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Aspiring Lodge Motel
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“good value accommodation excellent location”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Wanaka is a lovely lakeside town surrounded by imposing mountains . We had intended to just pass through but it was so beautiful that we stayed for three nights . The motel is a very comfortable ski lodge centrally located just behind the lake frontage .Hence the very reasonable rates . The room was spacious and very clean and contained all we needed . The hosts were very welcoming and offered helpful advice regarding places of interest , walks and drives .

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

not enough parking, when come back to my room the sliding door is open, lucky nothing is missing in my things, just 5Mb and 2Mb internet. My friends towel has a blood stain haha. If you love cooking, not for you.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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australia
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We stayed for one week and had an excellent king size bed on the first floor. The room had high ceilings which were about 4 metres high. Apart from the space, the view and the location were the best. There is a supermarket and local wine shop within 200 m and the walk to the lake takes about 5 minutes. We never used the car in town as the motel was so central to all the eateries and local attractions. The farmers market was just across the road in the park on Saturday. This was our first trip to the South Island and the owners of the motel were very knowledge about the area- it made our trip.

Room Tip: Room on the first floor gives you excellent views of the mountains and lake
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

We booked the family suite which actually looks as if it was once two rooms.there is an inter connecting door and the bathroom in one has been replaced with a fully functional kitchenette, with 2 ring induction hob, fridge , microwave etc. in one room there is queen bed and sofa, table and chairs , TV, in the other, queen bed, two singles.its bait weird going through the other bedroom at night to use the loo but it is a family suite is it didn't matter! It is spotlessly clean, tea, coffee provided. We booked one night and stayed two. Very convenient, right off the lake front, and next door to the supermarket so handy for shopping. One other point is the rooms are wooden. we had temperatures in the mid 20'sC in the day and at night it was cool so the building creaked a lot with the wood cooling down! Not enough to keep us awake though. All in all a great place to stay.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Firstly, great location, can see the lake from the motel, right on the edge of town, just perfect! The owners were absolutely lovely, gave us great insight into what to do in the area. Would come back just for them, extremely accommodating and lovely! Parking was a bit squishy but that's because they were fully booked, but that completely fine. Rooms were clean, big and great value for money. We left very satisfied customers and would recommend to all! You are guaranteed a nice big room, lovely welcoming and service, plus strong wifi and superb location. Cannot go wrong with this motel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

My sister, husband and I drove all over the South Island in December; we had a change in plans and reserved two rooms here at the last minute. What a great decision! This very reasonably priced motel had well furnished rooms, big bathrooms, and wide terraces. The very nice manmager recommended Relishes Cafe on the lake-front street two blocks away that was one of the best meals we had in NZ. Also, the walk along the waterfront in the evening was delightful!
Clean, comfortable, good wifi - we could have happliy stayed longer!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

Comfortable little lodge, well situated near everything. Rooms were good sized and well equipped. Very friendly Polish owner who was full of information. Handy to all restaurants and lake walk. Easy parking .TV and WiFi had good reception.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are a bit quieter although all pretty good.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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