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“Perfect cosy home away from home!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lakeview Motel

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Lakeview Motel
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect cosy home away from home!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

We are currently staying here right now for 2 nights. We were so impressed with this little gem that I needed to write a review instantly. This is a two leveled unit with an amazing broad view of Wanaka and the lake. Upstairs is the bedroom with a divider wall, allowing you to see downstairs and the amazing views through the big glass sliding door. Downstairs is the lounge and a small kitchenette (bar fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery/crockery and a sink.) and the bathroom and toilet. Out the sliding door is a balcony with a table and chairs. It is so nice sitting out there with a drink and watching the boats gliding around the lake. This unit is a comfortable size for a couple and there are also other units in this motel to cater for larger groups and small families. The unit is extremely clean and tidy. If we are ever back in Wanaka we will definitely be staying here again.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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auckland
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Well equipped, spotlessly clean studio room. Amazing views over lake: look left for town, right for mountains. Easy walk to town. Parking right outside room. Gas bbq with seating under gazebo available Great value.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Darlington,UK
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stayed for two nights and loved this motel. The room was spacious and comfortable and the view over the lake was fabulous. The hostess was kind and helpful, and we were glad to take advantage of the laundry service. I am happy to recommend this motel, and if we return to Wanaka we would definitely stay there again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank marsmac
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Singapore, Singapore
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79 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Stayed there in Sep 2013. The hotel was overlooking the Lake Wanaka and the view was spectacular. Room was clean and spacious. The motel provides free unlimited wifi to their guests! The host was friendly and was accomodating.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank accura_sg
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Singapore
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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here during our honeymoon. True to what the other reviews say, the view is spectacular! On the first morning, we saw a huge rainbow stretch across Wanaka lake from our window! Coupled with snow capped mountains in the distance, it was indeed a view to die for.

Rooms were quiet, clean and warm, with a heater in the bathroom - extremely useful for those zero degrees days. Kitchenette was equipped with utensils, a kettle and a microwave. Would be good if there is a stove and pots for some light cooking but there are many restaurants down beside Lake Wanaka and a good supermarket so it was no bother.

What left the most lasting impression on us was the kindness of the motel owner. We were going to Fox Glacier via the Haast Pass and was afraid that the road might close on our way back due to bad weather conditions. The lady we corresponded with first helped us call the people from the Road Report Helpline to check whether the pass was open, then made advanced reservations for us for the following two days when we were scheduled to come back. When we were at Fox Glacier and heard news about roads being closed, we called back and she was kind enough to waive charges for the first day. Her help, kindness and concern was indeed heartwarming. For that, I will definitely stay at Lakeview again should I ever come back to Wanaka.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
133 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Being set one street up from lake level, Lakeview Motel has a great outlook over Lake Wanaka while also being close enough to walk into the town centre. Our unit on the top level had a staircase up into a second, smaller bed (which could be useful for families or travelling parties of three adults). We thought Lakeview Motel was probably one of the better value for money places we stayed at during our week in NZ. Overall, Lakeview Motel felt more homely than just another motel room.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Daz H
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

We really liked this motel. It was a nice place for the money we paid and we would definitely return and recommend to others. The owner was lovely and pleasant. There is quite a steep hill to the town which isn't made clear on the website but other than this it was great. It was fine for us as we are pretty fit but wouldn't work for all fitness levels.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Aklr81
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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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Lakeview Studios Wanaka

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