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Alpine View Lodge
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
“Perfect and magical in every way!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed for just one night and wished we were staying much longer! The Alpine View lodge is just magnificent in every possible way. I cannot recommend it enough. Firstly, Michelle (our host) was so welcoming and friendly, and very knowledgable about the area and NZ. We were thrilled to have been generously offered a room upgrade from a studio-like room to a split-level apartment style room, with STUNNING alpine and countryside views. What a lovely surprise this was! Our room had large windows and glass doors, allowing lots of natural light and fresh air. The deck with outdoor furniture was the perfect accompaniment to the room and the landscape surrounding it. We sat out there and watched the sun go down over the alpines. A beautiful, clean bathroom with a big bath. A self-contained kitchenette. Comfortable bed. Wonderful room styling. Breakfast was delicious. Michelle offered not only cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit salad and toast with spreads, tea and coffee, but also our choice of eggs (poached, scrambled, fried) on toast.
Once again, I cannot recommend this enough! We will be returning again one day :) Until then, we will carry such fond memories. Definitely a highlight for us. Thank you Michelle!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

We chose to stay at Alpine View Lodge having read all the positive reviews on TA and this proved to be spot on! Our split level studio (Cardrona) overlooked a field with sheep grazing and a backdrop of fantastic scenery. Everywhere was beautifully clean and well equipped. The private outside decked area was an added bonus. Plenty of variety at breakfast - juices ,cereal ,toast etc and Michele will even knock you up an egg or two if you so wish! Michele and Craig are a warm and friendly couple and although we only stayed one night we really enjoyed every aspect of our stay here and were sorry to have to leave. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending a stay at Alpine View lodge!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Wanaka township is beautiful, surrounded by mountains and lakes. This accommodation is the gem within it. Every detail is covered by the hosts - we stayed in the very comfortable spilt level studio which is extensively equipped, is furnished to a very high standard and has many added touches to add to the comfort of your stay (ie use of spa pool on premises, own BBQ, torch, DVD, TV, radio, outside private balcony, plenty of space for hanging clothes, fully equipped kitchen, easy nearby parking, ramp for easy access with heavy suitcases into accommodation, air con etc). The views from the studio are stunning and the big (opening) windows and patio doors allow full enjoyment of this from both inside and out - and privacy enabled when you want it by the curtains. The hosts are very very welcoming and the ideal couple to run accommodation such as this. Nothing is too much trouble and good advice and tips for eating and hiking routes provided. Don't miss the rocky mount walk at diamond lake for good views.....and if you are feeling energetic Roy's peak is also an excellent uphill hike. Breakfast is included and is absolutely fantastic - the location is unrivalled, a beautiful spacious table looking out over the breathtaking view of the mountains, and the variety of food offered (both continental and cooked). This is the best place we have stayed in either north or South Island (and one of the best so far on our travels around the world) and I very highly recommend it.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Absolute perfection, we stayed in the split level studio which is beautifully furnished and offers stunning views with a lovely private sun deck with table and chairs. Michele and Craig are the loveliest hosts you could wish to meet who made our stay fantastic in every way. Great breakfasts filled us up for some fantastic hiking nearby. Wanaka is beautiful and this is the place to stay in wanaka. 10/10 in every aspect. Thanks for a brilliant stay and we will definitely return. Highly recommended so book well ahead to secure your stay here.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Super clean and modern! Michelle and Craig were very friendly and helpful hosts. Our interactions with them added to the already perfect stay. Excellent location...5-10 drive into center of town/lake but with a remote feeling due to the pristine vast natural surroundings around the home (see the attached pics). The breakfast was delicious and the views from the dining room were spectacular. The room was well stocked with high quality tea, coffee and even spa level bathroom product. We were very happy with our stay and will recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay in Wanaka.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dorchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

I'm there now and wishing I'd read other reviews more carefully and booked for longer than one night. This place is perfect by any criterion.There is no adverse aspect at all. We have been made to feel really welcome and the accommodation is pristine.this place is a gem!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

I don't often give out 5 stars on Tripadvisor but we just loved everything about Wanaka....

Our 2 night stay at Alpine View Lodge was perfect - Michele was such a lovely host. She helped us out with our itinerary and responded to countless emails offering suggestions before we had even arrived! The property is in a lovely setting and it was one of the few places we just wish we could have stayed longer! :-)

Thanks, Jamie & Gemma

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alpine View Lodge
Address: 23 Studholme Rd South | RD 2, Wanaka, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 47 Speciality Lodging in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine View Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alpine View Lodge is set in 4 scenic acres on the edge of Wanaka - close enough to walk to the lake and town, but far enough away to enjoy peace, tranquility and relaxation. Our guests describe us as one of the best accommodations they stayed in during their holiday, with many guests booking for one night but then staying for three or four. King, queen, singles and twin all with en-suite bathrooms, we also can accommodate families being able to sleep up to 12 people. We offer complimentary continental breakfasts with our studio rooms, free Wi-fi and also a constantly heated spa pool all in a garden setting with stunning mountain views. With beautifully landscaped gardens, Alpine View Lodge is also a stunning venue for small weddings. ... more   less 
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