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Aldan Lodge Motel

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rang the motel very early the day before our arrival to explain that because of a heavy fall of snow overnight, we were unwilling to drive in the very dangerous conditions, especially as a severe storm warning had been issued by the Weather Office advising people to stay off the roads. We had booked and paid for the motel... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Usual size for studio unit, modern .Heater was on when we arrived so the room was nice and warm.One of the sliding wardrobe doors was a mirror which was nice.The bed duvet had a luxurious velvety feel which was lovely.Liked the body and hand moisturiser for use in the bathroom.Very clean.Heated towel rail.Hair dryer plugged in wall for use.It was... More 

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aldanlodge, Manager at Aldan Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to review our motel. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us in Picton and hope to see you back some time. More 

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59 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Picton is a port town - most travellers would visit there on their way to catch the ferry to the North Island. We were no exception, staying there for one night in July. Great and very friendly service. Clean and warm rooms. A nice DVD collection at reception. Some internet is offered for free and then after that there incurs... More 

Thank meaganl78
aldanlodge, Owner at Aldan Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Meagan for taking the time to review our motel. Picton is a Tourist Destination now and it is important to us at Aldan to try our best to achieve guest comfort and a warm welcome. More 

Levin, New Zealand
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

We stayed one night at the beginning of a 4 week South Island tour. My friend had a long international and national flight then a ferry crossing. I had hoped I had booked a comfortable and clean motel for her first night in New Zealand, I was not disappointed. We had everything we needed, the staff were delightful, there was... More 

Thank CarolKate39
aldanlodge, Owner at Aldan Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our hospitality. Picton has a growing reputation in the hospitality industry and some great Cafe's and Bar's. More 

San Francisco, California
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151 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

I recently stayed here before boarding the ferry back to the North Island. The room was nice and large with a large flat screen tv. It was well appointed, with a kitchen. The room was exceptionally clean, with strong wifi. The manager was very nice and even stood out in the cold directing me to where to park. It is... More 

Thank Rickeys-Travels
Te Anau
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

We visited Aldan Motor Lodge during our holiday in May. We planned to stay in Picton for just two nights but enjoyed the friendly helpful people that own and operate this place so much that we spent 5 nights. Wineries, food and cruises will absorb you for an extended experience at Aldan Motor Lodge. Highly recommend this place.

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Location- superb! Unit - superb! Price - superb! What more can I say? Free WIFI, very clean and roomy, and quiet! We only stayed for the one night and unfortunately Picton is very quiet during the week so we visited the local takeaway and ate in. Would I stay again - ABSOLUTELY !!

Thank Diane and Bruce W
aldanlodge, Owner at Aldan Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying. It was a pleasure to have you. More 

Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

Lovely clean motel with all facilities. Friendly staff, very helpful. Manager helped us carry our bags upstairs. Nice fresh milk in a bottle rather than the Long life milk Certainly recommend this motel to stay. Very close to shops and restaurants Lovely views from upstairs

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Gary was lovely and very friendly. Cleaner and much nicer than we expected would definitely recommend. A lot of space for family. Free videos and was quiet location. Opposite supermarket and easy walk into town. Our only complaint was the upstairs window that opened too easily and didn't have a lock . Very unsafe for children and a young child... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

This motel attracted us because it was only about 600 metres from the ferry terminal. If arriving on the evening ferry from Wellington, it is an excellent stop-off for the drive to Golden Bay the next day. Conversely, on the return journey, you have a two minute drive to the vehicle check-in the following morning. Aside from this convenience, the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Heather & Doug invite you to enjoy the comforts of Aldan Lodge. Only a short walk to the main town centre and water front. Plenty of off street parking. Quiet location. We aim to provide the Home away from home feeling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aldan Lodge Motel

Address: 86 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $73 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aldan Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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#6 Luxury Hotel in Picton
#7 Family Hotel in Picton
#7 Romantic Hotel in Picton
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