Island View Place Lodge Accommodation in Wanaka

What our Visitors Say

Away from Home.
How much are we willing to sacrifice?
None needed with the Island View Place.

We have stayed at many five star hotels and we know what comfort is. When travelling with four children, however, we give in. We have to. We look for a balance of size, facility, location, surrounding and affordability. What we do not give in is the clean-ness. Good view is also important. Unfortunately, our past experience taught us to lower our expectations in NZ (North Island). Some look great in photos, some claim themselves to be 5 stars, certainly the rates, but we’ve had some disappointments. Some are not shy to claim themselves 4/5 starts with or without knowing what 4/5 starts are supposed to be. Island View Place has been a very nice surprise.

Put aside fantastic views and convenience to the shops and the attractions in Wanaka, the house has such a welcoming feel to it which you sense the minute you walk in. It is meticulously clean, bed lines are of high quality and the kitchen is equipped with what is needed to feel at home. They also make an extra effort to let us relax first after a long journey. Teas, coffees, fresh fruits, milk and a bottle of wine in the fridge, and so on.

The bedrooms are good size. The beds are comfortable, the lines are hotel standard, bathrooms come with heated towel rails with floor heating, The laundry machine with a dryer are of good sizes. The kitchen is fully equipped with a good size fridge. All like at home. The house is designed well and the place is very light and airy through out. Sitting at the table with am open kitchen behind and the big windows and the lake & mountain view in the front, one could easily sit and appreciate it all without leaving the house. It was comfortable and calming.

We’ve stayed at places where they put the owner’s interest first and it’s very easy to tell. They leave notes telling us not to do this, not to do that. They ask us to leave the place as it was found when checked in. Well, we definitely do and often cleaner than we found even they may not notice it.

Obviously none of these notes were found at Island View Place. The owner put the guests’ interest first. They pay attention to detail to make us welcome and happy. There is an unspoken mutual respect for the place between the owner and the visitor. They manage to do that professionally and discretely.

Wanaka was wonderful. We would love to go back. We know where we would wish to stay. We will make sure the place is available before we book a flight.

Denis and Midori Kelleher
December 2017

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