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The Moorings

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Henfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We stopped here whilst touring South Island and as we had nothing booked found this motel whilst driving around Wanaka - which is not a big place. A friendly welcome and viewing of the unit confirmed we wanted to stay. The room had an adequate kitchen area nice comfortable bed and good bathroom / shower room. Very clean and well...

Thank ian239
Reviewed 18 February 2016

A delightful motel with wonderful views over the lake. The welcome from Kerilyn set us up for a great stay. The room was exactly what we wanted. It was clean and well-equipped and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this wondeful motel to anyone.

Thank elmandarino
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Spacious and comfortable, nice balcony overlooking lake, close to shops, restaurants and supermarket. Helpful owners. Perhaps we were unlucky being there in unusually warm weather as the due west aspect ensured the room was very hot (we come from a hot climate) so, without airconditioning and only a very small fan, we were very uncomfortable. When we mentioned the small...

Thank 579DavidP49
Witney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Welcomed on arrival and made comfortable throughout the visit. Another great motel with comfortable, large bed and room. Close to the town and given good recommendations for food and activities. The only draw back was the noise from the drunken young adults, usually screeching women playing on the kiddies swings at two in the morning. The owner went out on...

Thank glynthered2015
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our one night stay at the Moorings. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The location is good, on the lake front ( there is a road between the apartment and the lake ). The apartment was comfortable and well equipped and I would recommend this for a stay in Wanaka.

Thank BucksJane
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We were with a group of 6 people and 2 people had to return home urgently. The hosts couldn't have been more helpful and the thoughtfulness they showed in helping to rearrange plans for them,was amazing. The Moorings is a lovely place to stay right across from the Lake with great views. There is an outdoor area and we enjoyed...

Thank Gemstone511
Pease Pottage
Reviewed 7 February 2016

We enjoyed our 2 night stay at the Moorings. Check in was smooth and welcoming with lots of information provided and the offer to make tour and restaurant reservations. Room had a small patio and overlooked the lake - perfect for sunset with a nice glass of local wine and bug spray at the ready (sandflies seem to be everywhere...

Thank MarkPP
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

The view is fantastic. Just across the road from the lake. Sitting out on the balcony is wonderful. Close to all restaurants and cafes. The rooms are roomy and comfortable. There is no air con but a helpful small fan does the trick. Free Wifi. Parking is off street but can be tricky. My only suggestion for improvement is to...

Thank SuzW66
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Great room! we had a Lakeside Studio and it was beautiful, the bed was comfy and the shower was great. The view to Lake Wanaka was awesome. The managers were fantastic. Just sitting out on the balcony and looking out at the lake was magical. This place is a Must do!

Thank chris_cairns
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Loved The Moorings. We were lucky to be upgraded to a two bathroom property for our 2 night stay. Karlene was super friendly and helpful with offering advice both re Wanaka and beyond. Location is fantastic and we could not fault the standard of accommodation. It was a really great place to stay and our two children loved the playground...

Thank escpa

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Moorings Motel and Apartments offers stylish accommodation for the discerning traveller. We offer lakefront studio units with outstanding un-interrupted views of Lake Wanaka and the mountains and our family apartments are ideal for larger groups. Our complex is just one minutes walk to the nearest cafes and shops and the lakes edge or just a two minute stroll to town. Complimentary wifi available ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Moorings

Address: 17 Lakeside Road | PO Box 368, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: ₹ 8,902 - ₹ 20,291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Moorings 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
The Moorings Hotel Wanaka
Moorings Hotel Wanaka
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#2 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
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“ground floor facing the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles petercB8069JU, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms have balconies overlooking the lake. Lovely, but there is some road noise if you have the balcony door open.”
 of 5 bubbles jdesmond1217, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upper level room if available.”
  • Looking out the main front doors across the lake.
  • The main room.
  • View from the room across the lake.
 of 5 bubbles Y8411OIsteven, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms seem to have excellent views.”
 of 5 bubbles rosemarya911, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stop and enjoy”
 of 5 bubbles 36TerryP, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
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