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“Stunning views, great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lakeview Motel

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Lakeview Motel
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Stunning views, great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

Stayed just one night at this charming motel. Helpful host and unit very clean with great shower and very comfortable bed. Within easy walking distance of the township. Free wireless internet. Would definitely stay again

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Katoomba, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

We've decided to spend one night in Wanaka and found this motel. They have big rooms, two of them facing the street and across the street, the lake. We picked a smaller room (#2 for NZD 110) which is under the manager's house and very tiny. At the first moment we thought it would be a noisy night with their baby boy stomping around, but it wasn't and we could have good rest. They also have a park spot for every room.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

Looking around the web for a place to stay in Wanaka after the Easter weekend, most of the lodges and higher end hotels were booked out as a flow on effect of the Warbirds Over Wanaka but so glad that we found this little gem !!

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor plus a little bit of playing with Street View on Google Maps of Wanaka, the Lakeview Motel sounded just what we were after.

Lake Wanaka is a great little town and the Lakeview Motel would have to boast one of the best views of the Lake but for a fraction of the price of what is on offer in the same area - including a townhouse up the road currently on the market for $2.95M !!

On the advice of other travellers, we booked the upstairs room with the veranda(Room 5 I think ?) and were not disappointed ! The room was clean, cosy and roomy enough for the both of us. Sitting on the veranda drinking wine, and eating local produce enjoying the view was nothing short of sensational ! The loft bedroom was fantastic and the bed extremely comfortable especially on a chilly night ! Free wifi was on offer and everything available for self catering if need be although it is only a 7 minute walk to the main street of Wanaka for all your supplies !

The hosts were fantastic and always good for local advice and we did not have a bad experience at all, even when our canyoning trip had to be cancelled because of bad weather, a recommended road trip to Mt Aspiring made up for it !

Dining out in Wanaka, we would have to recommend The Spice Room (No. 1 on Trip Advisor for the South Island !!) and The Botswana Butchery (great atmosphere but just missing something with the meals...hmmmm...slight room for improvement but worth the experience).

Even driving around to have a look at the alternative accommodation in the area(including the over rated Tiritiri Lodge - just a big house in a housing estate up to $1000 per night !!) reinforced that we made the right choice !

The question we always ask ourselves "would we recommend this place to our friends?" - absolutely !! This is Wanaka's best kept secret and we will definately be back next year during winter !

Room Tip: Upstairs room with the veranda would be pick of all rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

We stayed for a night as a part of our trip in South Island. There is a small family-run motel located only a short walk from the town center. The room was super clean and the view was totally stunning. There wasn't a luxury motel but we could feel that the owner was really attended to every details to make sure that their guest got the best of their stay. Would definitely stay here again if return to Wanaka.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Such a beautiful view from the room. Room itself was very clean and tidy, and owner (who checked us in) was lovely and offered some great advice about the town.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Lake Wanaka is beautiful and the Lakeview Motel helps show it off. As others have noted, this is not a modern accommodation, but it is clean, roomy, and comfortable. Staff were very friendly. True free internet and everything needed for self-catering. If you enjoy fantastic views and a nice hike, do the trek up Mt. Iron before leaving the area!

Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

We had an upper room with a view over the lake which was delightful, although we did suffer from very noisy neighbours in the room next door. We were there early March when the local Wanaka Show was on and we suspected they were local farmers there for a night on the tiles with their friends.

However, the room itself was comfortable and clean and we were able to use the laundry machines for a much needed clean for only a small charge.

We were a bit stuck for somewhere good to eat but would recommend McGregor's for fish and chips.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lakeview Motel
Address: 68 Lismore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#4 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lakeview Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious queen studios with MILLION dollar views of lake & mountains. ... more   less 
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Lakeview Studios Wanaka

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