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The Moorings

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   17 Lakeside Road | PO Box 368, Wanaka 2003, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 21 hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Rangiora, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This room was the best motel room we had on our 2 week trip around the south island. Lovely view over the lake from the balcony while enjoying a glass of wine. It was exceptionally clean, with high quality linen used on the bed. Really comfortable bed. Handy to cafes and takeaways.

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

The best accommodation so far on our honeymoon! Great spot right on the lakes edge, staff wonderful everything you need rooms clean and tidy loved it 5 out of 5! Plenty of bed space ice in the freezer and plenty of storage totaly worth it cheers guys!

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Guests - Thanks very much for your review! Thanks also for including a stay with us on your honeymoon and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to perhaps hosting you again for a special anniversary! All the very best, The Moorings Team. More

Broadbeach, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

A destination with something to do year-round, this place has it all. I have stayed at other accommodation from several visits to NZ's best lakefront town and The Moorings is by far the best. The location is outstanding - just a few minutes walk to at least 30 restaurants, cafes and bars. If you want a morning coffee - Urban... More

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Guests - WOW! What can we say other than thank you so much for your review! - we are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed all that our lovely town had to offer. It is a pleasure to host our guests and its always very much appreciated when they take time to post... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent a night at The Moorings on the Wanaka leg of our honeymoon and it was a fantastic experience - staff were friendly and happy to direct us to local attractions and restaurants they'd recommend (Speight's Alehouse, just a short stroll from The Moorings, was fantastic for dinner!). The location is perfect, with gorgeous lake views... More

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Elle, Thank you for making The Moorings part of your honeymoon experience and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope the rest of your trip went well and we send our very best wishes to you both as newlyweds. Perhaps you may visit us again for your anniversary! Kind regards The... More

Eastern
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed at The Moorings for three nights and were very comfortable. The rooms are not large, but they are exceptionally clean and well-equipped. While the view over lake and mountains is a big plus, the location is ideal... a four minute walk from Wanaka's hub of restaurants and shops, or the beach. The road traffic disappears in the evening... More

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks so much for your kind review and we are very happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and also that you enjoyed our lovely town! Thanks again for taking time to post your review, it is appreciated. Kind regards The Moorings Team More

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We have returned to stay at the Moorings again this year and again have had an exceptional stay. The premises are well maintained and rooms are very clean. The location is superb and we were lucky enough to wake up to a new dusting of snow on the mountains. The hosts are very welcoming and make the stay even more... More

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Hi Andy , Thanks for taking the time for your review and we are pleased you were able to return to us for another spot of fishing. It is a bit early for the snow but it does make it look picturesque. Hopefully the next time you visit you will manage to hook that big fish.We look forward to seeing... More

Sweden
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138 reviews 138 reviews
92 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The location of this motel cannot be better. Beautiful lake views and easy walking distance to all Wanaka's restaurants. The couple running the place provide a really good service with a friendly touch.

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Hello Globetrotters, Thank you for your kind review. We really enjoy hosting our guests and sharing our town and region. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip Regards The Moorings Management More

Cheshire, UK
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
49 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Ok not the cheapest but well worth every penny. Very nicely equipped, spotlessly clean and the views from the shaded patio across the lake and to the mountains were just divine. There is a road outside but traffic is slow moving and not too noisy and we had a very comfortable night's sleep. The owners/managers were friendly and helpful and... More

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Hello Phil,Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I have passed on your comments to our cleaning staff who put a lot of effort in to present the rooms. There are so many things to do and see in Wanaka that many guests wished they had stayed longer. I hope the rest of your trip went well.... More

Brisbane
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Lovely motel at lakeside, clean, spacious and nicely decorated room, two very comfy double beds, tidy kitchenette, with a balcony overlooking the lake - would have been great for a sundowner drink only it rained when we arrived - but the view in the morning! Glorious! Owners were very helpful with advice and suggestions for dinner and walks, we only... More

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Alex, Thanks very much for your review and it was very pleasing to hear you enjoyed your stay with us even though it rained! The lake can still look quite spectacular even when it is raining but we're very pleased you were able to enjoy the fantastic views in the morning. Thank you again and we look forward to... More

Swanage, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Amazing place and what a view. We stayed in Room 14 and when you looked through the glass doors to the balcony the view of the lake (which was maybe 50 metres away) and the mountains was breathtaking. The location is arguably the best in Wanaka and Nick & Karlene (joint owners with Ian and Bev) who were there for... More

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Guests, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and its always great to receive such an awesome review, thank you! If you aren't able to come and live you can always return for another holiday to enjoy our fabulous views again! Thanks very much and warm regards, The Moorings Team More

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Additional Information about The Moorings

Also Known As:
The Moorings Hotel Wanaka
The Moorings Hotel
Moorings Hotel Wanaka
Address: 17 Lakeside Road | PO Box 368, Wanaka 2003, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#7 Family Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Moorings 4.5*
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 five minute stroll to town. ... more   less 
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