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Waiorau Homestead

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#4 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Waiorau Luxury Homestead offers the ultimate in luxury Cardona Valley, Wanaka Accommodation – comfort, style and hospitality. Waiorau Homestead is within two minutes drive to the access roads of Cardrona, Snow Farm & Snow Park - from bed to first run - 20 minutes! With a large number of nearby attractions and activities, Waiorau Homestead is the perfect haven for unwinding at the end of the day. Nestled at the heart of Central Otago and ideally situated between Queenstown and Wanaka, there are a numerous outdoor activites, wineries and walks to be enjoyed.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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3 nights stay at the Waiorao was one of the highlights of New Zealand trip. Not only is it a beautiful home, our host Blythe is one of the most hospitable, kind, down to earth and considerate host we have ever had pleasure of meeting. To add, he is an accomplished 2 dinners there were definitely the best we've had. To add more charm to the establishment, we were more than happy to have the resident dog, Coco and cat Toui keep us company. This place is a must stay and I would love to go back again.
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Response from WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Wilfyong, thank you so very much for taking the time to do this lovely review - we really appreciate it and of course hope you will return again sometime. Blyth & Ann
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What a lovely place to stay, especially with autumn in full glow! Such a relaxing country setting, beautiful garden to enjoy outside and warm hospitality inside. We stayed four nights which was a good length of time to explore the area. The two nights we had dinner cooked by Blyth were a highlight: delicious! We enjoyed chatting with other guests over breakfast too. Our room was comfortable and we enjoyed watching rugby in the lounge too. Very handy for visiting the Cardrona Hotel and touring the Distillery, and not too far from Wanaka.
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Response from WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead
Responded Apr 30, 2019
Dear guests, thank you so much for your lovely review and it was an absolute please to have you to stay. We are pleased you enjoyed some Waiorau hospitality including dinners. Thank you again and we would love to see you in these parts sometime again in the future. A & B
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Perfect hosts, perfect setting, perfect house, perfect food. Sitting outside enjoying that view with a chilled glass - bliss. Loved everything about the homestead and the area. Anne and Blyth were superb hosts and the food was delicious. We did a six week trip round South Island and Waiorau was probably our favourite stay. We loved Wanaka and the Cardrona valley. Don,t miss eating at the Cardrona Hotel. Thanks again Ann and Blyth for a great few days.
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Response from WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead
Responded Mar 22, 2019
Dear guests, we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and the Cardrona area. We also appreciate you taking the time to do this lovely review for us and hope to see you back again sometime in the future. A & B
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This is a chance to experience the New Zealand countryside in comfort and beauty. When we arrived, we just sat outside with tea under their large patio umbrella in the light rain and watched the sheep and the sunset. The hosts have thought of every detail. This was a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. You should stay here!
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Response from WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead
Responded Mar 22, 2019
Hi Tom, thank you very much for taking the time to do this review for us and so happy that little bit of rain added to the experience! Thank you again for coming to stay and hope you will return again. All the best A & B.
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Driving down the tree line path leading to a beautiful oasis was only the beginning. Ann was extremely welcoming and the home was wonderful. Our cozy room exceeded our expectations with a great outdoor area and view, but the entire home was over the top. All so well designed and coordinated with every attention to detail. In the morning, the breakfast spread was just perfect and we were so sad we only had booked one night. We could have spent a few days and been perfectly content. Thank you for your hospitality. It ranks right at the top of our stays.
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Response from WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead
Responded Mar 22, 2019
Dear guests, we appreciate you coming to stay with us and pleased you enjoyed a taste of Waiorau hospitality. Thank you for taking the time to write this review for us and yes do come and stay longer next time. Have a good year. A & B
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$172 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionWanaka
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