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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently stayed at the Lodge whilst traveling around NZ and I'm sorry to say that this is the worst place we have stayed in so far was just glad we only stayed for 1 night. It was extremely hard to find when booking you should really send out a map so you no exactly where your going, thank god... More 

Thank Lee D
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had the most wonderful stay! The accommodation was nothing flashy but had the most comfortable bed and pillows, was immaculately clean and the service was friendly. Perfect location less than 10 minutes’ walk from town. Even has a spa to soak in (next time I’ll remember my togs!). Overall we loved this place and will definitely be staying again... More 

Thank Steph B
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Wanaka Lodge in a group of six in mid-August. Pros: - Clean, spacious rooms and bathrooms - Good wifi - nice lounge room - Very reasonable prices - great hot tub to chill in after a long day of skiing - reasonable walking distance from Wanaka city

Thank Bernard W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This lodge was difficult to find, had dated fittings (had to remember how to work the old school shower!) and a very poor wifi connection. It was a pleasant location back from the town but still not far from all the action.

Thank FamilyofSeven2015
Caddington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This was more of a small hotel rather than the motels we stayed at during our NZ holiday. I should have researched its facilities beforehand, so can't criticize it for not having kitchen facilities (except a fridge), but every other place we stayed did have, so beware. The room was quite small and very hot - no aircon. There is... More 

Thank John N
Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Lovely little place on a hill overlooking the lake. Run by Japanese so very nice and clean and with attention to detail. It was a tad hard to find as the street has two parts - do not give up Wifi was a bit funny - yo had to keep signing up to it but otherwise the stay was ok

Thank Ewa_Pinkowska
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57 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I made a mistake in believing this was a Motel it is not. There are no cooking facilities in the room and parking space is tight. That said the room was good, if a little small with a comfortable bed. The night we stayed followed a 30 degree plus day and the room had no air conditioning and no fan.

Thank Monument
Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

This is a very nice place....it's not the Ritz so don't expect that. But do expect a warm, friendly welcome and fantastic service; a high degree of cleanliness, comfortable beds and a delicious Japanese breakfast if you opt for that (do try it - I think it will impress...). And value for money - hard to beat!! We'd stay here... More 

Thank JohnandJodieBrown
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38 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Very nice, updated motel with clean, well-appointed room. We like the common area lounge with TV, books, newspapers, and dining table. We also used the hot tub. The motel seemed mostly empty during our stay. Laundry machines were cheaper to use than at other places we stayed. The motel is a great Wanaka base. It is a short walk to... More 

Thank DCMPuraVida
Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

What can I say about my stay at Lake Wanaka Lodge... It was average. The Japanese chap on reception was the highlight of my ordeal. He was super friendly and did his best to be helpful and accommodating. My cynicism was piqued when I discovered white spots and stains over the bed cover. Needless to say you don't have to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Lake Wanaka Lodge

Address: 24 Tenby Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: RM426 - RM527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Wanaka Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“In the summer months choose the eastern side as it can be very hot.”
 of 5 bubbles 360JuliaB, 4 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Get a lake view room”
 of 5 bubbles Swanarts, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
“A small place with 10 rooms and parking a bit limited, any room seemed fine”
 of 5 bubbles Tenterfieldrover, 28 Mar 2013 | Read review
“The big rooms upstairs are not much more money for a lot more space, and will be slightly quieter because they only have one room next to them”
 of 5 bubbles BeeGee99, 10 Mar 2013 | Read review
“It was cloudy/rainy our three days there, so not sure if any particular rooms would have a "best" view. Be sure to check out and use the common room.”
 of 5 bubbles econsultant, 19 Dec 2011 | Read review
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