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Fairway Motel

#9 of 19 Hotels in Wanaka
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2 MacPherson Street | Central Otago District, Wanaka, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for just one night. We were happy with the size of the room, although didnt make use of the kitchen facilities as we were eating out for meals. We werent too happy with the comfort of the bed or pillows though. But decent price for the location etc.

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Columbus, Ohio
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111 reviews 111 reviews
27 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in NZ almost a month and Fairway was in the middle of the pack of the places we stayed. The owners are great; very pleasant and work to make your stay a good experience. The motel has outdoor facilities (BBQ, pool, picnic tables) but the weather was very cool and we were not able to make use of... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 2 night during our visit to NZ, having experienced over a dozen other establishments. There are a lot of 'units' on site and noise is inevitable, especially as it was the school holidays when we stayed. The kitchenette area is a little cramped, but overall, it is a comfortable motel with a good... More 

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Sydney
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The apartment was fantastic. We had room to spread out and the kitchen facilities were perfect for cooking. We appreciated the laundry facilities too! The owner was very helpful and we enjoyed being able to walk into town. We only spent one night but could easily have stayed a week.

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Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Clean and tidy room with good facilities. We were on the upper level, so had a nice view. There is plenty of parking and a bar-b-que facility. The service was good even though the owner was away and had left his dad looking after the place.

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United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very nice and clean family-run motel. We had a 2-bedroom suite that appeared to have been recently renovated. The kitchen was great with a full-size refrigerator. Very spacious for the three of us (enough beds to sleep at least 6).

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Singapore
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very nice and clean motel in Wanaka. 5 mins walk from the lake and a short drive to the puzzling world. Has laundry facilities and a clothes line which was very convenient. The kitchen is ok and there is a small pool and play area for kids. A swing and garden keeps the little ones occupied. Rob was very helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Lovely motel only a five minute walk from nice restaurants and shops of wanaka. Lovely showers and warm comfortable bed. Great set up for our family of four with queen bed and two single beds with half petition in between. Lovely friendly welcome and reliable wifi. All up, would highly recommend.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Had an upstairs room, and did get help with cases, which was much appreciated. Good sized room, nice spacious, clean shower room. Small kitchenette, but adequate. Some fittings were loose, but this was dealt with after reporting it. There were what appeared to be dog or cat hairs on the sofa, which was a bit disconcerting, as the room seemed... More 

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FairwayManager, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Wanaka. I was obviously concerned about the comment in regard to pet hair and investigated that. One of the cushions had been split at the back and the white nylon fibre was coming out, I agree that it did... More 

Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our fourth Night in South Island was at Fairway Motel Wanaka. Now this motel is in Wanaka, right at the entrance if the town. The motel doesn’t have any lake view. It is a 5 min drive from here to the lake. All the amenities, shops, restaurants are all 5-10 min drive. The hosts were very chatty and helpful. I... More 

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