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The Moorings

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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

We were given the upper floor corner unit (Room#15 if i remembered correctly) which has the fantastic lake view. Walking distance to Wanaka town centre. The owner is very friendly attending each of our request. All facilities are well maintained nicely. There's also in-room kitchenware so you can cook simple breakfast or supper if feeling hungry. The free bottle of... More 

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Hello Jimmy, Thank you for your comments and yes we have attended to the heated tiles. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us . Regards The Moorings Management More 

New York City, New York
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49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

This is a lovely motel, with large, attractive, and comfortable rooms. I will never forget the gorgeous view of the mountains rising above the lake, but I can't decide if it was more beautiful as the sun set or rose in the morning...

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Hi Andy, Thanks for your review. Both sunrise and sunset can be quite stunning viewing from your studio unit and with the new snow on the tops it is even more spectacular. We hope the rest of your travels went well. Regards The Moorings Management More 

Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Lake front studio and nice service impressed us lot. The owner of motel recommend nice attractions, help us keep the lost cell phone and contact us immediately. Make us feel the moorings and wanaka is one of the safest places in the world. Wanaka is the place we'd like to spare our time there.

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Hello Penguinyoupo, Thank you for your review and kind words. We like to share Wanaka with everyone who chooses to visit .We Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards The Moorings Management More 

Singapore
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93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

The hotel offers room with good view. No other amenity in the facility. Staff is friendly. Hotel offers 500MB of Internet assess free, and after that it is chargeable. Thought I cannot understand why they need to be so stingy, and sounds so stupid in today's context. Anyway, just to spend the night, this place is good. If u need... More 

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Hello Jeremy G, thank you for taking your time to review your stay.Yes, we have a great view from our studios. As for the internet allowance, this is usually enough for people to keep in touch with friends and family. We usually remind guest to turn off any un-necessary apps, social media and software downloads as this will use up... More 

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81 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We stayed here for one night, and found it just lovely. The location is amazing, close to everything and with a park right across the street that my 5 year old loved. Karlene was very helpful both prior to and during our stay. It is not a fancy place, but for convenience, cleanliness and proximity to everything in Wanaka it... More 

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thanks so much for your kind comments and we're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and your little one enjoyed the dinosaur park! and yes we are very fortunate with our location and views! Thanks again and regards The Moorings Team More 

Adelaide, Australia
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78 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Stayed with 4 friends on a cycling holiday. Staff were always helpful so service was excellent. Great value for money. Located right on the lake front and very short walk from restaurants, supermarkets and bars.

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Hi Craig F, Thank you for your review and for your comments. Were are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to have you stay again as there are still plenty of good cycling to be had. Regards The Moorings Management More 

York Haven, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

I'm rating The Moorings as excellent not because it was the fanciest lodging of my trip, but because it was the perfect combination of location, amenities and cost. My wife and I had a wonderful time and regretted our decision to only spend one night. Our host Ian greeted us warmly at reception and walked us to our room. He... More 

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at The Moorings. Yes a 1 night stay is never enough when you have so much to experience in our town and Yes, the shearers Shank is a favourite from The Speights. I hope the rest of your trip went well and look forward to you... More 

Westport, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We arrived in Wanaka without a reservation and buzzed in at Moorings. They did not have a rooms for us, however, Rebecca made about 6 phone calls to help us find a room elsewhere. She even ultimately made a reservation at another hotel for us online because she found a better price than the one quoted to her over the... More 

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Review, Thanks so much for taking time to let us know that our Night Manager Rebecca provided great service! We are fortunate to have such great staff and its very reassuring to hear that she was very helpful. Perhaps next time on your travels we may have a room available. Thanks again and regards The Moorings Team More 

Wales
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266 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We had a lovely welcome from very friendly and helpful hosts. Our room was on the first floor and had a superb view over the lake. You could chill out on the balcony for hours quite happily. No lift for the luggage but the hosts gave us a hand so it wasn't a problem. the room itself was spacious and... More 

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed the outlook from your studio. Alot of hours are spent by guests just watching the lake and the changing vista as the day goes on. We hope the rest of your trip went well and look forward to have you stay again. Regards The Moorings... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Spacious, very clean twin rooms with a large balcony overlooking the beautiful lake and mountains. Well equipped kitchenette with the option to BBQ in a lovely, sheltered picnic area to the side of the hotel. Good laundry facilities with free powder! Ian, the owner, could not have been more helpful and the location is perfect, less than 2 mins to... More 

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TheMooringsWanaka, Owner at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and your kind words. Yes our location is handy to everything, especially the lake.We look forward to having you come and stay in the future. Regards The Moorings Management More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • 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: $189 - $358 (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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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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“Upstairs studio unit, on the outside of the building was the best. Large balcony with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles Jwatts87, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Apartment 6 for lots of space and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristchurchJules, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 is closest to reception, owners home so tends to be tucked away from neighbours and people parking and packing cars.”
 of 5 bubbles MELDEANS, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 14 a studio unit but I believe all rooms in the motel would offer the same views”
 of 5 bubbles thewolf20, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cant beat 2nd floor, Lake View! Waking up to those mountains in the winter time is second to none!”
 of 5 bubbles noellem65, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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