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Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

stayed here for 2 nights during the wanaka leg of our NZ tour. the lodge is very nice. the rooms all have a patio door leading to the lawn and lakeside views of lake wanaka. the resort is very private and is completely isolated from everything. if you looking to stay near all the shops and restaurants in wanaka, this...

1Thank Carmen1318
Kalorama, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2015

This was to be the indulgence of our Honeymoon in New Zealand as my wife and I have stayed at many exclusive lodges and was looking forward to what we believed would be an amazing experience. The reviews for Whare Kea lodge did wet the appetite and I for one was very excited to stay there as one of those...

3Thank Matt W
Louise M, Owner at Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I understand your stay was in March this year. Although we are now operating under a different business model, with Whare Kea no longer operating as a boutique hotel, we are still very sorry to hear that your stay earlier in the year did not meet your expectations. Whare Kea...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Imagine you have a friend who invites you to spend a weekend in their beautiful vacation home in a spectacular setting. You have the opportunity to mingle with some new people and have a fabulous dinner party. That is the feeling you get at Whare Kea Lodge. The lodge has the feeling of someone's comfortable home and you are their...

1Thank Keith L
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Easily one of the finest places to stay in NZ an absolutely fantastic place. Rooms of the highest standard, a location hard to be rivalled and the food, oh the food, delicious! We only stayed one night, which was a shame, but we are already talking of a return in the future. We chose to dine with the other guest,...

Thank Kathy S
St Kilda, Australia
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Yes this is an expensive stay but delivers value for money. The rooms are well appointed and very comfortable (especially the bed). The all inclusive 5 course dinner and breakfast definitely is the best we have had in our 11 days in NZ. Delicious and innovative. We had the option to dine solo or communal, and chose the latter -...

Thank JanelleandGraham
Reviewed 7 January 2015

After a month in NZ staying at luxury lodges we finally arrived at Whare Kea and found yet another variation on a theme. Excellent hospitality, served with passion and panache, a setting that would give any competitor serious pause for thought and cuisine that was both imaginative and flavourful. The communal 'main room' which served as dining area, lounge, library,...

1Thank RARoberts1958
Reviewed 19 December 2014

We absolutely loved every place we stayed on our recent trip to New Zealand. The pinnacle, though, belongs to Whare Kea. First, the setting is extraordinary. How could it not put you in a great mood to look out over the lake and the mountains and the constantly changing light? Next, the service is also extraordinary. To say that Gill...

Thank ICBV
New England
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Whare Kea was our "splurge" stay during our New Zealand trip. The view was spectacular. Our room was spacious and comfortable, decorated with stunning art. The cuisine was imaginative and delicious, yet the portions were generous. The other guests were friendly and interesting folks.The staff was welcoming, and knowledgeable in their suggestions for activities (including the free and incredibly scenic...

Thank mydeah
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2014

The location of this lodge is stunning, a heady combination of lake and mountain views that would be hard to better anywhere in the world. The staff are exceptional, friendly and highly competent and the food at breakfast and the cocktails, canapes, food and wine at dinner are all out of the top drawer. The but belongs to the buildings...

3Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Some places are specatacular because of their location. Some places are spectacular because of their services. Still others are remembered for excellent cuisine and attention to detail. Whare Kea possesses all of these fine qualities, but what truly separates it is the people taking care of you while you are there. Carol, Gill, and chef James made our stay truly...

Thank JeremieP1

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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sitting above the shores of Lake Wanaka, Whare Kea is the perfect luxury accommodation for families or groups of friends wishing to soak up the splendour of the area a private location. Our superbly comfortable lakeside lodge offers an ideal combination of shared and also private spaces well suited to accommodate small groups of up to 12 guest whether you prefer rest & relaxation or want to experience Wanaka's myriad of outdoor pursuits. Our fully equipped kitchen at Whare Kea allows guests to self-cater whilst looking out at the stunning vistas over Lake Wanaka. Alternatively, catering can be arranged. Additional Services to compliment your stay are extensive & unlimited with our property manager available to tailor make your exclusive retreat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet

Address: 494 Mt. Aspiring Road, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $2,610 - $4,360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Whare Kea Hotel
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
#9 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
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“get a room facing lake wanaka (east), they have about 3-4 rooms that face the north (lawn view)”
Carmen1318, 18 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Dont Stay Here unless you like over priced accomadation”
mattwB4765FQ, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
“You can't chose a bad one, that's how good this is!”
KathyS718, 1 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All have excellent views and facilities”
RARoberts1958, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“West facing rooms (there are three) have, perhaps, the better views, but there is not much to choose between them.”
588hughb, 28 Nov 2014 | Read review
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