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“A Great Place to Stay in Wanaka” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Cheshire
1 review
“A Great Place to Stay in Wanaka”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2009

Alison and Carl are warm, friendly and helpful hosts. The accommodation is very clean and well furnished , it is quite and the view from our window was wonderful. There is also free internet access in Reception which is a must when travelling around New Zealand. We only stayed one night as we were on a planned tour of South Island but we wished we could have stayed longer as Wanaka is a terrific place.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2009

I stayed here based on the previous tripadvisor.com reviews. I have to agree completely. Alison is a gem; the kind of host you feel is too sweet and kind to even be in the accommodation business. From arranging vegetarian versions of meals to be heated in the microwave at one's leisure, to arranging flights to Milford and the glaciers, Alison is a five star host and a great chef.

There are no washers/dryers in the units, but Alison will do your laundry for more than a fair price and I had forgotten how great air-dried clothes feel!

I came to Wanaka for a few days and stayed a month. It is where the Kiwis holiday, not Queenstown. The natural beauty, hiking trails, cycling and walking tracks, great restaurants, and beautiful lakefront make for a very friendly and welcoming holiday. The Alpine View Lodge is set just outside of town so the neighboring farms with their horses and sheep are set against a fantastic backdrop of the mountains. The units are very clean and well appointed.

Alpine View Lodge and Wanaka are amongst those rare places where weeks pass like days. I highly recommended both.

  • Liked — Alison and Carl
  • Disliked — Hard to find a downside
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Nelson
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2009

We were 4 adults and 2 children so we had the big suite which is actually a 2 bedroom and a 1 bedroom combined. This meant also 2 bathrooms and that is a big plus. Also a big living room with a fine movie collection. One afternoon I enjoyed watching Kelly's Heroes which I had not seen in a long time.

Highlights were fishing L Wanaka and Puzzling World. Also just up the street near the golf course is a trail into town which makes it a nice walk.

Stayed January 2009
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London
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2009

We stayed just one night in Wanaka as part of our two week tour of South Island. Alpine View Lodge lives up to its name offering some wonderful views of the surrounding area.
The accommodation is very spacious and well appointed and in retrospect we wished we stayed longer in Wanaka to take more advantage of the hospitality that Alison and Carl have on offer.
I would certainly recommend it to other travellers.

  • Liked — Location and Views
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2009

Absolutly loved this place!! Stayed in one of their holiday homes in Lake Hawea and was a great way to celebrate the new year! We were very well accomodated and didn't find that anything was missing from the home! The best was the million dollar view of the lake! I would highly recommend to all travellers looking for a smaller town of hawea to relax and enjoy the time away from home.

  • Liked — The view and cleanness
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed January 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Christchurch
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2009

Alison and Carl made our stay more than memorable. Excellent setup and rooms were very very comfortable and clean...
Loved the spa on the first night under the stars and spent most of the time on the other days sitting outside in the sun around the big wooden table
Would definately stay here again if ever in Wanaka.
Thanks heaps !!!

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2008

Great place to stay for the family. Nice and big apartments. Clean and well maintained. Great environment and great view.

  • Liked — The view and the size of apartment
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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*
Number of rooms: 5
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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