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The Moorings
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   17 Lakeside Road | PO Box 368, Wanaka 2003, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Tasmania, AUS
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

Clean and very comfortable. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The view was stunning. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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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Sydney, Australia
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

What a wonderful place this is! Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great location and views. Room was excellent and electric blanket was a nice touch. Will definately be back!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 May 27, 2009

Probably wouldn’t have found this if it hadn’t been for Trip Advisor. Great views from our balcony. Lovely, well furnished room and very helpful and friendly owners. Wanaka is such a beautiful place and The Moorings is located just a short walk from great restaurants and the town centre itself. We were disappointed that we had booked for only 1 night – would have loved to have stayed longer. Definitely be back and stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 May 21, 2009

On 2/5/09 we arrived at THE MOORINGS as a result of good fortune after escaping from a disastrous booking at HAAST. Jude and Gary Christie (hosts) were an excellent antidote to the awful HAAST experience. The upstairs room we had was superb. If only we had arrived a little earlier to make the most of the wonderful lake view from our balcony before darkness took over. Lea and I can't speak too highly of everything to do with this place. Had we not pre booked for our next destination we would have definitely stayed a second night. Thank God that accommodation like this exists. Thanks again Jude and Gary for for giving us a lifeboat.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 May 9, 2009

Another excellent find, thanks to tripadvisor.com. We stayed for three nights at the end of a South Island tour, and The Moorings remains a memorable location. It's possible to spend hours gazing at the spectacle of Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountain range (and we did). Being late Autumn, it was a treat to see the snowline had crept a little further down the mountainside each morning. The room was very clean and spacious, with a functional kitchenette and underfloor heating in the bathroom. Friendly and helpful staff, a coin-op laundry onsite and a short walk in to Wanaka.

For a relatively small town, Wanaka has much to offer. Recommendations include the eccentric Cinema Paradiso, Puzzling World and the Transport & Toy Museum.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 April 21, 2009

This is our second stay here, our first being three years ago. We returned here mainly because of the views.....the views of the lake and mountains are excellent, and each ground floor unit has sliding patio doors so you can admire the view whilst sitting in your room (there is also an upper floor, I'm sure the views are even better from there). The units are modern and very clean with decent kitchens, and the price is competitive. The location is also excellent, just a 2 minute walk to the centre. This will always be our first choice when returning to Wanaka.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2009

We loved this hotel in Wanaka. Our room had a gorgeous view of the lake.
Room was really nice, modern decorations and a nice balcony with chairs and a table. We had drinks at the Cow restaurant and it was brilliant; cozy fireplaces and seating arrangements outside. Had lunch at Kai Whakapai. Great sandwiches. Relaxed atmosphere. Dinner at Reef was also really delicious. I highly recommend. Nice views as well.
We stayed in Wanaka just one night on the way to Queenstown. It was well worth the stop.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 17 Lakeside Road | PO Box 368, Wanaka 2003, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
#2 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#2 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Moorings 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Moorings Motel and Apartments offers stylish accommodation for the discerning traveller. We offer lakefront studio units with outstanding un-interrupted views of Lake Wanaka and the mountains and our family apartments are ideal for larger groups. Our complex is just one minutes walk to the nearest cafes and shops and the lakes edge or just a five minute stroll to town. ... more   less 
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