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The Moorings

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

The place costed me 190 nz dollars for one night in high season but it was a very big 2 floors appartment with 2 tvs and 3 rooms. I went alone so one was enough. The staff was very polite and kind. They have free parking space and it's just in the centre of the city.

Thank NEWSTED1981
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This place has fantastic views of the lake, the owners are fantastic people and very accommodating,the rooms are modern and have everything you need plus once again waking up to that fantastic view is awesome, It is within walking distance to pretty much everything so is situated perfectly we will defiantly be back for more :)

Thank Andrew K
Estero, Florida
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We had changed our plans around and needed one night at the last minute in this area. Host Peter was flexible via email and granted us a room that usually requires a two-night stay. Later, he also allowed us late checkout though somewhat reluctantly! The room was standard but the views and location were outstanding, right on the lake! We...

Thank Meemschirk
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The people at The Moorings run a really great motel, which is ideally placed for Wanaka centre, shops and restaurants. The studio is well considered and modernly furnished, and has everything you'd expect in a really good kitchenette. The view of the lake from the balcony that can also be appreciated from inside is absolutely stunning. The laundry facilities are...

Thank redjasper
Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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 17 January 2017

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 16 January 2017 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 15 January 2017 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 9 January 2017

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 7 January 2017

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

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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 )
  • 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: $190 - $434 (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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“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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