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Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Ruby cottage, 4 adults sharing, and self-catered. Beautiful rooms, spotlessly clean and spacious, with comfortable beds, sofas and dining set. Kitchen had everything you would need to cook and tidy up after. Fridge was extremely cold, due to no cover on the freezer box, but we managed. Free on-site laundry room was an unexpected bonus. Well-maintained garden,... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We have taken steps towards rectifying the fridge temperature and we appreciate you letting us know. We are very happy that your stay was comfortable and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Warrnambool, Australia
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful experience here. Very comfortable, quiet, well appointed room. Spacious room with a luxurious feel. Our host Thea is fabulous and made us very welcome from the moment we arrived. We enjoyed Thea's delicious cooked and continental breakfasts too. The location is great, just a short stroll through glorious gardens to the lake front which meanders its way to the... More 

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

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. So glad that you had the time to appreciate the surrounding gardens and the short walk to the lake. I take pleasure in providing a substantial and varied breakfast menu and I'm very happy that you found it tasty. More 

Albany, New York
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We adored the cottages on our stay. Thea is wonderful, a friendly and gracious host. The location is great, a beautiful walk around the lake on the beach to the main strip for eateries and shops. I'd say a 20 minute walk at a leisurely pace. Our room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. Breakfast consists of cold and hot Selections.... More 

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

Thank you for your great review. We are very lucky to be so close to town and yet still able to offer private and secluded accommodation in a peaceful setting. We strive to meet our guests needs to ensure their stay is as comfortable as possible. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing. We stayed in Ruby Cottage and the accommodation was absolutely pristinely clean. The attention to detail will all the kitchen equipment and supplies was second to none. The rooms were spacious and extremely comfortable. The location was great very close to the town. There were free laundry facilities which were also spotless. I cannot recommend... More 

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

I can't thank you enough for your generous and kind words. We are very proud of our facilities and your comments make our efforts all the more rewarding. We hope you will be able to visit us again. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay here was perfect from start to finish. We were offered a complementary upgrade on check-in (the original room we booked looked great too) and enjoyed the peaceful surrounds. The property is in a gorgeous setting and only a short walk to the centre of town. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.

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

We are thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us. We are privileged to be situated in such an established and secluded garden setting with such such close proximity to the historic Wanaka Station Park and the lake. We hope to see you again. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Very reasonably priced with awesome breakfast. The rooms are new, roomy and gorgeous. There is an outdoor grill, laundry facility and very nice back yard. We stayed there for only one night on our way north, I wish we could stay longer. The place is really amazing!

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and we would love you to come back and stay longer next time. More 

Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

The cottages are very well presented with every home comfort. Nothing has been overlooked. We stayed in Ruby Cottage which was perfect for 4 adults. It is only a short walk into Wanaka and just a couple of minutes to the lakeside through a lovely park. Rippon Winery is about 2kms away and well worth a visit. The lodge has... More 

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

Thank you so much for very kind feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the close proximity to the lake and Rippon Vineyard. The walk from here to town is probably one of the most scenic and accessible walks in the Wanaka region. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Everything was excellent! Location was great, short walk to town centre, steps to the lake and very pretty outlook from our room. Hosts, Thea and Norm, were just lovely! They went the extra mile to make you feel special and comfortable. Breakfast was healthy, delicious and plentiful! We stayed in the lodge which was just gorgeous. Our king-size room was... More 

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

Thank you so much for your generous review. It was a real pleasure to look after you both. You are a very inspirational couple and I look forward to seeing you again. More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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121 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here. It is about a 20 minute walk into the town of Wanaka. There is an interesting path along the way with history tiles set into the ground with events from 0-2000 AD. The host, Thea, is lovely, very helpful and cooks a great breakfast. The rooms are clean and comfortable enough but could use a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Your feedback is very important to us, as without it we would not have the knowledge to address problems and improve our facility. I apologise profusely for the noise from the adjoining room. It is the first time we have had a complaint such as yours and it is unfortunate... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Wonderful place to stay in Wanaka. Great location close to lake and an easy walk into town. Hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the lounge area was beautiful, comfortable and warm. Breakfast was delicious with a great range of home cooked options and home baked treats in the afternoon were a lovely surprise... More 

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

Cheers Millar girls. Thank you for your generous review. I loved how the family made themselves at home and I do really miss their chatter. The lodge seemed oddly quiet when you left. Love to have you back. Once again, many thanks. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $142 - $346 (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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“The courtyard room on the ground level was fabulous. Quiet and easy to access from our car.”
 of 5 bubbles coogee3, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Downstairs king-size room as can use deck”
 of 5 bubbles yfwebby, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“all lovely”
 of 5 bubbles annaley2015, Sep 13, 2015 | Read review
“Make sure you're not on the road. If you are, don't choose this place.”
 of 5 bubbles 549maudep, Mar 25, 2015 | Read review
“Perhaps the cottages are better but our room in the lodge seemed tired.”
 of 5 bubbles 182AnneG, Dec 2, 2014 | Read review
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