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Lakeside Apartments
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9 Lakeside Road, Wanaka, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
“Best experience possible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Could not have asked for anymore. As far as I am concerned, if you are staying in Wanaka, there is no other place.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lennox Head, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Awesome accommodation, walking distance to shops and restaurants.
Total luxury. Management were very helpful and friendly.

Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Our top floor penthouse apartment was absolutely stunning. Plenty of room for the 4 of us, top quality fittings and services including ensuite, TVs, DVD, kitchen, laudry and an amazing (large) deck with unrivalled views. Located on the corner of the main street, "town" is literally a 3 minute walk (and the golf club only a 10 minute walk).

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

The apartment had the most stunning lake view and a big private balcony with tables and loungers on it to watch the evening sunset on. The apartment was huge and well appointed & furnished, with a fully equipped kitchen. We cooked breakfast in each day and didn't dine in the restaurants.
Complimentary wifi was an added benefit.
You really cannot find a negative thing to balance a review of Lakeside Apartments. The people are also very friendly and helpful with any request.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

I LOVE it here! The apartments modern and clean with just stunning views of Lake Wanaka morning, day and night. The service is pristine with high quality services and helpful friendly staff.

The apartments are located right in the center of town. I would highly recommend the dining at restaurant right on top of the apartments (call the Landing) and walking right outside your door to the lake front for a little afternoon reading or walk. The internet is free (something unprecedented for Wanaka) and its fast!

Room Tip: Ground floor apartment can walk right out their back door to the pool or to town.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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petemacpherson, Public Relations Manager at Lakeside Apartments, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us.

We certainly have loved hosting our guests here at Lakeside Apartments since we took over the management in November 2010. Those views certainly are stunning from every floor.

The ground floor apartments (Superior) certainly have great access to the pool and the shops.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Lakeside should you find yourself in our stunning town again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

We stayed here in September with a group of friends and family for skiing. I have been back to these apartments several times over the years. They are perfectly clean. Fantastic spa on balcony with barbeque. Amazing views. They are what you would call the luxury of apartments with everything you could ask for. Comfortable beds, great pillows. Large lounge and dining facilities. The owners are happy to help with any questions and attend to your every need. Will definitley be back again and look forward to it.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

We arrived at the Lakeside Apartments to find we were booked in for the month of September and not August so we arrived at 5pm to be advised that they had no room. I made the booking by telephone but it was a lastminute trip and I did not check the confirmation which stated the 9th month and not the 8th month. I know I did not say September as I was going to book through a last minute booking service and had rung just to check the differences in the room and the girl offered to just give me the same rate directly. September would never have been mentioned as all our travel was in August. However the management was shocked and sympathetic to our plight and arranged for us to have a complimentary night in the motel next door. We were also in shock and after walking around Wanaka in the cold & rain and not being able to get into any restaurant without an hour to two hour wait for a table we escaped to paradise in the Spire Hotel in Queenstown. Read my review!! Management and customer were devastated!!! I believe management at fault but equally, in my haste I did not pick up the error in the confirmation email. I guess these things happen and it could have been worse. Certainly the management addressed the problem as best they could but we were exhausted after a days travel and it was a first time experience for us in all our years of travel.

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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petemacpherson, Manager at Lakeside Apartments, responded to this review, September 1, 2011
Thank you for your review.

We are sorry to hear that you experienced some problems during your visit to Wanaka. In high season, Wanaka is a very busy town.

Regarding the telephone accommodation booking you originally made with us, we did confirm this with you by email as a September booking (not an August booking), so we were as surprised as you were, when you arrived one month early. And we can understand your disappointment when you discovered that we were fully booked for the dates of your intended stay.

We tried to assist you as much as possible and sourced (and paid for!) alternative accommodation for your stay in Wanaka. Because of this, we are very disappointed with your rating of our hotel which we believe is out of context with our other ratings, especially since you did not actually stay in our hotel. We believe we did everything we reasonably could to help you enjoy your stay in Wanaka, despite the unavailability of rooms in our hotel.

We hope that we can welcome you to Lakeside Apartments in the future and thanks again for the review.
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Additional Information about Lakeside Apartments

Address: 9 Lakeside Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#1 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
#1 Family Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lakeside Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of picturesque Wanaka and a stone’s throw from the lake edge, these luxurious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are the perfect place to stay. Relaxation, romance, business, adventure … whatever your reason to visit Wanaka, these spacious and serviced apartments can cater for your every need.Enjoy awesome views of Lake Wanaka and the mountains beyond, while relaxing on your private balcony. All apartments have a designer kitchen, two bathrooms, including one en-suite and one with spa bath, spacious living and dining areas and secure garages. Facilities on site include swimming pools, spas and BBQ area. Within two minutes walk are Wanaka’s restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. ... more   less 
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