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Aspiring Lodge Motel

16 Dungarvon St, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Ranked #15 of 22 hotels in Wanaka
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Cypress, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is centrally located and a fairly good value. The unit was large and clean with a minimal kitchenette and a bathroom with a window opening to the walkway. Our room was at the end farthest away from the office and on the second story. One of the windows overlooked a grocery store parking lot; consequently, we expected a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we stay at the motel, the owner went for holiday. Only two temporary staffs looking after the motel. It seemed that the staff totally have no knowledge at all. We asked her about the TV channels, the place of interest and even the transportation. The reply was the same "don't Know". But amazingly when we requested for the late... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Very Cosy large sized family room. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff was extremely friendly. Very close to wanaka Lake. supermarket just at the doorstep! Will recommend it to anyone traveling to Wanaka

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Having stayed here some years ago, we decided to stay again as we wanted somewhere central as it was only for one night. The cost was great, thank goodness, as the place is, as it was those years ago. Our room was dark, because of the open plan dark wooden roof and walls. No thanks also to the several non... More

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Hampden, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had vehicle problems & found this Motel by chance, (I didn't even know this motel was there), it was warm clean & a comfy bed! The lady in the office was lovely and very helpful, she could tell we where tired & needed a good night sleep. The motel is very centrally located in town & quiet rooms. I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This accommodation was excellent value. We had an upstairs room with a balcony and a view of the lake. It was convenient to everything which was in walking distance. The facilities in the room were terrific. The owners were very friendly and co-operative. Great value for money.

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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night at Aspiring Lodge. We found the welcome very warm and nothing was to much trouble. We asked where were good places for dinner and breakfast and were advised of a couple. We took the recommendations and were very please that we did. The room was clean, the bed was very comfortable, the heater did its job... More

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Colorado, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The owners were very friendly and accommodating. They provided us with directions to a nearby laundromat, and allowed us to park in their parking lot an hour or so before check-in time and again after checkout, so we could walk over to the waterfront to have breakfast. The location was also fantastic, with a view of the lake from our... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I like accomodations which are tastefully furnished, cosy, clean, accomodations which do have character and are not sterile and dead and I like accomodations which are professionally managed. all this is true for aspiring lodge. you arrive and everything is as it was waiting just for you. after a good rest in those heavenly comfortable beds you can get ready... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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195 reviews 195 reviews
52 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We enjoyed our two nights in Wanaka, much in thanks to our wonderfully located hotel with the most charming hosts, who were always ready with a winning smile, tips for fun drives/hikes and information about the Otago wine region. We switched rooms from the upper floor, due to a heatwave during summer while we were there. The owners thankfully had... 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): $$
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Free Parking Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#4 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Wanaka
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aspiring Lodge Motel is nestled in the heart of the Southern Lakes tourist resort of Wanaka and the gateway to the Mount Aspiring National Park. Being one of the only motels situated right in the center of town, you can easily access many of the exciting activites that Wanaka has to offer by foot. Wanaka is a playground with an abundance of activities for everyone to enjoy. ... more   less 
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