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Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages

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1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Good location on the main road. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with good beds. Be aware that the Master Suite faces the main road and you can hear cars passing, although infrequent at night. Breakfast is basic but good and includes hot and cold options. Nice laundry onsite for guests. Beautiful grounds to relax outside with hot tub.

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Thea B, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Yes, there can be some traffic noise but thank goodness Wanaka is still a quiet little town at night. I am trying to think of a way to reduce this problem. I am also going to try to jazz up the breakfasts in the near future. Many thanks for taking the time to write... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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84 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We have just had two nights at the Wanaka Homestead. We had a king room designated the South Room. I guess it might be one of their smaller rooms but it was quite comfortable for us. The extra nice aspects of the Wanaka Homestead is enjoying their ample breakfasts starting with fresh fruit salads and yoghurt, choices of cereals and... More 

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much Kiwis-two for your kind words and great review. Glad you were able to visit Wanaka for a short break to experience our amazing Autumn weather and the carpet of leaves. Hope to see you again. Claire and Thea More 

Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We stayed in an upstairs room just off the busy road . . . somewhat noisy. The room was spacious, though the bathroom could have been more accommodating. Just a minor item: the bathroom mirrors are too low to use unless you're in a seated position, though there wasn't a seat. And the shower, though large was built so that... More 

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is always good to get one even if not all the comments are good. First I am sorry you found I was aloof, I of course never want to come across this way. The guests always come first and I always want my guests to feel welcome and at... More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We stayed here for three nights and found it most comfortable. Claire was most helpful in advising us on alternative things to do when our jet boating trip was cancelled due to high rainfall in the mountains. Great breakfast set us up for the day. Was most useful to be able to wash and dry some clothes since we're away... More 

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear you had a great stay with us and got to enjoy Wanaka, even in the rain. Thank you so much for talking the time to review us, it means a lot. take care. Warm regards, Claire More 

Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We only had one night here and it was a very comfortable and easy stay. The staff was helpful and dealt with our needs for doing laundry, refrigerating food and finding a restaurant. We had a delicious breakfast (included) and shared with other visitors. It had a great shower and everything was clean. There was a little park nearby with... More 

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

I am so happy that you enjoyed your short stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write a review, it means a lot to us. It is nice being a little out of town in a quieter area and I love the park as well. I do hope you enjoyed the other places in NZ as... More 

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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

The perfect spot in Wanaka. Awesome breakfast. Nice laundry & hot tub. Very relaxing spot. Quick trip to downtown. Everything we needed during our visit to Wanaka. Rooms might not be as private as some would like but it didn't bother us. Doors all face a courtyard on the lower level.

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Hello John, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. i am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and Wanaka. I hope you had a great holiday. Warm regards, Claire More 

Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand
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102 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

We were passing through Wanaka and found this charming little B&B run by the adorable Clare. We didn't have a cottage as there was only the 2 of us. It's excellent value for money and my only problem was on 2 small windows in our room which, on a hot day, made it difficult to keep cool, especially at night.... More 

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I am glad you stopped by and were able to stay with us. Yes on hot days it is hard to get air into all the rooms, i do hope this didn't effect you too much. Hopefully you will get the chance to pop in again and stay a... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the two bedroom cottage and it was supreme. Clean, quiet, well appointed and the fastest wifi we've encountered in New Zealand travels. Rooms are arranged around a lovely lawn garden, nice for sitting in morning. The owners paid a lot of attention to design details when built in 2003. About a km from town center. And Netflix... More 

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Hello Phil, First thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on us. I am so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. It is great to hear about the WIFI as we have worked hard to get it right. I hope the rest of your travels around NZ were... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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127 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights during a busy time, and our room was right beside main road to glendue bay. Who would have guessed traffic could be so persistent day & night. Add to this the party goers returning late at night and noise was an issue when trying to sleep. Our room was long & narrow with a sloping ceiling... More 

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Caroline for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. Yes there are two weeks (Christmas/New Years) in Wanaka that become very loud day and night and cause issues for myself as well. I do hope this didn't effect you too much. The south room can get stuffy in very hot weather i am sorry... More 

San Diego, California
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87 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Our room was exactly as pictured. It is comfortable with very good bed and quality linens. Everything worked. The staff was welcoming and helpful. Breakfast good. Location is excellent – close enough to walk to town yet away from the bustle. Very clean and quiet. Excellent value. Very good WiFi.

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I am so happy to hear you had a good time with us and Wanaka. I hope the rest of your travels were enjoyable as well. Thanks! Regards, Claire More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages

Address: 1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $165 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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