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“Massive rooms for big family (but not soundproof )”
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Fairway Motel
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Great stay with a baby and toddler huge rooms and plenty of space for 4 adults and two kids.
Only complaint was that the people who stayed above us were early risers and you could hear every thing including their jug boiling.
Needs a bit of soundproofing. But might pay to get an upstairs room too.

Bar that friendly hosts, Separate laundry available. Free BBQ and BBQ tools provided.

Would definitely stay again !

Stayed: November 2013
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EveThorp, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Hi Guys,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are glad you had a good time here in Wanaka. In regard to soundproofing, thank you for the information, it is something we will look at for sure. Those two rooms are more recent 'add ons', the main block of studios and the apartments are all soundproofed but it is great to get feedback as we are always looking at continuous improvement :-)

Take care, again we are rapt you enjoyed your stay and on behalf of Eve and myself we hope to see you again. Pool is open from 1st Dec - 31 March perfect for the kids!
Kind regards
Rob

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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Easy to find on the main road into Wanaka. Warm well equipped units and a friendly welcome make this a great place to stay. The unit we enjoyed on the 1st floor had a good view and was well fitted out.and roomy.

This would be an ideal motel if you were a golf fan but even if not would be an ideal family holiday spot or a business stay, Close drive to town with all the restaurants and bars that Wanaka has to offer.

Room Tip: Back block rooms are quieter,
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank seaoh
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EveThorp, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2013

Thank you for the great comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Wanaka and that you found the room comfortable. We really enjoy hosting people in this beautiful town!

Kind regards,
Eve

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Reviewed 19 October 2013

My girlfriend and I called in to the Fairway Motel for 1 night on our way through Wanaka, and it was so good that we had to stay another night! Couldn't have been happier with our room and the service and hospitality that Eve and Rob provided. On more than one occasion Ruth (Girlfriend) thought I'd got lost on my way back from reception because I had been stood talking to the guys like I'd known them all of my life. Our room was spacious and airy, the shower was excellent (it put ours at home to shame!). The cooking facilities were very good, with plenty of utensils, plates, glasses etc. so you can definitely be self sufficient if you are on a budget or don't fancy eating out one day. Eve and Rob were very attentive, making sure we always had clean towels, milk, tea bags etc. they even contacted me to say that I had left an SD card in the room and posted it back to me. Highly recommend........ 5 star.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Duncy123
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EveThorp, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2013

Thanks for your positive feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and loved Wanaka so much you stayed another night! It is awesome to be able to share this beautiful place with travelers and share in their experiences.

Hope the rest of your travels around the country were just as enjoyable!

Kind regards,
Eve and Rob

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Eve and Rob Thorp are the perfect hosts and our stay at their lovely Motel a most comfortable and rewarding experience. Our 2 Bedroom apartment was beautifully appointed, modern, spotless and in glorious gardens set right next to town and the glorious scenery of Wanaka.
The comfort was unsurpassed and the stay unforgettable.
Thanks Eve and Rob, we'll let our friends know and the world through Trip Advisor this is the spot for value, friendliness and comfort to stay in your beautiful area.

Room Tip: For mature coules a ground floor unit is unsurpassed.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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EveThorp, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2013

Hi Guys,

Thank you so much for your comments :-) Eve and I are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here in Wanaka! It is awesome that you took an extra night to unwind and relax, sometimes you can forget that it is a holiday after all!

Have a safe onward journey, enjoy New Zealand and we hope to host you again one day.

Kind regards

Rob

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

John (P/Time helper) & the husband & wife team were really accommodating & friendly, my partner & myself & our 2 friends were able to check in earlier than 2pm and also check out later-which was fab after the All Black win :) definitely rate it. The only thing I would say about it is our unit instead of 3 single beds upstairs in one room they put in another dbl bed & just 1 single bed also, so then there are 2 dbl room upstairs with the 2nd bathroom. We did not know there was a fitness centre or room service there.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for room that is not on the main street if you want to have a sleep in.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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EveThorp, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2013

Hi Paul,

We really appreciate you taking the time to place a review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and that we could make it easier for you with the check in and out. Also great about the All Black win!

Our other apartments have different bed configurations and we are always happy to change beds to suit, so if you come this way again give let us know what we can do.

Kind regards,
Eve

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Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

A great stay! Extremely accommodating hosts and a wonderful room in this breathtakingly beautiful area. Near the golf course and just a few blocks from the town center. The innkeepers have lots of local insights. The place to stay in Wanaka!!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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EveThorp, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Hi Bruce,

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay here. Best of luck to the young fella in the Ski comps moving forward. We will maintain a waxing area here and we hope to expand on that further. With luck we will see you guys here again for competition skiing! Eve and I wish you all the best! Kind regards, Rob

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

We arrived in Wanaka with nothing booked and on a reasonably tight budget - the i-Site were very complimentary about Fairway Motel and we booked for the night. We had large room with kitchenette, plenty of heating and free Wi-Fi. The staff we dealt with were very friendly and even offered us the use of their computer if ours didn't work. There seemed to be two sides to the Motel, one which was very new and the older building which we were in. The room was clean and well decorated with a well stocked kitchenette.
Wish I had checked out the modern side of the motel to see what those rooms were like. As I mentioned we were on a budget which is probably why we were in the older building and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank JayneBlenheim
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EveThorp, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2013

Hi Jayne,

Thanks for your comments, we are so glad you had a good stay here at The Fairway. The newer part of the complex are 2 bedroom apartments, so if you're ever back down this way with a group we would love to host you again.

Kind regards,
Eve

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Address: 2 MacPherson Street | corner MacPherson St and State Hwy 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Price Range: £61 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fairway Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For comfortable, affordable accommodation in Wanaka, think Fairway Motel. Fairway Motel can provide a great range of studios, family units and 2 bedroom apartments that can cater for anyone from traveling couples to large groups. Fairway motel facilities include: - Large in-ground swimming pool (Dec - Apr) and BBQ area perfect for those warmer months - Guest laundry, bike & golf club storage space and a ski drying room for the winter - A big car park area to accommodate boats, trailers and tour buses - Freeview Satellite TV Fairway Motel is close to all Wanaka amenities, the pristine lake, fine restaurants and shops are just a short stroll away. Puzzling World and Mt Iron track is a short walk and we are adjacent to the spectacular Wanaka Golf Club. Wanaka can offer you a myriad of outdoor pursuits in all seasons, so let Fairway Motel be your ticket to ride! Your hosts Eve and Rob look forward to welcoming you to Wanaka. ... more   less 
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