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The Moorings

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Family or couples apartments Went with another couple and it was fantastic having a two bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms. Very clean and tidy rooms and grounds Staff are very friendly 2 min walk to town

Thank the_dudeAuckland
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very friendly reception. Excellent good sized room with patio and overlooking the lake. Well equipped. Central for town and amenities. Parking by the door. Good WiFi and also laundry facility.Would certainly try to book here again on a return to Wanala.

Thank Peter C
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here before and after our 4-day outing to Gillespie Pass. It was one of our favorite places to stay on our recent 3 week trip to NZ. The Moorings is an attractive, modest-sized motel type lodging 3 minutes walk from the main street and the intercity bus stop ( at the Log Cabin), and adjacent to and looking...

Thank jdesmond1217
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel is in a stunning lakeside situation. The rooms are clean and well appointed. Management is friendly and helpful. Rooms are studio style but have plenty of room to move.We will definitely return.

Thank Angus L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Place in excellent location with perfect view over lake wanaka, The Motel is very conveniently located, just a couple minute walk to the restaurants in a quite side street. Car park just at the door, very clean rooms, fully equipped with an also clean bathroom. Good to just open the windowdoors and step outside and see the lake. Overall...

Thank Tom S
East Anglia, UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this because of the good reviews but The Moorings is even better than it appears in photos. The view from our balcony over the lake was stunning, and we weren't at all bothered by traffic noise from the road below. Our room was really comfortable and spacious, much bigger than we'd expected, with a well-equipped kitchenette. The bathroom...

Thank paulaEastAnglia
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A highlight of our tour around the South Island. Great location, great views, super clean and well-appointed including free wifi. The hosts were accommodating and friendly plus they gave us great tips for local hotspots. Highly recommended!

Thank Steve N
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we only wanted accommodation for 2, and all the studios were booked, they fitted us into an apartment but only charged the same as for the studio. These are very spacious and I believe sleep 6. Clean, comfy and up to super standard.

Thank Cazzamamma
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay here. The situation is perfect, very close to shops, restaurants etc and with a wonderful view of the lake. The room was equipped with everything we could possibly have thought of. The staff were very nice and extremely helpful.

Thank Hazel H
Wiltshire UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We liked it here, lovely looking out over the lake. Spacious accommodation clean & newly decorated. Kitchenette. Very close to all the shops & restaurants. Friendly reception. Very happy to recommend & would return

Thank Rome_at_Easter

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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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  • 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: $193 - $442 (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 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#2 Family 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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