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Sydney
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Everything was excellent! Only it was a little further from town than expected but close enough if you like walking! Nice and quiet and close to the water! Hot pool and open outdoor sort fire very cosy! Highly recommend!

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Thea B, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, the hot pool and outside fireplace seem to be big hits at the moment. There's nothing better after a day on the slopes than to sink into the hot tub under a spectacular canopy of stars with a view...

Hunter Valley, Australia
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My only complaint was we didn't stay long enough! We stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage and it was so lovely. The hot tub was great after a day of skiing and the outdoor fireplace lovely. Thea's attention to detail was superb. Highly recommend this cottage and we hope to be back one day!

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Thea B, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. It makes doing the few extras worth while when they appreciated. Would love to see you again and definitely for a longer stay.

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Good location on the main road. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with good beds. Be aware that the Master Suite faces the main road and you can hear cars passing, although infrequent at night. Breakfast is basic but good and includes hot and cold options. Nice laundry onsite for guests. Beautiful grounds to relax outside with hot tub.

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Thea B, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Yes, there can be some traffic noise but thank goodness Wanaka is still a quiet little town at night. I am trying to think of a way to reduce this problem. I am also going to try to jazz up the breakfasts in the near future. Many thanks for taking the time to write...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We have just had two nights at the Wanaka Homestead. We had a king room designated the South Room. I guess it might be one of their smaller rooms but it was quite comfortable for us. The extra nice aspects of the Wanaka Homestead is enjoying their ample breakfasts starting with fresh fruit salads and yoghurt, choices of cereals and...

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much Kiwis-two for your kind words and great review. Glad you were able to visit Wanaka for a short break to experience our amazing Autumn weather and the carpet of leaves. Hope to see you again. Claire and Thea

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We stayed in an upstairs room just off the busy road . . . somewhat noisy. The room was spacious, though the bathroom could have been more accommodating. Just a minor item: the bathroom mirrors are too low to use unless you're in a seated position, though there wasn't a seat. And the shower, though large was built so that...

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is always good to get one even if not all the comments are good. First I am sorry you found I was aloof, I of course never want to come across this way. The guests always come first and I always want my guests to feel welcome and at...

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We stayed here for three nights and found it most comfortable. Claire was most helpful in advising us on alternative things to do when our jet boating trip was cancelled due to high rainfall in the mountains. Great breakfast set us up for the day. Was most useful to be able to wash and dry some clothes since we're away...

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear you had a great stay with us and got to enjoy Wanaka, even in the rain. Thank you so much for talking the time to review us, it means a lot. take care. Warm regards, Claire

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We only had one night here and it was a very comfortable and easy stay. The staff was helpful and dealt with our needs for doing laundry, refrigerating food and finding a restaurant. We had a delicious breakfast (included) and shared with other visitors. It had a great shower and everything was clean. There was a little park nearby with...

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

I am so happy that you enjoyed your short stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write a review, it means a lot to us. It is nice being a little out of town in a quieter area and I love the park as well. I do hope you enjoyed the other places in NZ as...

Reviewed 10 March 2016

The perfect spot in Wanaka. Awesome breakfast. Nice laundry & hot tub. Very relaxing spot. Quick trip to downtown. Everything we needed during our visit to Wanaka. Rooms might not be as private as some would like but it didn't bother us. Doors all face a courtyard on the lower level.

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Hello John, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. i am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and Wanaka. I hope you had a great holiday. Warm regards, Claire

Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We were passing through Wanaka and found this charming little B&B run by the adorable Clare. We didn't have a cottage as there was only the 2 of us. It's excellent value for money and my only problem was on 2 small windows in our room which, on a hot day, made it difficult to keep cool, especially at night....

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I am glad you stopped by and were able to stay with us. Yes on hot days it is hard to get air into all the rooms, i do hope this didn't effect you too much. Hopefully you will get the chance to pop in again and stay a...

Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the two bedroom cottage and it was supreme. Clean, quiet, well appointed and the fastest wifi we've encountered in New Zealand travels. Rooms are arranged around a lovely lawn garden, nice for sitting in morning. The owners paid a lot of attention to design details when built in 2003. About a km from town center. And Netflix...

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evansteam, Manager at Wanaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Hello Phil, First thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on us. I am so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. It is great to hear about the WIFI as we have worked hard to get it right. I hope the rest of your travels around NZ were...

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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
  • Accessible 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: $230 - $492 (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.”
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“Downstairs king-size room as can use deck”
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“all lovely”
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“Make sure you're not on the road. If you are, don't choose this place.”
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“Perhaps the cottages are better but our room in the lodge seemed tired.”
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