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Aspiring Lodge Motel

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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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The staff was friendly, the room was quiet clean with an extra bed, TV and a heater. We had a nice big balcony, from where we could see the ocean almost. ;) The supermarket is very close. I am very happy that we end up there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The best place we stayed during our New Zealand adventure. The staff were incredibly delightful and were very helpful with all our needs, the view on the lake from the room was spectacular. Very cosy and clean room with sky tv. Situated near the centre of town with everything in walking distance making our stay that more pleasant. I can't... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

when cost is up then shelf life milk satchets should not be in the fridge. Were advised at reception wifi was free but once in room discovered with our coupon it was for 30 mins. building is lockwood which creaked and groaned and old white towels with threads were offputting. Prime position but for the price definately needs money spent... More 

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Eezp, Manager at Aspiring Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for you review Robin! We are very glad that you like our position in town. We are very lucky to be here! Regarding the wi-fi, it is usually paid for however during the busy period where room rates are already at their peak, upon checkin we give out a complementary wi-fi voucher with 50MB of data which is usually... More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Hi, The wooden interior impressed us upon viewing Aspiring lodge on the computer from another accommodation premises who set us up with Aspiring lodge. Especially during a very busy weekend. Everything was what we wanted. Beds were pretty good actually as we slept soundly on both nights, and everything is nice and clean. The hair shampoo in the bathroom is... More 

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Eezp, Manager at Aspiring Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Roland! We are so glad you love the lock wood, unfortunately sometimes it can creek a little bit but we agree with you, it brings a lovely charm to the style of the motel:) Thank you for all your kind comments, it really is appreciated, especially during the busy period when it can all get... More 

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