Wanaka Alpine Lodge
Wanaka Alpine Lodge

10 Best Accommodation in Wanaka for Foodies

© Wanaka Alpine Lodge

Hotels with Restaurants and/or Self-catering Accommodation in Wanaka

Foodies staying in Wanaka will find some amazing eateries in and around town, but what about when it comes to accommodation? Where can you stay where you can prepare your own meals or perhaps enjoy foodie experiences like exceptional bed & breakfasts, afternoon tea and excellent restaurants? We go through our top recommendations in this list of the best accommodation in Wanaka for foodies!

While you’re here, you might also be interested in 10 Wanaka Must-Dos and The Foodie Guide to Wanaka.

1. Altamont Lodge

Foodies looking for affordable accommodation with exceptional self-catering facilities, take a look at Altamont Lodge. The attractive wood-lined lodge with 12 rooms boasts a super spacious and fully-equipped kitchen with a large dining area and tables in the garden to enjoy your homecooked meals. The lodge offers private double rooms, single rooms and family rooms, with shared male and female bathrooms and a lounge with a cosy fireplace. It makes a fantastic alternative to the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Wanaka.

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Altamont Lodge© Altamont Lodge

2. Alpine Motel

This self-catering accommodation is located just a short walk from Wanaka town, offering rooms for all traveller types. The motel features Studios for three up to Two-Bedroom King Apartments for six. Each accommodation has its own kitchen facilities, as well as free WiFi, Sky TV, on-site parking and late checkout at 11am. The motel also has fabulous features for families, including a children’s playground and trampoline. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Family Accommodation in Wanaka.

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Alpine Motel© Alpine Motel

3. Lake Hawea Hotel

If you’re looking for accommodation in the Lake Wanaka area with its own delectable food offerings then check out Lake Hawea Hotel on the edge of the serene Lake Hawea. The hotel features stylish rooms for couples and families with private balconies soaking in the gorgeous views. Bedding is spun from Wanaka-farmed merino made especially for the hotel, while other features include free WiFi, TV, electric blankets and tea/coffee making facilities. The Grill Room restaurant, with log fires and unbeatable lake views, serves Otago meats from the grill. You can also sit down for a glass of Otago wine at The Stags Head pub which boasts an array of entertainment from pool tables to a children’s playground.

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Lake Hawea Hotel© Lake Hawea Hotel

4. Aspiring Lodge Motel

Stay in the heart of Wanaka in the self-catering accommodation, Aspiring Lodge Motel. The motel boasts attractive and reasonably spacious wood-lined rooms coming in the form of studios and family units. Most rooms have cooking facilities including a microwave, fridge, toaster and shrub shower, while you’re only a short stroll away from Wanaka’s best eateries. Each room enjoys some sun time to admire from either your private balcony or courtyard.

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Aspiring Lodge Motel© Aspiring Lodge Motel

5. Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge

Just a four-minute drive from Wanaka yet feels a world away among the acres and acres of gardens, golf course and mountain views, Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge is an easy choice for accommodation in Wanaka for foodies. Choose between One-Bedroom Chalets, Two-Bedroom Chalets with Spa Bath, as well as King Rooms in the lodge with or without a spa bath. Chalets feature heated marble bathrooms, as well as a kitchen and laundry machines. Stays in the lodge rooms include a continental buffet breakfast.

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Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge© Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge

6. Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka

Stay in a four-star resort with well-appointed rooms at the Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka. The resort just outside of Wanaka town and 3km from the lake features economy hotel-style rooms to spacious Two-Bedroom Family Apartments with kitchens. Oakridge Resort embraces the alpine holiday with its nine outdoor hot pools surrounded by tasteful alpine-themed landscaping. When you’re not cooking for yourself, enjoy meals at Jacob’s Grill offering a gourmet menu. There’s also The Poolhouse Bar where you can sample New Zealand and international wines by the pool.

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Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka© Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka

7. Peak Sport Chalet

Choose either self-contained accommodation or a bed & breakfast room at Peak Sport Chalet, five-minutes walk from Bremner Bay at the lake but a bit of a mission to walk into town. Nevertheless, the accommodation is quiet and homely, with chalets featuring a full kitchen with the luxury of a dishwasher. Enjoy the evening watching the sunset from your private veranda or keep warm in front of the cosy log fire. Chalets either have one or two bedrooms and a buffet breakfast is an optional extra. Alternatively, studios are available with basic kitchenette facilities. See more like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Wanaka.

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Peak Sport Chalet© Peak Sport Chalet

8. Te Wanaka Lodge

This boutique European-style lodge oozes with character with its tasteful antique furniture and its cedar garden hot tub. Stay in one of the lodge rooms with fresh decor, an ensuite and a small balcony or stay at the Garden Cottage Room sleeping up to three with basic kitchenette facilities and your own private entrance. Mornings are spent divulging in the continental breakfast served on the oversized vintage table, while homebaked afternoon tea is a treat to be enjoyed each day. What’s more, Te Wanaka boasts a convenient location in town, so you’re never too far from Wanaka’s fantastic eateries.

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Te Wanaka Lodge© Te Wanaka Lodge

9. Wanaka Alpine Lodge

Stay at the foot of Mt Iron in a modern lodge on the outskirts of town at Wanaka Alpine Lodge. The bed & breakfast lodge has five well-appointed rooms with either king or twin ensuite set-ups. Your bathroom is kitted out with environmentally-friendly biodegradable products, while the lounge is comfortable and has Sky Sports and Netflix available. Stays include a generous continental breakfast, use of a hot tub, free mountain bikes, free WiFi and irresistible home baking.

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Wanaka Alpine Lodge© Wanaka Alpine Lodge

10. Edgewater Hotel

Stay on the shores of Lake Wanaka itself at the Edgewater Hotel. The hotel offers three styles of accommodation: one-bedroom suites, two-bedroom apartments and hotel/studio rooms. The former two have the convenience of a kitchenette, while you’ll also have access to the Wineglass Cafe. The restaurant and cafe boast an impressive collection of wines, including some of Otago’s own, as well as an irresistible scone menu – an absolute must for afternoon tea!

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Edgewater Hotel© Edgewater Hotel


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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