Lake Hawea Hotel

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Lake Hawea Hotel

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Lake Hawea Hotel

Lake Hawea Hotel

The Lake Hawea Hotel has a spectacular setting. The refurbished guest rooms and the restaurant and lounge bar offer spectacular vistas across Lake Hawea near Wanaka.

Where is the Lake Hawea Hotel?

The hotel enjoys a very tranquil and stunning position in the settlement of Hawea on the southern shores of Lake Hawea. The lake lies in a glacial valley and is renowned for calm waters that reflect the stunning views across the mountains.

The Lake Hawea Hotel is only a 15 minutes drive (16km) northeast of Wanaka, yet it feels a million miles away considering its serene location.

Cardrona Alpine Resort is 45km to the southwest and Snowfarm (cross country skiing) is 50km to the southwest.

Treble Cone Ski Resort is 39km west of the Lake Hawea Hotel.

There are walking tracks near Lake Hawea and a 12km walk/cycle track that heads between Hawea and Albert Town.

Rooms & Suites

The king or twin hotel rooms are refurbished and offer uninterrupted views of Lake Hawea and surrounding mountains. The rooms have a balcony, ensuite bathroom and also include free wifi, freeview TV, electric blankets, hair dryers, tea and coffee, iron and ironing board. Bed blankets are spun with hand woven Wanaka farmed merino wool.

The hotel has 8 family suites that can cater for up to 5 guests. The suites can be made up as a luxurious super king or twin configuration downstairs, with a single and double bed option upstairs.

Lake Hawea Hotel has 4 studio suites that sleep up to 4-5 guests and can be made up as a luxurious super king or twin configuration. A roll away bed can also be added if need be. Two of the studio suites are access rooms, with shower only.

Budget bunk accommodation is also available in the Lake Hawea Hostel.

Facilities & Services

Hotel facilities and services include:

  • Free wifi
  • Free parking
  • Laundry
  • Non-smoking property
  • The town of Lake Hawea has a general store

Dining & Bars

A continental breakfast can be included in your stay, which is served in the scenic restaurant.

The Grill Room restaurant and lounge bar features log fires and absolutely stunning views across Lake Hawea and surrounding mountains. The fine Central Otago modern cuisine is also rave worthy, which can be complemented with the famous Central Otago wine, in particular the renowned Pinot Noir. Or you can sip on a wine or cocktail whilst soaking in the views from the adjacent lounge bar.

For more casual drinking and dining there’s the Stag’s Head Pub which serves an extensive selection of beverages and classic pub grub. The pub has a pool table, darts boards, and TV screens playing major sports games. The pub is a locals' hangout.

Room service is available.

Lake Hawea Hotel Rates & Availability

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Lake Hawea Hotel Packages

This property currently has no lifts & lodging packages available.

Lake Hawea Hotel Features, Amenities & Services

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  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking property
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi

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  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Fridge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom
  • TV
  • Views
  • WiFi

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Lake Hawea Hotel Reviews

Views, Views, Views

POWDERHOUNDS.COM06/09/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Couple
  • Guest Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    5

Views, Views, Views

POWDERHOUNDS.COM06/09/2019
The hotel is just steps from the lake
Views from the restaurant
Views from our room
A nice spot to sip on a drink
It was difficult to leave
Various lodgings in Wanaka offer lake and mountain views, but I don’t think they can compete with the Lake Hawea Hotel when it comes to vistas. We sooo enjoyed the serenity of the place, and the intoxicating views just added to the peacefulness of our stay. We only stayed a few days but it felt like much longer because it seemed like we were really getting away from it all. As Lake Hawea is 15 minutes drive from downtown Wanaka, some may see it as a disadvantage that it takes a little longer to get to the ski resorts, however it was worth it to be in this spectacular setting and away from the growing number of tourists in central Wanaka.

We stayed in a large renovated family room with a split king bed downstairs and a large balcony. The first night, a storm was in full force and it was so cosy in the room listening to the wind whistling outside. The next morning the storm had broken, and the amazing views revealed themselves. What a view! And it still felt like we had privacy in the room whilst simultaneously being able to take in the views. It was a really spacious room downstairs (plus there was upstairs) and really comfortable. There was a tiny little bit of noise from the neighbours, but this was to be expected for an older building.

The restaurant and adjacent lounge bar are an absolute highlight of the Lake Hawea Hotel! Obviously there’s the amazing views across the lake, and with 2 back to back fireplaces, comfie sofas, and lovely décor, the ambience was just perfect. Outside there was a lovely balcony for even better views, but as it was the thick of winter, it was a little chilly for that. We thought it might be disadvantageous being a drive away from Wanaka and its many restaurants, but we very happily dined at the hotel restaurant each night because it was that good! The food choices were amazing and everyone was raving about the lamb shoulder (a 2 person meal). The continental breakfast was very nice and included artisan bread, cereal, cheeses, yoghurt and pastries.

Other pros were that there was unlimited wifi, unlike so many other NZ hotels where they give you half a GB (!!), and the staff were incredibly friendly. We can highly recommend the Lake Hawea Hotel. This boutique hotel is a bit of a gem.
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