Aldan Lodge Motel
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Aldan Lodge Motel

86 Wellington Street, Picton 7220 New Zealand
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4.5
#5 of 8 motels in Picton
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Greg and Jacquelene invite you to enjoy the comforts of Aldan Lodge Motel in Picton - the heart of Marlborough and the scenic South Island of New Zealand. We are situated in a very central location being mere metres from Picton waterfront, ferry terminal and railway station. Shopping, bars and restaurants are all a short stroll away. We offer a range of motel accommodation options: Queen studio units, spacious split-level family units and modern two-bedroom units, all fully self-contained. We offer FREE Wifi and 50+ Sky TV channels
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Car park
Complimentary tea
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Room features
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Hair dryer
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

86 Wellington Street, Picton 7220 New Zealand
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 98 out of 100
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Picton Aerodrome
Blenheim Airport
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Tri-it-love-it wrote a review Jan 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand23 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Basic yet comfortable and perfect location. We stayed here overnight with two young children - it was clean, comfortable and the owner was really helpful and accommodating. It is a 2min walk down to the water front (7mins if your 2yr old chooses to walk it themselves!) and is across the road from the local supermarket. They have several eateries they have agreed discounts with if you choose to eat out. Highly recommended place to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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andrewsT2723XH wrote a review Feb 2020
Herts, UK21 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Picton is a small town which everyone passes through when leaving the ferry. Advice, stop and stay, it’s lovely. It’s a small town, and just 5 mins from ferry port and marina is Alden Lodge. Couple who run motel very friendly and extremely helpful. The rooms are a good size and the facilities are good with enough cutlery and accessories to cook an easy meal. There is also an on site laundry, cost I think was a couple of dollars.
What could be better, if you are staying more than one night they come into the room to make beds etc, but bin was not emptied or tea and coffee topped up, nothing major but it’s those little comforts what make a stay. I would stay here again though, no problems.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Denise S wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom27 contributions46 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I really enjoyed my stay in Picton, not only because it’s a really lovely little town, but also because of the good stay at Aldan Lodge. The hosts were really friendly and informative. Greg was always around to help out idiots like me who couldn’t work out how to use the laundry, and always willing to stop for a chat. The motel is right in the heart of town with a supermarket literally across the road, restaurants and cafes within a five minute walk, along with lots of lovely quirky little shops. The room itself was a good size for three adults, with all the facilities we needed. The shower was the only thing that could do with a look at, as it was a tiny bit hopeless, but other than that, a good place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Fraser H wrote a review Mar 2020
Canada19 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a couple of nights here while staying in Picton. Central location is very good as we didn't have a car - and it's easy walking distance from the ferries, rail and bus stations and all attractions and restaurants in town. Owners were very helpful with recommendations. Our unit was clean, quiet and comfortable and very well equipped. Would definitely stay here again if we return to Picton.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Timothy B wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wife and I just completed our 3 week South Island tour, staying at motels all over the place. Aldan Lodge Motel stands out as one of the best places we stayed at. Clean and comfy beds. Plenty space as well. We stayed in smaller more expensive places than Aldan Lodge. It’s not got brand new showers but they are well maintained and who can keep updating huge rooms every 5 or even 10 years. With the past Covid keeping allot of people away they doing an exceptionally awesome job. Trying to stay open so people like you can have a place to stay.
I’ve stayed here 4 times and so looking forward to our next trip.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Graham wrote a review Feb 2020
130 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had two separate nights at the Aldan Lodge Motel either sides of undertaking the Queen Charlotte Track. The motel is five minutes from the pier to catch the aqua taxis to start the walk. It is opposite a Fresh Choice supermarket to stock up for the trek.

We received a very friendly welcome each time and helpful local information.

This accommodation provides a comfortable bed, effective kitchenette, TV, WiFi and shower room. A laundry is available $2 / load. Free parking.

Recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jon M wrote a review Mar 2021
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand619 contributions238 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stuck in a time warp this motel was Old, Tired and Jaded in need of refurbishment.

No Mixer Taps ( Bathroom and Kitchen )

Looked and felt dirty everywhere.

Kitchen window latch was broken ( why not just replace it? )

Would not book and stay here - would not even pay for the mother-in-law to stay here!!
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Date of stay: March 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Simply book SOMEWHERE Else!!!!
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KarolynTheTraveller wrote a review Feb 2024
Edinburgh, United Kingdom54 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a mistake on my booking (not the accommodation’s fault) which meant they were fully booked when I arrived to stay the night, late in the evening due to a weather-delayed ferry. Greg was great, driving me around the town to try and find somewhere else to stay, even though it was now after midnight. Everywhere was fully booked so eventually came up with the solution of putting me up on a spare sofa bed. Can’t recommend highly enough, hosts who go far beyond the call of duty to make sure their guests are OK 👍 The location is also very convenient for the ferry (walking distance).
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Aldan Lodge Motel, Owner at Aldan Lodge Motel
Responded 9 Feb 2024
Dear Karolyn, It was truly our pleasure to welcome you to our accommodation, and we can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We're deeply touched by your kind words and thrilled to hear that you found our efforts to assist you in such an unexpected situation to be noteworthy. At Aldan Lodge, we believe in going above and beyond for our guests, ensuring their comfort and safety, regardless of the circumstances. Greg was more than happy to help you navigate the challenge posed by the weather-delayed ferry and the late-hour accommodation hiccup. We're just relieved we could find a suitable solution that night! We're also glad to hear that you found our location convenient for ferry travelers. We aim to be a welcoming haven for guests, whether they're just passing through or exploring all that our area has to offer. Karolyn, your recommendation means the world to us, and we're so grateful for guests like you who appreciate the lengths we go to in ensuring a pleasant stay. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back under less dramatic circumstances and providing you with another memorable experience. Warmest regards, Greg and the rest of the Aldan Lodge Team :)
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Beth P wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in Executive Studio 1 night, paid too much $ for what we got, Bottom floor in block of motel rooms, was dirty, plaster on walls not painted ripped furniture, food in ice box, toilet seat broken, bathroom mould around windows, bugs in shower. Pictures fulling of the walls. This room should not have been rented out. Owners away & left a tenant to look after place. Very disappointed would not recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Linda B wrote a review Mar 2023
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada25 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very neat and tidy room with the best outfitted kitchenette we’ve experienced in New Zealand’s South Island. Our hosts were top notch and Greg even offered to drive us to the ferry at the end of our stay. They were very accommodating with keeping our luggage when we arrived before checkin and after checkout. Thank you for a great stay.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rick M wrote a tip Jan 2024
Napier, New Zealand413 contributions90 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perhaps have a ground floor unit. Maybe better water pressure?"
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Brenda E wrote a tip May 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand102 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The room we had which was downstairs was not noisy. We arrived late and left early so not able to make much comment."
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Jon M wrote a tip Mar 2021
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand619 contributions238 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Simply book SOMEWHERE Else!!!!"
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vanisle_al wrote a tip Feb 2020
Vancouver Island, Canada299 contributions156 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor rooms are easier to access"
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JenniSu64 wrote a tip Jan 2020
42 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy to get to from the ferry terminal, rooms are ground floor so easy to access."
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PRICE RANGE
$97 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionPicton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aldan Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Aldan Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Picton Sound (0.4 km), Tirohanga Track (0.5 km), and Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aldan Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Aldan Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aldan Lodge Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Aldan Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aldan Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Seumus' Irish Bar, Picton Village Bakkerij, and The Barn.
Is Aldan Lodge Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Picton.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aldan Lodge Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Aldan Lodge Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (0.6 km).
Is Aldan Lodge Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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