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“Wanaka luxury” 5 of 5 stars
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Riverrun Lodge
4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   86 Halliday Road, Wanaka, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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“Wanaka luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2006

We stayed only one night here but it was wonderful our hosts were delightful, the room was lovely with a porch overlooking the hillsides. The dinner was first rate with presentation, quality and service. I think I would stay here rather than in Queenstown on our next trip and still be able to easily drive to the places we want to visit in the area.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2005

My husband and I stayed at Riverrun while on our honeymoon in New Zealand. The structure and surrounding property are beautiful. Our hosts mapped out hiking routes for us and my husband and I spent an afternoon exploring the trails, one of which led down to a beautiful rushing river. The dinner we ate there was one of my FAVORITE meals I had on our entire honeymoon. I can only speak to one drawback - dinner was communal and we found ourselves dining with an annoyingly ostentatious couple from (where else?) the U.S. Ugh. But that isn't Riverrun's fault........

  • Stayed April 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riverrun Lodge

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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Riverrun Lodge 4.5*
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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