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Best Wanaka hotels

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Maple Lodge - Wanaka - Outdoors view
Maple Lodge
10 Wonderful
Free Wi-Fi
Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka - Wanaka - Living room
Free Wi-Fi
Lake Wanaka Lodge
8.2 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Cardrona Hotel
9 Wonderful
Free Wi-Fi
Wanaka Hotel
7.8 Good
Free Wi-Fi
8.5 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Yha Wanaka
8.3 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Waiorau Homestead
9.6 Wonderful
Free Wi-Fi

When to book a hotel in Wanaka

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Top tips for finding Wanaka hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Wanaka, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Wanaka in October and May.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Wanaka if you stay on a Wednesday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Wanaka found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $36, while the most expensive was $101.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Wanaka for 13 days.
  • Look for accommodation close to the Lake Wanaka Hike/Bike Track if you want to get up close to the mystifying Wanakatree. Wanaka Homestead Lodge & Cottages is only a 7min walk from the attraction and features bed and breakfast catering service as well as self-contained units.
  • Get a taste of the local produce by staying near the renowned Rippon Vineyard. Edgewater is roughly a 5min drive from the winery and has a tennis court and sauna for relaxing after a day of tastings.
  • For a luxurious holiday that delivers high-end comfort, consider 5-star accommodation towards Luggate such as Lime Tree Lodge and Maple Lodge. Both properties boast expansive grounds with lavish gardens, while activities such as croquet and free bicycle hire will keep you entertained.
  • Searching for cheap accommodation that will help your travel budget? There are hostels at the eastern end of Brownston St, such as Base Wanaka and Matterhorn South Lodge And Backpackers, which have shared rooms and tour desks for planning ski trips.
  • Bask in the glory of the surrounding mountains and Roys Bay by booking Wanaka View Motel. One- and two-bedroom apartments are available with direct lines of sight towards the lake, while LCD TVs with streaming services offer something to watch at night.
  • If you would like to be in the heart of town and close to restaurants, find hotels close to Ardmore St and Wanaka Wharf. Bella Vista Motel Lake Wanaka has studio rooms as well as family units, with soundproofed walls that ensure a quiet sleep.
  • Embrace the local community and have more of an intimate experience by staying in Albert Town, to the east of Wanaka. Lagoon Cottage provides a traditional bed and breakfast service with gluten-free options and has board games for socialising in the evening.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Wanaka

  • Where is a quiet area to stay in Wanaka?

    The western side of town has a more rural feel and will let you escape the crowds during the holiday season. Consider Mt Aspiring Holiday Park if you’re looking for a relaxed environment where you can enjoy a children’s playground, swimming pool and hot tub.

  • Which hotels in Wanaka are close to Puzzling World?

    Hours of fun are guaranteed at the amusement centre and having accommodation nearby will make the outing even more pleasant. Settle into cosy eco cabins at Oasis Yurt Lodge, which has private fireplaces and offers bunk beds for kids.

  • Where is good to stay in Wanaka for skiing?

    If you’re heading to the slopes and want to access the best runs in the region, look for hotels close to the Cardrona Alpine Resort. A popular recommendation is Cardrona Hotel, which has a ski-drying room, free parking and gift shop to commemorate your trip.

  • Which hotels in Wanaka do couples love?

    Book Te Wanaka Lodge and get excited for an unforgettable romantic escape. You can feast on a cooked breakfast every morning before unwinding with an in-house massage or afternoon tea in the courtyard garden. Wanaka Haven is a pricier alternative and has spacious rooms that boast private patios and mountain views.

  • What are the best hotels near Lake Wanaka?

    KAYAK users like staying at Mt Aspiring Holiday Park, Altamont Lodge and Edgewater when looking for a hotel in close proximity to Lake Wanaka.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Wanaka?

    $142 is the average price for a double room in Wanaka, but our users have found rooms for as cheap as $27 in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Wanaka for tonight?

    The best deal for a 3-star hotel room in Wanaka found by KAYAK users in the last 3 hours was $38, while a 4-star hotel room the lowest price was $134. The cheapest room found overall was for $27.

  • How much is a hotel in Wanaka for this weekend?

    In the last 3 days, the best price displayed on KAYAK for a double hotel room in Wanaka for the upcoming weekend was $36 per night. We also found good deals for 3-star hotel rooms from $36 and 4-star hotel rooms from $121.

  • Which freebies do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Wanaka?

    KAYAK users look for a hotel in Wanaka with free parking. Hotels with free parking in Wanaka include Wanaka Hotel, Edgewater, and Manuka Crescent Motel.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Wanaka?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Wanaka districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Wanaka city center.

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Wanaka hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Wanaka that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka, Lake Wanaka Lodge and Cardrona Hotel.

Where to stay in Wanaka?

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