We originally booked for 3 nights but stayed for a 4th. Our itinerary took us away but we we enjoyed our stay so much we found time for another 2 nights a couple of weeks later. The hotel owner/manager could not have been more helpful, and we took up his offer to drive us 12 km out to Glendhu Bay for a gorgeous walk back to town along the lake. There were a couple of minor maintenance issues which, when brought to the management's attention, were addressed but our room was spotlessly clean and maintained throughout. Wi-fi is available for purchase, with restricted usage. Although the motel is handily placed next to a large supermarket and on a busy corner we did not hear any intrusive noise. The lake shore and shops are just 2 short blocks away and the views across the lake towards the snow-capped mountains are breathtaking. Plenty of good cafes and restaurants, though we particularly liked Kai Wkakapai on the corner of Ardmore St & Helwick St which showed its class by using a knitted woollen 'cosy' on the teapot!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Aspiring Hotel Wanaka