We absolutely loved everything about our stay at Te Wanaka Lodge. Wayne and Mandy were truly fantastic hosts - they were chatty, welcoming and great people to get to know. The Lodge has definitely taken a few ideas from the social aspects of a European chalet holiday and it works beautifully. The communal spaces of the main lodge building - the spacious breakfast room and the warm & comfy lounge - were fantastic spaces to be in and chat with the other guests. We arrived on Friday evening just in time for wine and canapes and the pleasant chilled-out atmosphere completely bought previous chalet holiday experiences to mind.
Our room was everything we'd hoped for - plenty of space and good-quality furnishings. You'd have no worries staying here in the depths of a Wanaka winter - the heating was superb! The en-suite was well laid-out and spotlessly clean. There was a tiny bit of traffic noise as our room was closest to the road, but nothing to be concerned about.
The design of the lodge still remains modern and is definitely strongly influenced by European and Scandinavian lodges. It works beautifully in this setting. Being just a couple of minutes walk from the centre of town was a huge plus - we're used to staying quite a bit further from town when we visit, so pretty pleased to do a bit more walking and less driving!
Can't recommend Te Wanaka Lodge strongly enough - we'll definitely be back before the end of the season!
- 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
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