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Alpine View Lodge
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   23 Studholme Rd South | RD 2, Wanaka, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 43 Specialty lodging in Wanaka
Wellington, New Zealand
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“great stay- loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Michelle and Craig were fantastic hosts, very welcoming and accomodating. The unit was wonderful, tastefully decorated and spacious enough for a family of four. We had a great balcony with barbeque and watched the sun set on the hills. Our son was asked to help feed the sheep and it was these small touches that made the difference. The lodge is a little out of town, but only a few minutes drive by car. The bonus was the owner's16 week old kitten, Coco who came and visited our unit, so cute.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

After a long flight from the UAE and driving from Christchurch all the way down to Wanaka, we found no vacancies in the town. It was the 31st December and we did not know that Wanaka would be flooded with visitors on that day. There was heavy rainfall and we had no place to go. When we were just about to leave the town, we passed by the Alpine View Lodge and thought, we'd give it a last try. We were too happy that there was a very cosy and warm room for us. But it got even far better than we expected - Michelle and Craig went out of their way to make our first evening together in New Zealand a memorable one. They specially kept the BBQ grill, a table and chairs under the shelter in front of our door so we could prepare our dinner. Michelle was so kind to provide us with everything we needed to set up our table nicely to have our meal and Craig even brought a lantern so we would have a really romantic dinner atmosphere.

Dear Michelle, dear Craig, you were wonderful hosts! Thank you very much for your warm hospitality and your kindness.
We wish you a very healthy and successful new year!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

My daughter, her baby and I stayed only one night; I was on baby sitting duty whilst she attended a wedding in Wanaka. We wanted to arrive early as baby is breast feeding - Michelle & Craig were so friendly and accommodating, ensuring our cottage was ready and waiting with everything necessary for our early arrival and again when we left, there was no pressure for us to rush out the door.
The two bedroom cottage was beautifully presented and very comfortable. Everything about the Lodge, the setting and gardens are impeccable but still provide that homely, comfortable feeling. The perfect place for a relaxing break whether it's with family, friends or a romantic get-away.

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed with Michele and Craig for 3 nights and from the off they were warm, welcoming and hospitable. The lodge is in a great location for either skiing, the lake or the pass to Queenstown. The views are beautiful the whole way around and particularly from the garden where there is a wonderful hot tub, BBQ and spacious areas to enjoy them both. Nothing was too much trouble for the hosts and I was always greeted with a smile.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Craig and Michelle were the most welcoming hosts making us feel like an extension of the family. The two bedroom cottage we stayed in was excellent, very comfortable and full of homely comforts. The hot tub was amazing and a great way to greet the new year! Michelle and Craig were so attentive, they couldnt do enough for us. The setting of the Alpine View Lodge is superb for both lake goers and for those who ski, breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains with sturdy picnic tables and bbq add to the quality.
The lodge is a 25 minute walk into Wanaka which means you have a quiet night sleep away from any possible noise from bars etc. Thank you both for a very memorable stay with you both, we will definitely see you in the future. Happy New Year 2013!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

The lovely house was very complete and each bedroom had a bathroom. Clean linnen and towels and comfortable beds.
Michele and Craig were our hosts and the were very helpful and friendly.
It is only a few minutes drive to town and also very close to the beautiful Wanaka lake which offers great walks and fun water entertainment. Nice and well maintained gardens and enough parking space were provided.
We had a wonderful time and will certainly come back if we visit Wanaka again in the future.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Dear Michele, dear Craig, it is almost two years since we spent some wonderful days at your place. Thinking back of our 7-week NZ trip it definitely was one of our highlights - your place and your hospitality can be recommended to anyone wishing to have some great days in Wanaka.
If we ever come back to the Wanaka region we will for sure visit you again.
We wish you all the best for 2013! Warm greetings from Germany, Christine & Boris with Tamara & Dominik

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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Address: 23 Studholme Rd South | RD 2, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 43 Specialty lodging in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine View Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alpine View Lodge is set in 4 scenic acres on the edge of Wanaka - close enough to walk to the lake and town, but far enough away to enjoy peace, tranquility and relaxation. Our guests describe us as one of the best accommodations they stayed in during their holiday, with many guests booking for one night but then staying for three or four. King, queen, singles and twin all with en-suited bathrooms, we also can accommodate families being able to sleep up to 12 people. We offer complimentary continental breakfasts with our studio rooms, free Wi-fi and also a constantly heated spa pool all in a garden setting with stunning mountain views. ... more   less 
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