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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here one night. One of the staff mixed up with rooms and we had to move rooms. The owner spoke to us and was so lovely and so very apologetic and compensated us for the inconvenience. The room was very quiet, cosy and clean. We left wanaka and then came back and decided to stay here again. Got the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pictures online make this motel look awesome. The reality is this is a very tired, dated old motel that is desperately in need of a facelift. With a bit of money spent updating the fittings, bathroom, and painting the wall this place has a lot of potential. Having said that it was clean and everything there, while old and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and clean; not far from Lake Wanaka shore which is nice to walk around; handy to restaurants and shops. Wifi available but had to go closer to the office to connect; wouldn't connect in our room which was at the end of the block of rooms furthest from the office.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The motel is in a good location but with family room is set out very strangely with the lounge / sleeping / kitchenette on one side and then to get to the toilet you need to go into the other room ... not ideal for sharing with another couple or even really with kids as you would have to walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is in the middle if town one block from the lake. Large rooms that are very clean. Great bed. Great price. Rooms self contained with a supermarket located next door. Overall a great hotel to stay if in Wanaka.

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