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Aotea Motor Lodge

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   390 Victoria Avenue, Wanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 26 hotels in Wanganui
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Akaroa, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed here twice in the last month, both experiences were excellent. Check-in and check-out easy and friendly. Housekeeping staff were efficient and professional and you had the option of having your room serviced or not. The rooms are modern, quiet, well appointed and the huge spa bath in the bedroom a real treat at the end of the day.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A good place to stay. I think the cleaning girls need to check the alarm clocks to avoid a midnight alarm. Spa was in need of a little bit if maintenance. Non the less it was nice to soak in. We would definitely stay here again. Very handy to town etc

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Hamilton / Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My wife and I were on our way to Wellington, after visiting New Plymouth. The Aotea Motor Lodge, is popular, so arranging to stay in advance is recommended. The Lodge is very well designed and the room allocated to us was very well appointed. The staff we found to be first class. Thank you Aotea.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a nice motor lodge but as so many places suffered from lack of maintenance. I know you can't fix every nick and scratch but towel rails that are falling off and bit missing and falling off the spa bath really do need looking into and we were booked into the "Executive One-Bedroom Suite". Reception was friendly and helpful... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a relatively recent vintage stock standard motel, with all the usual that you would expect. They are on to it, there is free WiFi - I don't understand why the rest of the hospitality industry in NZ is so slow to get to grips with this feature. Parking outside the door. A good location, nearby cafes, restaurants, supermarkets... More

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47 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Large comfortable room with double spa bath. Very clean and well appointed. Car parking was convenient just outside the room. Didn't hear any traffic noise. Only criticism was that lighting was very harsh especially above the bed.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had an executive studio (Room 16) the accommodation consisted of a bed sitting room including a kitchen area and an en-suite bathroom containing a double spa bath and built in shower. Very clean with modern furniture, nicely decorated and reasonably priced. The motel is a 15 minute walk from the town centre. The manager recommended eating at the Kingsgate... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The location was very good and the accommodation was clean, with laundry facilities. There was a double spa bath in the room, which was a surprise, huge bed and very modern and clean bathroom. There was also a microwave in the room for your self catering needs which we had wished we had used instead of MacDonalds...it was a Monday... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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87 hotel reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

It is a very large room, with a huge spa bath that we didn't use. A corner of the room has a microwave, sink, and refrigerator, but no cooktop, so I couldn't make oatmeal. The WiFi is free and unlimited. Clean and new. Comfortable bed. Enclosed shower stall, so water doesn't get all over the floor. Victoria Street is a... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Loved the double spa in the room and that you could see the TV from it. Room was clean and comfortable. Didn't find road noise a problem and we were in the room closest to the road. Would happily stay here again.

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Address: 390 Victoria Avenue, Wanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Wanganui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Aotea Motor Lodge 4.5*
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