Possibly the worst place we have stayed in NZ. We booked this motel as it was advertised as being self-contained with panaromic mountain views. All we saw was a hedge and a busy road. The kitchen set-up was dangerous and ill equipped. The two element cooker was fixed on a high enclosed shelf, making cooking impractical. The decor and kitchen was very dated. The fridge was an old model and kept us awake during the night, not to mention the walls and floors creaking all night too. The showers were limited to one a day as the hot water ran out. It was not possible to have a bath. There was no sign of the drying room. Car parking was tight. Our hosts were unfriendly, not to mention unreasonable, and they didn't seem to enjoy their chosen lifestyle, and came across a little bitter. We paid $135pn and was not impressed. The only positive was that the room was serviced daily. There is a lot of choice of accommodation in Wanaka and surrounding areas, so be sure to check these out before booking. We would not recommend this motel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Aspiring Hotel Wanaka