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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The hotel rooms and dining area have excellent views over the lake. The rooms were warm and comfortable, even for us four adults sharing. The food in the restaurant was very good (we ate mostly off of the bar menu). It is a small town, and a fishing convention kept the hotel bar very busy on the nights we stayed,... More 

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99 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Firstly it is important to realise that Lake Hawea Hotel is split on one side of the carpark is a hotel and the other a hostel. We originally booked the hostel side but then I cancelled because of all the negative reviews. I then booked the hotel. The hotel is in the design of 10 single storey motel style rooms.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

pro: the room was immaculately clean. Cons: The hostel accommodation is in the "lodge".... An afterthought at the back of the car park. Overpriced 4 bed dorms. And the "lodge" comprises of at least 10 hostel type rooms. The rooms are tiny. and it is a very busy hostel. Bearing this in mind there is one 4 hob cooker and... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We booked a double room with shared kitchen and bathroom. Towels and linen were provided. The shared bathroom was external and the shared kitchen was very small for the amount of guests. We chose this type of accommodation for variety of experience and it was definitely a backpackers, which is what we expected. The only complaint was that the mattress... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We traveled along the lake and saw the hotel, we inquired and they happened to have a room available. The view of the lake was superb. The room was well appointed, clean, quiet and comfortable. Food at the restaurant was good quality and plentiful. Staff were friendly and helpful. A lucky find.

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