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Lakeside Apartments
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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“The best place to stay in Wanaka”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at Lakeside and once again we were not disappointed - it offers a great location, awesome views, immaculately clean apartments, grounds and pool area and is a real home away from home

Could not recommend more highly

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

Our second time at Lakeside, it's just difficult to fault. Blair and Gary are excellent hosts, nothing is a problem. The accomodation itself is superb and immaculately presented - can't be faulted. Facilities are second to none and extremely well maintained. Even the location is perfect, everything is walking distance, view from the balcony over Lake Wanaka is stunning, there's always something to watch. We're already planning next years' visit !!!

Thanks again to Blair and Gary for making us feel so welcome. Well worth the 24 hour flight from the UK !!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room price with no servicing, the guys are very flexible with pricing. Even though we took...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pete M, Public Relations Manager at Lakeside Apartments, responded to this review, 24 January 2013
Many thanks for taking your time to review Lakeside Apartments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Regarding your comment on the no servicing – yes we are always happy to accommodate guests needs and although daily servicing is standard, not everyone wants this level of service so Gary and Blair are happy to be flexible.

We are pleased with your heading comment ‘Best accommodation in NZ’ – in the current 2013 Trip Advisor travellers reviews we were awarded second most luxurious hotel in New Zealand!

Thanks again for the review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lakeside Apartments when you next escape from the UK.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

You have to see the size of the apartment to believe it! And so beautifully appointed I could move in permanently. The location is fabulous - with gorgeous views over the mountains and the lake and within walking distance to the lakefront, shops, cafes etc. When we arrived the very sweet receptionist first showed my husband where to park in the little garage each apartment has and then showed us to our apartment. She explained that each apartment is the same with three bedrooms and two bathrooms but as we were just a couple they lock the unneeded rooms leaving the master bedroom and en suite, the full size kitchen, dining area and lounge room for us as a couple to use.

This was on the pricey side but worth every cent. One of the very best places I have ever stayed in. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

We stayed in the Lakeside Apartments this November and were so comfortable, impressed and happy that we stayed longer than we'd planned. Beautiful swimming pool, views of the lake, very modern apartment with everything one could want or imagine. Front desk folks were so helpful and helped book a tour of Milford Sound with a great guide (only one other couple on the tour). We would stay here again any time possible!!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

Everything about this place is superlative: location, space, amenities and appliances, staff, cleanliness. Impeccable service and everything you could want to relax and enjoy your vacation. Besides the obvious quality that surrounds you, great attention has been given to the smallest details. Even if the weather doesn't cooperate (stayed 2 nights in November so it was a bit cold and rainy) you can spend your time inside free of stress, but when it does cooperate the views are spectacular (see some of the photos I uploaded)

I’d recommend Lakeside Apartments without hesitation, to anyone traveling through Wanaka. PS. I don't really like writing reviews but I felt compelled from the moment I opened the door to the room!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Pete M, Public Relations Manager at Lakeside Apartments, responded to this review, 24 January 2013
Thank you for your review and we are especially privileged to have your review as you ‘don't really like writing reviews’. And a special thanks for those wonderful images – obviously a passion of yours.

We are always pleased to have confirmation from guests that we are performing well and living up to our reputation as Wanaka’s number one hotel on Trip Advisor. The apartments do work no matter what the weather. Although Wanaka enjoys a wonderfully sunny climate we do have some days when indoors is a better place to be – this is not an issue at Lakeside with spacious units and the added bonus of 50 inch TV screens and 50+ Sky channels.

The majority of time though, you can sit in the sunshine on the balcony and admire those spectacular lake and mountain views.

Thanks again for the review and we hope to welcome you back to Wanaka and Lakeside Apartments in the not-too-distant future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

We stayed four nights at Lakeside and wish we could have stayed longer. We had a premier apartment and I was very impressed at the level of cleanliness and quality of fittings etc. The view of the lake was spectacular and the location was excellent - no need to get the car out as it was a three minute walk to the Main Street of restaurants/cafe's etc. It's also directly across the road from the kids playground on the lake which was excellent for our 6 yr old boy. The staff were very friendly - we are already planning a return trip and will definitely stay at the Lakeside again.

Room Tip: If you want extra balcony space, book a premier apartment.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Hayden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

You can't beat this place in Wanaka with fantastic rooms and unbelievable scenery of the lake and surrounding mountains. The folks running the place are very welcoming and friendly and did their best to make sure we had an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Lakeside Apartments
Address: 9 Lakeside Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
#1 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#1 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Lakeside Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of picturesque Wanaka and a stone’s throw from the lake edge, these luxurious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are the perfect place to stay. Relaxation, romance, business, adventure … whatever your reason to visit Wanaka, these spacious and serviced apartments can cater for your every need.Enjoy awesome views of Lake Wanaka and the mountains beyond, while relaxing on your private balcony. All apartments have a designer kitchen, two bathrooms, including one en-suite and one with spa bath, spacious living and dining areas and secure garages. Facilities on site include swimming pools, spas and BBQ area. Within two minutes walk are Wanaka’s restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. ... more   less 
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