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The Moorings

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#2 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Wenatchee, Washington
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The hotel is within easy walking distance of the town. Our room had a beautiful view of the lake and was complete with a kitchennette. Laundry facilities were available for a small price. I was most appreciative of an early access to our room.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

A modern development, these apartments are in a good central location. Our room had a great Lake view. Balcony is nice for taking in the views with a drink in hand. The rooms had everything we needed and were very comfortable. The bed was great! Ideal Wanaka stay.

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Sydney
Reviewed 16 March 2016

In a great location easy to walk to the shopping center. Great views from the rooms. The room have very modern feel and are very clean. Car parking on site and a laundry. Helpful and friendly staff. Would stay again.

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Encinitas, CA
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We had an upstairs studio with an exceptionally grand view of the high country lake and mountains. I really appreciated the light and airy space within the apartment. Our host, Ian, couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful during our four-day stay with general information, how to's, and recommendations within Wanaka and neighboring areas. The hotel is just outside of...

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Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Lovely room (14 - top floor) with a comfy bed and very clean, amazing view, very close to city centre and wonderful and welcoming hosts. Our only upset is that we didn't get to stay longer! Try the Speights Ale House on the corner best food of our trip!

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Reviewed 5 March 2016

We were here for three nights. We had a lovely room on the ground floor, I guess the upstairs room might have had better views as the cars parked on the road were in our eye line but that is a minor point. The owners of the motel were friendly and welcoming. The room was clean and comfortable and well...

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Manchester
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Clean, comfortable and excellent location. Only slight problem was with flies/mozzies in the room on the first night as we left the windows open when we went out. Ceiling was covered with them when we got back and had to spend half an hour killing them. Next door clearly had the same issue as we could hear them bashing the...

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NZ
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Just spent a week here and it is in a great location for access to the town and has one of the best views of the lake. You can leave your car and in two minutes be in the town centre. There is a park across the road which is good for children. Sunsets were beautiful. Nice clean rooms. Staff...

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australia
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Firstly The Moorings....it's lovely. Opposite the lake and very easy walking distance to shops and eateries. A nice friendly welcome as well. The room was large with good size bathroom. Shower over bathtub which was a spa bath but not too difficult to negotiate. Nice lounge area opening onto the balcony/terrace area where it was enjoyable to kick back with...

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We've been totally blown away with this place. First, it's across the (not busy) road from the lake with uninterrupted views. The rooms are excellent, fitted out to a high standard including a kitchenette. The sliding doors open out to the view of the lake, and there are two chairs on the terrace. Upstairs rooms may well have an even...

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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
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available
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: €125 - €268 (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 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#2 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
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“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
“Ask for an upper level room if available.”
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