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Stanley, Falkland Islands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2012

Spent one night here when travelling around south island. On arrival had a warm welcome from the owner and a tour of the premises. Room was comfortable and well appointed, odge facilities were great, including the outside hot tub, and breakfast was excellent Conveniently located far enough outside town to be quiet but close enough to be in easy walking... More 

Thank Maritchi
Alexandria, VA
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012

My husband and I stayed for two nights in April 2012, after two nights in the Glacier region and before our five days in Queenstown. Wanaka itself is delightful, and staying at the Homestead made it even better. Our room was lovely and comfortable, Douglas the dog was adorable and comforted us since we were missing our own dog, and... More 

Thank dwdelray
Tokyo, Japan
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Both my husband and I stayed for 3 nights in the lodge. Ed & Carol are fantastic and friendly hosts. Their lodge is beautiful decorated and makes you feel at home. They have a wonderful fire place where we can sit and relax with a cup of coffee or tea. The use of laundry is free. The bed rooms and... More 

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Surat, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

We stayed in a 2 bedroom cottage for 2 nights on 20th and 21st April 2012 and it was a wonderful place to stay with a big living room and kitchen and 2 bedrooms. Bed rooms were nicely done, bathrooms were clean. There were sufficient utensils and tea/ coffee for self catering. i had a 4year old child and there... More 

1 Thank AmitDave
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Ed and Carol are exceptional hosts, making you feel right at home and taking fabulous care of every detail. The Lodge and grounds are exceptional quality and the location is ideal, being adjacent the beach and a short walk from downtown. To say the least, were taken with the Lodge and Wanaka and would recommend it to anyone.

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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We stayed for a couple of nights in the Lodge and had such a good experience we returned for another visit. Ed made us a great breakfast each morning and was happy to make us porridge if we preferred it to fresh fruit salad. Ed and Carol, not to forget Douglas made us feel very welcome and comfortable, with great... More 

1 Thank Jonathan H
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2012

We stayed at Wanaka Homestead in early April and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Ed and Carol were very hospitable. We were 3 adults and 2 young children and stayed in the self catering 2 bedroom cottage. The cottage was perfect for our requirements. We loved the layout and the beautiful lawn right outside our front door was great for the... More 

Thank Ninermack
Sydney NSW
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2012

I stayed at the Wanaka Homestead for 3 nights while I was in Wanaka on the tail end of a business trip. It is one of the loveliest places I have stayed at and I found it to be clean, modern, well maintained and very comfortable. I loved having the beautiful relaxing spa pool to enjoy after a few long... More 

Thank Carolyn M
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

Maintenance, Upkeep, renewal, renovation, these words spring to mind when you visit a property that essentially has had no work done on it at all for something like 6 or 7 years. The owners need to spend some money here to raise the bar once again. The managers seemed pre-occupied with a private function. We just stayed in our room... More 

Thank EngelbergAndy
Cazza99, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

There are some comments in this review that need to be clarified. Andy makes it sound as if he was staying in the Lodge and we locked him away in his room for the day while we had a party. When in actual fact Andy stayed one night in our three bedroomed cottage which is fully self-contained with all the... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

As we walked in to the Homestead we knew we had made the right choice. There was a friendly welcoming feel to the place. Our cottage ensured a lovely roomy stay where everything was as we had wished. .... comfortable beds, tidy, well equipped kitchen, powerful showers, great barbecue and lovely woodland location.  Thank you for ensuring that our stay... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages

Address: 1 Homestead Close, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: €145 - €324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“The courtyard room on the ground level was fabulous. Quiet and easy to access from our car.”
 of 5 bubbles coogee3, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Downstairs king-size room as can use deck”
 of 5 bubbles yfwebby, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all lovely”
 of 5 bubbles annaley2015, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Make sure you're not on the road. If you are, don't choose this place.”
 of 5 bubbles 549maudep, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Perhaps the cottages are better but our room in the lodge seemed tired.”
 of 5 bubbles 182AnneG, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
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