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Fairway Motel

2 MacPherson Street corner MacPherson St and State Hwy 84, Wanaka New Zealand
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For comfortable, affordable accommodation in Wanaka, think Fairway Motel. Fairway Motel can provide a great range of studios, family units and 2 bedroom apartments that can cater for anyone from traveling couples to large groups. Fairway motel facilities include: - Large in-ground swimming pool (Dec - Apr) and BBQ area perfect for those warmer months - Guest laundry, bike & golf club storage space and a ski drying room for the winter - A big car park area to accommodate boats, trailers and tour buses - Freeview Satellite TV Fairway Motel is close to all Wanaka amenities, the pristine lake, fine restaurants and shops are just a short stroll away. Puzzling World and Mt Iron track is a short walk and we are adjacent to the spectacular Wanaka Golf Club. Wanaka can offer you a myriad of outdoor pursuits in all seasons, so let Fairway Motel be your ticket to ride! Your hosts Eve and Rob look forward to welcoming you to Wanaka.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Skiing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Self-serve laundry
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2 MacPherson Street corner MacPherson St and State Hwy 84, Wanaka New Zealand
Fairway Motel
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Rob L wrote a review Nov 2023
Minneapolis, Minnesota60 contributions55 helpful votes
Great little family-owned hotel. The owner was so accommodating. The rooms are nice and spacious and the kitchen area is great. Five minute walk to the main drag by the lake so super close to everything. Free parking. I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Sightsee04049630246 wrote a review Sept 2023
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HIGHLY DO NOT RECOMMEND. Don't come here if you want a good time and what you payed for. We paid for 3 queen beds + 1 king bed. All we got was a room with 2 double beds + 1 single bed and an argument with a wall-faced staff member. We talked to a staff member onsite and she tried to tell us we did not need more beds and would fit perfectly in what they gave us. Mate it's not about if we fit or not. We're paying customers and thereby entitled to what we payed for. We tried to explain this to her and she had the nerve to try get us to pay $235NZ for an extra room with 1 queen bed + 1 single bed. We paid for a certain amount of beds and didn't get it and she wanted us to pay even more to still not receive the service. She tried to tell us we told them we only had 1 person staying on our booking form so we showed her our booking confirmation which clearly stated our guest number to be exactly how many people we brought. We even tried to suggest a compromise where they simply bring in an extra mattress. She refused our suggestion and kept trying to push us to pay for an extra room. She deflected all our requests to speak to another staff member, insisting that the manager shared her views. At this point she simply went back to her room despite our attempts to reason. We ended up having to BUILD a bed with two diagonally placed sofas. Upon further inspection of the rooms, we found that the showers were not very clean with spots of mould on the sides and some of the bedroom lights refused to switch on. Furthermore, one of the bedroom heaters did not function. Attached are some photos of the lights and heater. The photos of the beds with are for size reference only - taken in the morning after sleeping.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Annette M wrote a review Feb 2023
Pukekohe, New Zealand24 contributions1 helpful vote
Very busy motel at the time we visited with an event on in this beautiful town and lake. Our bathroom door wouldn't stay shut which was a nuisance. The large bed was too soft and had seen too many people in it. Perhaps a topper pad may improve it.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Jim G wrote a review Feb 2023
The Fairway Motel was great. Close enough to town centre and very convenient to sites. Took advice from Mark (owner of motel) to walk Mt Iron which was not far from the motel. This gave us a good overview of the lakes and majestic mountains and set the scene for our stay in Wanaka. Mark and Megan were very helpful and nothing was a trouble. Our room was so comfortable and quite spacious for a couple. The bed was comfy and facilities provided were clean and spot on. The shower was perfect and the set up of the kitchen was very convenient. We loved the outdoor area which gave us private rest time. After our short stay we are planning our next trip and intend to stay for a longer period at their comfortable Fairway Motel. Thanks to Mark & Megan and their friendly staff.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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howards2010 wrote a review Feb 2023
Perth, Australia191 contributions173 helpful votes
We were probably expecting more, so were disappointed at the presentation of the room and the overall standard. The location is not too bad, a short walk to the town. The hotel grounds, pool and layout are well kept. However, the rooms are tired and in need of a facelift, painting and a good clean. There was free parking.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Rigger Reid wrote a review Jan 2023
Timaru, New Zealand214 contributions26 helpful votes
We had a nice two bedroom apartment with two shower rooms All very comfortable Apartment split into two levels bedrooms and one shower toilet upstairs, we visited in summer so hot sunny weather the upstairs was so hot struggled to sleep at night could have done with a fan to circulate the air, downstairs had heat pump so was nice and cool. We thought it was expensive for one night, well over $500 !!! Wanaka was so busy with tourists.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dave wrote a review Dec 2022
Napier, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
Tired and minimal. The room we had was poorly presented and really wasn't to the standard expected. We took the extra pillows from the storage area and they were dirty and looked dusty. No ventilation in the bathroom was pretty awful too. We were with a tour group but the previous accomodation we had been staying at were a much higher standard.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FarAway53434168508 wrote a review Oct 2022
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Great place to stay. We stayed for 9 days skiing with a family of 5 in August and the apartment suited us perfectly. The rooms were clean, tidy and warm, with underfloor heating in bathroom and  a heat pump in the living area. There is a children's tramp and play area outside, and town in only a few minutes walk. Mark and Megan were awesome to deal with.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mary wrote a review Apr 2022
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Very impressed with exceptionally clean family unit. Very comfortable spacious and spotless. Great reception on arrival. Easy walk to waterfront, Offered great information re what to do and where to go. Thankyou
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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djmcc50177 wrote a review Jun 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand258 contributions64 helpful votes
This was a last minute decision to stop over at Wanaka. After a brief search, we found the Fairway Motel, called in and after a brief chat with the owner, we were settled in a very nice cosy unit. The unit has been brought right up to standard with a lovely new shower and bathroom. Some thought had been given to restocking the rooms well too and everything that we wanted was there in the unit. (unit 1 ) Great utensils for cooking too, appeared to be very new. A very comfortable Kingsize bed was a feature and after a solid drive, it was nice to relax and to get a good nights sleep. Outside, there was a small terrace which was nice and not a bad spot to put some washing out to dry out in the sun. I spoke to the owners, a young couple living there with their three children and they have been renovating the rooms as and when they could afford to. These were a solid young Kiwi Family, trying to get ahead and working their butts off to build their business. We wish them all the best as they deserve to do well. When we get back to Wanaka again, we will be staying at the Fairway Motel at Wanaka.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairway Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Fairway Motel?
Nearby attractions include Realm VR Wanaka (0.9 km), Paradiso Cinema (0.9 km), and Lake Wanaka (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairway Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Fairway Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairway Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairway Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Burrito Craft, Bistro Gentil, and Big Fig.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairway Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Fairway Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Wanaka.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fairway Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Fairway Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.