We recently stayed at the clearbrook motel (2a & a 2yo) as part of a South Island trip.
We were impressed on arrival with the motel and the lady on reception seemed fairly friendly and relatively helpful. The room was lovely - a great size and a gorgeous view. It was well appointed and also had a washing machine which was a welcome addition after 4 or 5 days travelling with a toddler.
The motel is less than 2 minutes walk to the top of the Main Street of Wanaka - fabulous location! The town is just gorgeous, by far our favourite of the 4 places we stayed on the trip (lake tekapo being one). It has great shops, supermarket & a lovely foreshore with lots of coffee shops and eateries. We only stayed 1 night but wished we'd stayed longer.
Our son also loved feeding bread to the resident ducks from our balcony.
Overall, we had a very pleasant stay. My comment about the inflexibility comes from the attitude of the gentleman on the front desk when I asked if they might have a spare airer we could borrow - his response wasn't particularly friendly and instead, rather short & dismissive. I understand he may not have had one, but it was his reaction that most perturbed me. We experienced a similar response when we asked if we might check out slightly later to work in with our toddlers feeds.
I also felt the room was a fair bit more expensive than other places we'd stayed but again this may have something to do with the destination (and not knowing enough about nz, I can't comment).
All in all, we enjoyed our stay and with a slightly more friendly attitude, would definitely stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clearbrook offers affordable motel accommodation for all! Including families and groups visiting Lake Wanaka. Conveniently located close to Wanaka town centre, Clearbrook comprises 14 private self-catering apartments and two self-contained holiday homes, fully equipped for a Wanaka holiday.Clearbrook is set in a peaceful location by Bullock Creek and each self-contained apartment has a private balcony or courtyard with stunning mountain views. Clearbrook's spacious accommodation is ideal for corporate and wedding groups, families on ski and summer holidays and visitors on hunting and fishing trips. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo, Expedia, Agoda, Hotels.com, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Clearbrook Motel Wanaka reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.