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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well equipped motel just around the corner from the centre. Within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, supermarket and the lakeside. Very comfy, everything you need in the kitchen area. Good layout as you walk in with storage and hooks for ski equipment if you are lucky enough to be using this as a ski base.

Thank MrsB58
Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a downstairs unit at the back of the motel so it was very quiet, Close to shops, restaurants and a short walk to the foreshore of lake. Supermarket is literally at the rear of the motel through a car park. A staff member drove us to the Puzzling world after we had enquired about public transport and stored...

Thank Glenys H
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in for just one night, thank goodness. It is in the center of Wanaka, so great for walking to shops and restaurants. It is very close to 2 backpacker places and a supermarket so there was a lot of noise into the night. The rooms are clad inside with pine boarding, which creeks and cracks very loudly ALL...

Thank Jane S
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Called in and offered two rooms ,both seemed adequate and we chose no 14. Very noisy ,not only street noise which was expected ,but room creaks and bangs with temperature alterations,yes all night long, crockery mismatched and shortage of cooking utensils etc. Reasonably clean and tidy but showing signs of age,certainly the worst of the last weeks rooms and the...

Thank Charles S
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Wanaka is a small town near the lake, with a ski station. But, even in the summer, is a wonderful place to visit, with many trails for hiking and trekking, beautiful views and a lot of options of restaurants, motels and apartments to stay.The Aspiring Lodge has a great location, near the lake and the downtown area. There is a...

Thank APozzer
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed September 19, 2016

This lodge motel was central to all shops and walking distance was great to restaurants. The room was clean ,tidy, and a good size room and bathroom. There's plenty to do in Wanaka, biking and the Maze place just out of Wanaka is a must.

Thank Beverley W
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Great location & price, good sized room. Very clean and had everything we need. Only complaint would be that the building is very loud which made it hard to sleep during the night (timber creaks due to temperature changing) but I'm a light sleeper.

Thank Daniela D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 10, 2016

The room itself was clean and spacious with a private outdoor space. The bed was the worst we slept in during our 4 week trip in New Zealand and Australia and the room itself is very dated. The place could do with a facelift to rejuvenate it......saying that it is located right in the centre of Wanaka and the staff...

Thank Keebo_925
Rotorua District, New Zealand
Reviewed July 31, 2016

The location is excellent. The room was clean and the staff were helpful upon arrival. However, despite booking well in advance we did not get the type of room we expected and the put-up camp bed stretching into the middle of the room made for a cramped experience. (The room would be great for a couple - not our family...

Thank 607dominicp
Reviewed July 26, 2016

We stayed in a large room which had a kitchenette with a sink which is good for washing dishes in as opposed to bathroom.Everything was very clean and comfortable - for the price we payed it was very reasonable. Best part of this motel is the location - so close to ski rental shops, the main supermarket and the restaurant...

Thank Cass D
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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 

Additional Information about Aspiring Lodge Motel

Address: 16 Dungarvon Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $114 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aspiring Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Choose the downstair ones, not much lake view even on the upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles Roya36, May 14, 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms provide a view of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles 47532015, Apr 24, 2016 | Read review
“Payment required to owners bank account before stay, an excellent arrangement.”
 of 5 bubbles Suziqs, Mar 22, 2016 | Read review
“had family room for two people Dearer but more room, lovely outlook”
 of 5 bubbles lealappie, Feb 20, 2016 | Read review
“Choose room on end of 2nd floor, corner - you get windows on 2 sides”
 of 5 bubbles B_ERasberryRetreat, Jan 18, 2016 | Read review
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