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Tiritiri Lodge
Ranked #35 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Beijing, China
2 reviews
“Fabulous lodge”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Tiritiri Lodge is a beautiful and warm place, and is the most wonderful lodge we've ever stayed. We were appreciated with the warm welcoming of Stephanie, Denis and lovely Frankie, and surprised by Tiffany's food which was really amazing. The room was comfortable and had very beautiful views. We should stay more days next time.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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WanakaMountainmad, Owner at Tiritiri Lodge, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thanks you so much for your review - we really appreciate you taking the time and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Bangkok
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We'd spent 2 nights at Tiritiri Lodge during New Year eve. We were very appreciated with the warm welcoming of the host, Stephanie and Danish. We arrived there in late afternoon and they served us with Asian style finger food which was really good. Though the deluxe room is similar to the hotel's room and you have to share balcony with the other quests cause there are 3 bedrooms in the main building but you can relax in living room and the rest space of the house. We felt homy in Tiritiri Lodge from the hospitality of the owner. They set a beautifully breakfast for my family in the nice sunroom next to the kitchen. Freshly baked macaroon was served for afternoon tea. We decided to have dinner at the lodge on New Year eve since I read that Tiffany is a good chef. And we knew on that day that all the guests ( around 10 ) will have dinner together. The dining table was thoughtfully set up with the names on the table with made us really happy and enjoyed our dinner. Tiffany's food is really good, we loved her poached salmon and beef Wellington, both dishes were cooked at the right temperature and time, probably her salmon was the best in this trip.During midnight, the host asked whether we want to see the fireworks from Wanaka town which she will drive us to the hill along lake Wanaka but due to the strong wind then we chose to stay at the lodge, Danish complimented us by playing his grand piano and sang many beautiful songs, fantastic! We left Wanaka with very happy new year and missed the nice and kind host at Tiritiri Lodge.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We recently stayed at the Tiritiri Lodge and were very pleasantly surprised. We had arrived after staying at a terrrible "boutique" hotel in Queenstown. Tiritiri is wonderful. The rooms are quiet and beautifully decorated. The owner's art collection adorns the many rooms. The main house where cocktails and dinner are served is modern and comfortable at the same time. The hosts, Stephanie and Denis, are so accomodating. Denis also plays a mean piano! One must be sure to mention the superb meals prepared by Tiffany, the chef. Definitely a place to return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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stephanie p, Owner at Tiritiri Lodge, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Beth, thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and the food!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

We had a wonderful one night stay. The room no1 had a small sitting room and a shower and separate bath. There are two houses that guests can stay in. We were the only ones staying so we had the whole building to ourselves. There is a shared sitting room with sky tv, a fridge with complimentary drinks, tea and coffee. The bed was so comfortable. Breakfast was great, yummy pancakes. Couldn't recommend staying here more!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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stephanie p, Owner at Tiritiri Lodge, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
So glad you enjoyed our pancakes and the comfortable bed! Tiff has been giving some of our guests pancake lessons! Thanks for taking the time to post a review - we very much appreciate it.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Not often I rate anything "excellent", but Tiritiri is definitely a worthy candidate.

We stayed with our 4 kids during the ski season.

We were looking for something self contained and separate,but fully serviced so that we could dine in if we wanted, and a place that my wife could hang out during the day, since she doesn't ski.s this

Tiritiri is outstanding. It's not quite just a lodge, and not quite a hotel either, so you're able to make it what you want. The owners, Stephanie and Dennis will provide you with as much privacy as you wish for, or can get involved and give you advice on local attractions, wine, local restaurants, and local knowledge. They know the area well, and gave us lot's of useful advice.

Steph's daughter is the in house chef. She trained at Bills in Sydney, and her cooking is superb. Every morning of our 7 day stay was a different creative breakfast. Our 5 year old twins just wanted cornflakes and eggs, and they'll accommodate whatever you want - just speak up!

We didn't realise that the rate included afternoon canapes and drinks. Once we started placing a value on the quality of the breakfasts and all the other little extras that are included, we realized what good value the place was.

The lodge is in excellent condition, and the layout quite clever. It can accommodate families and couples at the same time. Speak to Steph or Dennis about this before you head over if you've got sepecial needs. The furnishings, bedding and finishes are all very high quality and a lot of thought went into the whole set up.

Steph and Dennis are superb hosts, with an integrity, sensitivity and an ability to tune into the needs of their guests (or to tune out if that's what you're looking for!).

I unreservedly recommend this lodge.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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stephanie p, Owner at Tiritiri Lodge, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thanks so much for this review. We designed the lodge to give us flexibility so we its great to see that it worked for you and your family. Guests have different needs for a winter ski holiday so our configuration of 2 separate wings seems to work well. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us.
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is a fantastic lodge offering one of the nicest lodge experiences we have had. Our room was lovely, with beautiful linens, gorgeous panoramic views and very private. The food is divine in both the selection, quality and presentation of our breakfast and dinner menus. Steph and Denis are charming hosts and very welcoming. The grounds are gorgeous too. Nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: The top room in the quest area has stunning views.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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stephanie p, Owner at Tiritiri Lodge, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thanks so much for your review- its most appreciated. We really enjoyed meeting you both and look forward to seeing you again.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

We have just had our second stay at Tiritiri and it was as wonderful as the first time. Stephanie and Dennis are terrific hosts, they are so warm and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Tiff's food is amazing - from the homemade jams and sourdough breads to the fabulous omelets and afternoon tea cakes and biscuits - and then there is dinner! The accommodation is luxurious and elegant and so comfortable. This time we came in autumn which is a gorgeous time of the year - crisp days and fabulous colours but cold enough for a fire at night. A wonderful experience again! And we are looking forward to coming back - we have now been in winter and autumn and we definitely want to see spring and summer here.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tiritiri Lodge
Address: 8 Minaret Ridge, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tiritiri Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An alpine retreat of elegant design with superb views of the world's most unspoilt lake and mountain environment. Tiritiri Lodge Courtyard House offers a self contained rental home sleeping 6 people in 3 bedrooms with stunning views and a beautiful garden. Free wi-fi. Walk in the mountains of Mt Aspiring National Park, enjoy world renowned fly fishing, visit the great wineries of Central Otago. Self catering .Private chef available if required. ... more   less 
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