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Lake Hawea Hotel

4.0 of 5 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Cento, Italy
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked two bedroom in a “two bed dorm” in the backpacker about 20 days before our arriving. When we arrived the hotel the receptionist told us that the room was a “six bed” room and that we had to share it with other four persons. We rebutted that we had a booking confirmed by them and that they didn't... More 

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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a private room at the hostels. After being on the road and at campsites, it was nice to sleep on an actual bed! The place also has free wifi so that was great. The toilet and showers are in a separate building but not too far away. They were clean but a little dark and wet. The bathrooms... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is really great situated over the lake. It really calms you down to gaze at the lake. The hotel offers a restaurant, but we went to Wanaka which is a 20 minutes drive away. The hostel (we didn't stay at the hotel as there was no room left) is rather basic. Ten rooms for 4 persons each, a... More 

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CarolynHay, Manager at Lake Hawea Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Nikolas, Thanks for your feedback. We do appreciate good and bad comments on our property. The Lake Hawea Hotel features an hotel and an hostel aiming to satisfy everyone. Hence the Hostel features cheap prices (for the Wanaka area) for basic travelers. With this discount price, you get given free Wifi, free linen ( towels and sheets), a fully... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am sure that the hotel part of Lake Hawea Hotel is everything that is it stacked up to be. However, the 'lodge' accommodation is terrible and is actually very poor backpacker accommodation. We booked a 'lodge room' which was described as 'private' with shared facilities. We did not stay the night as it turned out the room was not... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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31 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Usually, I trust in the collective wisdom of Trip Advisors, but in this case I must dissent. Our experience here was not pleasant. First, we were not greeted by the then afternoon/night weekend manager, who instead sat with friends or acquaintances in the bar for a few minutes before coming to check us in. Then, the room had quite worn... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a find. We were so lucky to get the last room and had not expected the amazing lake view that greeted us when we opened the front door. Great walks around the lake. Really peaceful Good evening meal. Continental breakfast disappointing, lack of choice and poor quality however the rest of the family enjoyed a hearty cooked breakfast.

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Singapore, Singapore
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lake Hawea hotel was one of our best hotel choices in New Zealand. With all the rooms facing out onto the Lake Hawea, it was extremely relaxing and beautiful. The rooms were large and spacious. Attractions were a 10 to 15 minute drive away, so the location was quite convenient. I feel lake hawea hotel was a great choice and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It is an enjoyable and relaxing stay at Lake Hawea Hotel. Lake Hawea is a small residential town 40 min drive from Wanaka. Enjoying our coffee at the balcony , overlooking the stunning lake view in the day. We thought we are lucky to have such a nice lake view , the starry night view is far more spectaculas ,... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

we arrived weary after a long bad weather drive, and then the clouds cleared as we pulled into the car park. The refurbished room was great but the views of the snow capped mountains surrounding the lake were incredible. The dinner was delicious and the staff incredibly helpful and friendly. One of the best hotel stays ever. No problem recommending... More 

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Welsh Borders, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Although it's only a minute from the main road, Lake Hawea Hotel is a peaceful haven with stunning views up the lake from its rooms and from the restaurant. We had a lovely, large room with full length windows, super-king, very comfortable bed and well appointed bathroom, all freshly refurbished and in top condition. They served an excellent meal and... More 

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Address: 1 Capell Avenue | RD 2, Lake Hawea, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Lake Hawea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Hawea Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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