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Aspiring Lodge Motel

3.0 of 5
16 Dungarvon St, Wanaka, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tamworth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here one night. One of the staff mixed up with rooms and we had to move rooms. The owner spoke to us and was so lovely and so very apologetic and compensated us for the inconvenience. The room was very quiet, cosy and clean. We left wanaka and then came back and decided to stay here again. Got the... More 

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The pictures online make this motel look awesome. The reality is this is a very tired, dated old motel that is desperately in need of a facelift. With a bit of money spent updating the fittings, bathroom, and painting the wall this place has a lot of potential. Having said that it was clean and everything there, while old and... More 

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Geraldine, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and clean; not far from Lake Wanaka shore which is nice to walk around; handy to restaurants and shops. Wifi available but had to go closer to the office to connect; wouldn't connect in our room which was at the end of the block of rooms furthest from the office.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The motel is in a good location but with family room is set out very strangely with the lounge / sleeping / kitchenette on one side and then to get to the toilet you need to go into the other room ... not ideal for sharing with another couple or even really with kids as you would have to walk... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is in the middle if town one block from the lake. Large rooms that are very clean. Great bed. Great price. Rooms self contained with a supermarket located next door. Overall a great hotel to stay if in Wanaka.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We where kindly received by the receptionist from Poland, she showed us all the options we had for doing in Wanaka and provided us with several maps and brochures . The location is great, near a supermarket and close to the lake.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

nicely situated close to the waterfront and very close to the supermarket. Room 7 had no view but a nice terrasse on which to have a tea. Beware that the parking space for number 7 might get blocked if someone is using the disabled parking space. We had no hot water at all during our stay and the internet connection... More 

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I can't speak for other rooms but the 6 bed room we asked for was perfect for our needs. It was really two large spacious rooms, with an open connection in the middle, a television in each room, an ensuite bathroom, and decent kitchen facilities. Great location, close to the centre of Wanaka. Parking just outside. Really comfy beds. Also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We spent two nights at Wanaka in this motel which the afternoons were spent on the balcony. We had a deluxe room, a little overpriced, but room 8 had the best part views of the lake. Self contained, it had most things you need, a small bath (but no Taps to fill it!) . The bed was large and very... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A lovely place to stay in a beautiful part of the world . Wanaka is stunning , and Aspiring Lodge is in an ideal location , a few minutes walk to everything . I highly recommend it . A short stroll to everything central .

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