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“Treated like royalty”
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Lake Wanaka Lodge
Ranked #16 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Treated like royalty”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

The lodge is nicely tucked away lending to a quiet and relaxing retreat from the main town center with it's own source of natural spring water.
When we arrived the host and hostess were extremely welcoming and through out the entire stay exhibited exemplary service.
The room was tidy and the water pressure great! Free wifi was provided in the room as well, which was awesome since most places we found charged quite a bit for it's use.
We had the cooked breakfast, which included a generous and impressive spread -- more food then typically offered at a B & B. The hosts were timely and the food delicious! As the title says, we felt like royalty with such service! I will note that the breakfast is cook to order, so be sure to tell them if you plan on eating with them in the morning and what time so that they can have something prepared.
Overall a great stop for us on our road trip.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Close to the town centre but in a quiet cul-de-sac at the back of the town (5 minute walk to the shops) with slightly obstructed views of the mountains and lake. The room was quiet, clean and comfortable while breakfast was very good and well presented, with a choice of cooked breakfast or continental (toast, cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit) AND sushi. The Internet connection was good and unlimited. A nice big comfortable public lounge. All in all a nice clean tidy place with very polite helpful staff/owners, but something was missing that I just couldn't put my finger on!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014

- Location : not so easy to find, but quiet, and with a public area with mountain and lake view! Very nice and beautiful !
- Breakfast : Toast, cereals, yoghurt, fruit, and nice (see pics) cooked breakfast if asked.
- Welcome : nice and helpful welcome !
- Other : Wifi is available in the public room which is quite cosy, and have an outdoor access. Room not too big, not too small...
Very nice place to stay!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, NZ
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Clearly quite a recent addition to the Wanaka scene, this place is clean and tidy with smallish rooms.
Situated at the back of the town, its not far to the shops etc. but seems to have little "soul" and I won't stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bargara, Australia
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154 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stayed in the smaller downstairs rooms and will, next time, stay in the slightly more expensive but larger rooms upstairs. The room was quiet, clean and comfortable while breakfast was very good. The Internet connection is good and included in the room charge. Definitely a place to recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tenterfield, Australia
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89 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2013

We stayed there for three nights; the service was good, breakfast, fresh and well presented. The rooms and the entire establishment were spotless. A large common room well supplied with games and books. Has its own fresh spring water. Would highly recommend it and I would stay there again.

Room Tip: A small place with 10 rooms and parking a bit limited, any room seemed fine
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2013

I have had the pleasure of staying at Lake Wanaka Lodge several times over the last 8 years and it was a pleasant surprise to discover the new Japanese owners have worked hard to improve the experience of staying here. This place is a bed and breakfast, in a quiet street , but near the shopping area. The beds are some of the most comfortable you will experience, and as I said the service from Katsumi and his staff was first class.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Lake Wanaka Lodge
Address: 24 Tenby Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Wanaka Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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