The proprietors were very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately we had the budget studio and it was rather like being in a dungeon. It is supposed to have garden views but this is one metre against a fence at window height as it is high ground. It is also under another unit or owner's accommodation so one can hear creaking above. To cap it all it is by the laundry.
Closer examination from ad on booking.com shows it does not have a kitchen so washing up in a tiny space saver bathroom sink is very awkward. There is a sofa right next to the bed. Furniture is very old. Bedside tables are actually stools as they have seat depressions in them and the bedside lights have naked bulbs.
I doubt the other units really have lake views as side on. The units are called chalets and are certainly of an age.
Anyway, definitely avoid the studio and I reckon there is better elsewhere. A shame as people very nice indeed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Wanaka View Motel (Formerly Fern Lodge Motel) Wanaka - South Island - New Zealand! Amazing panoramic views from property. Recently refurbished and modernised, self-contained units. Mountain & lake views from most units. Easy walk across park to lake & town. Perfect winter & summer location. Motel Accommodation - Handy to all ski fields - 200m to lake and shops - 5 self-contained motel units, 3 with lake and mountain views, serviced daily: -2 x 1-bedroom (sleep 3)-2 x 2-bedroom (sleep 4)-1 x 3-bedroom (sleeps 6)-Private spa pool (winter)-Drying room-Off-street parking-All non-smoking-SKY TV, electric blankets, heating, tea/coffee-making facilities. Tariff Motel $110-$150. Seasonal rates apply. Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Eftpos ... more less
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