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Aldan Lodge Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   86 Wellington Street, Picton, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #7 of 16 hotels in Picton
Gisborne, New Zealand
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“Nice comfy motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

Put simply, the Aldan Lodge was good value for money, refurbished rooms, great selection of DVD's, wonderful greeting from a very nice man, wireless internet (hard to come by in NZ) Thanks Aldan Lodge we would stay again!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008

From the street Aldan Lodge looks rather dated, but the units have been refurbished. Unfortunately we found ourselves in a pokey downstairs room directly underneath the office and with hardly any natural light. The cold tiled floor and stark lighting gave the room a less than welcoming feel, although the bed and kitchen facilities were OK. The TV reception here was appalling.

  • Liked — Recently refurbished
  • Disliked — Pokey room under the motel office
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2007

We only spent one night here. The unit was clean, large and well equipped. Location is quiet and central with a supermarket just across the road.

  • Stayed October 2007
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2006

We didn't know anything about the Aldan - we picked it based on a listing in Jason's while we planned our trip to the South Island. It was perfect for a quick stop over (or even a bit longer).
We had an room on the upper level (two levels in the motel) suite with kitchen. Our room came with a loft - with a couple additional small beds - accessible by spiral staircase. Another bonus - both the upstairs loft and the downstairs had good-sized windows.
The owners were friendly and helpful - they picked us up from the ferry, held our luggage while we did a bit of last minute wandering, and dropped us by the train station.
The Aldan is directly across the street from a small mall - with grocery, pharmacist, post office, and several shops. No need to drive to pick up a few items.
Picton is worth a short stopover - a variety of shops and restaurants are within walking distance of the Aldan Lodge, the ferry and the train.
We'll definitely stay here again the next time we're in the northern part of the South Island.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 86 Wellington Street, Picton, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
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Ranked #7 of 16 hotels in Picton
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Hotel Class:4 star — Aldan Lodge Motel 4*
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