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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really good place to start your vacation in New Zealand. 1 hour drive from Queenstone and couple minutes from Wanaka. Just beautiful view around the place. And the lodge? Just amazing. Warm hospitality from Rolly and Karen. Felt like at home immediately. It's was an amazing experience for me.

Thank Jonathan G
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Thanks alot Karen and Rolly for your worm welcome, big smiles, wonderful hospitality and lovely Saturday, we loved stay in your place ! There's a big and nice living room and kitchen comfortable beds and hot amazing shower!! Just extraordinary! Michal and Amitai

Thank michal h
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Roland and Karen were great hosts, Laura and staff were very friendly and hospitable. The bedroom, kitchen and bathrooms were very clean, way cleaner than most backpackers/lodges in NZ. The lodge is in the central of Albert Town, about 5km from Wanaka city. If you'd want to be close to the nature, this is the perfect spot. It's within walking... More 

Thank CatChong
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

We had 2 groups of between 20-26 people stay at Zula Lodge over two weekends. The set up is perfect for a large group. with ample space for relaxing and a huge kitchen it really provides us with everything we need. The easy access and accessible shower, toilet and bedrooms make this Lodge perfect for a group with multiple disabled... More 

Thank saffabricks
ZulaLodge, Manager at Zula Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to serve Parafed Otago! See you next year, we hope! More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We had a group of 26 stay at the Zulu Lodge and we were taken care of beautifully. The facilities are well maintained and great for a large group. We highly recommend it as a place to stay with teenagers and young people.

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Thank Edmundricecamps
ZulaLodge, Manager at Zula Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to host Edmund Rice Camps! Please come again! More 

kuala lumpar
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and it was very enjoyable. Stephanie the host- was so friendly.I rang to inform her that we would be late checking in and she said it was no problem that she would leave a note outside for us on where to find our room. It was great! Kitchen is fantastic. Very well set up... More 

Thank bakpackr
Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Old and dirty place. The 4-person room is tiny, the beds are very small, the carpet is old and the whole room smells like feet. Stay in YHA Wanaka instead. It's 100 times better than Albert Town Lodge and the room in YHA comes with your own bathroom and toilet.

2 Thank JoannaInAsia
Hong Kong, China
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2013

I love stay in the albert town lodge, it nearly the town and the lake. Tania is a good and helpfut person, she help me a lots. There are many activity around the lodge.For example,hiking, fishing and skiing. It is very tidy and clean.I love there so much.

Thank Payton_Tsui
Te Anau, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Friendly and helpful managers, Darryl and Tania. I enjoy the days staying here very much! It is a relaxing place with great facilities and high level of cleanness. Hundreds of books, DVDs, large TV and board games, always having fun and never feel boring. Surrounding areas are beautiful and the location is good. Lovely dog, fat cat and chicken too!... More 

Thank Sylvia_Li
Rangiora, New Zealand
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

We arrived to a warm, clean & inviting place to stay. The children had a great time tearing about the large lawn, riding their bikes around Albert Town & swinging on the rope swing. We also very much enjoyed the managers Darryl & Tania, who again were very useful with their local knowledge. There is some great biking tracks from... More 

Thank Woodsy1973

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in beautiful grounds close to Clutha River. A great place for groups, schools, clubs & families. Kayaking, fishing, biking, walking tracks & 3 ski-fields at your doorstep. Family rooms and dorm rooms available - no en-suites. Full large shared kitchen with large dining & lounge area. TV, DVDs & videos free of charge. Zenbu wirelss internet available for a small charge. 5 minutes drive to Wanaka. Shop, takeaways & tavern across road. Kids Welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zula Lodge

Address: 8 Wexford Street | Albert Town, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand (Formerly Alberttown Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: £49 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Wake up early, Breath in the clean air and look around you at the natural beauty that is prominent in all directions.”
 of 5 bubbles saffabricks, 21 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Front side you would hear cars on gravel, back side overlooks garden.”
 of 5 bubbles BobA522, 1 Apr 2013 | Read review
“A number of options available depending on your cerci stances and traveling partners.”
 of 5 bubbles 603PaulK, 17 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Room 8 has a double bed”
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“All rooms good.”
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