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The Moorings

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#2 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

With great views over the Wanaka lakes, this place is a good pick if you want views and you don't care too much about the host interaction. It's basically a two storey, well run, maintained and roomy motel. Pleasant check-in; disinterested check-out. Views upstairs are probably better than down. We stayed a few nights and were delighted with the sunrise...

Thank Rocky_and_Biglegs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I travelled from Perth, Australia and stayed at The Moorings for one night. I cannot fault this place at all! The room was perfect, so nice and clean, and the view was just amazing! The man running the place was so great as well, so friendly and helpful - super nice. I would highly recommend this place...

Thank Chloe D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Moorings for a one night stopover. We had a front room looking over to the beautiful Wanaka Lake. Room was clean. Bed not the most comfortable I have slept in. Bathroom tidy. Everything was provided for with the kitchenette. Sat out on the patio and enjoyed the view. A mere two minute walk into the main...

1Thank tyndo1
TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and good to see you enjoyed your time in Wanaka. Beds are a bit of a tricky thing in Motels - not everyone has the same preferences. We have chosen quality mattresses which seem to suit the majority of guests. It certainly is nice out on the patio watching the sun go down with a glass...

Lihue, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had only a one-night stay in Wanaka but the accommodations at The Moorings made me wish we could stay longer. The room was spacious, clean and well-appointed. The private balcony gave us a beautiful view of Wanaka Lake, for both sunset and sunrise. Amazing. The location of The Moorings was close enough to the downtown area that we were...

Thank Carol V
TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. It certainly is good to be able to walk everywhere. Cheers.

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: Friendly staff, good location. We loved the dog artwork throughout the motel. Negatives: I don't believe there is an elevator and we had lots of baggage. After 3+ weeks on the road, we look forward to someone helping us with our bags (and tipping them of course). This was not an option here, so plan accordingly. When we were...

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

Thanks for your review. Yes you are correct we do not have a lift. My apologies for not offering to assist with your bags. We will always offer assistance to anyone who appears as though they could use some help - my apologies for not making you that offer. We do not expect to be tipped for assisting and are...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Moorings. The room was comfortable and views just wonderful. Very friendly hosts made us feel welcome and the location was very handy as well, with just a short walk to the main shopping area.

Thank Vaudeb
TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Your positive review is much appreciated. We are pleased you felt welcome and enjoyed our close location to the town centre . Thankyou

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stayed here for one night - booked two rooms - and found the welcome to be very friendly and the rooms to be spotlessly clean. As this is a motel we can't comment on service, food or other amenities but it ticked all the boxes for us in every other way. Plenty of on site parking, 2 minutes walk...

1Thank DAVID H
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A nice spot with great views, rooms are basic but what was most disappointing was that our room was not made up whilst we were there. Also, found the rooms to be very noisy as you could hear chairs moving upstairs, and you could also hear conversations outside the room (pretty much word for word). Enjoyed the sun on the...

Thank ladyoflux
TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I apologise for the failure to make up your room. Our policy is to always make up rooms unless we are requested not to - it could have been the door card was around the wrong way? It is unfortunate you did not bring it to my attention so we could put things right. Our internet...

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a two bedroom apartment as a family. The apartments are up the hill from the units and do not have views of the lake except from a small view shaft from the outdoor table. There is a spacious living and dining area, bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor and a separate bedroom with two beds and...

Thank jwjg
TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Thanks for the very comprehensive review. We are pleased you enjoyed our close location to the town centre. The DVD player has been fixed - thanks for bringing it to our attention. We would love to have you come to stay again.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Stopped in at Wanaka and found the Moorings. Host Peter was more thank helpful. Excellent value apartment They also had umbrellas to borrow. Provided good info on places to eat too. Nice and central would love to stay there again.

Thank Anne H

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: €116 - €213 (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
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#2 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
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“You'll probably get a slightly better view on the second level.”
Rocky_and_Biglegs, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“Good size two bedroom apartment”
annehL8831JZ, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ensure you get one of the units at the front with unobstructed views.”
LindaNZ, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ground floor facing the lake.”
petercB8069JU, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms have balconies overlooking the lake. Lovely, but there is some road noise if you have the balcony door open.”
jdesmond1217, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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