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“Good location, good room.”
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The Moorings
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good location, good room.”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

We stayed here when visiting our sons who were working for the ski season. We were on holiday from Scotland and made welcome in Wanaka. This is a good place to stay, good view of the lake, comfortable room, clean bathroom and a place to park the car. We would be happy to return here to stay again.

Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2012

We stayed here for two nights while traveling around the South Island. The laundry facility was very convenient after finishing our backpack on the Milford Track because we had many clothes to wash. All the restaurants were within easy walking distance, and the view from our room of Lake Wanaka was very relaxiing.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Bangkok, Thailand
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2012

A boutique two-storey apartment equipped with everything you needed for your stay. a bit pricey but you will have three rooms in your apartment which more than enough for a big family. You also have hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, premium-graded utensils and BBQ stove at the corridor. Just across the road is the wonderful playground "Dino Park" at the lake side.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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127 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2012

Travelling with friends around the South Island we decided to stay at motels rather than lodges to save a bit on the accommodation bill. Having been to Wanaka a few times I had noticed the Moorings' location and thought it would be a good choice, and I turned out to be right. The setting is ideal, within easy walking distance of the restaurants of town, and also within a very short distance of the lake. Also, the three-bedroom apartment that we hired was great, with good beds, comfortable rooms, and a nice sitting area and kitchen for us to congregate in. Definitely a recommended option in this delightful corner of New Zealand.

Room Tip: For a large group, the 3-bedroom apartments are a good option.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Friendly hosts, clean, comfortable and modern rooms, good location (short walk to restaurants) and nice views over the lake.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2012

A warm welcome from the hosts. Travelling with friends, we were delighted to be given adjoining rooms with an interconnecting door. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable with a seating area and well equiped cooking facilities provided. The accommodation was in a beautiful position overlooking the lake and although there is a busy road between The Moornings and the lakeside it was not a problem. We ordered a breakfast for our first morning and this was a very basic but adequate continental breakfast. A laundry room with good washing and drying facilities. A very enjoyable stay in superior accommodation.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Nelson, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Very nice rooms & gr8 view the host went out of his way to help

  • Stayed March 2012
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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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