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Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages
Ranked #9 of 52 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stafford, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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“Great rooms, hosts and position....just go there!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2010

My wife and I stayed in one of the rooms in the Homestead for one night. It was scrupulously clean, well maintained and very comfortable with all the bits you need to be comfortable. Breakfast was a real treat and set us up for the day which started with us using Ed and Carol's mountain bikes to ride round the lake. The whole property is beautifully kept. Fabulous.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2010

We spent 5 nights at Wanaka Homestead at the start of our 2 week honeymoon around the South Island. From the moment we walked in Ed and Carol made us feel completely welcome. They were happy to share their knowledge of Wanaka and the region and pointed us in the right direction for everything we wanted to do - from great food and wine, to skiing and sightseeing.

Our room was amazing with high ceilings, a massive comfortable bed, double shower and perfect room heating. Our room overlooked the backyard, Lake Wanaka and the snow capped mountains towering above it.

Access to Cardrona ski fields from Wanaka was an easy 40 minute road trip in each direction. We did 3 full days of skiing at Cardrona, although its close enough to both Cardrona and Treble Cone to do half days. Each day we came home to a hot tub, followed by mulled wine by the fireplace, before a 15 minute leisurely walk along the lake into town for dinner.

Each morning we very reluctantly got out of our cozy bed, for our choice of continental or cooked breakfast with a selection of juices, teas and fresh brewed coffee.

At the end of our 5 days, we were very disappointed to be leaving. In hindsight, we could have very happily spent another 5 days there. It was by far the best stay of our holiday and we will most certainly be going back when next we visit.

We cant recommend the place highly enough. It will always hold 'very fond memories for us.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2010

Thank you Ed and Carol great stay fabulous room amazingly comfy bed, great location, great service, do yourself a favour book this accommodation you won't regret it. True hospitality

  • Stayed September 2010
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Perth, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2010

Tucked away, right on the shores of Lake Wanaka, you will find the Wanaka Homestead. With ski lodge like feel, it's a haven of pleasure and comfort with pure mountain air, crisp sunny days and breathtaking vistas.
We were so spoilt staying at the Wanaka Homestead, what an INCREDIBLE find!

The hotel itself has a boutique feel, is quiet and beautiful, a sanctuary of calm, nestled in the most beautiful surroundings, only a 5 min walk to the edge of the lake and a short stroll to the many great restaurants and pubs Wanaka has on offer. The roaring fireplace and outside hot tub was just MAGIC, returning from a hard days snowboarding.

The ABSOLUTE highlight of our stay at the Wanaka Homestead without a doubt has to be the management team, Ed and Carol. If we could give them a 10 star rating we would!
Every moment at the Wanaka Homestead was so enjoyable, that frankly we didn't feel like leaving the premises even to venture the spectacular ski resorts of Cardrona and Treble Cone.

Ed and Carol were very welcoming, courteous and couldn't do enough for us. My partners Birthday was made extra special because Ed made the effort of sourcing Birthday cup cakes and champagne for her and with very little notice. They were always ready with a smile and their recommendations made our 5 day stay in Wanaka that extra bit special.
We were completely bowled over by their warmth and generosity and it felt like we were staying with old friends rather then a hotel. We consider ourselves well traveled, having stayed in some of the best hotels - we have never enjoyed a stay more then our time at the Wanaka Homestead and cant wait to return on our next visit to NZ. Thank you so much Ed and Carol - we miss you!

Ty & Kim

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2010

We stayed in a cottage here during our NZ trip in August. The place was easy to find.. probably about 5 minutes drive from town & spacious. The host/service was great & we had 2 good-sized toilets (which was so convenient for a family of 5). The only drawback was that the place looked a bit old (as compared to some of the other motels that we have stayed during this NZ trip) & rooms upstairs did not have heating (which could mean cold rooms in winter)... we went around the problem by moving the mobile heater to the top floor...

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Perth
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99 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2010

I stayed at the Wanaka Homestead for 3 nights, as a solo traveller in June. The owners of the property are lovely, helpful and accomodating.

I stayed in a room in the homestead itself, which was lovely and large, with a clean, new looking bathroom. The bed was large and comfortable and there were extra pollows and blankets provided. The property has free wireless internet, which is always a plus!

As I didn't have a car, I found the property a little far from the main street in town (a little over 1km walk), but it was lovely and close to the lake.

I'd recommend this property to anyone travelling to Wanaka!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2010

I've got to say, Wanaka Homestead was the best lodging we had on our 15 day trip to New Zealand, the room was clean, refreshing and very welcoming after our long day - and the breakfast was great. Oh and did I mention our hosts, they were wonderful. Highly recommmend.

  • Stayed July 2010
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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 #9 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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