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“What a jewel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #13 of 54 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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“What a jewel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

The town of Wanaka sits on a lake and is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the South Island. The Wanaka Homestead is a lovely B&B with the most gracious hosts. Absolutely a great choice for anyone traveling throught the area

  • Stayed January 2012, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

We stayed at the Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages as a family group and we really did have the best of both worlds.

The larger of our group were in the three bedroom cottage and another couple of us stayed in the main lodge. The accommodations in both the cottages and the Lodge are excellent. The Homestead is in a lovely spot straight across the road from a neighbouring park which has lovely grounds and swings which the kids could go over and play around in. It is a short walk through the park down to a lovely swimming spot in the lake.

Ed and Carol made us feel very welcome and the children loved playing with their awesome dog - Director of Public Relations - Douglas. I cannot recommend the Homestead highly enough. Free wi-fi internet, hot tub, free laundry facilities, BBQ and mountain bikes made this a wonderful experience for our families.

  • Stayed January 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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

We were in Wanaka during a very busy period when there were lots of visitors in town and events going on.

It was such a joy to be able to come back to the Wanaka Homestead Lodge each day. The Homestead is set in beautiful, peaceful parkland surroundings and is a 200m walk to the lake. It is a lovely 10-15 minute lakeside walk into the main town area.

Comfortable beds, yummy breakfasts, lovely hosts (not forgetting Douglas, a very chilled out Terrier) all go together to make Wanaka Homestead a peaceful oasis.

This makes it an ideal place for anyone who wants to be close to town but away from the bustle and noise during the busier periods.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

charming lodge about 20 minutes walk along the lakeside into town. You get a lot for your money here- barbeque area, hot tub, bikes, free internet, modern rooms and an excellent service from the owners. No reason to stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Carol and Ed are outstanding hosts. They really make you feel at home and will go "above and beyond" to ensure your stay is memorable.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

We have just returned from a fantastic stay in the two bedroom cottage. The whole setting is lovely modern clean and well turned out. We stayed with three young children and really enjoyed having the space for them to play and relax without upsetting other guests. Having two bathrooms was a great extra especially having a bath to pop all the kids in. The walk to town was very pleasant and took about 25 mins with our four year old walking. She was happy to do it sometimes twice a day, as there was so much to look at on the way.There is a park located across the street with swings and another bigger playground just a short walk away.
Ed and Carol are very friendly and interested hosts. They made us feel very welcome and comfortable . I would have no hesitation in recomending this property to any travellers family couples old or young looking for some nice quality accomodation.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Ed and Carol are the most relaxed, wonderful hosts! They offer free use of their laundry facilities bikes, and barbeque! The beautiful lakefront and town are short walk away. We were there over Christmas and they were very gracious, to the point of offering us complimentary champagne and pinot noir.
The whole setting is architecturally stunning and has separate cottages as well as rooms. We really enjoyed the breakfasts - the cooked breakfasts were well worth the extra cost, but you won't go hungry if you opt for the continental.
We want to come back!

  • Stayed December 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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Address: 1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, 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 Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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