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New Zealand Hotels / August 31, 2017

A penthouse apartment, with a private spa, barbecue, and some sweet looking sun loungers.Supplied

A penthouse apartment, with a private spa, barbecue, and some sweet looking sun loungers.

A five-star hotel overlooking Lake Wanaka has been named the best in New Zealand for the second year running.

Lakeside Apartments has once again claimed the top spot in hotel search website Trivago's 2017 Awards.

The ranking is based on averages of user ratings and reviews compiled from more than 250 booking sites.

If the lake's too cold, you can enjoy a dip in the hotel's massive heated swimming pool.

In second place was Dunedin's Bluestone on George, followed by the Millbrook Resort in Arrowtown.

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Who needs a TV when you have those lake views?

Kerikeri in Northland was rated the overall best destination for accommodation in New Zealand, followed by Martinborough in the Wairarapa wine region, and Hanmer Springs in Canterbury.

Who needs a TV when you have those lake views?Lakeside Apartments was also named New Zealand's best luxury hotel at the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards, scooping the award for the second year in a row.

The deluxe digs boast a heated outdoor swimming pool and spa pools.

The spacious apartments have designer kitchens.

All apartments face the lake, and have their own balconies.

The top-floor penthouse apartments have unobstructed 180-degree views of the lake and mountains, a private barbecue and six-person spa.

Source: www.stuff.co.nz