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Lake Hawea Hotel

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Lake Hawea Hotel
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1 Capell Avenue, Lake Hawea 9382, New Zealand
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1 Capell Avenue, Lake Hawea 9382, New Zealand
0-27-471 8738
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 17
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
a birthday meal

We went here for a birthday meal, my son and I share birthdays, there were six of us in the party.The seafood chowder was excellent , almost a meal in itself and the blue cod was as good .Blue cod is my favourite fish, so it has to be good and also a good size portion , I had two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Malcolm M
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Wanaka
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wanaka
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went here for a birthday meal, my son and I share birthdays, there were six of us in the party.The seafood chowder was excellent , almost a meal in itself and the blue cod was as good .Blue cod is my favourite fish, so it has to be good and also a good size portion , I had two... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed in a family unit that has 2 bedrooms. There is a double bed on the ground floor and 2 single beds on the upper level. We have our own toilet and shower. Our apartment has a fantastic view of the lake and snow-capped mountain. It is quiet and the meals at the restaurant is really good and the... More 

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Tarras, null, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Lake Hawea Hotel has one of the best views I've seen in NZ/World. It just so happens the food is also spectacular! We went for the Sunday Buffet which was very good value for money & all the staff were very friendly & helpful. You'd be silly to miss out Lake Hawea Hotel if you're in the area, it's just... More 

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Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We went here for dinner in May. 2 out of 4 of us ordered the beer battered fish and chips (the fish was hoki) for $26. The fish was so dry and overcooked it was not eatable. Most expensive and worst fish and chips i've had anywhere. The other two meals ordered were the ribs, and the beef noodle salad... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Highly recommend. we did a Tiki tour from Wanaka. The staff are very attentive and the foods awesome.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We were staying in Wanaka for a few days and decided to make the 15 minute drive over to Lake Hawea Hotel for dinner. We were pleased that we did as the hotel restaurant is situated virtually lakeside with spectavular views, quite different from those in Wanaka. The menu offered a good selection of hearty meals at reasonable prices (not... More 

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chelmsford
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Only stopped for a meal at the restaurant which was excellent with good service a friendly staff. Spoiled by an unrully child who spent the time running about the dining area. Views are good straght down the lake I will certainly think about staying here when I return to NZ. There is an adjioning pub area for a more informal... More 

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Burton in Kendal, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Called in for breakfast on our way to Queenstown..if I'd had more time we'd have stayed overnight. Friendly and pleasant place. Just loved the table crayons and large white table-sheets...couldn't resist it!

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Inyokern, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Lake Hawea is small and not promoted like its close neighbors, but after a tour of a couple of nearby museums, this was the perfect place for a late lunch which they serve at this upscale but reasonably priced restaurant-bar adjacent to the hotel.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had driven a long way, so decided to treat ourselves to a meal. The manuka smoked ribs were to die for, the staff were attentive and friendly and the view over the lake from the restaurant was gorgeous.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Capell Avenue, Lake Hawea 9382, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Lake Hawea
  • Phone Number: 0-27-471 8738

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

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