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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Everything was excellent! Location was great, short walk to town centre, steps to the lake and very pretty outlook from our room. Hosts, Thea and Norm, were just lovely! They went the extra mile to make you feel special and comfortable. Breakfast was healthy, delicious and plentiful! We stayed in the lodge which was just gorgeous. Our king-size room was...

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Thea B, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous review. It was a real pleasure to look after you both. You are a very inspirational couple and I look forward to seeing you again.

San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here. It is about a 20 minute walk into the town of Wanaka. There is an interesting path along the way with history tiles set into the ground with events from 0-2000 AD. The host, Thea, is lovely, very helpful and cooks a great breakfast. The rooms are clean and comfortable enough but could use a...

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Thea B, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Your feedback is very important to us, as without it we would not have the knowledge to address problems and improve our facility. I apologise profusely for the noise from the adjoining room. It is the first time we have had a complaint such as yours and it is unfortunate...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Wonderful place to stay in Wanaka. Great location close to lake and an easy walk into town. Hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the lounge area was beautiful, comfortable and warm. Breakfast was delicious with a great range of home cooked options and home baked treats in the afternoon were a lovely surprise...

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Thea B, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Cheers Millar girls. Thank you for your generous review. I loved how the family made themselves at home and I do really miss their chatter. The lodge seemed oddly quiet when you left. Love to have you back. Once again, many thanks.

Sydney
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Everything was excellent! Only it was a little further from town than expected but close enough if you like walking! Nice and quiet and close to the water! Hot pool and open outdoor sort fire very cosy! Highly recommend!

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Thea B, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, the hot pool and outside fireplace seem to be big hits at the moment. There's nothing better after a day on the slopes than to sink into the hot tub under a spectacular canopy of stars with a view...

Hunter Valley, Australia
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My only complaint was we didn't stay long enough! We stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage and it was so lovely. The hot tub was great after a day of skiing and the outdoor fireplace lovely. Thea's attention to detail was superb. Highly recommend this cottage and we hope to be back one day!

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Thea B, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. It makes doing the few extras worth while when they appreciated. Would love to see you again and definitely for a longer stay.

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Good location on the main road. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with good beds. Be aware that the Master Suite faces the main road and you can hear cars passing, although infrequent at night. Breakfast is basic but good and includes hot and cold options. Nice laundry onsite for guests. Beautiful grounds to relax outside with hot tub.

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Thea B, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Yes, there can be some traffic noise but thank goodness Wanaka is still a quiet little town at night. I am trying to think of a way to reduce this problem. I am also going to try to jazz up the breakfasts in the near future. Many thanks for taking the time to write...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We have just had two nights at the Wanaka Homestead. We had a king room designated the South Room. I guess it might be one of their smaller rooms but it was quite comfortable for us. The extra nice aspects of the Wanaka Homestead is enjoying their ample breakfasts starting with fresh fruit salads and yoghurt, choices of cereals and...

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much Kiwis-two for your kind words and great review. Glad you were able to visit Wanaka for a short break to experience our amazing Autumn weather and the carpet of leaves. Hope to see you again. Claire and Thea

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We stayed in an upstairs room just off the busy road . . . somewhat noisy. The room was spacious, though the bathroom could have been more accommodating. Just a minor item: the bathroom mirrors are too low to use unless you're in a seated position, though there wasn't a seat. And the shower, though large was built so that...

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is always good to get one even if not all the comments are good. First I am sorry you found I was aloof, I of course never want to come across this way. The guests always come first and I always want my guests to feel welcome and at...

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We stayed here for three nights and found it most comfortable. Claire was most helpful in advising us on alternative things to do when our jet boating trip was cancelled due to high rainfall in the mountains. Great breakfast set us up for the day. Was most useful to be able to wash and dry some clothes since we're away...

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear you had a great stay with us and got to enjoy Wanaka, even in the rain. Thank you so much for talking the time to review us, it means a lot. take care. Warm regards, Claire

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We only had one night here and it was a very comfortable and easy stay. The staff was helpful and dealt with our needs for doing laundry, refrigerating food and finding a restaurant. We had a delicious breakfast (included) and shared with other visitors. It had a great shower and everything was clean. There was a little park nearby with...

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I am so happy that you enjoyed your short stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write a review, it means a lot to us. It is nice being a little out of town in a quieter area and I love the park as well. I do hope you enjoyed the other places in NZ as...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages

Address: 1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: ₹ 9,054 - ₹ 17,913 (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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