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Room, Garden View | Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Standard Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of Wanaka Hotel

Wanaka Hotel

3.0 star property
Wanaka ski hotel with ski shuttle and ski storage

7.8/10 Good

489 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Bar
The price is AU$148
Price available on 22/12/2022
71 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, 9343
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Ski storage
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business centre
  • Ski shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Wanaka

Getting around

  • Wanaka (WKA) - 9 min drive
  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 61 min drive
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)


  • Relishes Café - 3 min walk
  • Big Fig - 3 min walk
  • Kai Whaka Pai Bar - 4 min walk
  • Speights Ale House - 4 min walk
  • Turkish Kebab - 4 min walk

About this property

Wanaka Hotel

Wanaka Hotel features a ski shuttle and puts you near winter activities such as downhill skiing and snowboarding. The pub is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Amigos Mexican Grill, one of 3 restaurants, which serves Mexican cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Skiers will appreciate access to ski storage. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 47 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking


  • Ski shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–1:00 PM
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)
  • Golfing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1964
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ski storage
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Amigos Mexican Grill – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in Mexican cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco 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.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 6.50 and NZD 22.00 per person (approximately)
  • Ski shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Wanaka
Wanaka Hotel
Wanaka Hotel Hotel
Wanaka Hotel Wanaka
Wanaka Hotel Hotel Wanaka

Frequently asked questions

Does Wanaka Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Wanaka Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Wanaka Hotel?
As of 5 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Wanaka Hotel on 22 Dec 2022 start from AU$148, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Wanaka Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Wanaka Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Wanaka Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free motorhome/bus/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Wanaka Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Wanaka Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as kayaking, rock climbing and skydiving, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Wanaka Hotel?
Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining, Mexican cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Big Fig (3-min walk), Kai Whaka Pai Bar (4-min walk) and Speights Ale House (4-min walk).
Does Wanaka Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Wanaka Hotel like?
Wanaka Hotel is in the heart of Wanaka, a short 3-minute walk from Lake Wanaka and 5 minutes' walk from Gallery Thirty Three. Travellers say that the area is walkable and ideal for skiing.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Andrea, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Staff was friendly and helpful however the motel needs to be refurbished. However it is in a great location and the room had everything we needed for our stay
Dario, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Justin, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Maurice, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

When you need a convenient location in Wanaka
The room was tidy and clean. Though noise of people moving/walking from the upstair room above can be heard specially early in the morning and during the night. The location at the heart of Wanaka central is very ideal for short walks to shops, groceries, restaurants and beach front plus a free parking space on hotel grounds to leave your car. Easy walk from my hotel room backdoor to a garden and out to the street and the beach. The staff were friendly and helpful.
Simon, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved the location - a cozy mexican restaurant and aesthetic cafe on the ground floor, 5 mins walk to Lake Wanaka, right opposite a Four Square and many food options. Mountain view out our balcony was amazing, room was sufficiently big for 3 people, felt nee and clean.
Gigi, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Some of the hallways had a smoke odour.
Gillian, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Freezing room
Hotel had no central heating, rooms were freezing. Hotel supplied a tiny fan heater which you couldn't leave on while out or overnight. Bed sheets were freezing, made for a very unpleasant stay. Bathroom supplies were pathetic, one tiny tube of bath gel for the room which wasn't enough for even one person, asked at reception for more where i was told one per room was policy but she did give me more. So much plastic for a tiny amount of bath gel is just not the way a hotel should be operating. Hallways had awful plastic over the carpet, looked like a crime scene. The only good thing about this hotel is the location to town and the eating options attached to it (Mexican restaurant and cafe) which were both excellent.
TRINA, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Julz, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Well located
Michael, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review