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Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages
Ranked #3 of 53 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We recently stayed here for 7 nights on a ski trip to Wanaka,Its very comfortable and relaxing and Carole and Ed are very accommodating hosts .The breakfasts are excellent fruit yoghurt ,breakfast cereals ,farm fresh eggs and toast .
THe beds are large kings and comfortable ,the room adequate for 2 people ,the bathroom likewise and its quiet and peaceful .Far enough out of town but a few steps to the lakefront and a 15 minute walk to restuarants and shops..You do need a car here but then I would most people travelling around NZ would need one
The only reason I haven't given an excellent rating is because some people may interpret it as 5 star and be disappointed .
In my opinion very good value
Would I recommend it to friends or stay on a return visit .Absolutely

Room Tip: We stayed in the ground floor room and were very happy
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Me, my husband and our 17 months old son have recently stayed in Ruby cottage for 6 nights. We loved our cottage, it was very warm - under floor heating is a great thing! It's not modern looking, but that's intentional, I liked this mountain style interior. Cottage is serviced daily and hosts are very welcoming, ready to help with anything. When we arrived they already prepared cot and high chair for our son, it was very thoughtful! And location is the best! Highly recommend this place and we'll be back next year!

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Our stay at Wanaka Homestead was the highlight of our accommodation on South Island (and certainly not the most expensive by a long way). Our hosts got the mix of friendliness with leaving us to ourselves just right and looked after us well for breakfast. The place is a little outside of the town centre but parking in town wasn't a problem and its a short drive.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed at Wanaka Homestead for six nights during our recent ski holiday on the south island. Ed and Carol were wonderful hosts -- so friendly and welcoming, with great suggestions about what to see and where to dine in Wanaka, Arrowtown and Queenstown. The homestead has spacious, clean and comfortable rooms, free wi-fi, an outdoor hot tub, laundry facilities and a dining/living room with a fireplace where guests gather each morning for Ed and Carol's homemade breakfast. The homestead's proximity to town, as well as Treble Cone and Cardrona, is excellent. Lake Wanaka is also very close -- just a short and scenic walk through the park. We highly recommend staying here if you're traveling to Wanaka. Douglas, the family dog, will be happy to see you! ♥

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Carol, Ed and Douglas the dog were all so lovely and we wished we were able to spend more time at the homestead! The rooms were spacious, clean, beautifully fitted out and warm. One of the best nights sleep of our trip by far. Free laundry facilities, wi-fi, a cute little space for tea/coffee/amazing cookies, a hot tub, fireplace, GREAT breakfast, picturesque surroundings and close to the main part of town. Can't speak highly enough of our stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Ed, Carol and Douglas were fantastic and really went the extra mile to make our stay special! They helped recommend (and book) restaurants, made sure we were comfortable at all times including lighting candles outside in the hot-tub area and giving us wine glasses etc. Rooms were great, showers fantastic and wireless internet quick and accessible for free with the room. House is beautifully turned out, and breakfast extensive and fantastic!

Room Tip: Lodge rooms fantastic, courtyard rooms bigger and a little more private BUT accessed from outside (n...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed here after a very busy trip in Queenstown, we planned our stay to just relax and rest and that's exactly what we got. Ed, Carol and Douglas(the dog) were genuinely welcoming, helpful and friendly. We stayed in a lodge room, over looking the quiet, grass courtyard. It was beautiful room and we were more then comfortable there. We enjoyed a delicious continental breakfast and a cooked option was available. The homestead is only a short walk to the town centre of Wanaka and the beautiful walk along the lake is a must do. We loved our stay here and would highly recommend Wanaka Homestead to anyone travelling to NZ South Island. We hope we make it back one day soon.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range: $176 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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