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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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For the purposes of my trip, I had everything I wanted in easy access. It was warm and cosy. It's location being right next to the supermarket and coffee shops and just a few minutes walk to the water also made it ideal. Definitely recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a Very cozy and clean place. The View is good. Very convenient place with catering and supermarket around! I will definitely recommend other travelers to choose here! wish to go back again next time!

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

We had a very enjoyable 3 days at Aspiring Lodge Motel in Wanaka. The delightful hosts and staff were full of knowledge and enthusiastic about this stunning area. Located in the middle of Wanaka we had everything at our fingertips. The room were comfortable, warm and clean. We will be back. Richard and Yvonne

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timaru
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you have to stay here(and the rest of Wanaka would have to be full including bus stop shelters) then get a down stairs room.timbers creak and thump all night,TV has all 4 channells of nothing,nutters on the street yelling at 4 in the morning,beds are 1 out of ten,basically a over priced s**t hole

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

Hi Richard, We are sorry that you had a bad experience with us at Aspiring Motel. First of all we would like to point out that many of the issues you have highlighted are unfortunately out of our control. The TV offers the basic New Zealand free to air channels which is shown on our website and any booking channel.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good! Great value and so close to everything. It was a large room and much better value than other motels we have stayed in at Wanaka. Very clean and tidy and easy booking on booking.com. Would stay again

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CHCH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stayed in June 2015 during the Queens Bday weekend. The room we stayed was unit 8 upstairs and has a view of the lake. I think others will have their view blocked out, because of buildings in front. The executive room was clean and well furnished and has a little private balcony. Its location is very central that we... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The location of the lodge is perfect, in the heart of the beautiful Wanaka. The management is superb and so great to have a chat to about their stories of travel. Our room was clean, warm, comfortable and had more than we needed for one night. Aspiring Lodge Mote;'s rooms (or at least the style we had) would be the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Wiltshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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 May 14, 2015

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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