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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place was nice, but the owners are very blunt and weren't helpful. When checking in their service was very poor. We had spilt some food on the floor which we cleaned up, and then they decided to hire a rug doctor which we searched up and cost $50 for a day. They decided keep our bond, which was $100...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome little motel. great value for money considering this has been one of the cheapest accommodations we have stayed at in the Sth island they offer more in the way of little things then some of the big price hotels. Stayed 2 nights and now regretting we didn't stay longer.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a motel as you may expect. Kitchen was quite spacious, living/sleeping area relatively small, but it was clean and tidy. The motel is located directly when you drive into Wanaka, so it is in a quiet area. Probably 10 to 15 minute walk from town. But the street can be a bit noisy. What is defenitely noisy is...

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Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a semi-regular visitor to Wanaka and a frequent traveller within NZ, this place is really poor value, even in the holiday season market. The outside of the premises are tidy enough, however in the room that we were given the decor was really tired and the mattresses really soft & old Staff were friendly enough, room for the most...

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FairwayMotelWanaka, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. You stayed during a peak time in Wanaka, during the Christmas and New Year period so all prices in Wanaka in every accommodation venue are at there highest. I can understand that a lot of people are disgruntled by this and don't feel that they are getting value for money. We...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location around 5 mins walk to lake front. Handy to restaurants and DOC visitor centre. Straightforward accommodation, nice bathroom, very comfortable bed. Warm welcome from host, with good local knowledge. Handy to main roads in and out of town.

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Seongnam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Up to the same standards as most New Zealand roadside motels. Our family room was spacious enough with comfortable beds. I liked the abundance electrical outlets to charge stuff. The gentleman at the front was friendly. We didn't use it but there is a small pool. Ten minute walk to the beautiful Wanaka Lake and town center.

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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner and staff are very friendly and kind. They were more than accommodating when we had a very small complaint about the warmth in the room.. We were moved to a cooler location. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. From the fully stocked kitchenettes and comfortable bed to the large tv's and close proximity to the city centre,...

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FairwayMotelWanaka, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your great R/V. We hope you enjoyed your time in Wanaka and NZ. Mark & Megan

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us had a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment for a week while in Wanaka for a conference recently. The hotel is perfectly placed to explore the town on foot, and we could walk to the Lake Wanaka Centre in under 10 minutes. We also had a handy parking spot right outside our flat for jaunts outside of Wanaka....

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FairwayMotelWanaka, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate all your feedback and so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Mark & Megan

Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This motel was an excellent pick. Rooms are a reasonable price. It is a little out from the lake (slow 10min walk) however; this makes it excellent value for the price. The staff were very friendly and had good advice about local activities.

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FairwayMotelWanaka, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. we hope you enjoyed your time in Wanaka. Mark & Megan

New York
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The motel sits on the outskirts of Wanaka - it took us about 10 minutes to walk down to the lake. We enjoyed our 3 nights here - the motel is clean and quite spacious. Iron Mountain is really close, definitely hike up there for a great morning view of the lake and snow cladden mountains.

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FairwayMotelWanaka, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review

Thank for taking the time to write a review. We try hard to keep the place clean, tidy and comfortable for all our guests. Well done on getting up mount iron in the morning!! it does offer great views of this beautiful area. Thanks, Mark & Megan

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For comfortable, affordable accommodation in Wanaka, think Fairway Motel. Fairway Motel can provide a great range of studios, family units and 2 bedroom apartments that can cater for anyone from traveling couples to large groups. Fairway motel facilities include: - Large in ground swimming pool (Dec - Apr) and BBQ area perfect for those warmer months - Guest laundry, bike & golf club storage space and a ski drying room for the winter - A big car park area to accommodate boats, trailers and tour buses - Freeview Satellite TV Fairway Motel is close to all Wanaka amenities, the pristine lake, fine restaurants and shops are just a short stroll away. Puzzling World and Mt Iron track is a short walk and we are adjacent to the spectacular Wanaka Golf Club. Wanaka can offer you a myriad of outdoor pursuits in all seasons, so let Fairway Motel be your ticket to ride! Your hosts Eve and Rob look forward to welcoming you to Wanaka. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairway Motel

Address: 2 MacPherson Street | Central Otago District, Wanaka, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: £82 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fairway Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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#5 Family Hotel in Wanaka
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“We were in room 1.. Lovely patio in garden with picnic table. A bit traffic noise but we were fine with that.”
 of 5 bubbles annefirby, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Lower floor if you do not want to carry your luggage upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles KR9119, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for lower level room. Much easier if you have a lot of luggages”
 of 5 bubbles shuffyzz, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some downstairs rooms have been renovated. The owners will eventually renovate all the apartments.”
 of 5 bubbles Bugs-and-Bif, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Steep slippy stairs to the upper rooms”
 of 5 bubbles MrEverest, 26 May 2016 | Read review
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