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Lakeview Motel
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. The other reviews are accurate. There is a great view down the lake. It is fresh, clean and comfortable. the propietors are friendly and helpful.. Wanaka is a great spot, this is a great motel. i would definatly stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

This was by far the best place we stayed at in our 2 week trip to the South Island. Owner was lovely and really helpful. Room was beautiful, clean and comfortable with the most amazing views overlooking Lake Wanaka. There was a double bed downstairs and a single bed upstairs which was partly walled off - nice if you're travelling with a friend. Short walk from town. We first looked at a more expensive room at a different hotel on the lakeside but didn't take it because it only had a double bed. When we walked into Lakeview we were glad we didn't take the first room and also saved ourselves $20 a night.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We were disorganised and stumbled upon Lakeview last minute. The hosts were super friendly and helpful and we ended up having the best stay of our trip.
The view is extraordinarily beautiful, and the apartment is well furnished with a great hot shower much appreciated after a day in the snow. There is free wifi and the town is a pleasant 10 minute amble away. The room is airy, attractive well appointed and very comfortable. Brilliant value for money, highly reccommended!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is our second stay at Lakeview in Wanaka and we had a fantastic time. The new owners are friendly and helpful and made our stay an enjoyable one. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the centre of town and in a quiet, beautiful location overlooking the river. I would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

As motels go this is very much in the premium category. The location is perfect with stunning views of the lake and mountains and only a short stroll into town.

Rooms are very clean, spacious and comfortable with a good hot powerful shower and there is free WiFi.

The host was very welcoming and friendly and happy to spend some time showing us a map and giving us directions.

If I was to go back to Wanaka (and there is a lot here to come back for) I would definitely stay here again.

This was the same price as a motel we stayed in at Franz Josef and Lakeview was of superior quality so I thought it represented very good value for its location and quality.

Room Tip: Any overlooking the lake - but I presume they all do!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Our room was very spacious, open, light, clean and had a beautiful view of the lake. The owner was hospitable and we had a very enjoyable stay. Excellent value for money and great location. We highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We had a very comfortable stay in the Lake View Motel - our room was light and spacious and we slept well. We were initially disappointed that we didn't seem to have any private outdoor space (our room had a curtained, locked door onto what we believed to be a bit of the balcony in use by another room). We could have asked about this but we quickly realised that we could enjoy the wonderful lake view for more hours of the day from the comfort of indoors through our enormous picture window, where there was a good sized table and chairs from which to enjoy the view.

Our room had everything we needed and we found it an easy walk into the town centre where there's a good choice of restaurants for dinner. We thought our stay was really good value and would recommend this motel.

Room Tip: If you want your room to open onto a balcony, it might be an idea to specify this when you book.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kerri455, Manager at Lakeview Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Thank you for your honest feed back, regarding your stay here at Lake View. We very much appreciate it. Regards Kerri

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Additional Information about 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:
#3 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#4 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range: $114 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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