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Lakeside Apartments
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Broadbeach, Australia
2 reviews
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“Nothing short of Brilliant!”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

We have just left Lakeside after 4 fantastic nights in Wanaka and we cannot speak highly enough of the standard of apartment and the service we received. Who would have thought Wanaka would have apartments to rival anywhere we have stayed. The view was nothing short of spectacular and the appointments covered everything we could possibly want for a great skiing holiday. Gary was absolutely fantastic in helping us out and suggesting great restaurants and activities. The apartments perfectly clean with nice fluffy white towels. We will rave about this place to all our friends for a long time to come. A few other tips from our stay in Wanaka:
1. We had a beautiful meal at The Landing, right next door to Lakeside;
2. The 1 hour Mt Aspiring & Glacier helicopter trip with Mt Aspiring Helicopters was worth every cent - very special memories
Thanks to Gary for organising both of these.

The website photos do not do the place justice.

We will definitely return!
The Small Family

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Very pleased with this accommodation. Modern, spacious, clean and well appointed apartment. Service was very friendly and helpful. Great location. Enjoyed the warm outdoor spa which soothed sore muscles after days of skiing. The views were breathtaking. Would definitely choose Lakeside Wanaka again, and highly recommend to other travellers.

Room Tip: Rooms 101, 201 and 301 are on the north west corner of the property and provide the best views
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Perfect location with breath taking view, well appointed and modern, very spacious and great to accommodate lots of ski gear which we could wash, dry and store easily. All cooking facilities available but only 1-10 minutes walk from a range of good restaurants. Easy to spend the day indoors if the weather was inclement. Gary, the manager, was a very friendly and helpful.
Carr Family

Room Tip: Levels 2 and 3 have very good views
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Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Pete M, Guest Relations Manager at Lakeside Apartments, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your family break at Lakeside Apartments.

We have to agree with you that Lakeside Apartments is the perfect location – in fact the perfect place to stay. We have been fortunate to have a few September storms come through (and often in the dark hours) which have given rise to ample snow on the ski-fields, late in the season. This makes for a perfect family holiday and some great spring skiing. Hopefully, there were not too many ‘indoor’ days for your holiday. Mind you, as you say, these apartments make an ‘indoor’ day very easy – probably due to the luxury and the ‘home away from home’ feel.

Yes, we agree, level 2 and 3 do have very good views. Of course, the Penthouse Apartments on Level 4 have the best views of all. However, the Superior Poolside Apartments on Level 1 provide easy access to the pool and still command fantastic views of the lake and mountains. Being at the lower end of the price range the Superior Poolside Apartments are more accessible, pricewise.

Thanks again for your feedback and we trust you had a safe journey home.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

After a long drive from Christchurch we just wanted a warm, clean place to relax with a glass of red we got this and much more. At check-in the owner asked why we had travelled to the area, we explained that we were married 2 days before and needed to relax! This wonderful man (sorry can't remember his name) upgraded us to the penthouse. This room was fantastic with great views, private spa bath and everything else you could want or need.

I would 100% recommend these apartments and look forward to a return trip - maybe in the summer!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pete M, Public Relations Manager at Lakeside Apartments, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay at Lakeside Apartments whilst on your Honeymoon.

We are so pleased your enjoyed your upgrade – we do like to offer an upgrade if we can and in your case, Gary (the person in question) considered you would enjoy such a treat, whilst on your honeymoon. The Penthouse Apartments – with their spectacularly huge deck – command such excellent all round views of the lake and mountains. And what better way to view that scenery, than the six-person spa pool and a glass of red in your hand.

We enjoy accommodating couples on their honeymoon, as well as wedding guests, so once again, thank you for taking the time to review your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not-too-distant future.
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

I recently stayed at Lakeside Apartments with my wife, and wow.

Right beside town, the rooms are warm, clean, spacious and really well presented, and the staff were really friendly.

There was absolutely no stinginess with commodities like the clothes detergent, dish-washing soap.

The kitchen is fully appointed with all the utensils, good quality pots and pans, baking dishes and so on, and you'll have none of the usual issues with dodgy cook ware.

There was even a ski report on auto-dial.

We had a great time, and were very sorry to rotate back to real life.

We had the corner room with wrap around balcony and from there you get 180 degree views over the most amazing lake.

The views onto the mountains and lake were spectacular enough on their own to recommend, but the whole complex is fantastic and I strongly recommend it, for a do nothing or a do everything holiday in Wanaka, Lakeside Apartments.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed at the Lakeside Apartments for 4 nights following the recommendation of friends in August 2012. It was superb! The rooms were well designed and perfectly suited for families with separate bedrooms away from the main living area. Everything you would need to create meals with was provided and the reception was brilliant in providing anything extra you required. So close to the town and with stunning views across the lake. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed a weekend away in Wanaka and loved staying at the Lakeside apartments. Beautifully appointed and spacious - warm and welcoming management and staff. Thoroughly impressed. Will come back and bring our children.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Lakeside Apartments
Address: 9 Lakeside Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#1 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#1 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lakeside Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of picturesque Wanaka and a stone’s throw from the lake edge, these luxurious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are the perfect place to stay. Relaxation, romance, business, adventure … whatever your reason to visit Wanaka, these spacious and serviced apartments can cater for your every need.Enjoy awesome views of Lake Wanaka and the mountains beyond, while relaxing on your private balcony. All apartments have a designer kitchen, two bathrooms, including one en-suite and one with spa bath, spacious living and dining areas and secure garages. Facilities on site include swimming pools, spas and BBQ area. Within two minutes walk are Wanaka’s restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. ... more   less 
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