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“Great location, fab views” 4 of 5 stars
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Bayview Motel Wanaka
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263 Studholme Road North, Wanaka, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #35 of 54 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Great location, fab views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

We came across this place by just driving around and looking from the outside, so it was the 3rd place we looked at. We liked the fact that it was a bit out of the town so quiet and the views from the rooms were amazing. We had a spacious room with a separate bedroom and sitting room. Ok it had that typical chintzy look of NZ ("heritage") which looks old fashioned to europeans but it was very clean and fresh - definitely no chips! The hosts were very friendly and helpful and we had a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011 via mobile

Old smelt like a chip shop were shown 3 different units all the same looks totally different on the Internet and they are using Campervan rating for the motel! So bad we found alternative accommodation for the night rather than stay!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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bayviewwanaka, Manager at Bayview Motel Wanaka, responded to this review, May 12, 2011
We'd like to clarify that we most certainly do not advertise our motel under our campervan parks rating. We only advertise ratings awarded to the motel; our website, brochures and Qualmark certificate show this to be true. Also our photos are very accurate as the were only taken this summer. The original unit did have a cooking smell present and we apologise for this. Myself and a co-worker could not smell cooking odours at all in the other 2 rooms. We now have a deodorising machine to help us eliminate unpleasant odours in any units.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011 via mobile

Unfortunately we only got to stay 1 night. The owner is amazing, meticulous and concientious. Free shuttle to town and back, free showers, free spas, free 24 hour Internet and beautiful sites. Easily the nicest place we've stayed in over 4 weeks of travel on both islands.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

We stayed there 2 nights - on 31st Dec and 1st of Jan - paying 180$ per night plus 50$ bank holiday surcharge. We traveled in 3 - we got a huge lodge - able to accommodate 7 if not 8 people - there were 3 bedrooms, 2 toilets, 1 bathroom with shower, huge parlour with terrace and views overlooking the mountains, big well equipped kitchen and dining room. We found this to be our best accommodation during our 3 week visit in NZ. We enjoyed our stay in Wanaka and we would have liked to extend our stay in Bayview Motel when we come to NZ next time.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

Excellent value for 2 bedroom, self contained accommodation on the edge of Wanaka. Unit was a bit old but very comfortable and warm and cosy with a fireplace. Staff were great - very helpful and friendly. An added treat was the fire being set ready to light every evening when we returned from the snow.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

Excellent value for money and the fastest free wi-fi in our whole holiday. Lots of extras including meal vouchers for the local Mexican restaurant. Staff were friendly and the outlook from our 1 bedroom unit was spectacular. Our unit appeared to have been recently refurbished which added to the comfort. Heating was sufficient with additional portable heaters stored in the wardrobe.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

we stayed here 3 nights over Christmas and there was everything we wanted - quite quiet, space inside and outside, TV with DVDs to borrow, spa, and best of all lots of helpful and knowledgeable advice about walks and activities - so we avoided a potentially risky walk in rain but were advised to do a different one, and did a wonderful river safari by jet boat in good weather.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bayview Motel Wanaka

Address: 263 Studholme Road North, Wanaka, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality spacious and family friendly, units with modern amenities on extensive grounds, only 2 kms from Wanaka township with nearby fishing, skiing & tourist attractions. Qualmark 3 1/2 Star accommodation. ... more   less 

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