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Aotea Motor Lodge
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 15, 2013

We had inadvertently booked a room at a motel that turned out to be a hostel. Luckily, we were able to find a room here. The staff was very nice. The room was also very nice, spacious, clean and comfortable. A number of restaurants are close by. This motel is related to the Kingsgate Hotel across the street which has a very nice restaurant. Highly recommend this as a place to stay in Wanganui.

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Reviewed December 6, 2013

We were in Wanganui for a family funeral. After our long drive, the Aotea Motor Lodge kindly let us have early entry to our room so we could rest and freshen up before the 1pm service. We were pleased with the room, which was very quiet and had every convenience. A big thank you to the staff who located reading glasses left behind and quickly sent them to our home by courier.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

New facilities, a little noisy, close to shops, awesome spa in room!
A little annoyed about paying $15 for a portacot??!!
But overall it was awesome!!!
Staff were friendly and gave great advice about the area and attractions!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Lol R
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We were on a road trip around New Zealand and had to stop in Wanganui to spend the night. We ended up in Aotea Motor Lodge by chance but now I will for sure choose this lodge again. Enormous rooms with jacuzzi, satellite TV, equiped kitchenette, big bed, all new. The attention was perfect and the location quite good too. It´s a really good deal!

Room Tip: All rooms are fantastic!!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MiriamMedina
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Alaina T, Owner at Aotea Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Thank you for the kind review.
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is definitely the best accommodation in town! Even the locals think so! Beautiful modern rooms with spa baths and kitchenette and very comfortable beds! There was five of us and there was plenty of space. We just wish we had longer to enjoy the room. The staff were very friendly also!

Room Tip: We had a room at the back which was very quiet.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank KiwigirlBrisbane
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Alaina T, Owner at Aotea Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Thank you for your kind review.
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Loved the room we were given, great big massive spa bath was magic,night robes, comfy big bed & huge tv, very clean rooms & warm, handy location & thanks to Will for his friendly reception on arrival.. Highly recommend Aotea & will definitely be back again..

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Frank and Tina ... B
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Alaina T, Owner at Aotea Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review us.
Much Appreciated
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed one night and found the room very comfortable. I did find it a bit unusual having the spa bath in the room and not in the bathroom but that didn't stop me using it! the room itself was very clean and the bed comfy. The free wifi in the room was very efficient and the television a good size. If I was to be a bit picky on what is a marketed as a higher end establishment ......I thought the toiletries were not of a great standard and some of the furnishings were a bit chipped. I was a it concerned when we arrived that we would hear road noise from our room, but in fact it was really quiet. A real plus. Would stay again

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alaina T, Owner at Aotea Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review us.
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Additional Information about Aotea Motor Lodge

Address: 390 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Whanganui
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Whanganui
Price Range: $95 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Aotea Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury 5 star central city Wanganui accommodation including free wifi, spa baths, LCD Sky Tv and corporate rates available. ... more   less 
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