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Wanaka Hotel
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Christchurch, New Zealand
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56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

This hotel is ideally located in centre of Wanaka and next to all the local amenities including an excellent golf course. We stayed two nights and we were very please with helpful reception team.
The Hotel has excellent laundry and kitchen facilities on site as well as giving you direct access to a restaurant for evening meals and a cafe for breakfast. If you do not want to use these establishments then there are many reasonable options within five minutes walk. Unloading and loading luggage is difficult especially if you are on room level two where best rooms are located. The rooms have a balcony which catches the afternoon and evening sun with great views of the lake. Plenty of parking at rear.

Room Tip: Ask for second floor but beware no lift
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Michael J
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Reading, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

We booked this via the AA and were generally happy with it, especially it's central location in town. On enquiring whether we could leave our luggage before check-in time (we were going sky diving) we were well received and told we could check in early. Staff were very polite, friendly and helpful. A previous review mentions the lack of a kitchen area but, as it's a hotel and not a motel, we didn't expect this. However, I agree with the same reviewer that the absence of a lift is a problem when you have heavy luggage. The $15 breakfast voucher for use in the adjacent cafe was good value. I would stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trevor E
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Yorkshire
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49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

Stayed two nights - 11th & 12 th february - booked by travel agent. Welcome was basic, pointed in direction of stairs, with two big cases, there was no lift! Told to go and park 'round the back', then given directions as to how to get from the back to our room - not easy!
No kitchen in the room, which we have had so far in NZ. Just a communal unit for everyone. As we had been booked into units with kitchens, we had a cold bag full of things to go into the fridge! Was packed in together, not easy to get something out! Ate in our room,had plastic dishes and spoons with us. Room was small for a hotel room and the rates charged.
Passed the desk on several occasions Into and out of the building, but often no receptionist there, or she called out to us to wait! On check out, we had to wait whilst a different receptionist checked out at least 4 other clients, very slow. Never saw another member of staff, either cleaners, porters or office staff.
Would not recommend this, unless you want a hotel in the centre of the town and cannot get anything else!

Room Tip: Room with a balcony overlooking the lake - wonderful sunsets!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

jo ,the daytime front desk manager is amazing,,,she welcomed me ,,helped me to figure out what room type i would feel most comfortable in ,do to decreased mobility,,,she is kind,funny ,pleasant,professional,helpful and truely cares about her clients,,,,i also noticed what a great team player she is,,,,,i am here just for 1 night ,,,came earlier today leave in am ,,just a shout out to your wonderful manager,,little things mean alot!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MERMAIDLOR
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

It was old and bed cover was smelly. Not enough plugs. All furniture very outdated. We had a unit with view of garbage containers. Location is great just next to the lake and supermarkets, but you can hear all your neighbours do or say. Wouldn't stay again, really overprised

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank double_yuu
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

So the location is all this hotel has going for it and that is what you pay for. It is close to downtown like most everything in this town. Go elsewhere if you have the money. The front staff was quite rude. Very thin walls. Very old hotel rooms-pink tile in bathroom for example and decor is out of the 50's. The back parking lot late at night tends to be the hang out for drunks and drug users alike. It made me feel quite uncomfortable.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank C W
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Epsom
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47 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

A very average hotel quite near the lake. Friendly reception. Payable wifi. Car park at the back was a long walk with heavy cases and no offer of any help (we are in our 60s and had luggage for a 6 week trip). Several food areas in the hotel which were obviously open to non residents but were all uninviting as far as we were concerned. Very dated and not as good as many of the motel rooms we had.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MumandEleanor
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Property: Wanaka Hotel
Address: 71 Ardmore Street, P.O. Box 26,, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Wanaka Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great Value Hotel right in the center of Wanaka, only one-minute walk to the Lake and Town Center. Full Restaurant and Bar Facilities on-site. Plenty of free, off street parking. ... more   less 
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