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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have said the parking is very tight, but the unit was fine and facilities good. The bed was comfortable and despite the motel being close to the centre of Wanaka, noise was a problem. There were adequate cooking facilities and the room and probably all rooms face the afternoon sun which was pleasant and allowed the room to...

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Strategically located.. convenient shopping with New World hypermarket nearby ..rooms r neat complete with all the amenities for cooking. easy parking n very friendly owner of the hotel.. wifi is super high speed .. will definitely go back there again .. just so near the beautiful Wanaka Lake.. cool walk along it .. will definitely go back there again .....

Thank Ann Peng L
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great stay here for two nights during the Summer holidays. Couldn't get over the price as we thought it was in the perfect location right in the thick of it. Rooms were clean and tidy and you get more than what you pay for.

Thank Ashleigh S
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Needs a bit of refurbishing. Great location. Just a little over priced, but OK. A guest laundry separate to the owners laundry would be good. A decent fry pan would be useful too. Friendly staff, and easy check in.

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1Thank Clare C
Hawkes Bay
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had 3 nights at Aspiring Lodge Motel. The location is excellent, couldn't have had anything more central. Although comfortable the room really needed a makeover, cleanliness wasn't the best and the amount of parking is very inadequate.

Thank commodoreHawkesBay
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We paid $170 per night for a studio unit which was spacious but not good value. On the plus side the bed was comfortable, it was a very easy walk to the lake edge and it was very handy to a supermarket. However parking at this location leaves a lot to be desired, there is simply not enough and it...

Thank fleetwoodmac1
SW England
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I spent 3 nights at Aspiring, end Feb/into March. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. The room was surprisingly large, clean and comfortable. My only negative comment on the room would be about the aging bathroom - especially the shower. It really could do with updating, but it was kept clean. The motel is very centrally located and...

Thank Paul U
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The bed was confortable in a somewhat small room. Make sure you bring your shampoo since none is provided. Parking is on location but tight. WiFi connected but the internet connection was not working and despite having notify the owner the situation was not corrected. Friendly host at breakfast and good selection of food despite the early hour we had...

Thank Jacques_Alex
Chania Prefecture, Greece
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Excellent location, close to plenty of eateries and near to a great supermarket Parking outside your door and the room had everything you could ask for. Kitchen, hairdryer , private small garden with furniture etc etc .

Thank Ann c
Maryborough, Australia
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Good room, comfy beds, TV, walk into town, quiet, self sufficient with cook top, microwave etc supermarket just across the car park. only 13 rooms and although we are a couple we were given the last room which was a family room for 4/6. WIFI

Thank Vanessa A

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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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $140 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aspiring Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“1st floor good, although there are stairs”
clarec961, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for first floor”
anncR5480JV, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms on second floor would be more appreciated”
udomnan2121, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the downstair ones, not much lake view even on the upper floor”
Roya36, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms provide a view of the lake.”
47532015, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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