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“Excellent Location, Fabulous Views, Fantastic Accommodation, Friendly Hosts”
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The Moorings
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

The Moorings is a great complex only two minutes walk from town and lake with great views over the lake and surrounding mountains. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment which was well equiped, spotlessly clean with good quality bed linen. We all slept so well because it was heavenly quiet, the apartment had great private outside space with a declk, table and chairs, barbeque.Milk provided along with tea and coffee which is a great touch in New Zealand's Motels. Bev and Ian were friendly and efficient recommending places to eat and things to do. They have great knowledge of the area and were very helpful. We went up to Rippon Wines which has the most amazing views over the lake and good wines to taste. Puzzling world is also great fun - for all ages from young to old - with a maze for the children which is the best one ever done. We wished we could have stayed longer - will be back.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in January, 2013 and loved it. We managed to secure the last room available on the day we arrived which just happened to be a 2 bedroom family apartment. The Moorings is just in the perfect spot for when visiting the gorgeous town of Wanaka. Just a 2 minute walk to town, the lake and the beautiful park near the lake front. The apartment had everything we needed including 2 bathrooms one upstairs and one down - perfect. And it is in a very quiet position given the number of people that visit there in January we were extremely pleased. Have no hesitation at all in recommending The Moorings and the Managers ( both lots ) were extremely helpful. And also recommend when in Wanaka have a meal or two at Soul Foods - they make a superb breakfast omelete and delicious soul it's just a 1 minute walk up behind The Moorings. Also recommend Wanaka River Journeys - absolutely excellent and the Train & Toy Museum is just amazing kids of all ages will be amazed.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

This was our 2nd stay at this homely accommodation. We had a ground floor corner unit which was bright, clean, well equipped with a spa bath. The views from the room were outstanding, overlooking the lake and mountains. Easy walking distance to town which has a bit of everything for all tastes and pockets. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Although this isn't 5* accommodation, it is very good value for money and well recommended.

Room Tip: All motel rooms are lake view.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We spent 3 nights over Christmas here and loved it. The view from the room and balcony is over the lake, with the mountains in the background and there are some lovely evening/morning colours to watch. The rooms was very clean and with small but perfectly equipt kitchen. Including milk, tea and coffee. On Christmas morning we had toffees on our doorstep - lovely touch, thank you!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in a 3 bedroom unit for two nights. The views from the top room and deck are excellent, and the hosts are very accommodating. They made special arrangements for my mum who had a bad back, and let our daughter have free David's and play station.
The only discomfort we had was the skylight in the top room... Does not allow for a sleep in, even on a rainy day!!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay, friendly hosts, great view, comfy bed, spotlessly clean room and super convenient location. It was a reasonably short-notice trip, however everything was as it should be, and the staff were more than accommodating.

Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2012

Hi, thanks for taking time to write a review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass on your comments about the rooms to our housekeeping staff as they work hard to keep a high standard.
We look to having you stay again.

thanks

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

My boyfriend and I spent around an hour searching for a place to spend the night in wanaka, most of which were unpleasant or not worth the price. The moorings was the best wanaka had to offer!! The staff were lovely and welcoming, and the rooms had lakeside views within walking distance to the lake, shops and well, everything. The room was so enjoyable we ended up extending our stay to 3 nights, rather than the initial one night. We are still travelling around the South Island and we are YET to find better accommodation - so amazing we are planning a hopeful second visit.

HIGHLY recommend to anyone that wants a great wanaka experience!!

  • Stayed: November 2012
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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2012

Hello Luuize. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and to write a review.
People arrive in Wanaka arrive for 1 night and find that there is so much that 1 night is not enough.

Bev and I hope the rest of your trip has gone well and that we will see you again.

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Additional Information about 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 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#2 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range: $128 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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