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The Moorings

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed at the Moorings for 3 nights in November 2016. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Moorings is central, easy walking distance to everything in town, with great views across the lake. The room was spacious, and the bed comfortable. There is a fridge, hotplate and cooking implements (pots/pans/plates/knives), TV and lounge. Kitchen was provided with... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Comfortable, clean, cosy and a stunning view for one to relax and enjoy with a very warm welcoming host who only wants for his 'guests' to get the most out of their stay in his little piece of paradise! We stayed four nights and found it so easy to get about on foot even though we did have a vehicle... More 

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Christchurch
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been hoping for a studio unit with a lake view but they were fully booked, so we were upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment. You can only see the lake from the patio but the privacy and space more than make up for no lake view. We were apartment 6 and it's perfect if you want privacy and... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to the very friendly management for providing a very comfortable, smart apartment with a wonderful view of the lake. Great location with restaurants and a beautiful walk ready at your feet. The kitchenette is well equipped. The beds are terrifically comfortable.

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Thank Gary C
TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review. It is great to see you enjoyed your stay at Wanaka and The Moorings More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great modern motel room, affordable and all the amenities needed with the bonus of an outstanding view! Handy to restaurants and bars, short walk across the road to the lake, couldn't have asked for a better spot.

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Thank Anna C
TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Great to see you had a good time at Wanaka. We also enjoy being close to the lake and the town centre. Thanks for the review. More 

Kennewick
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Peter, the owner, was the best host we have had in NZ. So accommodating and helpful. Helped us with planning the balance of our trip. The motel has an excellent location, 2 minutes walk from shopping and dining. The lake views are incredible. Super clean and tidy accommodations. We are coming back through in a few days and will be... More 

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TheMooringsWanaka, Manager at The Moorings, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments. We are new to the motel industry so it is good to hear we a doing OK. Our staff take immense pride in ensuring everything is clean and as it should be and it is great to see that acknowledged. We are looking forward to having you stay again. More 

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72 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a studio unit on the upper floor which gave a beautiful lakefront view from the balcony. The unit itself is tastefully renovated, warm and cosy. Location is excellent within town itself and amenities within walking distance. There is some traffic noise though from the road. Host is helpful and friendly. If only price is a little bit more affordable

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review of our motel complex. I agree our pricing is a bit more than some other motels but I think our views and closeness to the town centre make it worthwhile. More 

MELBOURNE
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

VEry friendly manager. Room was fine. Even though we went in early spring when sun is shining room can get stuffy and there is no,air con. However, there was a fan in the room and after opening the doors and windows the room cooled down quickly. Given the temp was only 19-20 deg not sure how hot the rooms would... More 

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Nice to see you enjoyed your stay. We seem to have all 4 seasons in one day just now - can be cold and then quickly warm up. The studio windows all have security stays so they can be left open when you are away from your room and the wide sliding door allows good ventilation. we appreciate the great... More 

Shefford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in on the off chance and were lucky enough to get a beautiful room on the second floor of this block. The views were incredible and the facilities are great. Having stayed in cabins in the Catlins and Te Anau this was extreme luxury by comparison. The owners made us very welcome. Good laundry facilities and 2 minute... More 

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Nice to see you found The Moorings comfortable and well appointed and you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will see you back in the future. Thanks for staying, More 

Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The moorings is a nice clean, comfortble and tidy place to stay, the accommodation was very well equipped with everything a family or group of friends could need, kitchen equipment, BBQ, a gas fire, etc. The view from the window and the deck is amazing. I will defiantly be back.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Moorings Motel and Apartments offers stylish accommodation for the discerning traveller. We offer lakefront studio units with outstanding un-interrupted views of Lake Wanaka and the mountains and our family apartments are ideal for larger groups. Our complex is just one minutes walk to the nearest cafes and shops and the lakes edge or just a two minute stroll to town. Complimentary wifi available ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Moorings

Address: 17 Lakeside Road | PO Box 368, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: €133 - €251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Moorings 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
The Moorings Hotel Wanaka
Moorings Hotel Wanaka
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#2 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#2 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Upstairs studio unit, on the outside of the building was the best. Large balcony with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles Jwatts87, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Apartment 6 for lots of space and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristchurchJules, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 is closest to reception, owners home so tends to be tucked away from neighbours and people parking and packing cars.”
 of 5 bubbles MELDEANS, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 14 a studio unit but I believe all rooms in the motel would offer the same views”
 of 5 bubbles thewolf20, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cant beat 2nd floor, Lake View! Waking up to those mountains in the winter time is second to none!”
 of 5 bubbles noellem65, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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