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Aspiring Lodge Motel

16 Dungarvon Street, Wanaka 9305 New Zealand
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#8 of 10 motels in Wanaka
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Wifi
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Hiking
Convenience store
Gift shop
Skiing
Fishing
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
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Private balcony
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Microwave
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Polish
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Sam wrote a review Feb 2024
Hamilton, New Zealand12 contributions
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Amazing location, that was by far the highlight. Building is in much need of a makeover. Everything is old, run down and gross. Curtains were moldy in both shower and bedroom area. Grime in corners of bathroom., just icky! Smoke detector looked like it was purchased in the 90s doubt if it worked, if it did it would long be expired. We stayed in 8 different places on our holiday and this was by far the worst and for nearly $300 a night I expected much more! It came across to us that the owners only cared about $$$ not the safety of their customers or providing them with a pleasant experience. Such a shame.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Avinash Chandra A wrote a review Mar 2023
Bengaluru, India964 contributions112 helpful votes
Average hotel. All basic facilities like kitchenette etc is available. Reception only 10 am to 6 PM. No daily house keeping g and no attached restaurant. Very close to the centre restaurants and the lake. Bus pick up and drop is 5 minutes walk. May not recommend for stay.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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puchka wrote a review Mar 2023
Bengaluru, India1796 contributions561 helpful votes
We stayed for three nights. The room on the first floor had a view of the mountain. All amenities in place. However, there is zero service/help available even for seniors. Obviously, there is a shortage of staff. The locational advantage to grocery stores and restaurants is a plus point.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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QueenofHappyTravels wrote a review Feb 2023
Brisbane, Australia119 contributions36 helpful votes
Good Points. Comfortable bed, spacious room, good shower, great location, free parking if you are one of the first 9 cars in. Bad Points. The whole structure creaks all day and night and wakes you up regularly. We booked a kitchenette and found a one burner electric plate in the cupboard where the heat was useless. The baby refrigerator was so small we had to buy ice each day for our tiny portable cooler. The place is worn out, carpet needed a shampoo, base of the shower was not clean, furniture was dusty and balcony furniture filthy. Walls are thin and you can hear conversations next room. Fortunately we spent as little time as possible in the room during the lengthy stay. Certainly overpriced for what we received and maintenance is overdue.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Caddilac89 wrote a review Dec 2022
malaysia1059 contributions125 helpful votes
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Right in the center of Wanaka, only a few minutes walk to the lake and restaurants, with a huge supermarket right beside the motel. Beautiful wood interior, but you must be aware of the downside as they can create wood cracking sound during sunrise when temperature gets higher, so don't be alarmed by that. The beddings are comfortable, wifi is fast and shower is strong. Overall this is a great value and convenient place to stay in Wanaka
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Date of stay: November 2022
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reenaypl wrote a review Oct 2022
Ipoh, Malaysia70 contributions81 helpful votes
it is a family running hotel the hotel is due for a renovation, water in the bathroom won't flow. the pictures of the hotel provided was 20 years ago the location is good, it is in the town center. walking distance to supermarket
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Date of stay: October 2022
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KevinMatt wrote a review Oct 2022
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom289 contributions80 helpful votes
This motel has a lot to recommend it, lovely airy room, balcony, limited cooking facilities, large comfortable bed, sofa and brilliant shower. There was also a limited view of the mountains. In the summer I would recommend this hotel. Unfortunately we visited in spring. Not sure of building construction but there were very regular loud cracking sounds, probably caused by contraction or expansion of materials. This possibly due to the fact that during our stay the temperature varied from -3°C to 15°C, daily. These noise startled us during the day and woke us up during the night. Heating was also an issue with just a convection heater, which we didn't feel could be left on at night, so room got very cold. High apex ceiling meant large area to heat. Minor gripe would be that whilst I don't mind just having a shower, if they advertise a bath then I expect one, not just a deep shower tray (about 1 meter sq) which even if you could use it can only be filled by using the shower, how long would that take. Finally just to say that the room cleaning staff were very helpful
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Trudy L wrote a review Sept 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom9 contributions6 helpful votes
One of the nicest motels I've stayed in, room was lovely, clean and spacious, well equipped kitchen area, fantastic shower over bath, fantastic wifi, supermarket a minute walk, but still quiet, Free parking, friendly staff, will definitely be back soon !
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Date of stay: September 2020
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GaryandLesleyTravel wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand5301 contributions534 helpful votes
The room was spacious and comfortable. On offer a big bed, a 2 seater and dining table, in the kitchen area a microwave, hot plate and a fridge along with tea and coffee making facilities and Netflix.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kearnykibble wrote a review Mar 2020
Brooklyn, Australia34 contributions12 helpful votes
I had a bad cold when I came to Wanaka so I ended up spending a day of my three night stay in bed. I was extremely grateful to find my room had Netflix to help me pass the time. The decor of the room was ordinary but the room was large and well laid out. The patio area was screened with greenery so the passerby’s couldn’t really see into my private space. It had a full sized fridge freezer and two burner cooktop. The extra bonus was that the local grocery store was next door and the main areas of Wanaka were a block away. As I was going to be very late checking in the manager arranged easy access to my room with clear instructions on the office door for when I arrived. I really enjoyed this Motel for its good room, reasonable price and great convenience to all I needed or might like to do in town.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aspiring Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Aspiring Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Realm VR Wanaka (0.07 km), Paradiso Cinema (0.1 km), and Lake Wanaka (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aspiring Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, internet access, and bicycle rental.
Which room amenities are available at Aspiring Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Aspiring Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aspiring Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Burrito Craft, Kika, and Big Fig.
Is Aspiring Lodge Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Wanaka.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aspiring Lodge Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Polish.
Is Aspiring Lodge Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.