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“Second time of staying and still excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages

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Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages
Ranked #10 of 58 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
South East
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278 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Second time of staying and still excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Hospitality and rooms are excellent. The beds and linen are the best we have ever found in travelling to many places.
Breakfast is always a treat and it is always a pleasure to meet such interesting fellow travellers

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Wanaka definitely merits at least a couple of days of your trip to New Zealand's south island.
I've never written a review before but think this place deserves one - Ed and Carole, owners of the Homestead Lodge are very pleasant and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. When they found out we were staying a couple of days after my father had visited, they upgraded our room. The lodge is situated very close to the lake shore and a few minutes from the main high street strip. Ed was very knowledgeable about the local area - we were keen to hike on our first afternoon and we enjoyed perhaps one of our most memorable walks in the country in the Mount Aspiring National park. The following morning, Ed also lent us their mountain bikes and we spent a couple of hours cycling along the scenic shoreline. We enjoyed the very fresh continental breakfast; a great home made fruit salad, choice of muesli and breads etc. Our room was clean, bed comfortable and shower hot. It would have been nice to have another night there.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

We were three weeks touring the South Island in August, and the few days that we spent here were the most memorable of them all. Wanaka is one of the best places to be and the Homestead the best place to call home while you were there. From here you can do things as jet-boating, skiing, but also relaxing, reading a book or making a barbeque in the house. Thanks a lot to Ed for the great hospitality. This is a must-stop-here :)

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Very close to the lake but not actually overlooking it, this is a beautiful purpose built B & B, a 20 minute stroll from the town centre along the lake shore that’s sure to impress. A very warm welcome from the host who ensured we were shown all the facilities. Our ground floor suite opened out through French doors to the delightful garden with outdoor table and chairs adjacent to our room which was nicely furnished in a contemporary style. The en-suite had quality fittings with a great shower although I found the washbasin far too small and strangely there was little room for toiletries etc. The absence of a fridge in the room was also unusual – all minor issues. There is a comprehensive laundry which is included in the tariff, as is Wifi (not used) as well as a number of trail bikes available for guest use. There is a very comfortable lounge and breakfast is around a very large table – ideal for meeting other guests and hearing of others experiences including someone who’d just come back from working in Antarctica. It was wonderfully quiet at night too – perfect. There’s no doubt this is at the top end of B & B’s – an impressive place. The only mistake we made was not to stay longer. Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

Just the most beautiful lodge we stayed in during our month tour of NZ!
Charming and most helpful hosts, Ed and Carol. (My daughter and son in law stayed there a few days after us and they lent them their bikes to go riding!)

We only stayed one night but would happily have spent much longer!

Big thanks to Ed and Carol from not just me but my daughter Kate and her husband Nick too.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages

Property: Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages
Address: 1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,126 - ₹ 17,927
Hotel Class:4 star — Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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