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Lakeview Motel

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#10 of 18 hotels in Wanaka
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Spacious queen studios with MILLION dollar views of lake & mountains.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Bay View
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Jenny O wrote a review Aug 2023
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Very old & dated decor, no ventilation causing lots of condensation on the windows. Sky TV has limited channels, hot water in the shower was not easy to control. Very poor value for $200 a night, the only redeeming feature was the view.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Good location, great views but very average stay.
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nikaus21 wrote a review May 2023
Newcastle, Australia133 contributions72 helpful votes
This place is self contained, has wonderful views looking over the lake. I like being up high, though it's a 8 brisk min walk to downtown and shops. Bbq needed a clean. However, sunset over the lake and mountains is so lovely and relaxing. Host was friendly. Only be mindful, if you are on ground floor, u will hear noise from the apartment's upstairs. Thought the price was reasonable . Parking a bit tight downstairs, but there is on-street parking if needed
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Noise comes from upstairs
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Stephen & Sue wrote a review Feb 2023
Canberra, Australia2488 contributions527 helpful votes
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Everything you need to know about this place is in the name – the view from this hotel is spectacular, with near unbroken view to the town, and then right back up the lake to the mountains. Location is also superb, about 7-8 minutes walk into town, though this does involve a steep set of 60 stairs (you can avoid this with a longer walk to the next intersection). At the bottom of those stairs is a small grocery store, and plenty of places to get a coffee, lunch or a meal. 5 minutes further and you’re at the lake and in the centre of town. The WIFI was fine, and the park ing was right outside the door. However the room, and indeed the hotel is badly in need of a makeover. Furniture, the small kitchen benchtop, and especially the bathroom, are very dated. If you’re after hotel service this is not the place - check in was a printed piece of paper on the door with instructions. But it worked and the room was cleaned every day and rubbish removed by a lovely lady. Still, you easily ignore all that when you have this view, from your bed, from the window, or sitting out front on the small deck. It’s stunning everywhere you look.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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redunn55 wrote a review Sept 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand72 contributions9 helpful votes
Ok motel for a night and in good location with plenty of walking tracks if you want to do this or can walk to town. Whilst it was clean bathroom very dated and quite run down on outside though the view does make up for this. Also could do with topper pad on bed as quite hard lying on electric blanket under bottom sheet.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Clare S wrote a review Jan 2021
Whitford, New Zealand53 contributions20 helpful votes
Greeting was polite but certainly not friendly or welcoming. In fact we could barely understand a word due to a strong accent. We read the reviews & although expected “dated” we were gutted. Once inside the room it was like going back 60 + years. The “covering” on the wall behind the bed cracking & lifting away. No headboard & one pillow each. Only a couple of light bulbs worked. Commercial soap pump by ancient yellow marble sink in bathroom & same in the shower, no other toiletries. No pictures anywhere, drab, dark paint, it felt more like doc cabin room than a nice motel room. The view from the concrete path outside the room was lovely. It was a massive disappointment. Would never recommend!!!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shelley M wrote a review Dec 2020
Albany, New Zealand785 contributions147 helpful votes
The view from our room was incredible. You could not get tired to looking at that. Just amazing. Short 10 minute walk to town. Parking is available and a bit tight but just go slow down the drive and you are all good. Flo was amazing, my husband left his hoodie in the cupboard when we left and she posted this to our home address for us. Service with a smile. The units have everything you need and were very comfortable. What a great location, fell in love with Wanaka and the lovely people. Thank you Flo for going the extra mile for us, we really appreciate it. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Irish_Kiwi77 wrote a review Nov 2020
Wellington, New Zealand1291 contributions210 helpful votes
One of the reasons I booked here was for the views and it did not disappoint. It definitely lives up to its name and has a fantastic view of the lake. I had a ground level room, which was spacious, the bed was comfortable and the kitchen was well furnished. I would note it is a little dated, but that didn’t bother me. The staff were friendly and helpful. The motel is a short walk (about 10/15 mins) from restaurants and shops but note it is an uphill walk on the way back.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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nomadicnevs wrote a review Jul 2020
Nelson, New Zealand338 contributions140 helpful votes
Lakeview Motel is an older style motel with lovely views over Lake Wanaka. It was approx 10min walk into town. The rooms are old and tired and quite small but adequate for a one night stay, but wouldn't have wanted to stay longer. The bed was I think only a double and the linen was fine.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DWharekura wrote a review Jul 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand30 contributions6 helpful votes
Room 6. Great views, warm, quiet, good layout for teenager that had mezzanine. Had all the basic amenities and kitchenette. Parking outside room, easy to get out street. Lu called us to say we headphones left in room. Check in and out easy. Would recommend and we will be booking again next time we are in Wanaka. Thank you Lu.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Room 6 2nd level with a great view
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Kim B wrote a review Mar 2020
Newnan, Georgia1021 contributions267 helpful votes
It took us a little bit to find this place, but once there - we were checked in by an extremely polite and friendly and informative lady. Room was GREAT. The bed was on second level, kitchen and living area very spacious and a REALLY AWESOME COVERED DECK. The toilet area was separate from bathing and sink area. Bed, pillow and sheets and towels were super comfortable. Parking on premises. We could walk to get some breakfast supplies, as well to the many different restaurants along the waterfront - barely 400m( 1/4 mile). It was absolutely the perfect spot for us. We would definitely stay here again!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lakeview Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Lakeview Motel?
Nearby attractions include Wanaka Heli Hikes (0.4 km) and Wanaka Farmers Market (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lakeview Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Lakeview Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lakeview Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lakeview Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lakeview Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Relishes Cafe, Urban Grind, and Speights Ale House Wanaka.
Is Lakeview Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Wanaka.
Does Lakeview Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.