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Altamont Lodge
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All reviewsthe kitchenshared bathroomcommunal loungenice facilitiesroom upstairsgreat kitchenwould highly recommend this placeother gueststhe perfect place to staythree weeksnew zealandhot watercommon roomtown centremin drivequiet locationexcellent location
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I see someone else has said it was a home away from home, and I agree wholeheartedly.
The staff were great, and the other 'lodgers' uniformly friendly and helpful as well.
The communal nature of the lodge we found a plus, as we had to meet people when we cooked our meals and we enjoyed their company. Some were shareholders, other like us had just 'struck it lucky' [Well , in our case that is not strictly true as we had heard it was a great place to stay from a relative]
The beds are very comfortable and warm. Our room was well heated and had a double bed and two bunks, mirror, lights, shelves and a big cupboard. Good storage for the two of us.
The bathrooms were spotless with showers and toilets, hairdryer.
And kitchen well organised with private space for all, space in large refrigerator, shelves and cupboards to store foodstuffs and there was an excellent laundry, dryer and drying room for damp ski-wear.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank daleringham
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Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed here for two years now. I am usually pretty sceptical about staying in cheap accommodation but this place is great. The hosts are fantastic. They are regularly making sure everything is just perfect. There are shared facilities but this works really well. The kitchen is really well stocked and organized.
The rooms are a bit small is my only concern but the shared common areas make for good conversation and give the space needed in the evening.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Bijouxtoo
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Altamont Lodge is owned and operated by a shareholder collective, and many of those who you share your stay with will be lodge members/family members etc. Non-members are able to stay when vacancies allow. I stayed 5 nights as a solo traveller in a very reasonably priced single room upstairs. Facilities are communal (lounge/commercial kitchen/bathrooms) and are absolutely spotless and well maintained. You have your own cupboard & fridge space. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and most people turn in pretty early meaning you can get a good night's sleep. My room was sizeable enough, warm and with a comfortable bed. It was a little noisy as it is adjacent the TV lounge and the wall is pretty thin. Wifi is available on a pay as you go basis (thanks Heather). Complementary wifi is not so common in NZ. The lodge is close to town on the road to TC. Noeline and Rod are gracious hosts, and the Chairman of the lodge Adrian was also present during my stay. It is obvious that all work to maintain high standards in this budget but value for money accommodation option. Thanks!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Thank DickyKnees63
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We have stayed at the Altamont 5 times in the past 4 years, mainly for skiing, but we also had a wonderful summer holiday there 2 years ago. Rod and Noeline are so friendly and helpful - they bend over backwards to help with every request, no matter how difficult. They treat all the guests as if they are part of their family, and the facilities at the lodge are great. It is extremely clean, has a great new kitchen, a TV room, and lounge, as well as plenty of outdoor space, barbeque area and tennis courts for the summer. For skiiers, there is good storage, a drying room and a spa to soothe aching muscles. It is a very restful lodge suitable for all ages, but fortunately the sleeping areas have an enforced quiet time which means everyone gets a good sleep. It is great value for money, and an easy walk into town.

Room Tip: We prefer rooms 3,4 and 5, looking out over the garden, and away from the kitchen and the main entrance area.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JacquelineRamarama
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I stayed for 2 nights with my family and another family. The place was spotlessly clean and very warm and cosy. The rooms were fantastic with very comfy beds and warm with electric blankets.
The kitchen was very well stocked and organised for the guests to cook there meals. I would highly recommend this lodge to anyone who goes to Wanaka. Rod and Noelene the property managers were just very warm and lovely people with so much information about the area and things to do. I will definitely be going back to stay on my next ski adventure.
Great value .Thanks !!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Kiri C
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