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“Excellent: Top class - one year aniversary”
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Distinction Wanaka
Ranked #10 of 52 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
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“Excellent: Top class - one year aniversary”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

this was the best place in new zealand that i have stayed in, we got to the reception to check in and guess what we got an upgrade to a lovely 3 bedroom suite apartment with lake and pool view. The service was excellent and i would advised anybody to go here. the rooms was clean, spaces, modern and first class kitchen and lounge area with amazing views. Im definetely going back to this place, my wife was blown away by the beautiful place, oh there is also a spa by the pool area free of charge..yes free.....they have a gym onsite, two actually very spaces and pool and bbq area to cool off...
Please go check this place is 100 % perfect

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Great price for an apartment, with amazing views, beautiful furniture and kitchen/laundry facilities. 5 min drive into the lake area with great restaurants and all shops etc. very comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms modern and clean.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Cowes, Australia
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Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Great place to stay. Like having your own private spa, pool and recreation room. Can't praise this place highly enough. Value for money .. Especially compared to other "resorts" we stayed in NZ. We had a 2bed apartment . Plenty of room for all 4 of us

  • Stayed February 2013
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Hong Kong
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127 reviews
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Thanks to the lovely staff at ARW for the beautiful lakeview room - just wished we had more time to enjoy the view.
Well appointed and very clean apartments - with daily service - everything you could need.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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River Edge, New Jersey
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of this resort. Our 5 bedroom accomodations were excellent: two kitchens, fireplace, very roomy. Lacked a view, but otherwise would recommend this resort if you want to be near Lake Wanaka. Reasonably priced. Reception was accomodating and friendly, as were all the people in NZ!

Room Tip: Lacked ambiance. Rather sterile looking. Missed having some kind of view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Australia
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Alpine Wanaka Resort is hidden away from town centre. Very modern self contained units. Fully equipped kitchen, and wonderful sky channel. Only flaw is tv is too small, need to upgrade the 15 inch tv. Garage is very good. Self contained and well equipped. Excellent. Will be back

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Alpineteam, Front Office Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for your nice comments about our resort. We would like to let you know that we have upgraded our TV's to 32 " flat screen TV's. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Lovely views , modern and clean Villas . We were lucky to be upgraded (Thank you Reception Staff ) and had a fabulous 3 bedroom 2 bathroom unit with a great kitchen and Fireplace, and a Large Deck with the best view. It is a little out of town but the walk around the lake (about 15 mins) is lovely the location was fabulous for the kids with two outdoor pools and spa pool etc etc. My hubby loved the gym. We would love to come back!

Room Tip: Just ask when booking if you can have a view as not all villas do .
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank lyn h
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Additional Information about Distinction Wanaka

Property: Distinction Wanaka
Address: 144 - 154 Anderson Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand (Formerly Alpine Resort Wanaka)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The resort offers a choice of 58 large, stylish, self-contained, serviced apartments, each providing you with a high level of personal comfort and convenience, perfect for all seasons. Superior facilities include a gourmet kitchen, 50 channels of Sky TV (43" screens in 3brm apartments), under-floor heating in the bathrooms and so much more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Alpine Resort Wanaka Hotel Wanaka
Clarion Wanaka
Wanaka Clarion

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