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The Moorings

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Sydney, Australia
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
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I had come over from Australia to go on a little road trip with my friend (in a wheelchair) to Wanaka. We happened on the Moorings and thank goodness we did. The room my friend had is perfectly set up for a person in a wheelchair in every way, with room to get around, but the accessible bathroom was wonderful....

Thank Margie2e
Mackay Region, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Each time we stay here we ask for Number 9 because every time we come back we find the owner has thought of something else he/she can do to improve our stay. This time they had put lovely bright cushions and placemats out along with new lamps and beautiful artwork. Wanaka has so much going for it with lake activities(...

Thank 10Michelle55
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We've stayed here a couple of times and find it excellent. Units are clean, comfortable and very well-appointed. Beautiful lake views and easy walk to the town Centre. Friendly staff. Cosy gas heater and very comfy beds! Outdoor furniture and BBQ - great to relax in the sun!

Thank jen0807
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2016

A very friendly welcome and check in. The room had everything we needed for a 2 night stay. Location was a very short 4 minute walk to the restaurants in town, the room had a lovely lake view. There was plenty of heating in the room to make it comfortable. Very impressed with the variety of TV channels, especially for...

1Thank SuziOzz
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at The Moorings for many years running, but always in a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment. This year, many of our friends could not commit to a ski trip, so it was just the two of us and for the first time, we stayed in a studio unit. Like all my previous experiences, everything was excellent. From...

1Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is an excellent hotel with extremely friendly and helpful staff. It's only a short walk to a great selection of restaurants and bars, but it's extremely quiet and peaceful. Our room didn't have a view of the lake but it wasn't an issue for us as we spent most of our days skiing or taking in the sites around...

1Thank Andrew B
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Moorings is a great hotel. It's well located just a few hundred meters from the centre of Wanaka and our room had a fantastic view over the lake onto the mountains. The rooms are everything you could want, nicely laid out, clean, tidy and with good amenities. The service from the check in staff was extremely friendly, with some...

2Thank Benjamin S
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Each room has a great view across the lake and the ski hire places and supermarket are an easy walk away. The bars and restaurants of Wanaka are even closer - Speight's Ale House is particularly handy!

1Thank davidrR8566WP
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Stayed in a studio apartment which was excellent. Great views, quality inclusions and great location with easy walk to shops. The price was a little higher than we have paid for other accommodation in Wanaka, but the difference in quality was noticable. 2 slight negatives....if full, parking is a little tight. And for the standard of accommodation, I felt the...

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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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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: RM625 - RM1,144 (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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“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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