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“Superb location and facilities” 4 of 5 stars
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Clearbrook Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   72 Helwick Street | (Corner of Helwick & Upton Streets), Wanaka 9305, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Kent, England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Superb location and facilities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed at Clearbrook (names due to the brook running through the grounds) for just one night but would have happily stayed for more. Being just 2 minutes from the town centre, and less than 10 minutes from the main road running by the lake, its location is ideal. The unit was spacious with good facilities.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ClearbrookWanaka, Manager at Clearbrook Motel, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to submit a review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our location and facilities. Hayley & Dwayne.
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Stoke-on-Trent
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stayed here for one night on a tour of South Island. I really wish we could have stayed longer. Wanaka is absolutely lovely and Clearbrook had everything we needed. It was clean,had a balcony with beautiful mountain views and a washer and drier in the room so we could catch up with all the laundry. Spacious room, large bed, kitchen facilities, nice location and friendly reception. Wanaka was my favourite place in New Zealand and Clearbrook motel was the icing on the cake.

Room Tip: The rooms on the first floor have good views.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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ClearbrookWanaka, Manager at Clearbrook Motel, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Oh we particularly love that last sentence, thank you! Wanaka is definitely a beautiful place & 1 night is certainly never enough...gives you all the more reason to come back for longer, hint hint! Hayley & Dwayne.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

What a lovely apartment! Beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. Our verandah overlooked a babbling brook in the garden with jolly ducks providing entertainment as they expertly hopped in and out of the fast flowing brook. Our room was an end room on the first floor and so washing up was a pleasure when you have such a superb view of the snow capped mountains to gaze at.We would thoroughly recommend staying here, and the Managers Hayley and Dwayne were so helpful and friendly and ensured our 2 day visit was a memorable one. Excellent value for money and very convenient for a short walk into town for all facilities in Wanaka.

Room Tip: First floor overlooking the garden.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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ClearbrookWanaka, Manager at Clearbrook Motel, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Hi GeoffandMickey! It was great to meet you, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay & hope the rest of your travels were as memorable. Hayley & Dwayne.
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I thoroughly echo the sentiments of bill_chris58, Shinx, PaulR74_13 and others who say this is the best / one of the best motels they'd stayed in. Apart from the Esplanade Apartments in Queenstown (which I would say is in a different category of accommodation, being a 2-storey townhouse), this was definitely the best motel we stayed in during our 2-week travel last November. Price was reasonable, the units were spacious and having our very own washer and dryer was a real boon! Most motels would just provide a communal coin-operated washer and dryer - we had problems in 1 of the other motels, where another guest hogged the washer and dryer for himself, washing load after load after load, without regard to the "queue" of laundry baskets lined up in front of the machine.

The kitchen was also well equipped and we could just pop over to the New World Supermarket 2 mins' drive down the road to buy groceries to cook up dinner instead of eating out.

Our group of 14 occupied 3 ground-floor units, with a view of the gurgling brook running in front of the units. When we got up in the morning and drew back the sliding doors, it was a lovely sight of ducks scampering on the grass with the brook beyond and the hills above in the background. The lake was just 2 mins' drive down the road.

Hayley and Dwayne were great hosts - we would definitely have liked to stay longer than the 1 nightwe had there!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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ClearbrookWanaka, Manager at Clearbrook Motel, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
AZLee, thank you so much for your kind words! We agree that the in-room washing machines and dryers are a big asset, as are our fully equipped kitchens. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our facilities and service! Hope to see you again, Hayley & Dwayne.
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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed only 1 night in Jan 2013 and would loved to have stayed longer. This was one of the best places we stayed in. The apartment is very spacious, has a large and well equipped kitchen (by far the largest of any of the places we stayed...including a two door fridge, dishwasher and full oven), a large bedroom with very comfy bed, large private balcony and a washing machine and dryer in the spacious bathroom. It is only a 200m walk to the centre of Wanaka. The supermarket is a 5 minute walk (if that). The staff were friendly. The property is well maintained. Clearbrook is great value for money. Would thoroughly recommend.

Room Tip: Upstairs apartments have a fantastic view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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ClearbrookWanaka, Manager at Clearbrook Motel, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us! Hope to see you again soon (longer than 1 night this time!). All the best, Hayley & Dwayne.
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We arrived in at the motel and as soon as we got into our room we decided we wanted to stay another night! The motel is very well equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer in each room. Each room has a view of the mountains and you can see the water running the stream that runs throught the grounds.
The room was very clean. Our request to stay another night at short notice was accomdated, we had to change rooms, however we had help with this with was a lovely touch.
We have been in NZ since 11th Jan and can safely say that this has been the best location we have stayed in for both the area and the motel.
Thank you! Sheena and Mark

Room Tip: Try and get a room upstairs as I think the view is slightly better, also one of the end rooms at eit...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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ClearbrookWanaka, Manager at Clearbrook Motel, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Hi Sheena & Mark! Thank you for posting such a lovely review. We are so pleased that we were able to accommodate you for an extra night & that you had such an enjoyable stay. Hope the rest of your NZ holiday was just as wonderful! Hayley & Dwayne.
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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This was one of the best places we stayed in NZ. The staff were fantastic and very helpful. The rooms were clean and well maintained with freshly cleaned linen and the beds are fit for a king. Big spa bath and also a laundry and kitchette. Lovely mountain views and a running brook at the doorstep. Conveniently located to the main shopping hub with a short pleasant stroll to the lake and parks. Highly recommend this one...

Room Tip: We had a ground floor unit which had a lovely outlook of the garden and freshwater brook and mountai...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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ClearbrookWanaka, Manager at Clearbrook Motel, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Thank you for your kind words! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Clearbrook & hope to see you again soon! Hayley & Dwayne.
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Address: 72 Helwick Street | (Corner of Helwick & Upton Streets), Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Clearbrook Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clearbrook offers affordable motel accommodation for all! Including families and groups visiting Lake Wanaka. Conveniently located close to Wanaka town centre, Clearbrook comprises 14 private self-catering apartments and two self-contained holiday homes, fully equipped for a Wanaka holiday.Clearbrook is set in a peaceful location by Bullock Creek and each self-contained apartment has a private balcony or courtyard with stunning mountain views. Clearbrook's spacious accommodation is ideal for corporate and wedding groups, families on ski and summer holidays and visitors on hunting and fishing trips. ... more   less 
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