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Wanaka Heights Motel
Ranked #18 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Reviewed April 26, 2013

I'd really give it a 4.5, but I'm not allowed to give half stars! My parents, children and I stayed here on our NZ tour and my parents remember it as one of their absolute favorites, even though we only stayed one night. It was easy to find, the apartment was very nice (if a little cramped for five of us, but that wasn't the room's fault), and it's right next to shops, restaurants, and the lake. Reception was very friendly, the grounds were very pretty (it was nice that my kids could run around), and the view was gorgeous!

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Ann N, General Manager at Wanaka Heights Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

Thank you for your positive review. We try our best to make your stay a pleasant one. Glad the kids enjoyed the space of the lawn to play. Our views are great without the high price tags closer to the lake, and only a few minutes to everything makes us guest friendly!
Thank you for choosing us to stay with.
Warm Regards
Ann
Manager

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We stayed here for a night during the Christmas season while on our way to Queenstown. The rooms are nicely done and well maintained with a fully featured kitchenette. The units are airy, spacious and well lit; the cosy balcony opens out to well manicured gardens and impressive views of Wanaka Lake and the mountains.
The motel is a mere 5 minutes' walk from town centre and hence easily accessible at all times.
Reception has been warm and helpful especially when there was a hiccup retrieving my reservation from the booking website.

Recommended!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ann N, General Manager at Wanaka Heights Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Thank you Nandu, Wanaka is a beautiful place to stay and we're glad you chose our property for your family. We do our best to make happy holiday memories for our guests and love to hear your positive feed back. I will certainly pass your kind words on to our hard working staff.

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

At short notice booked and arrived late for the night.
The Receptionist was friendly and welcoming. She had rung me on my cell to make sure I was going to be on time
The room was tidy and warm
The bed was comfortable.
The view out over town was very good.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Bruce M
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Ann N, General Manager at Wanaka Heights Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2012

Thank you Bruce for a positive review. Good to hear you had a good night's sleep, these are the things that are important to us. We try and call our guests if they are going to be checking in after our office closes, then we know you're safe and on your way.
Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stayed here for a week and loved it. It wasn't pricey at all and contained everything we needed including full kitchenette and appliances, cosy beds and a tv...we stayed in room 5 which was up top and we had an amazing view over the town of Wanaka and it's amazing surrounding scenery of mountains and Lake Wanaka...two single beds were located in the bedroom and a Queen in the main room which could be closed off with a sliding door(not soundproof though just in case you wanted some 'quiet' time)...There is a shared dry room accessed by a key located by the entry to the motel so that all the wet stinky ski gear isn't cluttering the room. Wanaka town is a mere 2-5 minute walk...The best restaurants in town are moments away on 'Post Office Lane'. New World Grocery Store is in town for any groceries that are needed. The lady at reception is lovely. The final night we had some noisy neighbours who stayed up til midnight but the rest of the week it was nice and quiet...

Room Tip: The rooms up top have better views. Room 5 is a beauty.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Ann N, General Manager at Wanaka Heights Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2012

Thank you for your positive review it is lovely to hear our guests have enjoyed staying with us, and that our facilities have all the things you need for a great holiday, including the views.
We also appreciate having great people stay with us, like yourselves, unlike the one's who kept you awake........they were supposed to stay for a week but were evicted the next morning!
Our guests comfort is our priority and we will do our best to make this happen.
Hope to see you all again in the future, happy travels!

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in Wanaka and the Wanaka Heights Motel was great. The rooms contained cooking facilities if you wanted to cook for yourselves and they have a great view over the lake.

The ski bus picks you up from just outside the motel so it's super convenient.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank cdg04
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Ann N, General Manager at Wanaka Heights Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2012

Many thanks for your positive review. We do our best so our guests have an enjoyable experience whilst in our lovely town of Wanaka. Hope to see you some other time.

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Reviewed April 11, 2012

This motel is nice, clean, spacious, and close to the lake. The room was large – a bedroom with two single beds, a bathroom, a full kitchen with table, and a living room with a sofa, a coffee table and a double bed – and it had a lovely back yard area. The motel is up the hill from the lake and the center of town, and it is a lovely view as the sun sets and the lights come on. It is a little bit of a walk up a hill, but totally manageable for anyone without health problems. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a nice motel at a reasonable rate.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

The one bedroom we had was nice with an excellent view of Mountains, good beds and a very clean bathroom. Very close to town and Lake but quiet...the perfect spot. Wanaka itself is a great place to be and if I visit again I will stay at wanaka Heights.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 57 Hedditch St. 9305, Wanaka, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #18 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Price Range: $129 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wanaka Heights Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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