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Te Wanaka Lodge
Ranked #16 of 53 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a night while driving through the South Island. First of all the host, Wayne, was an absolute gent. Extremely helpful with regard to restaurants and places to visit in the area during our short stay. The rooms were beautifully furnished, comfy and clean. TV lounge areas were cosy and welcoming. We really enjoyed our stay here and can't recommend it enough!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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WEandME, Front Office Manager at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

We are happy to help our guests in every way possible. It is a pleasure to live in Wanaka and own a lodge here so that we can share our knowledge and make suggestions on where to eat and what there is to see and do. It is a priority to provide a stay that is as comfortable as possible for our guests! I am glad that we ticked all the boxes for you!

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

A lovely lodge located in the heart of Wanaka, walking distance from restaurants, the supermarket, cinema and the lake. It's a wonderfully intimate size, with wonderful sitting rooms and 24/7 kitchenette for making coffee and tea. Breakfast in the communal eating area is also a wonderful way to socialize without it being too much. Brekkies were great too ! Cheryl, the manager was so very friendly. Highly recommended and we will stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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WEandME, Front Office Manager at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

We were fully booked on the date you stayed and it is great to have the buzz at breakfast with all of our guests exchanging their experiences whilst they have been in Wanaka and N.Z. As you noted our bed and breakfast is an easy walking distance of the downtown and lake area which is an added bonus for most. Thank you for your review and we would love to host you again!

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for night while driving the South Island. The location is great with just a short walk on a quaint path to the main part of town. The room was not large but for a couple on a short stay, it was perfect. When we told them where we planned to drive then next day they provided us with a list of things to see and do and places to eat along the way (all in order with driving times!) Breakfast was delicious with eggs and bacon made to order by Cheryl who was a wonderful host. The common areas were clean and nicely decorated. The wooden hot tub is located in a private garden area. We would stay here again and again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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WEandME, Manager at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Thank you for this AWESOME feedback. Our aim is for our guests to feel comfortable and at home while they stay at Te Wanaka Lodge. We would love to host you again in the future.

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Tucked away behind the Main Esplanade is this lovely B and B. Our room was well appointed and spotless, the balcony had a good view of the mountains. Always a plus...bathrobes and tissues supplied, I e ven found some ear plugs! Not that they were needed as it is a quiet location. There are two lounges and a kitchen where you can make drinks at any time..real stuff not those horrible packeted tea and coffee. Really good breakfast the pancakes were excellent. Eco friendly establishment a bin was provided in our room for recyclables. The hot tub was great. All round we would have stayed longer if we could and really regretted not having the time. Mandy offered lots of suggestions for activities and hikes...the walking in the area is fantastic.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lyn C
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WEandME, Manager at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

We try to provide the services and facilities that our visitors would want, from good quality teas, bath robes and a hot tub for relaxing in at the end of your day. It is a shame that many of our visitors only stay in Wanaka for the one night as there are so many varied, unique and fabulous things to do in Wanaka. Can I suggest the next time you visit us, plan to stay in Wanaka fora minimum of 2 nights. Thank you for these wonderful comments.

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Great little hotel, well located near central Wanaka. The rooms are cosy and nice, but nothing to write home about. But the location, the quality of the staff, and the value make it a 5 star. It's just about two blocks from the waterfront and the downtown area. The staff gave us some great recommendations and cooks a great breakfast. For the price, a great experience.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank AlexM3515
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WEandME, Owner at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2013

We are happy that you enjoyed your experience at Te Wanaka Lodge. Our rooms are cosy and we take pride in the service we provide to our guests. I am glad that you were able to see the positives in staying with us and our location to the downtown area! Please visit us again so we can take care of you. Regards Wayne and Mandy

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Beautifully appointed,cosy rooms with large friendly lounge area.Great home cooked breakfasts at flexible times and nice location close to babbling brook which flows into magnificent Lake Wanaka.
1/2 hour drive to Treble Cone if you want to ski and great spa to relax in to ease the aches and pains from a day on the slopes

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
Thank gsebire
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WEandME, Owner at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Thanks for the review. It was our pleasyre to ensure you had a wonderful time and were able to understand the true feeling of Te Wanaka Lodge. We look forward to hosting you again during your next ski adventure.
Regards,
Wayne and Mandy

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

I stayed here for 5 days during the winter and really enjoyed it. Good location with a very nice cooked breakfast that changes everyday. There is a lounge where guests socialise from 6-7pm and enjoy a glass of wine together. Very nice wooden hot tub that you can reserve for 30 minute segments. Guest rooms are small with a balcony but no kitchen or refrigerator. There is a common kitchen that you can use. My only complaint was the my sheets were not changed for the 5 days that I was there. The hotel notebook indicates that the sheet were to be changed every 3 days but I am 100% certain that mine were not changed. The managers were so nice that I did not want to complain but I was bit disappointed considering I was paying $200+ per nite. I will stay here again!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Te Wanaka Lodge

Address: 23 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range: $93 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Te Wanaka Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Te Wanaka Lodge is a contemporary European-style ski lodge and B&B, in the heart of Wanaka. The lodge has a great reputation as a fun and friendly place to stay. Te Wanaka is an easy stroll to the lakefront and village centre with restaurants, shops and cafes. On a hot summer day, guests can relax in the private courtyard garden with a local wine from the house-bar. In the winter skiers enjoy complimentary Apres-Ski, in the guest lounges, in front of the log-fire or a soak in the cedar garden hot-tub. Breakfast is served around a huge antique dining table and features a delicious continental and cooked selection. Then whether skiing, golfing, trout fishing in the crystal clear waters, hiking in the Mt Aspiring National Park, or visiting superb local wineries, you will enjoy a memorable day in our spectacular region. All bedrooms have en-suites, balconies and flat-screen LCD TVs. ... more   less 
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