4.3 out of 5

"Well laid out spacious room for two/three, with couch, TV, table and chairs and kitchen. Old school but all recently decorated, I stayed here 30 years ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 07 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

Alpine Motel puts you in the heart of Wanaka, within just a 10-minute stroll of Wanaka Golf Club and Gallery Thirty Three. Highlights at this property include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

Balconies or patios, LCD TVs, and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 19 apartments. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with fridges and microwaves. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Free weekday newspapers and hairdryers are also available.

This smoke-free property offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecue grills. Added amenities include laundry facilities and ski storage. Continental breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 3.5-star Wanaka property include Picture Lounge and Pembroke Park.

Superior King Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$94 per night

Queen Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

One Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Family Apartment

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior One Bedroom Apartment – Sleeps 5

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

One Bedroom Superior Apartment – Sleeps 6

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Alpine Motel ratings based on 122 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Nice simple motel, all you need.

Pros: Location, Quiet, Host, decoration of Unit, big TV. Comfort.
Well laid out spacious room for two/three, with couch, TV, table and chairs and kitchen. Old school but all recently decorated, I stayed here 30 years ago !. We had a unit away from the main road and it was quiet. Everything you need, nothing your don't. very nice, would definitely stay again. Thanks Derek !

Posted by on 7 Apr 2018

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5 out of 5
Great room, great staff who went above and beyond to help us.

Posted by on 11 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Mar 2018 by Crystal

Yes, we do try our best to help our wonderful guests make the most of their trip to Wanaka. You need only ask. We love our town and are only to happy to help!

4 out of 5

Well located motel

I was staying at Wanaka to catch with friends - the motel was central and yet was quiet- a good choice.

Posted by , from sydney on 4 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Feb 2018 by Crystal

Thannk you for your review. Our guests always love our location, as we are a short walk to CBD & lake front, but quiet so you get a good nights sleep away from the town noise. Thank you & see you again. Hopefully we can get a 5 out of 5 next time.

4 out of 5

Decent accommodation

Pros: General facilities
Cons: May be some cookies in the pantry
Location: good
We had comfortable stay and would recommend for any of our friends and families.

Posted by , from Auckland on 29 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Feb 2018 by Crystal & Derek

Thank you Rose for your review. I will consider the cookies ;-) Glad to hear you had a comfortable stay & would recommend us to your nearest & dearest. Hopefully next time you head our way we can get a 5 out of 5. See you then.

4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to centre of town

Pros: big screen tv, good pressure in shower
Cons: kitchen was a bit dated
Location: the whole township was within walking distance, great playground for kids on site
Nice friendly accommodating staff due to lateness, motel nice and clean, beds comfortable

Posted by , from Christchurch on 22 Jan 2018

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6 Feb 2018 by Derek & Crystal

Hi Sara, Thanks for your review. Yes, our water pressure is to die for! We invested quite a bit of $ to make this happen - $ well spent. We always get great comments on our location. We love it ourselves! Glad you liked our beds too. See you again & hopefully we can get a 5 out of 5 next time.

4 out of 5

Only needed a stop for the night

Cons: Price
Pleasant enough. We only made this as a safety stop to ensure that I wasn't driving tired.

Posted by on 14 Dec 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Feb 2018 by Derek & Crystal

Hi, Thanks for the short review. Price is indicative of the season - you would've have paid similar prices or more where-ever you went in Wanaka. Hopefully next time you head our way you will get a chance to explore all that Wanaka has to offer instead of passing through. (and we can make it 5 out of 5) Thanks

5 out of 5
We had a great stay here! We liked how close the motel was to everything, the comfortable room, and amazing shower pressure! Friendly staff too :-)

Posted by on 31 Aug 2017

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5 out of 5

Walk to town, convenient and friendly

With upgraded rooms, Derek and the staff made this a pleasant place to stay once again. We return to Alpine for the convenience to town, friendly service and value for money.

Posted by , from Auckland NZ on 14 Aug 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Aug 2017 by Derek

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We get a lot of repeat customers such as yourself who love our location - being 450m from the lake front & restaurants, shops & cafe's. We are constantly upgrading our rooms, thank you for noticing & look forward to your next stay with us.

5 out of 5

I am very pleased with the staff, and the service

Pros: Everything
Cons: Keep the good work
Location: There're hips of activities, but I have done the Wanaka Cruise. and a lot of walking around Wanaka.
Very friendly, helpful and welcoming staff makes you to stay much longer. For me it was my first time to go to Wanaka, but in the near future I will stay much longer, and my accommodation is the Alpine Motel. Cheers.

Posted by , from Wellington, NZ on 8 Mar 2017

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4 out of 5

great service

Pros: central to Wanaka shops, friendly staff, clean room.
Cons: the bed was a bit hard for my liking but ok
we arrived before check in time but we had to be at a wedding early. The manager of the Alpine motel was at lunch but came back straight away so that we could get in our room early!! Excellent.

Posted by on 12 Feb 2017

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Property Features

As a guest of Alpine Motel, you'll find tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and ski equipment storage. WiFi is free in public spaces. Alpine Motel also features a garden, a picnic area, and on-site laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Wanaka apartment is smoke free.

  • 19 guestrooms or units
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) (63.1 km / 39.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Alpine Motel offers 19 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and complimentary newspapers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 3.5-star apartment has kitchens with fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony or patio
  • LCD television
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Sledding nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM until 11 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 2 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 10.0 per stay.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD14 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD10.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Alpine Motel Wanaka
  • Alpine Motel
  • Alpine Wanaka

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Alpine Motel.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.