I've given the Lakeview 5* as even though it is fairly dated as mentioned by a previous reviewer, value for money is excellent, the views are stunning and the studio apartment was spacious and well equipped.
Parking can be a bit tight getting down to the lower car park but there are seats overlooking the lake, a BBQ if required and seating immediately outside the room.
The furnishings are fine for an overnight but would have also been fine for a longer stay. It is a 5 to 10 minute walk down to the town where there are plenty of bars and restaurants. There is also a short cut back up via some steps.
Someone has recommended Uncle Mike's BBQ - don't bother. It looked scruffy and cramped on the balcony and when we asked them what time they finished serving and we returned 30 minutes before the time they stated, the response was tough, we're quiet and can't be bothered serving you!
They did us a favour as we found 'Relishes', a great restaurant just as you enter the town on the left hand side. The fillet steak was superb and very reasonably priced with good service.
We would return to the Lakeside as it is in a great location, excellent value for money, offers stunning views and gives a reasonable degree of privacy.
It is very family owned and that is a nice touch which guarantees personal service. However, the free internet advertised was a waste of time as try as I did, I couldn't connect to it and the signal was non existent. However, that was a small if frustrating problem and wouldn't put us off returning if we were in the area.
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- Spacious queen studios with MILLION dollar views of lake & mountains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lakeview Studios Wanaka