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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

prefect locations, walking distance to shops, restaurants, and New World supermarket is just next to the motel, good mountain and lake view from our room. Beds with electric blanket, well equipped kitchen faculties thought it dis near to the beds. But good enough to prepare our meals. Free limited NZD2 wifi (500mb).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with the previous review in that this motel does need some investment on updating its units, however everything was clean, reasonably comfortable and the location could not have been better. Staff were helpful and friendly and we enjoyed our night stay

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a basic motel at best that needs serious updating. We had a "King size Bed but it was uncomfortable as the base did not support the mattress properly. The Bathroom and shower need updating. Cooking facilities were basic. Handy to lake and shops. Would find a better Motel next time. TV channels were a cut down version of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming and quaint. Beds were comfy. Basic kitchenette. TVs present. Limited Internet provided albeit slow. Excellent customer service and prompt response for queries and needs. Heater in one of the rooms not working but when notified we were given a replacement fan heater.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of the motel is excellent as it is very close to restaurants, shops and the lake. The staff were very friendly and nothing was a bother. Rooms were very clean although no super modern. Good off street parking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room was extremely neat n clean. The desk manager was a very nice and helpful Polish lady who gave accurate information on things to do in and around Wanaka. I found two drawbacks which made my stay a bit unsettling: 1. the constrant cranking and cringing of the wood all around the place. 2. two separate taps for hot and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel was just fine. Very courteous personnel. Room was "cabiny" feel but had all the essentials that you needed for the amount of time in room. Good location close to town. Supermarket in your backyard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean, good service and location right in town beside new world. We we there for an overnight for a wedding and the location worked well for people with no vehicles. Rooms were dated - especially the bathrooms, but very clean. Great value for money. Would stay there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We only stayed one night in Wanaka. The Motel was great - walking distance from the lake and from the action. We literally had to walk around the corner to enjoy the walk on the beach and later to browse through bars and restaurants. The Polish ladies at the reception was simply great. We have booked a twin room initially.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We spent 5 nights at Aspiring Lodge Motel and everything was as we expected in this accomodation and even more, we had a view over the mountains. The place offers large rooms where one can move around freely. The heating system works perfectly, it's very clean and you find everything you need in the kitchen. Its location close to New... More 

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