around the basin tiles. There are no mini bar facilities in the "guest suites" which are essentially a motel room although marketed as a "FREE UPGRADE" on Wot-If. As mentioned in other reviews - be careful with the hot water, not only will it run out pretty quickly but also if anyone turns on the sink tap while you are in the shower you will either scald or freeze. Altogether - there are much better options for accommodation in Wanaka. The view is great from some of the rooms but hey - in Wanaka you are NEVER far from a fantastic view and the Edgewater are resting on their laurels when it comes to this feature. Not good enough. The only way I can explain the better reviews this place has is that people don't know what they are missing at other places. As relative locals we advise you to shop around before committing to staying here.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Edgewater Hotel Wanaka