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“We loved EVERY minute of our stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Distinction Wanaka
Ranked #10 of 58 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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241 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“We loved EVERY minute of our stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

location - must drive and it was spot on! just behind 4 major MTB tracks - that's why we went to NZ

premise - it was an absolute delight! room was big and had own garage! what more do you want!? 2 toilets and cleaned daily!

staff - all were VERY friendly and helpful. made our stay even better. :)

price - we got it during the off-peak season but for a lodge like apartment with fantastic kitchen and also all the works, why choose anywhere else? (i went in March 2013)

surroundings - it has a small pool but it is just beside entrances to about 4 MTB tracks there and it connects to many other parts of Wanaka area.

verdict: LOVE!!! the skies / water / grass / hills / environment were fantastic, it's like God took his time to make the country! sorry that i dont have the pictures to prove it but what you have seen online, it's mostly un-doctored!

Room Tip: all are equally good, just remember t bring your own torchlight, it gets dark and its not very well...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Timaru, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

My husband and i stayed here for two nights (our second stay here) very welcoming staff, had been super busy after easter weekend and were a staff member down but managed to have the room ready half an hour later, rooms are lovely modern and comfortable! Thanks for a nice stay

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is our 1st time in the south Island and our 1st night was at the hilton. Alpine resort is 100% better and would highly recommend. Rooms are lovely, great service and alot of help. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CindyJake
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed in a 3 bedroom apartment which was big enough for the 6 of us. It had a good kitchen which enabled us to cook rather than eat out all the time. The lounge room was big enough for us all with a large television. There was also a washing machine and dryer. It was very good value for money.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jane H
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

Our group was two couples staying for Warbirds over Wanaka. We stayed in an upstairs three bedroom appartment with stunning views of the lake and mountains.
The beds were incredibly comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped. If we had any problems at all the staff helped straight away and were always very friendly and polite.
The spa, sauna and pool were a perfect way to relax before dinner. We cooked every night to avoid doing battle with the masses in Wanaka over Easter weekend. For us it was good that the location was out of the centre of town, it was a very short drive to get anywhere we wanted to go and being away from the centre made it more peaceful.
I cannot fault this resort and we will be back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KJChapman
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

I would definitely return to Alpine Resort Wanaka.

The room was spacious, modern and clean with a loftiness feel to them. The pool area was right outside our room and so picaresque, similar to the surrounding area of the tennis court.

I loved the fact our car was parked in a single-car secured garage. It wasn't the closest accommodation to the heart of Wanaka but worth it if you have a car to travel.

The only disappointment was when one staff member was rude to us on our arrival, then that same staff member, asked us to write a positive review on Trip Advisor when we were checking out. Luckily the accommodation stacked up but it was unfortunate that our memories of the staff will be remembered in such a way. I'm sure most of them are lovely, sadly we didn't deal with them. Overall it was a very good experience though.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Britt_Shan
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AlpineResortWakana, General Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Dear Britt_Shan
I am very glad you enjoyed Wanaka. Thank you very much for your feedback - we value all feedback as we welcome the opportunity to improve our service. I am sorry you had a bad experience with one of our staff members. I will be contacting you directly to help us discover how can improve staff training with regards to customer service.
Hopefully we can welcome you back to Alpine Resort Wanaka again.
Thank you again.
Yours sincerely
Simone Hildebrand
Managing Director
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had a 2 bed apartment (6A), ground floor (three beds are first floor), with an integral garage containing washer and dryer. Large lounge / kitchen and bedrooms, good size shower room.

All nearly new, well designed and detailed. Dishwasher in the kitchen area. Every detail thought of. Very clean throughout the apartment and the grounds. WiFi included.

Two small pools, each with hot spa and indoor gym / games room. One of them has spectacular views of the lake and mountains. Tennis court next to our apartment.

Very pleasant atmosphere and kid friendly.

There is a footpath walk into town starting behind the scenic view pool, going through a small woodland and housing area. Receptionist told us about this (thanks). Wanaka is a very pleasant small town.

Would I stay again? Yes, I didn't want to leave!

Room Tip: Three bed apartments seem to be at first floor, better views. The ground floor and first floor apar...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nuf_said_11
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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 58 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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