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Lake Hawea Hotel

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   1 Capell Avenue | RD 2, Lake Hawea, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Thanya H Bangkok, Thailand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had only one night here and love it so much. Reasonable price, Friendly staffs, Nice restaurant and bar. Our room was so big, nice view facing the lake. Bed also very comfortable with heat blanket. Bathroom also very big and high quality of amenities. Dinner was just ok compare with other restaurant in town. Highly recommended. We will stay... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of nights at this hotel on our trip from Christchurch to Queenstown. The room was impeccable, the views were breathtaking, the staff were lovely and couldn't have done enough to make our stay any more perfect. The maître d' (Johann) was a cheerful, friendly and accommodating young French fellow. We even tried his mother's secret mulled... More

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Timaru, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spacious rooms, stunning views, fantastic location. What more could be more relaxing and invigorating than being in a classic room with nature jumping into the room? Not much! This hotel will create the space for you to relax and leave refreshed. The views will draw the tension away as every moment there is a subtle change that draws one in,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Me and my wife spent one night in March 2014 at Lake Hawea Hotel, during our 2 weeks travel through the South Island (NZ). We wished to have stayed more. The staff was friendly (seems like a family owned/run facility), and the view towards the lake fantastic. We traveled around lake Hawea and lake Wanaka. During the fantastic night, the... More

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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Myself and my partner stayed here between Xmas and NY 2013. It slipped my mind to write a review at the time but recently when my partner made a comment when we were in another hotel 'it's no Lake Howea Hotel!' I knew I had to write a review, even a tad late! We were blown away by the room,... More

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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

I stayed one night in family room. Our room has 2 floors in this room. One queen bed and single bed is on the mezzanine floor and another queen bed is on the lower floor. Both floors has an amazing view for hawea lake, but the balcony is on the lower floor. Balcony has a sitting area to relax also.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Had a nice lake view room for two nights. Clean, warm and spacious for the twob of us. Enjoyed watching the lake even when the weather packed in. Had nice meals at the restaurant for a dinner and breakfast, good hearty food.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Wonderful experience . Views to die for from the unexpected balcony! Comfy room with everything we needed. Great breakfast and dinner, choice of restaurant and bar menus! Welcoming and helpful staff! Stayed here by chance when passing and the close location of a golf course. Free wi-fi was a bonus but could not get into it on the last morning.... More

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Harpenden, UK
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168 reviews 168 reviews
161 hotel reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This hotel has a wonderful situation, and our balcony had one of the grandest prospects of any hotel in New Zealand, looking across the lake to the mountains. For that reason alone, I would return. The rooms have been refurbished recently, and there is a good deal of marketing nonsense in the service folder, about, for example, how a named... More

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northern California
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18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

STAY HERE! This place is awesome! Check in was warm and welcoming - couldn't have been nicer. Room is beautiful. Balcony with an amazing view of the lake. King bed, nice bathroom, fridge, tv, beautiful decor. About the only thing to complain about is the shower has low water pressure but that's very petty. The lighting in the room was... More

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

Hi there, thanks for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. About your experience in the restaurant, I must admit that we have been surprised by the crowd this night, which is unusual for us on Rugby night. Anyway from all our staff, thank you. 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*
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The Lake Hawea Hotel is located in one of New Zealand's most popular holiday regions, with outstanding lake and mountain views. With only a short drive to Wanaka, Queenstown or the West Coast, it is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Join us at Lake Hawea Hotel for your family holiday, romantic getaway, function/school camp location or corporate retreat. We have three levels of accommodation, a restaurant and bars, an enviable lake location and activities galore! There is always something on the go at Hawea, with fishing competitions, top music line ups and various competitions and championships. Accommodation to suit all budgets and group sizes - hotel, budget backpacker lodge, Restaurant - a la carte, buffet and takeaway. Huge garden bar, enclosed outdoor area and pool tables. Perfect for events, conference facilities, weddings, & 21sts. Specializing in all inclusive group packages & ski accommodation. ... more   less 
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