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4.1 out of 5

"Room exceeded expectations regards decor etc. Excellent pillows! Shower pretty feeble. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 31 Jan 2021

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Hotel Description

Wanaka Hotel places you in the center of Wanaka, within a short 5-minute stroll of Lake Wanaka and Gallery Thirty Three. Highlights at this ski hotel include 3 restaurants, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

Flat-screen TVs with DVD players are featured in all 47 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies or patios, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Free weekday newspapers, portable fans, and hair dryers are also available.

The restaurant, Amigos Mexican Grill, serves Mexican cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Bullock Bar and Grill is the hotel's own pub, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. A meeting room and a business center are among the business amenities offered. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 7 AM and 1:00 PM. There's also free RV/bus/truck parking, along with the convenience of a ski shuttle.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 3-star Wanaka hotel include Picture Lounge and Pembroke Park.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$134* Per night/room 26 Oct. - 27 Oct.

Royal Suite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, Lake View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Wanaka Hotel ratings based on 141 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Wanaka Hotel

Everyone (78) Couples (52) Family (11)
5 out of 5
Room exceeded expectations regards decor etc. Excellent pillows! Shower pretty feeble.

Posted by on 31 Jan. 2021

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4 out of 5
Quite good accommodation and facilities except that there is no air conditioning and it was hot. Good size room and comfortable beds.

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2020

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5 out of 5
Clean and comfortable, friendly staff. Would stay again.

Posted by on 26 Dec. 2019

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5 out of 5
The staff member was very friendly when we arrived the room was as it was in the photos on line it was very nice

Posted by , from Oturehua on 21 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5
Good size bathroom and good size rooms was very good

Posted by on 15 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5
Very well located close to the lake, shops and cafes. Easy to walk to any location in and around the town area.

Posted by on 7 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
A fantastic location so close to everything. Friendly staff and lovely room. Will Be back.

Posted by on 31 Aug. 2019

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3 out of 5
Was very loud people walking around all the time doors slamming, requested a room with a queen and a singe didn’t get that. For the price I paid compared to other places I have stayed in the last week I thought it was pretty expensive.

Posted by on 19 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
Hotel was conveniently located in town centre and a 100 metre walk to the lake shore. The room was adequate however once again as we have found in most hotels in NZ the water pressure in the bathroom area was abysmal. I just dont get it, NZ has water aplenty and they dial down the water pressure to guest rooms to a trickle. The attached Mexican restaurant was OK but not somewhere I would eat at again. The wife was happy with her fajitas though my ribs were not the best....and quite cold. All in all it was an Ok place to lay your head for the night for the outlay which was not pricey.I wonyt condemn it but Im sure it ould be a bit better.

Posted by , from Nowra, Australia on 21 May 2019

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4 out of 5
I love the retro charm- but found the plumbing a bit perplexing. Why such bad water pressure?

Posted by on 21 Mar. 2019

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Property Features

Getting to the slopes is a breeze with the hotel's ski shuttle (surcharge). At the end of the day, order après-ski drinks at the hotel's bar. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free. This 3-star Wanaka hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 47 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • Built in 1964
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Property shuttles: Ski shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Wanaka Hotel offers 47 accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Wanaka hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 1:00 PM.

Amigos Mexican Grill - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Bullock Bar and Grill - This pub serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Beanie Cafe - Overlooking the garden, this café serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and light fare. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB International. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures


Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 6.50 and NZD 22.00 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Wanaka
  • Wanaka Hotel
  • Wanaka Hotel Hotel
  • Wanaka Hotel Wanaka
  • Wanaka Hotel Hotel Wanaka

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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