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“Spaciour, good view, great facilities” 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 #7 of 19 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Spaciour, good view, great facilities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Had a kingsize room. It was fantastic, there was so much space and had a great lakeview, for us, our room's balcony is an open view to lake and we could just walk across the grass to reach lakeside. There is a track along the lake, you can hire kayak or a bike to cycle along the lakeside. You can even go for a morning run along the track. Great staffs, very friendly and helpful. More than adequate amenities, plenty of carpark, not very far from the main city centre, less than 5 mins drive. Nearby to the boutique cinema Ruby's - bring your visitor Wanaka city map with the Ruby's advertisement for a free block of chocolate.

Room Tip: one bedroom is worth it
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Edgewater_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Edgewater, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Dear Angeline

Thanks for your review. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay and managed to explore the nearby walking tracks and lake area.

Hope you enjoyed the movie at Ruby's too.

We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Kind regards
Trish
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

we got 1 bed room with a big living room and attached kitchen for only $149. No additional charges for 2 teenagers:) We arrived at 2pm and the room was ready for check-in. The sofa bed in the living room has been set up with bed sheet and blankets for my girls (how nice!). Nice view facing the lake. Washing machine and dryer with washing powder free to use... (We just paid $13 to do our laundry in Queenstown...)

The staff was very helpful and friendly. Shehelped us to arrange for a 3 hours lake fishing trip with Advanture Wanaka (Davy). Davy brought us to various spot in the lake to enjoy the beautiful scenery and did his best to make sure we didn't return empty handed. We cooked the fish in "our" kitchen and had a wonderful family time!

We loved our stay at Edgewater :)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Edgewater_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Edgewater, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Dear YB_LE

Thanks for your review. Sounds like you had a great time with your family. We're pleased it all went so well for you. Trust you enjoyed the fresh fish!

Kind regards,
Trish
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Very spacious rooms - we had a one bedroom suite on the ground floor, and Lake Wanaka was just at the doorsteps of the living room. Big windows - room was very well illuminated. Facilities was a bit aged (especially with the washing machine with the dryer knob broken and not functioning). Otherwise, it was a comfortable stay at least for the view.

Room Tip: Ground floor room
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edgewater_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Edgewater, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Dear Chowac,

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences at Edgewater. The location is superb on the lakefront.

I am sorry to learn of your issue with the washing machine. If you can remember your room number or let us know the name your reservation was made under and the exact night(s) you stayed we can look into this. Please email me directly (bd@edgewater.co.nz).

Kind regards,
Trish
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Edgewater is just that, on the edge of the water with mountains in the background. We thought it was a golf course outside our backdoor-no manicured lawn. We had the suite with a separate bedroom and then a living/dining/kitchen. The restaurant was ok, nothing spectacular. As we found in most hotels in NZ, no free wifi in room. You can go to the lobby and use their computer. If you do the drive up to Mt. Aspire keep looking to the left for people gliding (parachuting sans plane) off the mountain where Treble Cone ski area is located if the weather permits. Nice comfortable room with good corner windows for views.

Room Tip: Get mountain view room-don't know if there are any bad room views here.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edgewater_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Edgewater, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Kia Ora,

Sounds like you had an enjoyable time with us and in the Wanaka region.

Your comment about wi-fi is well noted. In fact we are actively looking at the systems and options to improve our internet access options at Edgewater and will make an announcement when all details are finalised.

The spacious layout of Edgewater means that all rooms have mountain and lake view rooms for all guests to enjoy.

Kind regards
Trish
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

We had a one-bedroom suite at Edgewater and stayed for three nights at the tail-end of a three-week vacation in NZL. Edgewater is right on Lake Wanaka with the gorgeous mountains of Mt. Aspiring National Park in the background and a path that goes for miles around the lake. About a mile into the downtown area of Wanaka, walking distance to Rippon Winery and on the road to Mt. Aspiring National Park - perfect location for us.

Edgewater is modern and classy, with a fresh, clean style. The grounds are immaculate, as are the common areas and the restaurant/ check-in area. The staff were friendly and so accommodating! Always provided tips and information in response to our questions.

The accommodations were our favorite during our vacation - and we stayed in nice places throughout the North and South Island. Our suite was very spacious, the bed and bedding were extremely comfortable, and the kitchen was perfect for breakfast in the room and packing lunches for adventuring during the day. We felt so cozy there overlooking Lake Wanaka that we opted for takeaway dinners instead of dining out.

Our only wish was to stay longer!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edgewater_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Edgewater, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Dear Carla

Thanks for your extensive review.

We are pleased you enjoyed our rooms, location and staff at Edgewater.

We hope one day in the future you may be able to come back and visit us again.

Kind regards
Trish
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Austin, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Loved loved loved it. Great helpful staff and clean rooms with beautiful views. Stayed there for 3 days and could have stayed longer. The running and bike trails around the lake were magnificient. Breakfast buffet was delicious with a huge selection. Would revisit in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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, November 28, 2012
Dear Kaydeeduke,

We're really thrilled you had such a great time with us and, you are right, there are plenty of reasons to stay longer.

We hope to welcome you back to Edgewater sometime in the future.

Kind regards,
Trish
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Edgewater is in the most beautiful spot with incredibly well kept grounds, lovely clean accommodation and amazing staff. There for our wedding with around 50 others many have commented on the great attitude of, and service received from, Edgewater staff. I would not hesitate to recommend Edgewater for accommodation or any event. Very reasonable pricing for such a remarkable vista.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Edgewater_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Edgewater, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Dear Belinda,

Congratulations on your recent wedding. We're thrilled you has such an amazing day and appreciate your kind words about our team.

We work hard to make sure your special day is seamless and enjoyable.

Kind regards,
Trish
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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:
#3 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#6 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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