We had high expectations for Lakeside and it lived up to them.
The hotel itself had about as good a location as possible. Right in the heart of Wanaka, on the waterfront with amazing views. For a family, it's excellent with a pool and the dinosaur playground across the street. (I do wish pool was better heated though).
We were able to walk to all of our meals and activities in Wanaka, except Roy's Peak hike) which was nice.
The units were apartments. Full kitchen and living room, large bedrooms, washer dryer and huge deck with hot tub and stunning views. Just couldn't ask for a better unit. Was clean and in newish condition. Kitchen had everything you needed to cook even though we didn't cook much because of the restaurant options in Wanaka.
Wifi was excellent which was a rarity in New Zealand and I commend them for that.
About the only suggestion I could offer was supplying paper towels or napkins - would be better to help folks keep apartment cleaner.
They were also kind enough to accept rental bikes that were dropped off for us. They also suggested a babysitting service which worked out great.
I would recommend highly to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of picturesque Wanaka and a stone’s throw from the lake edge, these luxurious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are the perfect place to stay. Relaxation, romance, business, adventure … whatever your reason to visit Wanaka, these spacious and serviced apartments can cater for your every need.Enjoy awesome views of Lake Wanaka and the mountains beyond, while relaxing on your private balcony. All apartments have a designer kitchen, two bathrooms, including one en-suite and one with spa bath, spacious living and dining areas and secure garages. Facilities on site include swimming pools, spas and BBQ area. Within two minutes walk are Wanaka’s restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lakeside Apartments Hotel Wanaka