We ended up at this hotel due to a rock slide that closed the Haas Pass. The hotel let our family of 4 hang out at the lodge in front of the fire for hours while we waited to see if the road would open. Anthony, one of the owners, took pity on our son, who needs exercise daily, and went home to get his mountain bike and helmet and let him use it for hours in the wind and the rain!! And Sean wants it known that this was a great bike, not an average bike. Thanks Anthony! Above and beyond!! When we finally acknowledged that the road would not open, we booked a room. The views were awesome! But so was the room. The colors and textures and quality of the furnishings was wonderful. The owners had used NZ wools and artists to decorate. The beds were comfortable and warm. We also enjoyed the 3 meals that we had. Best meal. . .possibly the lamb shanks, but all were very good. Was given the opportunity to try various NZ wines. Very tasty. In all, very highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lake Hawea Hotel is located in one of New Zealand's most popular holiday regions, with outstanding lake and mountain views. With only a short drive to Wanaka, Queenstown or the West Coast, it is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Join us at Lake Hawea Hotel for your family holiday, romantic getaway, function/school camp location or corporate retreat. We have three levels of accommodation, a restaurant and bars, an enviable lake location and activities galore! There is always something on the go at Hawea, with fishing competitions, top music line ups and various competitions and championships. Accommodation to suit all budgets and group sizes - hotel, budget backpacker lodge, Restaurant - a la carte, buffet and takeaway. Huge garden bar, enclosed outdoor area and pool tables. Perfect for events, conference facilities, weddings, & 21sts. Specializing in all inclusive group packages & ski accommodation. ... more less
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