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“Very comfortable stay”
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The Moorings
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Keighley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
257 reviews
124 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Very comfortable stay”
Reviewed April 12, 2011

We had a studio facing towards the lake with a small kitchenette and a little patio outside where you could watch activity on the lake. We arrived quite early but our room was ready and we were provided with milk, a map of the town and the code for the free wi-fi.

Even though there was a road between us and the lake, it was very quiet and the room was comfortable, if a little small. I found myself wishing I'd booked an apartment. There is free parking onsite although it's a little tight in places. Luckily, we got a space near the entrance which was very easy to get in and out of.

The town itself has some great shopping, especially if you like outdoor wear, and a wide range of bars and restaurants. Although I'd set my heart on eating at the Botswana Butchery, we found ourselves in a pub on the opposite side of town on their steak night with two great meals for very little - a real bonus!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Midlands
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2011

Fantastic apartment with fantastic view. Had all you needed and was close to the shop and restaurants. Would liked to have stayed longer as Wanaka was a lovely town.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Salem, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed March 27, 2011

Beautiful lake views... close proximity to downtown... spacious efficiancy rooms.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank BrookeFenton
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2011

Stayed 1 night, could have stayed many more. Owners couldn't have been more helpful, great room absolutely spotless and with all amenities. Small patio overlooking the lake, fantastic views, Shame there is a road outside.
Short walk into town with good selection of restaurants and cafes.
Loved Wanaka

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank chris504164
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petemacpherson, Public Relations Manager at The Moorings, responded to this review, March 17, 2011
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We have recently taken over the management of The Moorings studios and apartments and we wake up to that view every day - it really is breathtaking. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and high standard of cleanliness, so we are pleased you experienced those aspects ... as well as spectacular Wanaka. Sorry we can't do much about the road though - but it's no motorway :)
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2010

We stayed for one night at the Moorings in a lakeside ‘Motel Studio’ room during our guided motorcycle tour of South Island. The room was pre-booked for us and, as with all the accommodation, was of a very high standard, with a spectacular view over the lake.
The parking at the back of the rooms is very convenient and is out of sight of the road.
We didn’t use the kitchenette facilities but they were more than sufficient if we had not been dining out.
The location is very convenient for the restaurants and shops, being within easy walking distance of all amenities. Although the rooms do front onto the road, they are elevated, with a landscaped lawn separating them from the road; we didn’t find the (light) traffic at all intrusive and enjoyed a good night’s sleep.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed December 17, 2010

We stayed here at the end of November for one night based on the reviews on tripadvisor, the best thing was the fantastic view over Lake Wanaka, the room was clean and tidy with everything you'd expect, the hotel is also located within a short walk of the town. As our room had an adjoining door to a neighbouring unit, we did experience some late night cooking smells, but not a major issue, as it overlooks a road, we thought noise may be a problem, but in the end this wasn't the case. The staff were friendly and helpful and if we were to ever return to Wanaka, we would certainly consider visiting again.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stoat99
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Queensland
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62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2010

Our two night stay at The Moorings was a good choice. First of all, it was an easy stroll to all the restaurants and shops; there were laundry facilities; and most importantly the Manager, Gary, was very helpful and did try to have some Bluff oysters delivered! It's position by the Lake was great.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Moorings

Property: The Moorings
Address: 17 Lakeside Road | PO Box 368, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#2 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Moorings 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Moorings Motel and Apartments offers stylish accommodation for the discerning traveller. We offer lakefront studio units with outstanding un-interrupted views of Lake Wanaka and the mountains and our family apartments are ideal for larger groups. Our complex is just one minutes walk to the nearest cafes and shops and the lakes edge or just a two minute stroll to town. Complimentary wifi available ... more   less 
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