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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the biggest hotel we stayed in in New Zealand. Lots of stairs and long corridors no lifts. No air conditioning just a fan, it was very hot when we stayed and our room got the sun most of the day. It is in a central position in Wanaka so good from that point of view.

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Best, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent several nights here on the way to Te Anau, doubtfull sound and miilford sound. We were pleasantly suprised with the accomodation, a very well and clean kitchen for the guests who wanted to make breakfast or an evening meal. For us we had a wonderful time here.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whole place seems to be run for the convenience of staff & management, not the paying customer. Car parking disorganized and a long way from your room. Room was too hot to spend any time in before 10pm at night and no attempt to mitigate this by the hotel. They laughed when I asked about A/C. Some rooms badly in...

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Monrovia, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall it is a nice hotel. The hotel receptionist is knowledgeable. There is a kitchen which made us more convenient. The rooms were clean. But there is no air conditioning, so it was super hot in the rooms.

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Jo B, General Manager at Wanaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lin L, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your review and are pleased to hear you have had a happy stay. Happy Travels, Regards Jo

Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was in general nice but lacked ac and due to the fact that the hotel doesn't have a non smoking policy on the premises and the guests in the room below us decided to smoke outside all evening we could not have the balcony door opened. This gave a really poor nights sleep

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Jo B, General Manager at Wanaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear olofri304, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am sorry that you did not have a good experience with other guests smoking. We have 24 hour staff available should there be any issues during your stay. Happy Travels, Regards Jo

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, clean room Walking distance to tons of shops/ restaurants walking distance to Lake Wanaka 10 minute drive to Rippon Vineyards- so beautiful! Easy to get to, tons of parking Staff at front desk was not very friendly :(

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Jo B, General Manager at Wanaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear katiegebhardt, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for the great feedback about our location, we are pleased you have enjoyed your stay, I am sorry you found the front desk not friendly, I have passed your feedback onto the team. Regards Jo

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonably priced hotel, close to town and lake. Room was fine. Small fridge in room, ours was ok but other people complained theirs was so iced up nothing would fit in. No fridge or freezer in guest kitchen which was very disappointing. Advertised free drink voucher in room brochure for both of the adjoining restaurants with meal, but upon enquiring,...

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Jo B, General Manager at Wanaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear keep_positive, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback about our value and location. I am sorry about the confusion with the complimentary drink vouchers. We have now implemented a new system so this will not happen again. Happy Travels, Regards Jo

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its probably been ages that this hotel did not go through a refurbishment and it is more than needed. Everything has been done in the 70's it looks. Also the wifi network is very week. Good location but pricey for what it is.

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Jo B, General Manager at Wanaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Thierry L, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to let you know that we have renovated many of our rooms, we hope your will come back and enjoy the improvements, Happy Travels. Regards Jo

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed here before but it seems like it's been renovated, our room was very nice with modern touches like usb charging ports. We were able to checkin slightly early which was great because we had a wedding to get to. It was quiet, we slept well. Location is great, close to four square and a short walk to the...

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Jo B, General Manager at Wanaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear gclarke02, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is wonderful to hear that you are a returning guest, we appreciate your support. Yes we have completed some renovations we are pleased you have enjoyed the improvements. Happy Travels, Regards Jo

Albury, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every thing about this hotel is over due for retirement. Get there before the 2pm checkin at your own peril. Well positioned. Nice grounds. Westerly rooms were very hot in Feb, no AC, small rooms. Very tired.

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Dear Martin R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to hear your have enjoyed our location and grounds, we are very happy to accommodate guests that require check in prior to 2pm if they can advise us prior to arrival so we may ensure the room is ready. Many of the rooms are...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Great Value Hotel right in the center of Wanaka, only one-minute walk to the Lake and Town Center. Full Restaurant and Bar Facilities on-site. Plenty of free, off street parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wanaka Hotel

Address: 71 Ardmore Street, P.O. Box 26,, Wanaka, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $111 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wanaka Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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“Check out fridges in rooms and add fridge and freezer to guest kitchen Update room info”
 of 5 bubbles keep_positive, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request a lake view room to get a 1st storey”
 of 5 bubbles Pepster56, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Always ask for a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles colindayman, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“garden room has picnic bench and chairs and direct access”
 of 5 bubbles ro442, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Shower/toilet really small ,could do with a bit more room to move around.”
 of 5 bubbles , 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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