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“Awesome location, pretty views” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Moorings
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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119 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Awesome location, pretty views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

We stayed at this motel for two nights on our way from Franz Josef to Te Anau. It was fabulous. The property is right by the lakeside, just a road separates it from the lake. The views of the lake at night and the mountains in the background are very pretty. Make yourself comfortable in those chairs they placed outside, it is amazing. The hosts are very nice and took time to tell us what's available etc. The room is a tad small and a bit cramped at some places. Odd enough, the bathroom door opens outside, and not inside and opens right into the kitchen area. If someone standing there then be prepared to be knocked down! The house maintenance includes making the bed, but not the dishes, FYI. One can walk from the balcony door straight into the lake and everything is nearby - Four Square super market, 2 petrol pumps, 2 Indian restaurants, Subway, gifts shop....The other problem is parking. If you are coming in during a peak day, then be prepared to park far from the room. Overall, am quite positive about this place.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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90 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

Great place to stay. I found the rooms to bed clean, comfortable, contained everything I wanted. What made my stay was the doors opening to a spectacular view. Well worth staying here, next time I'm in town I will return.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

We had a long journey to Wanaka and arrived quite late but still received a very friendly welcome. The room overlooking the lake was superb and very well specified if a little warm. There is no aircon and the weather was gorgeous. But that's just a trifle concern, we slept with a window and the french door open, even though we were on the ground floor. Wanaka feels very safe. Highly recommended accomodation.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

I travel to NZ regularly on business and always spend time in Wanaka, Ive stayed at The Moorings many times now and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else. The views are excellent from the studio balcony, the rooms are always immaculate, the hosts are always friendly and welcoming, and the tariff is very reasonable. Highly recommended !!!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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washington state
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195 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2011

These small apartments overlook the lake and are in walking distance to most everything. Don't judge the town as just a tourist trap get out and walk to paths and you will love it.

Firm beds, nice bathtub, and lovely view. A little road noise but friendly staff and great place to use as a base, good food within walking distance.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Moorings

Property: The Moorings
Address: 17 Lakeside Road | PO Box 368, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#2 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Moorings 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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 
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