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“Great motel”
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Fairway Motel
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great motel”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

I stay in a lot of motels around nz in my job but on this occasion I had my family with me. The Fairway Motel was clean, quiet, comfortable, modern, well appointed and had excellent, friendly owners. We stayed in one of the large family units and it was very spacious. Our kids(6+8) loved the pool and there were lots of parks and attractions within easy walking distance. I would definitely recommend to anyone for either a business or leisure stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank RobandDawn2014
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FairwayManager, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Hi Guys,

Thank you for the review. Chuffed that you enjoyed your stay and that the kids loved the pool! Hope we see you again next summer.

Cheers
Eve and Rob
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Slightly out of the centre of Wanaka, Fairway Motel offers quiet, reasonably priced suites which are excellent: clean, spacious, comfortable and well equipped, as well as offering a swimming pool, laundry facilities (along with an open drying area, if preferred) and an open picnic area. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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FairwayManager, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thank you for your review of Fairway Motel. It is so lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the room suited your needs.

Kind regards,
Eve
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Edmond, Oklahoma
1 review
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Fantastic spot! Easy walk into town and shops as well as the lake. Restaurants are conveniently located within walking distance. Beautiful view from the room. Laundry, Pool and BBQ on site.

Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Thank tlgokrn
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FairwayManager, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
So happy you enjoyed your stay here at the Fairway and got to enjoy the great restaurants Wanaka has to offer. Thank you for your comments.

Kind regards,
Eve
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

I was most impressed with the friendly young couple running the place, its always nice to feel welcome. Its definately not the hilton, but its clean and tidy and had all the amenities we required. Though we would have liked a recycle bin, rather then leaving recycling on the kitchen floor. Pool was a bit cold, but I guess the kiwis are used to that. We liked the refillable shower gel and shampoo dispensers, why don't all motels do this? Saves money and the environment! We stayed in Te Anau before Wanaka and were pleasently surprised to get better value at the Fairway Motel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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FairwayManager, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
So nice to hear you enjoyed your time spent at the Fairway! Thank you for your excellent suggestion about the recycling bin, I will be looking into purchasing these. We are always open to anything we can do to help save the environment.

Hopefully you and your family will be able to return to Wanaka again soon.

Kind regards,
Eve
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We booked this hotel due to the good reviews on Trip Advisor so we were disappointed to find that the unit was rather tired and in need of a refurb. The single beds were old and very saggy. The fridge hadn't had a good clean, and the cutlery draw had old crumbs in it. Overall it was tired.

On the plus side the owner was very nice, and there was a decent amount of space in the room. The motel is in a handy location to the town centre. Wouldn't stay here again unless the beds were upgraded.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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FairwayManager, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Thank you for your feedback, we are always looking at ways to improve the guest experience. We currently have new beds on order which will be going in the rooms soon.

Great that you found the location handy and room spacious.

Kind regards,
Eve
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 19 April 2014

A young couple recently bought the motel, and they are great owners! Clean, tidy, fabulous room, perfect kitchen amenities. The sign said "Great Rates" and it was right. I liked supporting this couple.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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FairwayManager, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Thank you for your great feedback. We love hosting guests and get a real buzz when they have a great stay here at the Fairway! Hopefully you can come back and enjoy Wanaka again in the future.
Kind regards, Eve
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Timaru, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Brilliant warm clean and tidy motel, we had no booking yet Rob the manager gave us a very fair price, loved the room, we will be back for sure :-)) Happy 2nd half of our honeymoon stopover, and quiet to

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank gurty2014
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FairwayManager, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Hi guys,

Thank you for the review and again congrats on the honeymoon we are glad we could be a small part of your post wedding experience! Glad you enjoyed your stay here, best wishes moving forward!

Kind regards
Rob
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Property: Fairway Motel
Address: 2 MacPherson Street | Central Otago District, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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