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“Wow. Loved our stay at Lakeside Apartments in Wanaka (Christmas 2010)” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lakeside Apartments
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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“Wow. Loved our stay at Lakeside Apartments in Wanaka (Christmas 2010)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2011

Our family of 4 stayed at the Lakeside apartments during Christmas week 2010. We are from San Diego, California, and were planning on staying 1 night in Wanaka and 3 nights in Queenstown. However, our 3 bedroom apartment was so fantastic that we ended up staying all 4 nights in Wanaka, and doing the drive to Queenstown (up and over the hill) each day. The apartment was spectacular. Beautiful furnishings, modern kitchen with granite counter and stainless steel appliances, and plasma TVs in the living room and master. We loved the view of the lake, pool, and hot tubs, and used the barbecue several times. We enjoyed walking the short distance to town, stores, and restaurants. There are also great walking and jogging trails along the lake. Not cheap, but much less expensive than Queenstown, and less expensive than what we paid for 1 room in Sydney, Australia.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2010

Very spacious and well-equipped suites of rooms with unbeatable views of the lake and mountains. The apartments had just changed ownership when we stayed and the new owners had taken on a few teething problems, but that did not detract from our enjoyment of the luxurious apartment, with a large balcony, fully equipped kitchen, large living area and two bedrooms and its own washing and drying facilities. A great place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wagin, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2010

Travelling with friends we had a great 2 night stay. Clean, and such a wonderful view. Our hosts went out of their way to make our Wanaka stay the best, Gary helped organise a helicopter flight for us and this was the highlight of our trip. Beautifully appointed the apartment was ideally located, just a 1 min stroll into the town centre, where we found the business people friendly and inviting. Had a great ime in Wanaka and would visit again.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Singapore
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58 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2010

I came here at the end of the ski season, so the weather is great, and Wanaka is such a beautiful place for holiday. The apartment is sitting right by the lake, great view of the lake and mountains. Sitting on the deck, enjoying sunset with beer is simply great. Location is good, but honestly, Wanaka is not big, so location is not a big issue. But the view is a just outstanding. If you are here for a relaxed holiday, then I definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Margaret River, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2010

Right on the lake in Wanaka, expensive, but we managed to get accommodation on lastminute.com for about $200 per night, which is about half price, so was good value from that aspect. I used to live in Wanaka so coming back and staying here was fabulous, it's right by town and has fully equipped apartments, that you could actually live in very comfortably due to their size and everything else.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ksarosey1
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The Netherlands
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2009

This is probably the most beautiful apartment I have ever stayed at. Huge living space and kitchen with everything you can think of. Large balcony with fabulous views. Bedroom with ensuite. We loved it here. And it's right across from the playground which was a huge plus for my 2-year old daughter. Staff are very helpful and friendly. We stayed in an apartment on the second floor. They closed off two bedrooms and one of the bathrooms and gave us a reduced rate. We only needed a one bedroom apartment, so it was a great deal! I would stay here again if I ever have the good fortune of returning to Wanaka, which is a lovely village.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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UK
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Lakeside Apartments in Wanaka for 3 nights as we made our way down to Queensland. The first thing to say is that Wanaka is just beautiful, huge lake surrounded by high snow capped mountains... definately worth a visit. The couple who manage the apartments were just the most helpful and pleasant people you could ever wish to meet. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
We had an amazing 3 bed apartment, room 207 if I remember correctly. Our first thought as we walked into the apartment was WOW ! really suprised at the size of the place. We used the main en suit bedroom which had its own dressing room and patio doors opening out to the huge balcony which overlooked the lake and mountains. The lounge was over 20 feet long with sliding doors to the dinning area at one end and further patio doors to the balcony at the other. The kitchen was very modern and had everything that you needed if you chose to cook for yourselves, as we did. A large 8 seat dinning table sat adjacent to the bar area of the kitchen. The entire place had been decorated and fitted out to a high standard. Everywhere was immaculately clean and well presented. Flat screen TV's in both the lounge and bedroom 1 with just about every Sky channel which was a welcomed suprise. There was a laundry room with dryer and iron.
An added bonus worth a mention was the wired broadband if you were to have your own laptop with you. There was a reasonable charge for internet but for the first time during our 9 months of travelling when you logged off the timer stopped therefore you get the full 24hrs of online time that you paid for.
These apartments would be our first choice if we were to ever revisit Wanaka, which I hope we will.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank earthtripuk
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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 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
#1 Luxury 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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