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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This motel was ok The lady at reception was very pleasant , but this was not the best place we stayed whilst on our trip to the South Island. The room was not set out as we wanted, it kept creaking all through the night as it was all wood, like a log cabin. Not to our taste. Rooms were... More 

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

Thanks for your response! We are glad you enjoyed the hospitality in our staff! Unfortunately the wood cracking does come when the weather changes with our lock wood interior. Although this sometimes can happen, we think it is a small price to pay for the nice cozy feel it gives the room:) The triple unit is set out with one... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a double room for a few days and were very satisfied. The friendly lady gave us a warm welcome and good advices for the region. She also gave us a discount and the room was really clean and comfy and included all you need: Big bed, couch and tv, little kitchen and nice bathroom AND a nice view.... More 

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

Thanks for your lovely review Chris! We are very glad that you enjoyed our nice big beds and nice big tv's!. Luckily we have such an amazing location in town and are happy that you liked it! Yes the view in Wanaka is unbeatable, wether it be of mountains or the lake, again we are so glad you had a... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Right beside the supermarket and lots of nice restaurants close by as well, short stroll to the lake and local park. We had the family room which was two rooms made into one, fit all six of us in without feeling like we were on top of each other. The room is lined in wood and there was a bit... More 

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Thanks for your lovely review Stacey! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Aspiring. We are so lucky to be in such a great location in town and are glad that you could appreciate that the same way we do:) Very happy that you enjoyed our nice big family unit too! It can be quite... More 

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Address: 16 Dungarvon St, Wanaka, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Aspiring Hotel Wanaka
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka

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