We stayed here for 4 nights with my parents in law in adjoining rooms/suite. The rooms were certainly comfortable and spacious and the views from the balconies were lovely. The hotel is in a great location on the lakeside, with easy walks straight from the front door, but it's a couple of kilometres to the town centre (not a problem for us, but you can't just pop into town unless you have a car or bike).
We had chosen Edgewater because there was a choice of B&B (plus restaurant) or self catering. My in-laws were keen to self cater and we found that the kitchen facilities, while clean and in good condition, really didn't allow for any proper cooking. There was a microwave and small hob, but not many of the accessories that you really need for cooking (eg no sharp knife, only a bread knife). We managed OK, but it wouldn't be any good for people anticipating cooking meals from scratch. There was a washing machine in our bathroom though, which was very handy and was restocked with washing powder daily.
We didn't try the restaurant, but my in-laws had one breakfast there and felt that it was not good value for money. My husband was unimpressed at having to pay for Wifi (other hotels and B&B's on our trip provided it free).
The housekeeping team seemed pretty efficient, although they did seem to come to clean quite early, so that we were still eating breakfast on most days. I thought this was a bit odd in a holiday hotel (rather than a business hotel, when guests have usually left quite early).
Overall we had a pleasant comfortable stay, and there wasn't any serious fault in the service or accommodation. I would happily stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Edgewater lies right at the water’s edge of Lake Wanaka. It is the perfect destination for you to experience all that Central Otago’s seasons have to offer. Our long, hot summers fade slowly into beautiful autumn colours, before the clear mountain air promises snow and crisp winter days. As the snowfalls melt, spring returns with its lush, bright greens. At Edgewater we have genuine local knowledge that complements our inviting accommodation and enticing seasonal menu. We can unlock the very best Wanaka experiences, tailored for you. Edgewater is a four star Qualmark graded property situated on the edge of Lake Wanaka. Come and touch the seasons at Edgewater. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Edgewater Hotel Wanaka