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The Moorings

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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights and wish we could of stayed longer. The Moorings have the most amazing view of the lake and the mountains beyond, fantastic for sitting out on the balcony and watching the world go by. The rooms are clean and spacious and have a kitchenette with everything in you could need if you didn't want...

Thank Vanessa C
Nagambie, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really good location and the host Peter is friendly and accomodating. The rooms are modernish and well appointed, with basic cooking facilities and cutlery. Would recommend staying here when in Wanaka. Peter even posted my camera back to me that I left in my room!

Thank Joshua M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Moorings offers beautiful rooms at a very reasonable price in a great location just a 2 minute walk from shops and restaurants. Fantastic lake views from the rooms and incredibly warm and friendly owners. Rooms are quiet and spotless with a small, well stocked kitchenette. Each room has a very nice balcony overlooking the Lake. Free Wifi included. Highly...

Thank Matthew F
Gold Coast
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved staying at this place so much , I went back again! The apartments all have stunning lake views, little balconies or if your on the ground floor the lounge opens slopping grass lawns. Sitting out enjoying a glass of wine overlook the lake and endless mountains, is just perfection, then the little residing ducks line up to share...

Thank Kimberley7213
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Motel is in an excellent location overlooking the road along the lake. Ground floor rooms open out with glass doors into a patio and sloping grass on the lake side. Room space is well utilized with 2 double beds and an adequate bathroom. Everything was classy and clean. Host is pleasant and helpful with local information. Wireless speed is good.

Thank Aunachalam V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the room directly after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. Peter was a fabulous host. He suggested best room for us, was very helpful at check-in. Room itself was great and location could not have been better - right opposite the lake, at town center with awesome views of both lake and the mountains. Highly recommended.

Thank ManojD75
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Moorings is a very nice motel, impeccably clean and tidy and in a perfect location across from the lake with mountains behind. The host is very friendly and helpful. Couldn't get a better place in Wanaka

Thank Peter C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received a very warm welcome from Peter on our arrival. He is a good source of information for the local area and recommended a super half day walk that we did- the Rob Roy glacier walk. We stayed for two nights and I wish we could have stayed longer to explore the area some more, although with Peter's help...

Thank Placestovisit2010
New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very clean, comfortable and really well equipped unit which delivered us more than we expected. Lovely friendly staff, excellent customer service, we were warmly welcomed and nothing was too much trouble for them. They even gave us directions to a hike we wanted to go on. There was a hotplate, microwave, TV, tea/coffee making facilities, well equipped kitchen utensils, laundry...

Thank Saandra701
TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Thanks for your very positive review. The Moorings has a great reputation for being clean, comfortable and welcoming. We are new to the business and are doing our best to keep it up. We have recently upgraded our WIFI so nice to hear it works well. We would love to have you stay another time.

Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We booked the 2 bedroom apartment and it was excellent for my family of 4. There's a bed room upstairs with a bathroom and another bedroom room downstairs with a bathroom. There's even a gas BBQ pit outside the deck area with outdoor sitting. The location is great and it's a 3 minutes walk to the main town. The lake...

Thank LouisSg
TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Moorings and found everything to your liking. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Cheers.

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  • 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 )
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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: RM614 - RM1,313 (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 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#2 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
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“We stayed upstairs and in unit 12.”
 of 5 bubbles Saandra701, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs studio unit, on the outside of the building was the best. Large balcony with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles Jwatts87, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Apartment 6 for lots of space and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristchurchJules, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 is closest to reception, owners home so tends to be tucked away from neighbours and people parking and packing cars.”
 of 5 bubbles MELDEANS, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 14 a studio unit but I believe all rooms in the motel would offer the same views”
 of 5 bubbles thewolf20, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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