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“Magnificent luxury lodge that is truly fantastic value with a touch of class in service” 5 of 5 stars
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Riverrun Lodge
5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   86 Halliday Road, Wanaka, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Magnificent luxury lodge that is truly fantastic value with a touch of class in service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011 via mobile

Meg runs an incredible lodge that is luxurious with open log fires, an beautiful outdoor cedar hot tub and the views of the snow capped mountain range is to die for.
The evening drinks and nibbles were unexpected and welcomed and her personal service is so down to earth and friendly that we felt like we had known her for years! Thanks Meg for a beautiful and relaxing 3 days and I hope you get to do more traveling to Tanzania, Croatia and China! We will be back soon!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

We spent a few very nice days here! The lady of the lodge was very very nice and spoiled us with good breakfast, appetizers in the late afternoon en snacks for on our trips. Very willing to help us with everything and also free WIFI! We loved the hottub outsite where you can enjoy the beautiful stars on the best spot ever.
Beautiful views from the nice rooms... we are absolutely 100% confident. Thnx for letting us staying here. Regards, Rik and Corinne Keijzer, NL

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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Reading, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

Can’t fault it. Lovely place, beautiful location, great food and excellent rooms.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

Having stayed at several other Wanaka lodges, we have only returned to Riverrun.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

Web site does not do justice, we loved it. It was the best place we stayed in in new Zealand.

Beautiful views in all directions. Fantastic veranda to take in the scenery. Rooms well apointed, big bed, large bathroom, immaculately clean. Meg was a wonderful host and full of great ideas about things to do

Food really good, left every morning completely stuffed.

Genuinely sad to leave

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

The location may at a first glance seem far out, but the stay was fantastic. We had comfortable rooms, and a real nice view from the rooms. The lodge provided a very relaxed atmosphere. The food was excellent, drinks and snacks in the evening, a delicious dinner, a selection of fruits available, and a lunch packet if needed. Absolutely recommendable.

  • Stayed February 2010, 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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Montauban, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2010

We stayed at Riverrun in February; our review has been delayed by travel and work. We picked the Lodge for location but also because of the breadth of activities and places to visit on offer in their programmes. We wanted a beautiful rural setting and also wanted to see Milford Sound, the glaciers and to walk. The flexibility of what was on offer met all our criteria. The service was also flexible, adaptable and excellent.

Access from Queenstown was by a beautiful mountain drive and the Lodge's position gave isolation but also access to the restaurants and facilities of Wanaka.

We ate in one night and enjoyed an excellent, well cooked meal and interesting wines. We were won over by the Pinot Noir of the area.

The fields were full of sheep and we had the luck to spot the New Zealand Harrier, a form of cuckoo (unsure which) and Californian Quail during our stay.

Nothing was too much trouble and we left hoping to return someday soon.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 86 Halliday Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riverrun Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riverrun is a small luxury lodge, 5 mins drive from Wanaka, on a 500 acre farm bordering the Clutha river (New Zealand's largest river) and the Cardrona river. Guests can enjoy walks, running and bike trails on the property. The accommodation is luxurious, stylish, but un-stuffy. The lodge employs a chef and offers a gourmet 4 course dinner to guests Monday through Friday nights, but not at weekends. Evening appetisers are served nightly. Breakfast is delicious. Meg has lived in Wanaka for 18 years and done many of the local activities; hiking, mountain biking, skiing, climbing, kayaking, heli-hiking and heli-biking, cruises out to islands on the lake - not to mention wine-tasting. All the lodge rooms are ensuite, with magnificent views of the Southern Alps. ... more   less 
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