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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights and had a nice little apartment with garage and laundry facilities! The staff were very friendly and helpful too with a lot of suggestions. It's good if you have a car as it is about a 5 minute drive (at most) from the town centre. Everything was clean, modern and very comfortable.

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DistinctionWanaka, Front Office Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We appreciate the kind comments and look forward to welcoming you again!

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The apartment was large, modern and well serviced for two couples. The balcony provided a superb view over the town and its lake, as well as Mt Iron which we walked. The rooms were clean, well appointed and large. Recommend to all.

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DistinctionWanaka, Front Office Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!

Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, pictures looked great but when we got there, we immediately were badly disappointed. Upon check-in after a long tiring drive, we were told that Wifi was generally "horrendous" and even worse, that the villa we were getting keys to had particularly bad reception. Felt terrible hearing news like this when we just arrive, and we booked this place whilst...

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DistinctionWanaka, Front Office Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback highlighting the areas we need to improve upon. WIFI is not as good as we would like it to be and we feel that telling people on check in may prepare them for that. We can see how it may be disappointing to you but we feel that the least we can do is to...

Timaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Self catering 2 bedroom unit was ideal for our family of 4. Lots of space. Convenient location next to Mt Iron. Amenities include a pool and spa plus a games room. All units have garages but you need to be a skilled driver to get into them as they are a tight fit. Thanks for the great stay

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us ... yes a single garage is unusual these days - we're all used to doubles. See you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit started off badly with no hot water in the apartment. However after a change of apartment things were great. We eventually ended up in a 3 bedroom, second floor, lake view apartment which was really nicely laid out and appointed. The rooms were clean and well maintained with 2 bathrooms and a lovely kitchen. the outdoor deck was...

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you - we are glad you enjoyed your upgrade.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Distinction Wanaka Service Apartment offers upscale living facilities with full kitchen amenities and bathrooms. Distinction with walking is close to the town centre and lake. There is a Pak-N-Save in the town centre where provisions can be purchased for home cooked meals at Distinction Serviced Apartments. Our suite offered 3 bedrooms with 1 ensuite bathroom where the other 2 bedrooms...

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you - we endeavour to keep our standards at a high level and is good to hear we are achieving that mark. Just a small correction - it isn't a Pak n Save, it is actually a New World supermarket.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spacious well equipped & modern apartment had everything we needed. Gorgeous view of the lake & mountains. Pool, spa, sauna, gym, tennis courts all in pristine condition. What a find! Can't wait to go back!!!

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you - do be aware we are unable to guarantee lake views - as we have limited apartments. We look forward to having you return.

Myrtleford, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got upgraded to a bigger apartment, so we were very happy. The apartment was nicely furnished, clean and had a beautiful view of Lake Wanaka. Would recommend. There are many facilities here also - games room and pool

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you - we welcome your return.

Melbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't realised that this complex was in fact out of the town centre (techinically it is walking distance but I think it is unlikely that many people walk into town for dinner, its a bit of a hike). We had a car so it wasn't an issue. The apartment itself was nice - they have taken a modular approach...

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DistinctionWanaka, Manager at Distinction Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for your extensive review - it will be helpful to others and is much appreciated.

Aurora, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing contemporary apartments with all amenities you could want. These are large 1,2, or 3 bedroom apartments. Pool, hot tub, game and work out room on site. Full kitchen, washer and dryer, balcony, separate living room. Very clean and new looking. Free wifi too.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 

Additional Information about Distinction Wanaka

Address: 144 - 154 Anderson Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand (Formerly Alpine Resort Wanaka)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: RM383 - RM1,020 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
Alpine Resort Wanaka Hotel Wanaka
Clarion Wanaka
Wanaka Clarion
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“Some have lake view from second floor units.”
fayc655, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Check how near you are to the roads”
LadyinBeds, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Road facing bedroom a touch noisy with windows open.”
leoniew5558, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For the best views ask for units 21A, 22A, or 26A”
JeanetteM668, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were in Unit 6. Rooms facing west have good mountain views. Most rooms will.”
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