My boyfriend and I stayed at Albert Town Lodge for a while when travelling the South Island in March 2013 and afterwards decided to stick around the area and find a job. Thanks to its handy position on motorway 6, Albert Town Lodge is one of the first places you meet when approaching Wanaka coming from the West Coast – sleeping in a confortable bed in this cosy lodge after camping in the rainy West Coast was so nice!
Albert Town Lodge is the ideal place for all those who love cycling and hiking, with so many walking tracks and bike trails starting from the lodge's doorstep.. I particularly enjoyed the spectacular Clutha River, which is very popular for fishing as well, as my boyfriend soon found out.
The lodge itself is a quite, very tidy and clean place, with a well equipped kitchen and huge dining room and lounge (lots of DVDs, books and SKY TV were a plus), enjoyable garden with BBQ.
The hosts Tania and Darryl are among the friendliest I've ever met. As long time locals, they were always ready to give us tips about stuff to do and see in the area; plus, Darryl showed us good fishing spots and Tania helped us find some paid jobs.. and these are but a couple of things they did for us. We definitely wouldn't have sticked around Wanaka so long and felt so at home there hadn't it been for Tania, Darryl and the Albert Town Lodge!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in beautiful grounds close to Clutha River. A great place for groups, schools, clubs & families. Kayaking, fishing, biking, walking tracks & 3 ski-fields at your doorstep. Family rooms and dorm rooms available - no en-suites. Full large shared kitchen with large dining & lounge area. TV, DVDs & videos free of charge. Zenbu wirelss internet available for a small charge. 5 minutes drive to Wanaka. Shop, takeaways & tavern across road. Kids Welcome. ... more less
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