We stayed in the Te Wanaka Lodge for 2 nights. We had a very warm welcome from Wayne and Mandy. They know the area very well and are more than happy to give you all kind of advices on how to spend your time.
To me the quality of a lodge is mainly determined by the attitude of its owners and the cleanness of the house. Based on that the lodge is perfect. Reading other reviews, there are some complains about the size of the rooms, but to me those complains are bogus. True, the rooms are not huge, but big enough to put your stuff down and the beds are comfortable. The bathroom is good and the rooms are clean. Since you have two big living rooms for the guests, there is no real need for a huge bed room. In the kitchen you can always get coffee and tea.
Breakfast was very good. Wayne knows how to cook it! And if you do not like a cooked breakfast there is a lot of other food. For diner Wayne and Mandy know where to go (and where not), and Wanaka is a nice place to stay.
We did a hike to the Rob Ray glacier and that was really a good day walk! Thanks for the suggestion Wayne!
I would recommend this lodge to everybody who likes a warm welcome and a good place to stay when visiting Wanaka
- 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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