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The Moorings

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falmouth, maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night on the way back from Milford en route to the west coast. We’d stayed 2 nights earlier elsewhere in Wanaka and were very happy with both places. The Moorings has a nice location, right on lake Wanaka so you can see it from your balcony. Modern, clean, free wifi, kitchenette, decent appointments and shower, not gorgeous... More 

Thank chimayred
Annapolis, MD, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having no idea what to expect when I made The Moorings reservation, I was more than pleasantly surprised to be so graciously and warmly received by the receptionist. He was so helpful, providing insight and recommendations that always proved to be spot-on. The Moorings is superbly located directly lakeside and within easy walking distance to everything. The rooms are clean,... More 

Thank George K
Singapore, Singapore
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94 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location - minutes from town on foot. Nice touches in the room like heated flooring near the restroom, and patio chairs facing the lake. Comfortable stay, clean rooms. Would return. Room bigger than the average motel sized rooms.

Thank CKWJ30
Sydney, NSW
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked into The Moorings as a work colleague was getting married just out of Wanaka and a bunch of my work friends had already booked here - this ended up to be such good luck as the accommodation was fantastic! So well located, an easy walk into the shops and the room s had everything you need. They were... More 

Thank Miss_kiwi_sydney
Gold Coast, Australia
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This hotel is in a fantastic location, just slightly off the main road (which is a good thing), with stunning views of the lake and mountains. It's only a five minute walk to the main shops, via the gorgeous parks & gardens on the lake's edge. The room was clean and tidy, if a little on the small side. The... More 

Thank DandS_2
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was a wonderful room with great amenities as well as a spectacular view of Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountains. It had a kitchenette with plates, utensils, refrigerator, microwave and glasses - really everything you need if you are going to prepare small meals. When checking in, I am so glad that I was told about the Lone Willow,... More 

Thank cls4
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Booked this hotel after reading lots of positive reviews. We were greated by the new owner who was friendly, gave information on the town and asked about things we were interested in and he explained where they were. It is right in the centre of town with lovely views over Lake Wanaka and snow capped moutains. It is no more... More 

Thank thewolf20
Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night on our trip around the south island. This was one of the best motels we stayed in, the view out to the lake was amazing and we had a small private outside area to sit in the afternoon sun and enjoy a wine :) The room has everything you need, good selection of tea... More 

Thank kiakaha7
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I had a very friendly greeting when I checked in. Check in was a breeze with just having to sign a form, no having to add my name, address etc like other places. The room was cozy, bed very comfortable & the view was great. Would definitely stay here again.

Thank Kendall H
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had a room on the second floor overlooking Lake Wanaka. Great location - rooms were clean and spacious. The staff were wonderful, very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again. Beats the overcrowded Queenstown area - definitely worth the stop if you're in the South Island.

Thank Noelle M

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
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  • 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: RM630 - RM1,192 (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
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#2 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
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“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
“Cant beat 2nd floor, Lake View! Waking up to those mountains in the winter time is second to none!”
 of 5 bubbles noellem65, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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