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Lake Hawea Hotel

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1 Capell Avenue | RD 2, Lake Hawea, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group were trying out the new menu in the Restaurant and were really impressed with the quality of the meals we got. We had the polenta fries and garlic breads which were particularly yummy. For mains we all had steak, which were cooked to our liking. The deserts were great too. There was plenty on the plates so you... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying here on a recent work trip and am happy to say I got a very pleasant surprise. The rooms have been recently refurbished and are very modern, would be great for a family getaway! Very friendly staff and fabulous views of the lake.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My wife and I stayed for one night at this hotel after moving on from Queenstown and before heading off up the West coast. We had a very warm welcome and were taken personally to our lodge. Everything was explained to us and the accomodation was excellent, clean and well equipped. The wifi was very good and free. The lodges... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Called in at the Lake Hawea Hotel just after dark looking for somewhere to stay for the night. Got a good last minute rate for a very nice room, so that's always a bonus! The bed was comfortable, and the room and bathroom spacious. Only disappointments were that the flooring was obviously timber throughout, so we could hear our neighbours... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I had booked Lake Hawea Hotel on line and we were pleasantly surprised. The units were large and comfortable,upstairs downstairs if you are traveling with kids or in a party. Staff were helpful, free WIFI and a lovely onsite restaurant with a large roaring fireplace.I had to cancel our 3rd night to be closer to Queenstown airport for a flight... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We walked up here from the holiday park for some dinner & a drink. The main restaurant was closed for a function so we chose to eat outside as it was a lovely evening & the public bar was rammed. We luckily chose to share a steak & eggs as the portion was enormous. Dinner was tasty & the view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Spent 3 nights here over Easter. clean, comfortable room with stunning views. Had our own breakfast supplies, and staff were happy to provide milk, plates and cutlery. Comfortable bed/ pillows Awesome beef burger take away at the restaurant. Attended a wedding with great food and service. Would happily stay here again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Not your usual backpackers accommodation but that was okay. Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff . Clean and tidy hostel accommodation. Could do with a few more hooks in the bathrooms Would recommend. The restaurant looks great also

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stayed in the hotel accommodation for one night en route from Queenstown to Franz Joseph. The room was clean, comfortable and spacious with our own balcony with table and chairs looking out over the lake to the mountains beyond. It is very peaceful and we enjoyed a stroll along the side of the beautifully clear waters of the lake.... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here enroute to the Westcoast. The unit overlooked the lake which was stunning. Room was clean and comfortable. Restaurant was great. Steak was superb and service was great. Friendly staff were excellent to chat to. Recommend the walk along side the lake. Very peaceful.

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