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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Warm and cozy common areas welcome you. The breakfast served is wonderful. The rooms are small but crisp and clean. The staff is very attentive, they actually arranged a flight for me to Milford Sound for a day trip.

Thank JML1224
WEandME, Owner at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review

It's fantastic that you liked Te Wanaka Lodge. We have a beautiful region and the property adds to the surroundings well. Until next time. Regards, Wayne

Anakiwa, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Only stayed one night but the bed was comfortable and the bathroom had a powerful shower. Despite being close to the town centre and road the room was quiet. Simply styled rooms with a Scandinavian feel. Nice sitting room area and lovely big dining table to share with guests and lovely breakfast. Lots of nooks and crannies to investigate. Within...

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WEandME, Owner at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you. Te Wanaka Lodge is lucky to have the option of all the nooks and crannies, where people can enjoy the comforts, with or without guests from the lodge. The convenience of it's location is a bonus. Regards, Wayne

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Stayed here for only one night. The beds are comfortable and the heater worked well given we arrived the first day snow fell for year 2013. There is a nice living area to hang and the only place you can get wi-fi. Location is great as it is close to all the restaurants and you walk past a creek on...

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WEandME, Owner at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review

We are very lucky to have Cheryl on board with the great breakfasts and stories to match. The location is great being so close to town without being in te heart of everything. Maybe next time, Te Wanaka Lodge can keep you a little longer. Regards, Wayne

Reviewed 22 March 2013

Convenient to the town centre, with a nice garden feel. The owner, Wayne, was very friendly and helpful. Free hot drinks always available in two comfortable guest lounges, also cake in the afternoon! We particularly enjoyed the very good breakfast around one large sociable table. There was a nice wooden hot tub in the garden. The bed was very comfortable,...

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WEandME, Owner at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks you for the nice words. we are lucky to have such a lovely, homely environment at Te Wanaka Lodge. The large breakfast table is a nice touch which allows our guests to catch up on their travels, dining experiences and suggestions for everyone. Oh along with the breakfasts. Hopefully we see you again. Regards, Wayne

Reviewed 1 March 2013

My wife and I spent four nights at Te Wanaka in February. Despite being full for most of our stay the Lodge continued to function smoothly. Wayne is a good host. Tea, coffee and the daily papers being readily available add a nice touch. Breakfast is good. Beds comfortable and all areas clean.

Thank GibPLeeds
WEandME, Owner at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying 4 nights earlier in the year. I am delighted you enjoyed your experience at Te Wanaka Lodge. It was great to hear you enjoy the little touches such as daily afternoon tea and complimentary papers. We had a terrific busy summer with wonderful weather, and it was great that you were well looked after...

Reviewed 28 February 2013

Stayed here with my husband in early January for two nightsand we were delighted with our choice. We arrived from Queenstown a couple of hours before "official" checking in time - "no problem, just leave your bags with us and we will have your room ready as soon as possible". When we checked in, still early, we were given a...

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WEandME, Owner at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us in January. We are delighted you thoroughly enjoyed Te Wanaka Lodge, and made great use of all of the guest facilities. You are correct the lodge is a friendly place where guests enjoy sharing their travel stories and interests. I think you must have caught the only bad weather for the summer, so it was...

Reviewed 9 February 2013

I spent two nights with my wife. The hosts are very friendly and breakfast is nice but room we got was very small. No view in spite of a promise we got. The morning cleanup of the room took one minute and was not satisfactory. Too hot in the room and if you open the window you lose privacy and...

1Thank Zingers
WEandME, Owner at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. I am terribly sorry you did not receive the room you were promised, it is certainly not our intention to mislead you. This summer had amazing weather, with above average temperatures in the afternoons. We do recommend our guests open the ranch sliders onto the balconies in the afternoons to cool off the...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 16 January 2013

The double room we booked was not really what we had expected. Although equipped with a King sized bed the room was very small, the bathroom had only cheap interior equipment. But what bothered us most was the fact that the room temperature at 4 P.M. was about 30 degrees (room was right below the roof) and there was no...

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WEandME, Owner at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry you did not feel you wanted to stay at our property. We placed you into a room with a King sized bed as per your specific request. You are correct that we do not have air conditioning in our rooms. We do recommend that our guests do open windows or the ranch...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Wayne and Mandy (and lovely Cheryl) have clearly learnt from running a luxury lodge - they are exceptional hosts and anticipate every need: from all day tea and coffee facilities (with a cake of the day!) and an "honour system" bar with local wines & beers, to a pre stay email asking what you would like to do during your...

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WEandME, Owner at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review

Rion it was such a pleasure hosting you both over Christmas, I am so glad you had a special time here in Wanaka. You certainly made the most of what Wanaka has to offer, especially all of the fantastic activities. The Christmas hampers were a huge hit, and we are going to make these an annual option for our guests....

Reviewed 7 January 2013

Te Wanaka Lodge has a great welcome, lovely garden with a hot tube, tasty breakfast, great location 5 minutes from the lake and GREAT hosts. Our room was small but clean and nice breeze from the lake kept the room cool in the night even though it was +30C outside during the day. Good value for money if you want...

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WEandME, Owner at Te Wanaka Lodge, responded to this review

Katja, thanks so much for your lovely review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. Great that you got to enjoy the hot tub, even during one of the hottest summers we have had. Perhaps it was to soak away the muscles you used when you had your canyoning experience!!! I am pleased you had a comfortable...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Te Wanaka Lodge is a contemporary European-style ski lodge and B&B, in the heart of Wanaka. The lodge has a great reputation as a fun and friendly place to stay. Te Wanaka is an easy stroll to the lakefront and village centre with restaurants, shops and cafes. On a hot summer day, guests can relax in the private courtyard garden with a local wine from the house-bar. In the winter skiers enjoy complimentary Apres-Ski, in the guest lounges, in front of the log-fire or a soak in the cedar garden hot-tub. Breakfast is served around a huge antique dining table and features a delicious continental and cooked selection. Then whether skiing, golfing, trout fishing in the crystal clear waters, hiking in the Mt Aspiring National Park, or visiting superb local wineries, you will enjoy a memorable day in our spectacular region. All bedrooms have en-suites, balconies and flat-screen LCD TVs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Wanaka Lodge

Address: 23 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: £70 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Te Wanaka Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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