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“Stunningly Gorgeous & Overwhelmingly Homely”
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Riverview Terrace
Ranked #6 of 53 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

We were so well looked after here! Pam & Peter are the loveliest hosts, who really make you feel so at home. Nibbles & breakfasts were of the finest quality, as was the accommodation itself. The views are spectacular and Mt Iron is just behind you for a lovely morning walk. It's a very relaxing, homely, and luxurious place to stay. Comes very highly Recommended!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Pam H, Owner at Riverview Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

It was super having you all staying with us when you attended your friends beautiful Wanaka Wedding, did you see the fantastic photos of the wedding on facebook? Peter & I look forward to your return visit. Many thanks for taking time to write a review. Cheers Pam & Peter.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Riverview Terrace is affordable luxury accomodation at it's very best. The rooms are luxurious, the views are stunning, the hosts are so lovely and accomodating, the breakfast and nibbles are better than gourmet restaurants and the outdoor spa tops off just a lovely place to stay. The rooms are all very elegant and spacious, cosy and impecibly clean. Each morning you'll be greeted with stunning views that makes Wanaka so beautiful but aren't often highlighted by other hotels and apartments. The breakfast was incredibly delicious and the selection available was incredible - Pam catered to our every need and more! We recently stayed while in Wanaka for a wedding and a highlight was being able to sneak off early and enjoy the outdoor spa/hot tube under the stars - very romantic and something not possible in any other B&B we have stayed in. I have no hesitation in recommending Riverview Terrace, I will definitely be returning!

Room Tip: Each room is as gorgeous as the next
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Pam H, Owner at Riverview Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Hope you had a good flight back to the UK.
So pleased the stars came out for your massaging spa. Wanaka gave you 4 seasons in one day while you were here!!! The snow has nearly gone off the mountains now!!! Look forwad to your return visit.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

What an impressive place to relax! Great leisurely breakfasts, close to mt iron walks with amazing views to look at while you eat your eggs Benedict! Pam and Peter have a real knack for hosting holiday makers and couples. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Pam H, Owner at Riverview Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

It was a pleasure to have you both here, so pleased you enjoyed our Mt iron walk, Peter & I try to get up that walking track at least 3 times a week, great exercise with amazing 360 views of Wanaka. We look forward to you coming back in the future.
Best wishes with your wedding plans.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had a wonderful weekend staying at this b&b. Great hosts- very attentive and catered beyond our expectations. Midnight spa was just bliss and the breakfast would rival any great cafe! Definitely be back!

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were fortunate enough to spend a wonderful night at Riverview Terrace whilst visiting Wanaka for a wedding. We were warmly welcomed by the most hospitable hosts, Pam and Peter, into their fabulous house. Situated over looking a valley with the river in the distance, there were remarkable views from every direction. The bedroom was spacious with a very comfortable bed and lovely products for use in the bathroom. Breakfast in the morning was a real feast with more options than you can choose! I would recommend Riverview Terrace to anyone and hope to visit again one day soon.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Pam H, Owner at Riverview Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

Peter & I really had a super time meeting & hosting you while you attended your friends wedding in Wanaka, we were thrilled the weather played the game ( 4 seasons in one day!!!) but still you were able to celebrate outside in beautiful Wanaka Park in the afternoon in sunshine. Amazing!

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

WOW, where to begin!!! My wife and I spent a few nights at Riverview Terrace on our honeymoon and Riverview Terrace was a highlight of our 2 week honeymoon! Upon arriving to the Bed and Breakfast, we knew we were in for a treat. The elegance of the house as you pull in is amazing. Then walking in, we were blown away by the feel of the entire home. and our room with an en suite was beautiful, inviting and very comfortable. Pam and Peter's hospitality is top notch; very friendly, warm, friendly people. They made us feel right at home the minute we stepped into Riverview Terrace. Pam's home cooked breakfasts are the best and the mid afternoon snacks and wine are always a treat!! and the hot tub spa is phenomenal; sipping on a glass of wine looking up at the blanket of stars is unbelievable. Thank you Pam and Peter for a most wonderful time and experience; Riverview Terrace along with your hospitality will never be forgotten!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pam H, Owner at Riverview Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

It was super to host you both for your honeymoon, Peter & i enjoyed meeting you & being able to pamper & spoil you during this very special time in your lives. Best wishes for your future happiness together. :-)

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

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Riverview Terrace is an excellently designed property with guest rooms having beautiful big windows to enjoy the scenery of the mountains and river below. The guest rooms are tastefully decorated and spacious with comfy mattresses and useful additions like electric blankets for the colder months, and iPod/iPhone docking clocks. The house also has a lovely garden with a soft lawn – a perfect place to sit and read – and a bath spa if you fancy a relaxing soak under the stars. There’s room for parking if you decide to bring a car and complimentary wi-fi throughout, which is especially generous given how frustratingly rare free internet is in NZ. There’s a laundry room and ironing equipment for you to use as well, which is fantastic if you’re on a longer trip like we were.

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Pam is a true domestic goddess. Every morning you get an exquisite cooked breakfast with bacon, mushrooms, eggs, and tomatoes; on top of fruit, yoghurt and cereals for the more health conscious. Even if you are health conscious, you owe it to yourself to try one of Pam’s poached egg breakfasts at least once. They are divine. If you’re willing to put diets on hold while at Riverview Terrace, and I strongly suggest you do, the home-made raspberry and white chocolate muffins are heavenly. Booking on the wedding package is a real culinary treat; the pre-dinner canapés are wonderful and are served with delicious wine from a local vineyard. If asparagus is in season you’re in special luck as Pam does indescribably good spears with bacon. Pam also baked us a chocolate and strawberry cake for our wedding, which both looked and tasted amazing. As part of the wedding package, you get a special wedding dinner menu to choose from - we had the lamb main, which was excellent, and delicious mushrooms to start.

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Peter will happily drop you into town for locally recommended restaurants (try the Cow, the Landing and Botswana Butchery) and give you interesting snippets of local knowledge on the way. He’s incredibly knowledgeable about the surrounding area and Pam is well clued up on the best activities to enjoy while in Wanaka. Peter also steps in as an excellent best man on your wedding day with a cheeky scotch to calm your nerves. The service at Riverview Terrace is exceptional - Pam and Peter go further than ‘above and beyond’.

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Pam and Peter worked in perfect harmony with our wedding planner. The wedding package meant Riverview was our back up venue if the weather didn’t behave for our helicopter trip to Coromandel Peak (thankfully this wasn’t necessary) and meant we could take off from Sunrise Bay by Lake Wanaka instead of the local airport. Flying from the lake is a much more romantic place to fly from, and it also gave us the opportunity for a few extra wedding shots en route. Pam and Peter also provided us with a bottle of bubbly to enjoy after we said our ‘I dos’ on the mountain.

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My wife and I had a very special time at Riverview Terrace and owe so much of our wedding day(s) to Peter and Pam. It wouldn’t have been the same without them. Pam and Peter effectively adopted us as family while we were there and spoiled us to the point that tears were shed when we left. Thank you Pam and Peter; we’ll never forget you or your wonderful hospitality. We really hope to see you again. If we could give you 50 stars, we would.

Pat and Maria (London via Seoul)

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pam H, Owner at Riverview Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. Peter & I felt so privileged to be part of your very special wedding, we enjoyed being involved and helping to pamper & spoil you both. Our best wishes for your future happiness. :-)

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Additional Information about Riverview Terrace

Address: 31 Matheson Crescent | Albert Town, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range: $155 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Riverview Terrace 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riverview Terrace is a NZ Qualmark rated 5 Star luxury accommodation with stunning 360* mountain and river views offering 3 luxuriously appointed bedroom suites with en-suites, heated floors and mirrors, hairdryers, disabled facilities, spa bath and patios. Guests can enjoy the private lounge with library, TV, DVD, and internet,or relax in our 8 seater spa under the stars. Generous 3 course breakfast of your choice. Join James and Nicky for complimentary pre-dinner drinks or afternoon tea. ... more   less 
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