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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This motel is in the perfect position. In the middle of town with supermarket right next door and two blocks walking distance from the lake. You can see the lake from your room if you choose one upstairs. But if you are looking for something with a really nice view this place doesn't really offer that. The managers are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am from Singapore travelling to NZ for a 3 weeks vacation with 2 buddies. Staying on the 2nd deck, room has a conical pointed roof furnished with cottage feel (We were thrilled & loved it - since we don't see this in S'pore). The first motel that equipped with electric heating blankets with individual wall mount heating devices in... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pleasant rooms in central Wanaka. Walking distance to lake, cafés, bars and shops - in fact next door to New World supermarket! Helpful friendly owners who are happy to find out extra information on activities and services.

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Rotorua
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked through Booking.com on the basis that we were getting an executive suite with lake views. On arrival we discovered that our room was on the ground level and had no views of the lake. The heater was noisy and the hot tap in the kitchenette needed a new washer. Not an "executive" experience.

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Mackay, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are old, when booking it said satellite TV but only 5 channels and no DVD player but it says you can go hire a dvd across the road at video easy, only 250mb of free wifi, when booking it said guest laundry however there isn't one at all (I asked when we arrived and was told to go to... More 

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Waitakere
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't get a chance to stay here - booking.com overbooked this property. However, the property manager/owner helped out immensely and arranged for us to stay at another property just down the road before we even arrived, so we weren't left sleeping in the car! Should we return to Wanaka, we will definitely book here again, although possibly not using... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent six nights here whilst at the snow. It's an older motel and some of the rooms could do with an update but it had everything we needed, beds were comfy and rooms were warm. It's also in the middle of town and right next to everything. Owners were very helpful and friendly, especially as Expedia had stuffed up our... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The motel is in easy walking distance to plenty of places to eat and drink. The supermarket is just over the fence. Nice and warm inside. We had an upstairs studio which had everything that we needed.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of my mates and I stayed in a family unit in the Aspiring Lodge, Wanaka, for 5 nights for Snow-boardng & Skiing Cardrona and Treble Cone. The location in the centre of town, literally next to the supermarket, and down the road from all the pubs, cafe's & restaurants, booking offices and snow gear hire shops was the best.... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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