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“Great family accommodation in Wanaka - excellent service, affordable & friendly !” 5 of 5 stars
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Fairway Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   2 MacPherson Street | Central Otago District, Wanaka, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
1 review
“Great family accommodation in Wanaka - excellent service, affordable & friendly !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This was our first visit to Wanaka and also, our first visit to New Zealand. We spent 8 nights here - and Eve and Rob, as locals, were simply terrific in helping us with developing our itinerary, assisting with bookings, and providing great local advice/tips ! The rooms were lovely - clean, spacious and modern - and well-heated . Nothing is too much for Eve and Rob - we will definitely be regulars - and highly recommend this motel to others !

Room Tip: Rooms away from the main road are probably quieter - but that said, our room was very well-insulated...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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FairwayManager, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Hi Karen, we are so glad you enjoyed your time in Wanaka. It was a pleasure hosting the three of you here at The Fairway and helping you out with activities. It gives us a real buzz to see people having a great holiday and making the most of the beautiful surroundings. See you next time! Kind regards, Eve.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I've forgot to take my charger when I left the motel. I called the motel officer two weeks later, but they still remember me and tell me I left my charger there. They send the charger back to my address the following day.
Really appreciate for their excellent service! and the room is nice and quite, worth to go!!

Room Tip: excellent service two rooms available, one is a queen bed, the other is a queen bed with two single...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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EveThorp, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Hi there, so glad we could get your charger back to you, know how annoying it can be to lose them! Was a pleasure to host you in Wanaka, hopefully you can come back again soon! Kind regards Eve
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Christchurch
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Stayed three nights in 2 bedroom family unit, comfortable nights sleeps, spacious rooms and helpful friendly staff. Had our boat with us and parking was no issue. Was even allowed too leave it and pick it up later on check out day as we went to Queenstown for the day. It's only a 5 minute walk to the centre of town and short drive to aircraft museums and maze. Very affordable 3 nights accomodation so good value for money. Would recommend this motel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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FairwayManager, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Hi Brent. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, we enjoyed hosting you guys here. Bring the boat any time!

Cheers

Rob
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Room was clean, facilities ok, but dated and could do with an update. Our friends, however had a family room which was much more modern and up-to-date. Bed comfortable and room quiet, would definitely recommend for a short stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EveThorp, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Hi Guys. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. Being new owners it is great to get feedback in order to move forward as we take great pride in our business. Kind regards, Eve
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London, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We stayed here three nights over Easter. Rob was very friendly and able to accommodate us at the last minute, which was much appreciated, but the room was in definite need of a refresh and some improved lighting- it was dark even on sunny days. Also being near the road it was noisy at nights- would probably be fine if staying on the other side of the courtyard.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EveThorp, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. Along with providing friendly service we are also always looking at ways we can improve so we value your feedback. Kind regards, Eve & Rob :-)
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10 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We made a reservation at this motel only the night before and on arrival we knew we had been a bit lucky. This is an excellent place to stay, probably the best motel accommodation we had during our three weeks in New Zealand. Our room was literally three or four times larger than the cramped holiday park unit we had the previous night and actually cost us less. It was light, spacious, spotlessly clean, large kitchen, large bathroom (yes, with a spa even!), the bedroom was roomy and did I mention the pool? We were able to fit in a couple of refreshing dips. The motel is about 5 - 6 minutes stroll away from the town centre and waterfront, just over the road from the golf course if you're up for a round or two and only a short drive from Warbirds and Wheels and Puzzling House. The management were very cheery, approachable and only too pleased to help with touring information. If you're looking for a place to stay in Wanaka I wouldn't go past this one.

  • Stayed March 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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EveThorp, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thanks for your comments about the Fairway, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay here! Great that you got a few dips in the pool too, its beautiful on a sunny day. Lovely also to hear that you got to experience some local treasures, maybe next time you might be able to fit in a round of golf!
Hopefully the rest of your trip through NZ was enjoyable and warm :)
Kind regards Eve
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Rob and Eve have recently taken over this motel and they were very helpful to us. Slight problem with wifi but Rob sorted it out. Good knowledge of local attractions which was very helpful. Room spacious,comfortable and spotlessly clean.Swimming pool was just right. Thanks Rob for the lend of your golf clubs. Great place to stay.

Room Tip: units on 2 levels I prefer ground floor
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  • Stayed February 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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FairwayManager, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
A warm hello back to Belfast! I am assuming this means you have made it back to the emerald isle safe and sound! Thank you for the kind feedback, I am really chuffed that you enjoyed you stay here at Fairway (and indeed in Wanaka!). Hopefully next time we are in Europe I can come and take you up on your offer to play a round at your local club! Cheers and happy golfing, Rob
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Address: 2 MacPherson Street | Central Otago District, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fairway Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For comfortable, affordable accommodation in Wanaka, think Fairway Motel. Fairway Motel can provide a great range of studios, family units and 2 bedroom apartments that can cater for anyone from traveling couples to large groups. Fairway motel facilities include: - Large in ground swimming pool (Dec - Apr) and BBQ area perfect for those warmer months - Guest laundry, bike & golf club storage space and a ski drying room for the winter - A big car park area to accommodate boats, trailers and tour buses - Freeview Satellite TV Fairway Motel is close to all Wanaka amenities, the pristine lake, fine restaurants and shops are just a short stroll away. Puzzling World and Mt Iron track is a short walk and we are adjacent to the spectacular Wanaka Golf Club. Wanaka can offer you a myriad of outdoor pursuits in all seasons, so let Fairway Motel be your ticket to ride! Your hosts Eve and Rob look forward to welcoming you to Wanaka. ... more   less 
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