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Aspiring Lodge Motel
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Auckland, New Zealand
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“Great Motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2006

The motel was a little hard to find because we didn't have a map of Wanaka. The room we had was very comfortable, good sized and clean. We were very pleased with our little garden in the backyard and the TV (with Sky). The shower was very strong and steady but the hot water was not enough for 3 people. The bathroom is right next to the main walk path outside our room, and other motel residents could have seen us through the bathroom window - we didn't feel very comfortable about that.

However, the customer service the motel provided was f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c. The motel manager/owner (Ian??) was a great man, he and his daughter gave us HEAPS of information on what to do, where to eat..etc. We were looked after very well, and they even saw us off after we checked out.

Thank you for looking after us, Aspiring Lodge Motel.

  • Liked — Customer service
  • Disliked — Bathroom location and hot water shortage
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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huntsman56, Manager at Aspiring Lodge Motel, responded to this review, 15 December 2007
Thanks for the great feedback.
Each unit has it own water cylinder ( 135 litres) and as you say the shower is very strong (17 litres per min) so as you can work out it does not take long to empty the hot water but it has a good recovery and is usually hot again within approx 4 hours. We are unable to reduce the flow.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Aspiring Lodge Motel

Property: Aspiring Lodge Motel
Address: 16 Dungarvon Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,812 - ₹ 13,309
Hotel Class:3 star — Aspiring Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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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