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Fairway Motel

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2 MacPherson Street | Central Otago District, Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for a family ski holiday. Walkable to town. Comfortable. Friendly staff. Good: Had own washer /drier. Bad: Not all bedrooms had a heater. Slow free internet. Hint: Ask for local discount vouchers eg. Speights. Negotiate a good deal directly rather than via booking site. Conclusion: Would definitely stay again.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With all the heaters going too it was quite comfortable. Large 2 bedroom we were in. Couple issues like what looked like mold around the base of showers, but other than this it was pretty good. We would stay here again if we were in the area.

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Thank pvaglueman
FairwayMotelWanaka, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest response. The Motel is under new Management and there will be positive changes in the near future. I hope you consider staying with us again in the future. More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The beds were nice, and the bathroom was okay. The kitchen was however, lacking. There was barely any cooking facilities, and the room resembled a flat. Overall, a pretty average stay. I was just glad they had wi-fi.

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Thank Kestryl .
FairwayMotelWanaka, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest response. The room you stayed in was a Family Quad Room and in most motels the room would not have any kitchen facilities other then tea and coffee making. It is not advertised as an Apartment but during your stay we did have some Apartments available that you could have upgraded to if you had... More 

Glenrothes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We stopped briefly for a night here. Great location for town, clean, tidy, friendly and helpful owner. Room had ranch sliders out to a wee garden with picnic benches which was nice. Drying room and storage so deffo a good option for us in the ski season

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FairwayMotelWanaka, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. Its very hard to please everyone when you are an older style motel but we always try hard to be clean, tidy, friendly and helpful!! Hope to see you back in Wanaka again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I'm currently on premises for a few days while on vacation around New Zealand. The local tourist visitor center directed me here. It's one of the best motels that I've been in. The attention to detail is fantastic. Very clean, updated, has a kitchenette, couch and picnic table outside of the sliding glass doors. 10min walk from town. Overall great... More 

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FairwayMotelWanaka, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Fairway Motel for your stay in beautiful Wanaka and we appreciate all guests reviews, they help us make changes that will improve guests stay. Thanks for the Great review. Megan and Mark More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Our room was at the front of the property (as were most of them), but was quiet and road noise was minimal. The room had plenty of space; the bed was comfortable. The kitchen bench was too small for the dish drainer. The outside stairs to the upstairs units felt unsafe (ask for a downstairs room if you are unsteady... More 

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FairwayMotelWanaka, Owner at Fairway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. Since your stay there has been a change of ownership and we appreciate constructive reviews as we wish to make improvements in the future to ensure guests have a great stay. Megan and Mark More 

bgardent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We were looking for a cheaper place to stay in Wanaka for one night and chose the Fairway Motel. As others have stated, the rooms are a bit dated, but they are clean and more than adequate. The rooms also have kitchenettes, which was great for making breakfast.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Large, clean & well-kept rooms, however many are adjacent to a main road into town which unfortunately carries a lot of traffic (incl. those accelerating out of a roundabout), so even with earplugs we weren't able to get a good night's sleep. Town and restaurants are a 15 min walk away.

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batemans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Our host was very pleasant the units were very clean great for doing your own washing a lovely place to stay would recommend to anybody they have one award from trip saver very close to the shopping centre also I like the idea that you could cook in the rooms

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

The motel was located next to the main road so it was very easy to find. The staff was very friendly and polite. We stayed two nights in Studio triple. Free parking space on the inner yard and free wifi was included. The interior of the room was ok, but felt very outdated. Separate cold and hot water tap in... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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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 

Additional Information about Fairway Motel

Address: 2 MacPherson Street | Central Otago District, Wanaka, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $91 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fairway Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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#5 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#11 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
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