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“Great location, fantastic view!”
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Wanaka View Motel
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

After a long drive from the Franz Joseph we were glad to check into the Wanaka View Motel on October 31st. The owner, Bret, checked us in and generously upgraded us to the one bedroom with a fantastic view of the lake and mountains. The kitchen was well appointed and the layout was spacious. We walked five minutes to town and had a great meal at the New Wanaka Speight's Ale House. The massive fireplace was stoked and we had a lovely meal here. The service was friendly and the food suited us to a tee. The next day we walked around the lake front and we wished that we could have stayed longer.

Room Tip: Book the front room with the view - it's well worth the upgrade!!!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We were on our honeymoon.. They made it more special.. Upgraded to higher room category for free and offered bikes for free!! Will recommend to everyone who want to stay in Wanaka... Thanks Bret and Carolyn for the hospitaliy!! .. Cheers

Room Tip: Directly book with hotel via mail .. they can offer you more discounts
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

A very good motel with fantastic view over Lake Wanaka, close to the Town centre and very very nice management. We stayed in chalet 6 and it was a really nice, comfortable, clean and well-equipped. We enjoyed our stay here.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Great motel located a 5 minute walk into town. We stayed in Chalet 4 which was at the front of the property and therefore had lake and mountain view which were terrific. The room itself was reasonable in size with a full kitchen and spacious lounge. Bedroom was a bit on the small side but when all you're doing is sleeping in there, size shouldn't matter (it didn't bother us!). The owners were very friendly and the property was in great condition. Wanaka itself is a fantastic town and I would definitely recommend staying a few nights here as there is plenty to fill in the days with. Thanks guys!

Room Tip: ask for one of the rooms at the front of the property, as they have the best views.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

A group of friends and I stayed here for a little over a week - we had everything we wanted. Clean and modern rooms, warm beds and a well-equipped kitchen. There was an amazing view of the lake, and it was near to the shops as well. More importantly though, there was free WiFi!!! (:

We were really impressed with the warm reception that we always got from the owners, and any little troubles we had were dealt with quickly and efficiently. Also, unlike other motels, our room was tidied everyday and we even had regular changes of clean towels!

This is definitely a place worth staying at, and value for money too! We loved it.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Very nice motel. Great owners, and the rooms is clean and comfortable, large space for couples like us. Brett lend the bicycles to us for one day free cycling. Nice memory in Wanaka. No doubt, we will stay there again if come bak to Wanaka.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Great welcome from Pat & Brett who are a lovely couple. They were even very understanding and reasonable after we got an oil stain on the settee.

We had booked a two bedroom unit - Chalet 5.

This was very small, especially the bedrooms which were minute. In both bedrooms the beds took up all the space and left no spare room to put suitcases or anything else. The main bedroom was that small that you could not shut the bedroom door because the bed was in the way. There was also nowhere to hang or store clothes.

The lounge / sitting room was fine for the two of us but for 4 people it would have been very crowded.

On the plus side the unit was very clean, it had a full kitchen with everything you need to self cater. There was a good size bathroom and shower unit, free Wi Fi and it was a 2 minute walk to the lake and main shopping / restaurant area.

Room Tip: Chalet 5 - Acceptable for a one night stay if just the two of you, if there is 4 of you ask for anot...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Wanaka View Motel

Address: 122 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Price Range: $99 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wanaka View Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Wanaka View Motel, Wanaka - South Island - New Zealand! Amazing panoramic views from property. Refurbished and modernised, self-contained chalets. (kitchens have ovens) Mountain & lake views from most units. Easy walk across Pembroke Park to lake & town. Perfect motel accommodation for summer & winter. 200m to lake and shop & Cafes - 5 self-contained chalets & 1 Studio unit. (3 with lake and mountain views) Serviced daily: - 2 x 1-bedroom (sleep 2)2 x 2-bedroom (sleep 4)-1 x 3-bedroom (sleeps 6). FREE unlimited Wifi, Free use of bikes. Drying room for the Tramping gear & winter skiers, Off-street parking, All non-smoking, SKY TV, electric blankets, heating, tea/coffee-making facilities. Tariff Motel $130-$255. Seasonal rates apply. Visa, MasterCard, Eftpos. Welcome to Wanaka View Motel, Wanaka - South Island - New Zealand! Amazing panoramic views from property. Recently refurbished and modernised, self-contained units. Mountain & lake views from most units. Easy walk across Pembroke park to lake & town. Perfect winter & summer location. Motel Accommodation - Handy to all ski fields - 200m to lake and shops - 5 self-contained motel units, 3 with lake and mountain views, serviced daily: - 2 x 1-bedroom (sleeps 2)-2 x 2-bedroom (sleeps 4)-1 x 3-bedroom (sleeps 6). Drying room for the Winter Skiers, Off-street parking, All non-smoking,SKY TV, electric blankets, heating, tea/coffee-making facilities. ... more   less 
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