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Wanaka’s Lakeside Apartments wins New Zealand’s best luxury hotel in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

Wanaka’s Lakeside Apartments wins New Zealand’s best luxury hotel in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards


Wanaka’s Lakeside Apartments has been voted New Zealand’s No.1 luxury hotel for the second year running in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

The only 5-star Qualmark rated hotel in the heart of Wanaka, Lakeside Apartments also won gongs in five other categories in the annual awards, announced last Friday.

Aside from gaining the top spot in the NZ Luxury category, it was ranked No.3 in NZ’s Small Hotel category and No.6 in the Best Service category. In the South Pacific region, Lakeside ranked No.3 in the Luxury category, No.6 in the Small Hotel category and in 11th place in Best Service. The top 25 hotels in each category are deemed winners. Winners are determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide.

Lakeside Apartments’ owner and manager Gary Christie says he’s thrilled the hotel has maintained its spot as best overall luxury hotel in NZ for the second year in a row.

“Our team works very hard to ensure all our guests have a memorable stay here at Lakeside Apartments, so it is wonderful to have that recognition,” Christie says.

“Our guests love the fact that we’re located right in the heart of Wanaka and just a stone’s throw from the lake. Our luxuriously-appointed apartments, outstanding service and incredible lake and mountain views make it the perfect place to stay in Wanaka,” he adds.

Lakeside Apartments start from $295 a night. The complex, located at 9 Lakeside Road, Wanaka, includes a heated outdoor swimming pool and spa pools. All apartments face the lake and have their own balconies and penthouse apartments each have their own spa and BBQ.


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For more information, please contact:
Lakeside Apartments marketing manager Katy MacPherson: 021 154 5511 and

Celia Crosbie
Written by Celia Crosbie
Celia is an award-winning former journalist who has worked for newspapers and radio stations in New Zealand and magazines in the United Kingdom. She has worked in public relations in both NZ and London. Celia also specialises in digital media strategy and website copywriting for SEO.