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“Nice little cheap option for Wanaka” 4 of 5 stars
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Manuka Crescent Motel
51 Manuka Crescent, Wanaka, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #17 of 22 hotels in Wanaka
sydney
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice little cheap option for Wanaka”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed at a studio with a little kitchenette which is a great option than to eat at restaurants charging $30 a meal. We found the place to be clean and tidy situated in a quiet street. Heating is adequate and overall a nice little cabin stay.
Location wise you would prefer to have a car though otherwise it'd be quite a long walk out to towncentre.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This motel offered excellent value for money. The studio room was well appointed with a kitchenette, cooktop and microwave, dining area, king and single bed and a large bathroom. The motel was very quiet with little noise from adjoining rooms. This motel could be a little too far from town for those without their own transport. Overall, we had a great stay and would recommend this motel for those wanting a simple, inexpensive room in Wanaka.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Stayed one night, arrived in the evening, on the surface it appeared clean but the bathroom was not cleaned very well and the shower leaked through the screen. When advised to reception on checkout, I was advised that this was new to her, which I doubt if previous people had showered or even if the cleaner used it to clean the shower or maybe they didn't. I did not think it to be value for money. I have stayed in better accommodation for better value.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MCM47126, Owner at Manuka Crescent Motel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Hi I am unsure which unit you are referring to as your specific details are not provided however we can only apologise that you felt you did not enjoy your stay with us. We receive excellent feedback about the cleanliness of our units on many sites so are disappointed with your response. We continue to respond to all of our feedback and having checked all of our screen doors can find none that are leaky, however we will continue to monitor this. With regards to value for money this is always purely subjective however we currently offer the lowest motel rates in Wanaka as we are that little bit out of town and endeavour to provide value for money and have received many many positive feedback comments that we are doing just that so again we are disappointed that this was not the case in your particular case.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed here for one night, The motel is in a quiet location quite close to town. We checked in around 8:30pm. The windows had been left open (for ventilation) and if the day had been cooler, the unit could have been quite cold.
The unit had one bedroom with a single and king size bed and there were 2 single beds in the kitchen/living room. The kitchen was well appointed
For some reason, the head of the king size bed was a foot or so from the wall. It was easy to push back into place but it was a bit odd. The toilet was hard to flush - it was a duo flush unit and both buttons had to be pushed down VERY hard before the cistern would flush.
But, for $90 in Wanaka the motel represented very good value and I would happily stay there again

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Clarkefield
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Stayed here for one night with my mum. It was very nice and clean and the staff were friendly.
it had a nice and quiet location. But still very close to town. We stayed in a studio room and the room was plenty big enough for 2 people.
Good value and would stay here again.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Toured both North and South Island during January / Feb used 19 motels in all , seeking twin accommodation. Just one night spent here. Pleased to find the place as the map in the Jasons/AA? book was not so clear. So glad we did. Excellent value, Double bedroom and two beds in living area. Good dining space. Clean, comprehensive kitchen and ditto bathroom. Quiet too, a real bonus. Parking outside, even a little pool. Very affable host. Although out of town it is only a few minutes drive and excellent value. Would stay again and have recommened to a friend already.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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52 hotel reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed for one night in a standard studio for $88. This wasn't the best motel we stayed in during our trip to New Zealand but it was one of the cheaper ones so I guess you get what you pay for. The room was a good size and clean. Bathroom was fine if a bit dated. It's located maybe a couple minutes drive from the town. It'd be a longish walk though, maybe 25 mins so not the best location if you like to walk into and out of town. We didn't find the staff particularly friendly. They didn't volunteer any info on the locality when we checked in. The usual "Do you need a map?" and "Are you looking for somewhere to eat?" would have been nice.

This place did the job for a one night stopover and was decent value but nothing special.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Manuka Crescent Motel

Address: 51 Manuka Crescent, Wanaka, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Wanaka
#5 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Also Known As:
Best Western Wanaka
Manuka Crescent Hotel
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