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Manuka Crescent Motel
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Manuka cresent was a very pleasant surprise after a long drive from Te Anau.
We had a room at the back of the facility and it had everything you would need during a stay.
The bed was nice and firm. A frigde and cooking facilities were present and you could also make use of the bbq's outside the room. You had a table inside, just outside the room and picnic benches at which you could enjoy your meals

The motel is suited for groups, couples and families. There's a small pool and trampoline on site for people to enjoy.
It's not very close to the town centre or supermarket. We took the car to the centre which was a 5 minute drive. You could walk it, but on a hot day taking the car is nice and if you look around a bit, you can find good parking spaces.
Because it's a bit out of town, you can relax a lot here. Definately good value for money.
The staff is very friendly and helpful so if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask.

The town of Wanaka is small, but has a very nice feel to it. It's definately recommendable to spend some time on the beach and treat yourself at one of the nearby bars with something cool.

You can drive to Queenstown from here in about 45 minute or an hour, depending on wether you take the road up a windy hill or the easier route passing many vineyards.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

No lake view but we found this motel very clean,comfortable and well equipped. The staff were friendly and helpful. While not centrally located it had the advantage of being nice and quiet. A car isn't essential but would certainly make life easier. I would definitely recommend it to those on a budget, but not wanting to compromise on cleanliness and comfort. We'll stay again when next in Wanaka.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

Stayed here for one night with a friend in studio 14 for $90. Separate living area with fridge, microwave, tv. Comfortable twin beds in the next room, and then a great shower in the bathroom. Milk supplied by friendly staff at reception. No view, but short drive or walk to town and the lake, and nice and quiet to sleep. I would stay here again.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We stayed at a studio with a little kitchenette which is a great option than to eat at restaurants charging $30 a meal. We found the place to be clean and tidy situated in a quiet street. Heating is adequate and overall a nice little cabin stay.
Location wise you would prefer to have a car though otherwise it'd be quite a long walk out to towncentre.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

This motel offered excellent value for money. The studio room was well appointed with a kitchenette, cooktop and microwave, dining area, king and single bed and a large bathroom. The motel was very quiet with little noise from adjoining rooms. This motel could be a little too far from town for those without their own transport. Overall, we had a great stay and would recommend this motel for those wanting a simple, inexpensive room in Wanaka.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Stayed one night, arrived in the evening, on the surface it appeared clean but the bathroom was not cleaned very well and the shower leaked through the screen. When advised to reception on checkout, I was advised that this was new to her, which I doubt if previous people had showered or even if the cleaner used it to clean the shower or maybe they didn't. I did not think it to be value for money. I have stayed in better accommodation for better value.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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MCM47126, Owner at Manuka Crescent Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2013

Hi I am unsure which unit you are referring to as your specific details are not provided however we can only apologise that you felt you did not enjoy your stay with us. We receive excellent feedback about the cleanliness of our units on many sites so are disappointed with your response. We continue to respond to all of our feedback and having checked all of our screen doors can find none that are leaky, however we will continue to monitor this. With regards to value for money this is always purely subjective however we currently offer the lowest motel rates in Wanaka as we are that little bit out of town and endeavour to provide value for money and have received many many positive feedback comments that we are doing just that so again we are disappointed that this was not the case in your particular case.

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Reviewed 21 April 2013

We stayed here for one night, The motel is in a quiet location quite close to town. We checked in around 8:30pm. The windows had been left open (for ventilation) and if the day had been cooler, the unit could have been quite cold.
The unit had one bedroom with a single and king size bed and there were 2 single beds in the kitchen/living room. The kitchen was well appointed
For some reason, the head of the king size bed was a foot or so from the wall. It was easy to push back into place but it was a bit odd. The toilet was hard to flush - it was a duo flush unit and both buttons had to be pushed down VERY hard before the cistern would flush.
But, for $90 in Wanaka the motel represented very good value and I would happily stay there again

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Manuka Crescent Motel

Address: 51 Manuka Crescent, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
#10 Family Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range: £64 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manuka Crescent Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located in an extremely quiet location offering affordable spacious self contained studios & one and two bedroom apartments. Free wifi, 32 inch flat screen tvs with Sky TV. Kitchnettes with stove tops for two saucepans, Electric fry pan, microwave oven refrigerators and kettle/jug for tea & coffee making. All units have a dining area & couches for relaxation along with outside seating terraces. ... more   less 
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Best Western Wanaka
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