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4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 Mar 2024
This motel is well located close to the centre of the town / restaurants / bars etc. The rooms are large and will sleep a whole family. All have kitchenettes. Sine units are duplex and have washing machines etc. etc.

Description says "breakfast in rooms" but that's only if you buy the stuff yourself and prepare it in the kitchenette. No sign of any catering on the premises.
Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

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.

Date of stay: November 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

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.

Room tip: If you do end up coming then check-in nice and early so you have time to argue with the staff.
Date of stay: August 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 February 2023

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.

Date of stay: January 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 February 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.

Date of stay: February 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Jim G
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Reviewed 9 February 2023

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.

Date of stay: February 2023
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