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“In love with this place ♥” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lakeview Motel
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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11 reviews
“In love with this place ♥”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

If I could give this place 10 stars I would! Amazing views of the lake. We are currently in Room 5 and it's spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The highlight would be the breath taking view of the mountains and Lake.. Argh.. I never want to leave and wish we are staying here longer than 1 night :( The service is amazing! The owner is so very warm and welcoming. I definitely recommend this place a million times over! Oh.. and FREE WIFI and a scenic 10 min walk to town. I don't want to go home :(

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

The room may not be a polished modern marvel but it is very well kept, has heaps of space for belongings, and is very comfortable. The desks looking out from the rooms also may be the best desks with a view in Wanaka. The host is also very kind and generous with her recommendations. I'd definitely recommend staying here.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

I stayed one night at the Lakeview Motel in Wanaka and actually considered driving one hour out of my way coming back to Christchurch so I could stay there another night. First of all, the drive coming into Wanaka from the West Coast is out of this world. The mountains, the sun low in the winter sky over the northern-most part of the lake, and then the drive in. Fantastic. Make sure you take a tour out that way. And then you drive through this little town and up the hill to where you can overlook the lake. It's an amazing location, and the room will definitely not disappoint. There are new owners (as of early July) and it seems as if the rooms have received some upgrades. The carpet smelled and looked new, and the bathroom tiling and other fixtures also looked quite new. It's a small, chic, and very homey room. I really loved it. I also liked that there was a french press with actual coffee grounds. And the bed was comfy (also an important feature for me)! You can definitely trust the glowing reviews on here. It's a fantastic hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Simple, you have to be there to experience yourself the great hospitality. I certainly felt at home staying at Lakeview Motel Wanaka. The lady owner is so friendly and welcomes us with great smile and offers us a lot of guidance and help. We were offered a double storey room where the bedroom is on the upper floor and a pretty huge living room on the ground floor. The view from our apartment is simply superb, overlooking Lake Wanaka. The motel is ideally located which is around 10 mins walk to the town center. But, since most of the tourists who visit Wanaka are doing road trip, drive to the town takes only 5 mins.

I will definitely recommend this motel to anyone who is visiting Wanaka. You will fall in love with the place, the accommodation and the scenery.

Another great deal is, Lakeview Motel offers free wifi internet. For those of you who want to share your New Zealand trip with family and friends, that will be a great news because most of the hotels and motels in New Zealand do not offer complimentary internet service. However, the signal for the free service is rather weak sometimes. But, I will not complain because having able to enjoy the service without any charge, it is a blessing already.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glen Ellen, California
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132 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

We were very happy with this small Inn. The location is on the hill overlooking the lake and town but is an easy walk with a nearby staircase to the town. The rooms are attractive, clean, good beds and fully equipped. Reasonably priced laundry facilities are available and the friendly management went out of there way to be helpful. We traveled in New Zealand for 6 weeks and rate this one of the top 3 places we stayed and maybe the best value. It is located in a residential neighborhood with no traffic noise. The wifi works well.

Room Tip: All the rooms have views of the lake.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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121 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Stayed one night. We arrived at 8 pm to find a note on the office door indicating which unit was ours for the night. A system that worked very well. No need for staff to have to stay late at night to be waiting for latecomers. The studio unit was comfortable and warm with all things supplied that we needed. A small kitchenette is well equipped. The view is amazing. The motel is a short stroll (10 min ) into town which is handy. Great to have free internet too. A very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Stayed here two nights. Small place up a steep hill overlooking the lake. What a view on all sides. Absolutely breathtaking. The room was very cosy and comfortable. I felt it very much reflected the owner's taste but we felt quite settled there. Oh and there's access to free internet. There is a tiny garden space out back and each room has a bench outside the room for you to admire the view. Parking caused a twinge of fear for me as there is rather a steep slope leading to a small parking area with a big drop behind! I really loved Wanaka. We were blessed with great weather and everywhere you looked, quite amazing! There are some great walks you can do and I can recommend the Wild Hills Safari from Ridgeline Adventures - the iSite can help you out. Four wheel drive in the local areas - the views are out of this world.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Lakeview Motel
Address: 68 Lismore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Wanaka
#3 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#4 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lakeview Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious queen studios with MILLION dollar views of lake & mountains. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lakeview Studios Wanaka

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