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Aspiring Lodge Motel
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Reviewed 24 August 2013

We stay here for three nights. The rooms are very clean and tidy and a good size. After skiing all day it was great to have all the restaurants and supermarket within in very close walking distance.

We had a day off skiing and got some great advice from the host on places to visits. We took a walk up Mt Irons and found puzzle world surprisingly worth the visit.

A great retreat for those who value comfort and convenience.

We highly recommend.

Room Tip: Room 2 has a very nice new bed.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We stayed here for two nights and we really enjoyed it! We thought the customer service by the family run motel was very homely and they made us feel very welcome. The room itself was spacious, comfortable and warm. It was equipped with a microwave which was very handy. It was one of the best places we stayed in whilst traveling through the South Island.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

We spend one week at Aspiring Motel enjoiying awesome hospitality of Ela and Ziggi always ready to share their knowledge of the region and happy to reveal fantastic places and activities not covered in official guides. Room is comfortable, clean with all facilities working, from good shower to soft pillow and everything in between. For a 3 star motel I will give 5!
M&A, Melbourne

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights, the rooms were spacious, they had big bathrooms, and comfortable beds. The best part about this motel is the location, so close to all the shops including the supermarket which is right behind it! The owners are lovely and are ready to give great advice, they are skiers themselves and they gave us great recommendations about the mountains and restaurants around the place.

Wonderful! Will defiantly come again!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Eezp, Owner at Aspiring Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2013

Hi Kate,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such nice things about your stay with us at Aspiring!
We are so glad that we were able to help you enjoy yourself while on your trip and we hope that you can come and stay with us again in the future!

Kind Regards,
Aspiring Motel.

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Reviewed 18 April 2013

We've stayed a few nights in Aspiring Lodge and we simply loved it! The motel itself is very nice and the rooms are spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. When you add to it the beautiful view on the Wanaka Lake you have from the window you just have it all!

However, what we appreciated the most was the amazing hospitality and friendliness of the owners. This Polish couple who runs the motel take such a good care of all their guests that you feel as if you were visiting good friends. That makes your stay really perfect!

We definitely recommend the Aspiring Lodge to everyone! Marta & Łukasz (34 years old)

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eezp, Owner at Aspiring Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2013

Thank you so much for your kind words!
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Aspiring Lodge motel and will welcome you back anytime with open arms!
Warm Regards,
Aspiring Lodge Motel

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Reviewed 9 April 2013

We didn't plan to stay in Wanaka but thank God we did. Turned up on spec and the owner could not have been more helpful. Very comfortable tidy room and great location to walk to everything you need to walk to. Recommendations were perfect and had the best meal in New Zealand that we might not otherwise have found.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

We stayed here overnight and found the room to be well equipt,clean and comfortable.The gentleman at reception was very helpful,giving us information about things to do whilst in Wanaka.We were close to all the amenities, Perfect!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Aspiring Lodge Motel

Address: 16 Dungarvon Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Price Range: £73 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aspiring Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aspiring Lodge Motel is nestled in the heart of the Southern Lakes tourist resort of Wanaka and the gateway to the Mount Aspiring National Park. Being one of the only motels situated right in the center of town, you can easily access many of the exciting activites that Wanaka has to offer by foot. Wanaka is a playground with an abundance of activities for everyone to enjoy. ... more   less 
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