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“Lovely little town”
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The Moorings
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely little town”
Reviewed 6 May 2007

Wonderful views from our room of the lake and the mountains. The room was comfortable and beautifully clean. We sat on our balcony with a glass of red, looking at the sun on the water. Amazing.

Close enough for a short stroll into town for a decent meal in one of the many restaurants. However, don't overlook the excellent fish and chips prepared for the local estate agent - check local information given by the motel in each room. It was well worth the drive.

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  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2006

We walked in off the street and the reception staff immediately showed us a room. Staff here are really lovely and friendly!

This is a relatively new place, probably only a year old or so I would guess. Rooms are very good standard. Big double bed, comfortable sofa and living area, big TV. Good standard of kitchen area and facilities. Good clean modern bathroom, with a good shower.

Fab views of lake - which is literally just across the road and very central to all the easteries.

Would definately recommend anyone to stay here!

Stayed November 2006
8 Thank Tammy123
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Reviewed 19 October 2006

Stayed 3-nights while in Wanaka to attend a wedding. Clean, comfortable rooms with everything you could ask for, full kitchen facilities (if you want to use), 2-bedroom apartments are well laid out with one bedroom being located upstairs with an ensuite bathroom attatched. Nice outdoor patio on each apartment with table and 6-chairs. Nothing was to much trouble for the hosts, they were happy to store some of our luggage for 2 days before we checked in, then upon check-out they let us keep the room until 1.00pm. A mistake was made with the checkout account (which I should have checked) and upon my return to my home country an email was answered promptly and the matter was immediatley cleared up. Highly recommend this hotel, walking distance to everything and on the shores of a lake that must be one of the most scenic places on the planet.
Stay there, you can't go wrong.

  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Moorings
Address: 17 Lakeside Road | PO Box 368, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#2 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Moorings 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Moorings Motel and Apartments offers stylish accommodation for the discerning traveller. We offer lakefront studio units with outstanding un-interrupted views of Lake Wanaka and the mountains and our family apartments are ideal for larger groups. Our complex is just one minutes walk to the nearest cafes and shops and the lakes edge or just a two minute stroll to town. Complimentary wifi available ... more   less 
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