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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Distinction Wanaka

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Distinction Wanaka
Ranked #11 of 52 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Gr8”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

A most enjoyable 4 days! Excellent access, your own private garage and direct entry to your unit.
Great decor and fit-out, spacious comfortable living and kitchenette, private deck (and lawn on lower unit) with fabulous outlook to the lake and mountains.
Being a winter visit, the units are very well heated and ventilated.
Nice having full SKY TV when you need it and not those stingy 6-8 channel packages some places offer.
Large bathroom and a full laundry for those on longer duration trips.
For those with tricky backs, rest assured they have superb quality mattresses and pillows in the rooms!
Only a short trip to down-town Wanaka this location avoids the hubbub and hustle/bustle.
Friendly and helpful management.
Well done!

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Room Tip: We actually like the lower floor units. We were in a front row block and had great views across farm...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Waimate North, new zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a luxury three bedroomed apartment, probably the best place we stayed in our tour of the South Island. Clean, well equipped, contemporary style with a lovely fire which kept the place warm during a couple of cold winter nights in Wanaka. The kids loved the games rooms. Unfortunately, too cold to use the swimming pools at this time of year. Great to have a garage. Washing machine and tumble drier in the utility room were much appreciated. Good views on a clear day.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Alpine Apartments for 6 nights (group of 5) and were extremely happy with the accommodation. The rooms were very clean, comfortable and well heated for the climate. Yvonne at reception went over and above to help us when one of our groups bags was lost at the airport. We hope to come and stay again. Thank you!!!

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Auckland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Once again our stay with the extended extended family ski week was made easy by staying here.

Warm, clean, well serviced. The kids love the spa pools. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are warm and well set out.

Views aren't to bad either !

  • Stayed July 2014
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Alice Springs, Australia
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Loved this place, beautiful and practical apartments. Toasty warm and comfy with great regular servicing. Fabulous service by Reception staff, they even loaned us a mobile phone to use. Free DVD loans (great for the kids) and just helpful with every request or need. Beautiful views and a great holiday. We aim to be back again.

Room Tip: ask for an upstairs apartment so you have a view of the mountains.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

This place is a very affordable and convenient place to set off from if you are planning a long holiday in newzealand.
The drive from the airport has many wonderful stops and we reached after about 6 hours, stopping on the way for lunch and at the salmon farm.
From here, queenstown is only an hours drive away and everything else is really convenient . Whilst here, check out snow farm, only 20 minutes drive away and do the dog sleighing which is a once in a lifetime experience. The apartment is very near a supermarket so don't worry about food. It was pretty cold in the bedrooms though as only one side of our bed had an electric heater and there isn't one in the room. Overall brilliant place to set off from

  • Stayed July 2014
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Mackenzie District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stayed here for only one night on our way back to Christchurch. I love Wanaka, and wanted to show my friend, even if only just overnight. The complex is surprising large, but the reception was well signposted. We booked a two bedroom/one bathroom apartment. It had its own garage which was nice. The apartment had awesome views out over Lake Wanaka, farmland to the snow capped mountains. Gorgeous!! The apartment was well set up, with full kitchen, nice bathroom, dining table, lounge suite ect. The first thing we noticed though though was it was a bit chilly inside. We turned the wall heater on, but even after a few hours, it was still cold!! We dug the oil heaters out of the closet, and finally we got some warmth. The staff were super friendly and we did enjoy our stay, and would stay again.

Room Tip: We were in 24A which had great Mountain and lake views
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Distinction Wanaka

Property: Distinction Wanaka
Address: 144 - 154 Anderson Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand (Formerly Alpine Resort Wanaka)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The resort offers a choice of 58 large, stylish, self-contained, serviced apartments, each providing you with a high level of personal comfort and convenience, perfect for all seasons. Superior facilities include a gourmet kitchen, 50 channels of Sky TV (43" screens in 3brm apartments), under-floor heating in the bathrooms and so much more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Alpine Resort Wanaka Hotel Wanaka
Clarion Wanaka
Wanaka Clarion

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