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“Warm Wanaka hosts at tasteful lofts”
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Aspiring Lofts
Ranked #4 of 53 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Lorraine and Don are the warm and welcoming hosts at Aspiring Lofts—offering fantastic views from private balconies to the Aspiring mountains beyond Lake Wanaka. Located on a hill just above town, the two modern lofts are stylish, cozy and have really comfortable beds. They're
happy to make dinner recommendations/reservations for guests and offer a delicious breakfast
every morning in the separate main house.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chris C
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

My wife and I have just returned from our honeymoon travelling around the South Island and Aspiring Lofts was the best place we stayed on our entire trip. Lorraine and Don were the perfect hosts and we were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. It was almost like we were visiting family rather than a B&B.
The breakfast was superb and standard of the accommodation was excellent. Lorraine's home-made muffins are amazing! We were even given a fantastic bottle of wine to celebrate our honeymoon. Look forward to returning one day soon! Thank you both

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Thank AntonyUK82
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We only had one night, but it was perfect. We started with a nice view from our balcony.
Lorraine and Don gave us a very good advice were to have dinner and we had nice talks in the morning.

We will for sure come back and will stay longer. The room had a modern stile but still was very cosy.

Room Tip: We were upstairs from the garage - East Loft.
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Thank ThomasSchwarz
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We wanted a Golden Experience to spend a part of our Golden Wedding Anniversary in November, and of all the places in New Zealand and Overseas, we chose our favourite Lake Wanaka, and the wonderful B&B experience with Don & Lorraine at Aspiring Lofts. A year or so ago we spent an enjoyable week with them, and once again they have provided us with the same top level of comfort, location, friendship, and so much appreciated, home-cooked breakfast that Don excells in providing each morning. The mountain and lake views, and if fortunate enough to have good snow on the peaks, makes the hills come alive with the sound of music. Yes, we cannot speak more highly of our visits to Wanaka, and trust that many more visitors take up the chance to indulge with us in being so spoilt in this wonderful location.

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2  Thank benji257
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Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

What can I say that the other reviewers haven't said already? The rooms are modern, super clean, have outstanding views, and are very private as they are separate from the main house. The breakfast is outstanding: the highlights for me were the delicious homemade yoghurt and granola, and the smoked salmon with poached eggs and spinach.

Don and Lorraine are great hosts, very helpful, and I genuinely enjoyed talking to them at breakfast.

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Thank Luis M
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Hidden away from the centre of town and located in the quietest of roads, Aspiring Lofts certainly lives up to its name. Don and Lorraine have set incredibly high standards for themselves in the quality of the experience they provide. The room was very tastefully furnished and provided a balcony that offered stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Our hosts made us feel most welcome throughout our stay with their conviviality and excellent breakfasts. Don even had time to take our photograph on the final morning and to electronically post it on later that week. And there was I thinking it was for his rogues' gallery!

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Thank Roger K
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Stayed 5 nights this time as we knew how high the standard would be. Standard is still very high. The rooms are well appointed, well equipped and practical, and very clean. Outstanding views of Lake Wanaka and the surrounding snow covered mountains from the balconies. Very good breakfasts prepared by Don, and a plentiful supply of the best muffins anywhere. Don and Lorraine really are generous, friendly, helpful and hospitable. Great advice on where to eat and which vineyards to visit. Lorraine, we hope you get well soon.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lirey
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Additional Information about Aspiring Lofts

Address: 42 Manuka Crescent, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range: $111 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Wanaka Bed & Breakfast Aspiring Lofts... with stunning lake and mountain views from a peaceful, hillside setting.Come and relax in the warmth and elegance of our new architecturally designed studio apartments offering stylish Wanaka B&B accommodation with an emphasis on privacy, peace and tranquillity.Look forward to a warm welcome at your Lake Wanaka accommodation Aspiring Lofts Bed and Breakfast ~ Your stay will be extra special! ... more   less 

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