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Aspiring Lodge Motel
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Reviewed 20 May 2014

This accommodation was excellent value. We had an upstairs room with a balcony and a view of the lake. It was convenient to everything which was in walking distance. The facilities in the room were terrific. The owners were very friendly and co-operative. Great value for money.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed one night at Aspiring Lodge.
We found the welcome very warm and nothing was to much trouble.
We asked where were good places for dinner and breakfast and were advised of a couple.
We took the recommendations and were very please that we did.
The room was clean, the bed was very comfortable, the heater did its job well, but the bathroom is quite dated which lets the room down. Credit to the owners, it was very clean.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Narelle S
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

The owners were very friendly and accommodating. They provided us with directions to a nearby laundromat, and allowed us to park in their parking lot an hour or so before check-in time and again after checkout, so we could walk over to the waterfront to have breakfast. The location was also fantastic, with a view of the lake from our room.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

I like accomodations which are tastefully furnished, cosy, clean, accomodations which do have character and are not sterile and dead and I like accomodations which are professionally managed. all this is true for aspiring lodge. you arrive and everything is as it was waiting just for you. after a good rest in those heavenly comfortable beds you can get ready for the day sitting on a bar stool and sipping a great coffee made in the little, but functional kitchen. at the end of the day you may choose to relax on the modern and spacious sofa while reading a book or just watching tv.
if I had a question they were helpfully answered by the very friendly owners who do everything to make the stay as comfortable as possible. in my eyes this lodge was one of the best I had during my extensive travels through new zealand. I can highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Thank maria w
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We enjoyed our two nights in Wanaka, much in thanks to our wonderfully located hotel with the most charming hosts, who were always ready with a winning smile, tips for fun drives/hikes and information about the Otago wine region. We switched rooms from the upper floor, due to a heatwave during summer while we were there. The owners thankfully had lower floor availability and didn't even blink at the change, offering to help us move bags and making sure we were comfortable. It still got fairly warm in the evening but I think 99% of the time in Wanaka this is not a problem! The shower was fantastic! You can't beat a grocery store behind the parking lot for convenience, and the fridge in the room is great for stocking up.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jamie K
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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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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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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: £82 - £109 (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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