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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 accommodations in Wanaka in December and January.
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 Sunday. The opposite is true for, Monday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Wanaka accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Wanaka found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $70, while the most expensive was $198.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Wanaka for 2 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
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Wanaka. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Travellers who like staying near Lake Wanaka recommend Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka, Edgewater and Mt Aspiring Holiday Park.
Although the average price for a double room in Wanaka is $280, $31 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, 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 centre
Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.
Where to stay in Wanaka?
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Recent reviews for Wanaka hotels
Here are the hotels our guests have recently reviewed
PROS: The location is fantastic and the staff tried very hard to accommodate.CONS: Breakfast was expensive and absolutely horrible. There are many better options in town a short distance away. Wifi was sporadic.